Very special thanks to my publishing company, Authors Reach Ltd. for taking me into its fold.

The company was formed initially as a co-operative in 2016 by authors Richard Hardie, Catriona King, Shani Struthers, Sarah England and Gina Dickerson to help each other promote their books.

Very soon became a Limited Company and a full publisher with the aim of bringing a great variety of books directly to readers through all UK bookshops as well as online outlets.

Uniquely, the company is also owned and run by its founding authors and welcomes interaction with its readers.

All Authors Reach authors have enjoyed previous success and share secondary skills. Gina Dickerson, for instance, designed the layout and cover for this book for which I’m very grateful.

Another AR member, Shani Struthers, has been amazingly supportive and more than helpful; leading me by the hand through the tricky publishing process. Richard Hardie is our marketing wizard and if you’ve seen this book on the shelves in shops, it’s thanks to him, especially when publishers don’t seem very interested in marketing their books these days.

Authors Reach Ltd. members share the task of promoting their titles through social media, an excellent and often misunderstood tool.

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