David Palin’s latest novel may begin on a humdrum residential street, but Let The Game Commence is as far from ordinary as you can get. A dark and twisted thriller centered around a cult board game and the vast fortune of its deceased, reclusive, creator, Palin explores the murkier corners of human nature and how greed can make people do terrible things. In this interview, we discuss David’s influences, his willingness to explore humanity’s more sinister side, and how truth can often be stranger than fiction.
Discover the exhilarating world of crime thrillers as acclaimed author R.J. Mitchell engages in a captivating Q&A session about his latest novel, ‘The Hurting.’ Unveiling the intricate research, the art of grounding the story, and the compelling role of Glasgow as a character, this exclusive interview delves into the pulse-pounding intersection of crime, terrorism, and MI5. Join us as we explore the captivating insights and behind-the-scenes revelations that make ‘The Hurting’ a must-read for fans of gripping suspense and the dynamic city of Glasgow.
For many aspiring authors, the thought of handing over their beloved manuscript to an editor — or anyone else for that matter — can be daunting. However, editors play a vital role in the publishing process, and working with a skilled editor can greatly enhance the quality and appeal of a book. In this post, we’ll explore the important role that book editors play over the course of a book’s publishing journey, and shed some light on what they do to help bring a book to life.
You may have noticed that we’ve been unusually silent over the past few weeks. If you’ve followed us for a while you’ll know that at Matthew James Publishing we pride ourselves on being as transparent as possible in an otherwise opaque industry — often being as vocal about our defeats as we are about our victories. Therefore, we thought it would be best to write the whole story down and let you all know what’s been going on.
Manchester is a lively, multicultural city filled to the brim with things to see and do and there’s incredible history to the city too. Many books have been written on the music of Manchester, the historical significance of some of its most amazing buildings, and even the gangs that have populated the city over the years. However, where do you go if you want to escape the hustle and bustle, and settle down with a good book? Well, in no particular order, we have some recommendations for you.