Aria welcomes Cynthia Clark!

Cynthia Clark's debut novel If You Only Knew is publishing on 1 October 2017. Read an exlusive blog post from Cynthia below: 


It has always amazed me how life can change in a relatively short period of time. In April 2015, I was lying in bed when I had this idea. I picked up my phone, opened Evernote and typed out a few paragraphs.

One year later I had the initial draft of my first book, an agent and newborn twin girls. 

Meet Dawn Goodwin!

Storytelling is not my full-time occupation. I am also a mother to two beautiful daughters and I run a company with my husband. I’ve lost count how many times someone has asked me how I fit in writing as well, but the advantage of living a full, busy life means that I interact with many different characters and personalities on a daily basis, who then find their way into my stories in some form or another.

 

Meet Zoe Folbigg

Hey there! I’m Zoë and I’m super excited to be launching my debut novel, The Note, through amazing Aria, on 1st October.

I’m a magazine journalist by trade, having earned my stripes on the copy desk at Cosmo; editing features for its teenage little sister CosmoGIRL!; then diving into ivory tulle and meringues at wedding magazines including Condé Nast Brides and Cosmo Bride. When I became a mum I started freelancing from my kitchen table, writing health, fitness, parenting and travel features for magazines and newspapers, before writing The Note, my debut novel. 

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Aria welcomes Lisa Hobman

A passion for writing is something that gripped me from a very young age. But as time went on, the opportunity to put pen to paper became less and less. However, a move from Yorkshire, north of the border to Scotland in 2012 changed all of that. During a visit to the west coast of Scotland, and specifically to the little stone bridge at Clachan Seil, the idea for my debut novel popped in to my head. I told my hubby all about the idea and he encouraged me to give writing a go once again. 

Tania Crosse: Q&A

1. Describe yourself using three words:

Compassionate, creative, dedicated

2. What inspired you to write your first novel?

Jill Steeples: 'Write What You Know!' & extract from SUMMER AT THE DOG & DUCK

As a newbie writer, there’s lots of writing tips out there and one little nugget that crops up time and time again is the one that says ‘write what you know.’

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