Showcase - The Literary Consultancy


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.

Michael Forester

“It’s strange now to think that the novel started life as a short story about Henry, whose little ebony talisman came to life. But then that was back in 2008. And when we decide to have children, which of us can predict how they will turn out?” From the Introduction


“11.00pm glides on oil into midnight and 12.30 am, until Tolly finally finds the courage to leave her sanctuary. She makes her way to the service elevator. Her finger hovers over the buttons but she is still not certain of the room number or even the correct floor. She whispers a prayer to Sid to guide her now in her hour of need and presses a button at random. The door slides instantly and soundlessly closed.” 

Extract from ‘Vicious’ – included in the showcase


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