The Yellow-toothed Baddy

  This morning I was taken from Malaysia to Manchester, spent some time on the moon and was catapulted into the future. I visited one dystopian world that has been drowned, and another that has been starved of water. Heroic teenagers led me to university and into despair and I followed them into – and […]

AMERICA HERE I COME!

Posted by Polly What an exciting day 21.05.18* is for me!  Today, I start representing North American authors and selling to publishers there too. We have terrific writers and editors and publishing houses in the UK and Ireland and these have always been my focus and love . . . but it is amazing to […]

JADED OPENINGS (& how to avoid them . . .)

  The view from behind Polly’s reading pile.    There are lots of blogs/articles/opinions/advice out there about how not to begin a novel.  Indeed, Sarah Davies has written a great one on this very site (see her ‘Beginnings’ post).  They all say pretty much the same thing. I’m going to annoy you by saying it again. […]

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF . . . AGENT NOLAN

Recently, two authors asked me – independently of one another – what exactly I do each day. At first I thought the question was challenging (in that I appeared to do nothing) and I got quite a fright.  Once they clarified and I realised they were simply curious, I thought a blog might shed some […]