Friday, 8 April 2011

Disappointed but not discouraged

Well, I heard back from that publisher to whom I sent a synopsis and three chapters. Unfortunately, my style of writing didn't suit their kind of books. Ah well, at least I received the courtesy of a reply. However, as you can see from the title of this blog, I am not discouraged. Today, I've sent out a synopsis and three chapters, plus a query letter (and one of my flyers!) to another publisher. 

It occurred to me that, having mentioned my novel, Save The Last Dance For Me a couple of times, it might be nice to put a blurb about it on this blog so here goes.

The year of 1956 was a cataclysmic one. It was the year of the Hungarian Revolution when ordinary people dared to rise up and question their masters only to be crushed by military force. It was the year of the Suez Crisis which heralded the end of the British Empire.

It was the year that introduced the youth of Britain to rock n'roll and its early proponents, Bill Haley and Elvis Presley.

It was also the year that brought together Kathy Armstrong, a well brought-up grammar school girl and Nick Roberts, a Teddy boy from one of the meanest streets in a Lancashire mill town. In the new Elizabethan age, Nick realises there is more to life than dance halls and drinking and Kathy learns that Teddy boys can be dangerously exciting.