Earlier this year, TLC client Tessa Harris secured a three-book deal with Kensington Books. The first of three books, The Anatomist’s Apprentice will be published 27th December, available in the US and Canada. The Audio version will be available shortly after in January 2012.
Tessa writes that TLC played an integral role on the road to publication, “Having my novel critiqued by TLC gave me the confidence to carry on. I found the suggested revisions enormously helpful, but, above all, I knew I had created something worthwhile when your reader told me there was actually no reason why I should not be published, provided I undertook a few stylistic revisions, which I duly did. Armed with that knowledge, I set about resubmitting to agents with renewed vigour and finally found one who landed me a three-book deal with a major US publisher. It has also been bought by the Mystery Guild of America. I would urge any serious writer to engage TLC’s services for a frank and professional appraisal.”
This first book, which is part of a mystery series set in eighteenth-century England, introduces the character Dr. Thomas Silkstone, young anatomist and pioneering forensic detective from Philadelphia.
TLC is delighted on Tessa’s behalf and we can’t wait to hear about the next two books in the series.