One of the positive aspects of lockdown has been having an online community of fellow debut authors to rely on. Many of us have had our book launches cancelled, all ongoing events deleted from our calendars, and it’s been tough! The journey to getting your first book published can take years and to have it all whipped away, just as we were reaching the finish line, is a bit of a nightmare.
However, after struggling through rejection and false starts already, this just feels like another hurdle on the way. If you want to support one group of debut authors, follow the hashtag #debut20. We also filmed a panel discussion for the Motherload Book Club, talking about our books, how we chose titles, the process of book covers, and general book chat! Check it out above.