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WM success story Roz tells Adrian Magson how a critique from James McCreet paved the way to a Big Six publishing deal


There can’t be many authors who can claim to have been inspired by the sight of their dog carrying what appeared to be a human spine in its mouth. But Peak District writer Roz Watkins did, with her debut novel The Devil’s Dice published by HQ/Harper Collins and Fischer Verlag in Germany in March.

When a lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face covered in scratches, DI Meg Dalton makes a startling discovery: the man’s initials are carved in the cave walls – and have been there over a century. Locals blame a curse dating back to the witch trials. Dalton, however, is convinced that there must be a rational explanation, while finding that added to this, she has family secrets of her own that refuse to stay buried.

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In this month's issue of the UK's bestselling magazine for writers, we show you how to sell your book, with tips on how to get your book into bookshops and why, and how, you need to assemble a press pack. In the June issue, you can find out how facing up to failure as a writer can be the first step to success. Learn how to use a second person 'you' narrator in your fiction, and explore the opening of seminal adventure novel King Solomon's Mines. Our star interview is Alison Weir, discussing combining historical rigour with fiction vigour in her Six Tudor Queens series of novels. Keep up to date with the latest competitions and opportunities to get into print in the packed pages of the latest Writers News.

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