Shane1971

The London Book Fair 2018 - Olympia Kensington
          	
          	Attending all three days of the London Book Fair 2018 was an interesting experience! After getting the holders for our badges, we entered the lift and went to level 2. Before us was 500 tables and chairs laid out neatly in long rows; this was the home for the literary agents. One mainstream publisher I encountered aptly described this as a giant locusts nest and he was not wrong. Getting meetings here was very difficult to say the least, even though some were pleasant in their reluctance to accept same.
          	
          	Descending onto level 2 brought us into an enormous area comprised of areas 1-7, of which six and seven was on a lower region accessible by stairs comprising of huge stands for the larger publishers like HarperCollins and Random House, access to both blocked by half a dozen young women with tablets assigning arranged meetings. Above on the balconies were designated areas for authors giving speeches and further off one could find a cafe and very select areas like "The Ivy" where wine and champagne was served to select VIP agents and publishers.
          	
          	One of the most interesting things I found was women giving massages in the centre of one of the halls and even a fake white house oval office and golf course for James Patterson. Coming across television interviews being spontaneously held in any part of the Fair was not uncommon. I even happened to come across an unpublished author with a T-Shirt displaying his eagerness to meet a publisher "Sci-Fi Author Seeking Publisher."
          	
          	Generally, it was an exhausting business, and each night my feet had large blisters! I secured two long meetings with mainstream publishers, three shorter interviews with a publisher and two literary agents, but had fascinating chats with IngramSpark, the British Society of Authors and many others.

Shane1971

The London Book Fair 2018 - Olympia Kensington
          
          Attending all three days of the London Book Fair 2018 was an interesting experience! After getting the holders for our badges, we entered the lift and went to level 2. Before us was 500 tables and chairs laid out neatly in long rows; this was the home for the literary agents. One mainstream publisher I encountered aptly described this as a giant locusts nest and he was not wrong. Getting meetings here was very difficult to say the least, even though some were pleasant in their reluctance to accept same.
          
          Descending onto level 2 brought us into an enormous area comprised of areas 1-7, of which six and seven was on a lower region accessible by stairs comprising of huge stands for the larger publishers like HarperCollins and Random House, access to both blocked by half a dozen young women with tablets assigning arranged meetings. Above on the balconies were designated areas for authors giving speeches and further off one could find a cafe and very select areas like "The Ivy" where wine and champagne was served to select VIP agents and publishers.
          
          One of the most interesting things I found was women giving massages in the centre of one of the halls and even a fake white house oval office and golf course for James Patterson. Coming across television interviews being spontaneously held in any part of the Fair was not uncommon. I even happened to come across an unpublished author with a T-Shirt displaying his eagerness to meet a publisher "Sci-Fi Author Seeking Publisher."
          
          Generally, it was an exhausting business, and each night my feet had large blisters! I secured two long meetings with mainstream publishers, three shorter interviews with a publisher and two literary agents, but had fascinating chats with IngramSpark, the British Society of Authors and many others.

Shane1971

Please be sure to check out my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/alternativefictionireland) as I try to update it regularly. Here is my most recent post:
          
          http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.ie/2014/04/21-uk-childrens-book-publishers.html
          
          I am now at 31,200 words on my new novel "Grace's Choice" and plan to be finished by early 2018 to pitch it to publishers and literary agents at the London Book Fair running 10th - 12th April 2018.

Shane1971

Book Launch - Legacy - Friday 7th July @7pm - Waterford Book Centre
          
          I am delighted to announce the date for my Book Launch for my third book "Legacy" on Friday 7th July 2017 in The Book Centre (Waterford, Ireland) at 7pm. The guest speaker will be the bestselling author of the Butterfly Barn Series Karen Power on the night, and all are welcome to attend! Free Admission & Refreshments!
          
          https://www.facebook.com/karenpowerauthor/?fref=ts

Purandari

Hi Shane !! I m glad to meet you through my dearest @KSN2501. She said your books are amazing. I will read your books soon. Kindly , support her book too. :-) keep smiling :-)

Shane1971

Have created a separate Wattpad page for my erotic fiction / horror novel Angel Delight, writing under the pseudonym of "Alison Black."
          
          www.wattpad.com/user/AlisonBlack1971
          
          Readers can find not only Chapter One, but also the new Chapter Two which I have posted today. I have removed Angel Delight from this Wattpad page under Shane1971, but the link for the second Wattpad page can be found on my profile page here. Thanks and hope you enjoy the story. Will be letting you know when I have more. :-)

Shane1971

I just want to express my sincere gratitude for your support and interest in my books, it is greatly appreciated and never taken for granted. I would please like to ask any of you who bought or rented either Cain or Dark Messiah might be willing to leave a review on its corresponding Amazon page as these reviews are all important to struggling writers. It would only take a few minutes but I would be extremely grateful. Thank you.
          On another note and from advice from a successful self-published author I met recently I have decided to use a pseudonym for Angel Delight, I will be using a fictious female name and launching another Wattpad account under that name. I will of course be leaving the address for the Wattpad page here in case anyone might want to read more. The reason for this is you my readers are clearly more interested in reading my fantasy / horror / historical fiction stories rather than erotic fiction and such material is aimed at a different audience. Thank you for your time in reading this note and I look forward to your support in the future. All the best, Shane O'Neill.

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Grace's Choice - Chapter One

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Hi, thanks for the comment and especially thank you for the vote! :-) Yes, there will be more updates. I am currently about half-way through writing the book and was hoping to have it finished by now, but the 'boring tedious neccessary' day job has been getting in the way! Severe staff shortages have meant some of us including myself have been doing the work of three people and my usual 'guaranteed' four day week has disappeared. I was busy for the last few months with the London Book Fair and have now just begun back to the task of writing. Coupled with that, I have garned the interest of two mainstream publishers interested in the book which I met at the Fair...even putting more pressure on me! Please be patient...I will have something more soon...and hopefully the other half of the book! Thanks again for your interest and support, it is greatly appreciated. :-)