Dorothy Koomson launches The Happy Author podcast

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06 November 2020
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The bestseling author has launched the podcast series as a writing guide for aspiring authors

Dorothy, who has previously been featured as WM's star interview, is the globally bestselling author of books including My Best Friend's Girl and The Ice Cream Girls.

The Happy Author podcast and social media posts will feature writing advice, tips and insight, with Dorothy interviewing industry insiders.

'Why?' said Dorothy. 'Because over many, many years I’ve been asked about the how tos of writing. A couple of years ago I had the idea of putting together a writing guide. ⁠

'When I sat down to actually write said guide, I realised the only way I could do it was to make it a personal. ⁠Relate things to how I do it and what works for me, in the hopes that it would help readers on their writing journey. ⁠

'Then I realised there was more I could do. I’ve had 16 books and several short stories published, I’ve won awards, my novels have topped bestseller lists across the world, and they’ve been optioned for film and television – one was actually adapted for the screen. ⁠

'Basically, I’ve been a part of book world for nearly 20 years, which meant I could lift the lid on the publishing industry for people who like to read books, those who want to write books and those who’ve got a publishing deal and/or agent but have no clue about what comes next.'

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Find out more on Dorothy's website and read our exclusive interview with her inside our April 2018 issue which is available to download here