Ross MacKenzie | 'publishers north of the border seem to be growing in confidence'

Ross MacKenzie | 'publishers north of the border seem to be growing in confidence'

Ross MacKenzie had been writing for years on a battered old computer without finishing anything, when his wife made him a deal: if she bought him a new computer, he had to promise to finish a book and have a go at getting it published. “The rest is history,” he laughs. His route to publication would “probably be considered quite old-fashioned today”. After sending physical copies of the first three chapters and a covering letter to publishers, he waited for an editor to pick his book out of the slushpile. He says: “It was a very long wait—but one with a happy outcome.” 

MacKenzie’s début, ...

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