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Great new review for my psychological thriller: JUST TWO WEEKS
Kate Rhodes author of Alice Quentin series, wrote of Just Two Weeks: ‘Amanda Sington- Williams writes beautifully. Her deftly crafted psychological novel Just Two Weeks shows what can happen when a beachside holiday descends into danger and emotional chaos. She creates really believable characters and the story is engrossing as it chases to its shocking conclusion.’
Just Two Weeks will be published in September
After I’d spent two years (well actually it was more than that) sweating, tearing my hair out, despairing, I decided that was it. No more. I’d spend the time doing other things. Have some fun! But no, A plan began to form in my brain. Another idea. The bug has returned. Or maybe it never went. Perhaps it was just fooling me and lying dormant. So the hard work starts again….
I’ve just had my novel ‘Just Two Weeks’ copy edited. ‘Oh thanks,’ I said as I handed over the full manuscript. ‘But there won’t be many errors. I must have read it 100 times and I know it so well I probably could recite it all by heart.’ (joke). But no, the copy editor found sentences which would benefit from a changed word. She found missing dialogue marks and commas. There were double spaces which she dutifully deleted. Now there is not one mistake. I reckon copy editors are the unsung heroes of all writing. Where would we be without them?
IPR License, the global and digital marketplace for books rights, has announced the result of its inaugural member ‘Agents Pick’ with the winner, Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams, being approached by top literary agency Andrew Lownie.
Five pieces of work were shortlisted: The Valbonne Monologues by Chris France, An Unbreakable Bond by Mary Wood, The Altruists’ Pact by Mark Andrew, A Wealth Of Energy by David Gunstone and Just Two Weeks by Amanda Sington-Williams – see below for details and to enquire about the rights available for any of the shortlisted works, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Chalmers, Managing Director at IPR License, commented: “The quality of the work shortlisted was suitably high and this is reflected in the fact that a top agency like Andrew Lownie immediately spotted Amanda’s potential. IPR License is all about showcasing authors work and finding ways to get it in front of agents, publishers and rights professionals across the globe and we look forward to our ‘Agents Picks’ taking the literary world by storm.”
David Haviland, agent at The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, added: “It’s great to be involved in this initiative and its very encouraging to see some great new talent emerge amongst IPR members. Just Two Weeks is a gripping psychological thriller, loaded with suspense and menace. The characters are drawn with great depth, and the plot keeps us guessing throughout, before reaching a suitably unnerving climax. And we very much look forward to working closely with Amanda in the future.”
No holiday for me. I’ve been chained to my pc all day and writing, writing writing. Not for me queues of traffic on the M25. Not for me walking along Brighton sea front in the rain, nor shopping in packed to the gills streets. Oh no, for me it’s a writing day and I’ll party some other time when the block sets in.