Tag: Isabel Ashdown

Writers Pay: What are words worth?

Recent findings by the Authors’ Licensing and Collection Society (ALCS) on the subject of writers’ declining earnings make hard reading for anyone who relies on writing for their livelihood. The report states that professional writers (people dedicating over half their time to writing) now…

Celebrating the Nation’s Libraries

This week I’ve been working with West Sussex Libraries, meeting members of Bognor Regis reading groups, and chatting with the team at Pageturners – all in celebration of Libraries Week. If you’re looking for a reading group to join, contact your local library for…

Writing on location … in Norway

Location is an essential anchor within any story, and it’s an element I frequently return to when I’m invited to host creative writing workshops at universities and festivals.  Indeed, later this week I’ll be at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, running a ‘Creative…

Trapeze Snaps Up ‘Jawdropping’ Thriller from Ashdown

I’m over the moon to share the news that I’ll be working on two new thrillers with the team at Trapeze and Orion Publishing – the first being LAKE CHILD, described by editorial director Sam Eades as ‘Flowers in the Attic meets BBC’s The…

The Royal Literary Fund supporting writers and writing since 1790

This month I am delighted and honoured to take up my new post as Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellow at the University of Chichester, where I will be resident two days a week to offer writing support to all students. The RLF has been…

New Isabel Ashdown novel announced for 2017

We are delighted to reveal news of the forthcoming novel from Isabel Ashdown, recently announced in a two-book deal with Trapeze, the exciting new imprint from The Orion Publishing Group. Sam Eades, senior commissioning editor at Orion said of the acquisition: ‘The complex relationship…