Some people may think that it is great timing that I have written ‘Artful’ for publication in the bi-centenary of Charles Dickens birth.
It’s not great timing. It’s a mixture of luck and slow writing. I first had the idea about ten years ago and have toyed with it like a child playing with the cabbage on his plate.
Finally, towards the end of 2010, I started to pull it together when I studied on a Creative Writing course at the University of East Anglia. I had never even heard of Kindle Self Publishing at the time.
Timing? Luck? Who cares? I’ve really enjoyed writing the novel and I hope that people will enjoy reading it.