Why YA is Bigger than Ever

Why YA is Bigger than Ever

I wasn’t aware that I had written a YA novel until my manuscript was snapped up by UK publisher Accent Press for their YA division. ‘Fantastic!’ I thought…then I ran off to look up what YA meant. ‘Young Adult’ literature (or its slightly raunchier big sister...
How to Find Inspiration

How to Find Inspiration

I had a giggle with a fellow author the other day. “I offered to beta read a friend’s first draft,” she told me. “Except she was worried I might steal her idea.” And we laughed and laughed and laughed. Why? Because if you are a writer by trade, be it a fiction author...
Modest Writers don’t Succeed

Modest Writers don’t Succeed

Welcome to my first blog post as N J Simmonds for my brand new author website, the home of The Path Keeper series published by Accent Press. So seeing as you’re reading all about me, I thought it was fitting to begin my blog journey by dispelling the biggest of...