Caroline Madden, Founder
I’m a journalist living in the seaside village of Malahide in Dublin, Ireland. I’ve been writing for The Irish Times since 2005, covering everything from books to business, property to personal finance.
In 2009, I co-authored a financial advice book The Money Book, published by Blackhall Publishing.
In 2019, I was longlisted for the the London Book Fair ‘The Write Stuff’ competition.
In 2022, my novel The Husband Whisperer (read an extract here) was longlisted for the Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award.
I hope this blog helps aspiring authors to cope with the rejection that’s so often part of getting published, and encourages them to persist with their writing until they get their first book deal. After all, as one of our featured authors Ian Flitcroft said, “Bloody-minded persistence is an absolute requirement, beyond anything else.”
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