Going Rogue – Out Now!

Tom Novak is back… Going Rogue is the follow-up to the hugely successful thriller, Going Dark: the book that introduced Tom Novak as the hero who, in the words of best-selling author Tony Parsons, “makes Jason Bourne look like a vegan Pilates teacher”.   Going Rogue When a spate of deadly terrorist attacks hit the […]

How NOT to Sell Your Book

(or how to lose friends and be an asshat in several easy steps)   So, your novel’s written, edited AND published? Nice work. Now you can just kick back, watch readers snap it up and let the big bucks roll in, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, unless you are really, really lucky, then people won’t buy your […]

It’s getting tense – past or present?

Past or present tense? That was/is the question. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t going to write about this topic. Not until we had a Burning Chair conversation about tense and I said it could be the subject of a blog and Pete had the absolute audacity to start yawning. And not just a stifled, polite […]

Guest Blog – The value of Creative Writing courses

To celebrate the release of Georgia Springate’s debut novel, Beyond, on 1 March, we asked Georgia to write a Burning Chair blog on the value of Creative Writing courses – she graciously accepted. Here are her thoughts:   So, before I delve into the what’s, when’s and why’s of my own experience, let me throw […]

Our top five emotional YA novels

To celebrate the imminent release of Beyond, the exciting debut novel from Georgia Springate, we thought we’d share our Top Five Emotional Young Adult (YA) Books. Beyond is the story of Alex, a 14-year-old boy who has to put up with not only the usual teenage boy issues – school; a girl who’s oblivious to […]

An interview with Georgia Springate

A few weeks ago we were over the proverbial moon to be able to interview Georgia Springate ahead of the publication of her first novel, Beyond, which is released on the 1st March. Georgia is in the final year of her English Literature degree at The Open University and lives in a crazy house in […]

Beyond – Cover Reveal

Beyond, the debut novel from Georgia Springate will be released on 1 March 2019 and we are seriously excited to now be able to share the cover with you.   Designed by the creative genius, Jennie Rawlings, over at Serifim, we think this is one of the most stunning covers we’ve ever seen. Beyond is […]

Introducing Georgia Springate

We are absolutely thrilled to introduce Georgia Springate, an exciting new writer whose first novel, Beyond, will be released on the 1st March.   Georgia is in the final year of her English Literature degree at The Open University and lives in a crazy house in Bedfordshire, crammed full of eight members of her family, […]

Burning Chair’s guide to Twitter pitches

Last week, we were extremely privileged to take part in #SFFpit, the Twitter-based book pitching event. It was great to see so many exciting and innovative pitches come through and as a consequence we are now rapidly reading through all of the submissions we received with the aim of providing feedback to everyone who submitted […]