Mummy’s having a temper tantrum

Mummy’s having a temper tantrum

I have a terrible temper. Mostly I think people would see me as very calm; I have been surprised from time to time by friends and colleagues describing me as serene; I’ve even been called ‘majestic’ on one occasion.  But when I lose it, I lose it. Big time. The other...
The Book Thief – will a publisher steal my idea?

The Book Thief – will a publisher steal my idea?

One question authors often ask me is, ‘how do I know you won’t steal my ideas or my words?’ There is no ironclad guarantee that a publisher won’t steal your concept or your manuscript. However, even on a pragmatic level a reputable publisher would never steal from an...