authors on getting published

Caroline Madden journalist writer booksI live in Dublin with my husband, little girl Rose and baby Jack, and I’ve been writing for The Irish Times since 2005. I co-wrote a personal finance book, The Money Book, with my colleague and friend Laura Slattery, and it was published by Blackhall in 2009. My novel, The Last Favour, is represented by Sam Copeland of RCW Literary Agency.

I also run creative writing classes for children, over at

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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