But that doesn't mean we are hermits; it doesn't mean we like our own company all of the time. Which is why it has been a surprise and a delight to have come into contact with several of the other authors who have been signed by Harper Voyager through their open call. It started when I was sought out by A.F.E Smith, author of Darkhaven, and soon we had been joined by Bishop O'Connell (The Stolen), Katherine Harbour (Thorn Jack), Nancy Wallace (Among Wolves), Kelley Grant (The Sand Sifters), Ingrid Seymour (Ignite the Shadows), Lexie Dunne (Superheroes Anonymous), Jack Heckel (Once Upon a Rhyme), Sarah Remy (On Stonehill Downs) and Jason W LaPier (Unexpected Rain).
Links to their websites are on, funnily enough, the My Links page, and you really should visit every one of them - each of us is very different in our stories, but united in our storytelling. The websites are our public faces, our writing moments are our most individual of times, and somewhere in between is our wee new-Voyager-authors Facebook group where we swap news, ask and give advice, and generally just support each other. Because it is one of the most exciting things to be signed up by a major publisher, but one of the most daunting and nerve-wracking as well, and having a den for our gang - albeit a virtual one - makes for an invaluable place for us to go.
As writers, we all work alone... but, like our characters, we all need a band of merry men and women around us to keep us going.