From Amazon

Wanted to share this – from Amazon – please help if you can Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book. This was a time when movie tickets cost 10 or 20 cents, and books cost $2.50. The new paperback … [Read more…]

Deadline countdown

Our pleas for mercy seem to have fallen on deaf ears as the entries for the equestrian short story competition are now pouring in. Sam at Haynet and I are going to have a huge task trying to pick a winner from the incredibly professional submissions we have seen so far. It’s not too late … [Read more…]


Just spent the weekend reading through the entries that have come in so far for the equestrian short story competition that we are running in conjunction with Haynet. Wow! Can’t believe how good the entries are – it is going to be such a hard job picking one that stands out as a winner. We … [Read more…]

If you aren’t in it you can’t win it…

  Less than a month to go now until the closing date of our short story competition. Entries are already coming in and we’ve all been amazed at the incredible talent there is. We are so looking forward to being able to announce the competition winner and hopefully launch the career of a new writer. … [Read more…]

Fabulous forewords

How to have a fabulous foreword What good is a foreword? No matter how good your book is the foreword won’t make the slightest bit of difference. It doesn’t contribute any additional information about the book’s subject matter, but it does serve as a way of validating the book and you as the author. A … [Read more…]

How to write the perfect cover blurb

  For any author a blurb is the second most important selling tool you have after your cover. That must grab their attention and make them curious – the blurb is what will hook them in and make them interested enough to want to read it You can also use a blurb as part of … [Read more…]

Working with horses? YOU need to write a book

Have you ever thought about writing a book? If you haven’t got time to write, or don’t know where to start Lavender and White Equestrian Publishing have ghost writers who will do that for you. If you are involved in any equestrian business working for yourself you will know just how hard it is to … [Read more…]

Anyone can write – but not everyone can become an author

  Writing a book – or a short story is an incredible achievement. No one should ever underestimate the discipline and sacrifice that has gone into turning an idea into reality. But, something that I, as an editor, come up with time and time again, writer’s often don’t realise that it is the revision and … [Read more…]

Competition details

EQUESTRIAN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2014 Have you always dreamed of being an equestrian author? Do you want to help equestrian charity World  Horse Welfare? Are you a budding Jilly Cooper or the new Dick Francis? Well here is your chance to enter your story in a new Equestrian Short Story Competition sponsored by Haynet and … [Read more…]