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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Penelope Fletcher at Writebulb

Penelope, centre, with some of the 'bulbs.
If you're a Young Adult Fantasy fan then you should know who Penelope Fletcher is.

Her debut novel, The Demon Girl, has just clocked up an impressive 75,000 downloads and her latest work, Lunar Light, came out this week.

Penelope visited Writebulb's March meeting to share her story and it's inspiring stuff!  An avid reader all her life, she started writing just a few years ago.  The Demon Girl's first draft took two years to complete and several more months to edit.

The inevitable rejections followed but they were accompanied by enough encouragement to keep her going and she soon decided to self-publish to see what readers thought.  Praise for the work spread by mouth and the positive reviews started to roll in.  Recognising that the copy needed a tighter edit, an updated version was issued and a print version is imminent.

Lunar Light is a novella for the more mature reader but it preserves her penchant for the fantasy setting.

A character-driven writer, Penelope is consumed by her stories and writes in concentrated bursts until the work is complete.  The follow-up to The Demon Girl, A Demon Day, was completed in just two weeks and will be available this Summer.

Writebulb would like to thank Penelope for taking time out of her busy schedule to meet with us.

Light on, write on!

3 comments:

  1. We had such a great meeting, Stu! Penelope was so lovely and completely down-to-earth. She has definitely inspired me to take a look at indie publishing.

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  2. Penelope is a wonderful speaker, so warm and engaging and the way she went logically about trying to achieve her aims is, as Jane, said an inspiration. Thank you for coming Penelope! :)

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  3. It's not often that I'm awestruck by someone but I was with Penelope. What an amazing talent that woman has!

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