The Literary Consultancy is excited to be working in association with Staple Magazine on an innovative showcase for its writing talent, both online and live at the Free Word Centre. See TLC Showcase Introduction for more on this and showcase editor Wayne Burrows.
Once a month we will highlight the work of one author whose work we have helped en route to commercial publication, or whose work a reader particularly championed.
We look forward to reading your feedback or comments on our Facebook group page.
This month’s showcase author is:
Daniel hails from Nottinghamshire and first worked with The Literacy Consultancy while developing a literary travelogue following in the footsteps of D.H. Lawrence. He worked for Amazon for 10 years, mostly at its Seattle head office, finishing up as Head of Kindle Direct Publishing Europe. Under his pen name Daniel Pembrey, he writes psychological suspense stories. Susan Hill remarked: “Daniel Pembrey tells a cracking tale with verve and style.” His debut novel The Woman Who Stopped Traffic became the bestselling Techno Thriller on Amazon.co.uk, and his Kindle Single, The Candidate: A Luxembourg Thriller became the bestselling Thriller Short Story on Amazon.co.uk. The Harbour Master, his new Kindle Single, will be published in April. You can find him at his website danielpembrey.com, on Facebook/DPembrey and on Twitter @DPemb
“I first approached The Literary Consultancy while writing a personal travelogue following the footsteps of D.H. Lawrence through the Americas … I was immediately struck by the integrity and professionalism of Rebecca Swift and team. The editorial assessment that followed set me on my path to professional writing.”
From the introduction – included in the showcase.
“The glade was peculiarly dense around Vogel’s ungated entranceway. Pine, maple, and scrub oak fought for sky. The canopy of the driveway almost totally shut out the light. Only after a hundred yards or so did it open out, into bright meadowland. The sun was beginning to burn through the marine layer above, gently illuminating the yellow-white asters and mauve lupins dotted about. At the far end, trees pincered in around a group of wooden buildings. Beyond winked ocean.”
Extract from ‘The Woman Who Stopped Traffic’ – included in the showcase
Introduction to the novel
Extract from The Woman Who Stopped Traffic
About the Writer