Hi all, just wanted to say hello, and also to say how impressed I am at this concept. Bloody Aussies, and the worst of all are Melbourne-ites (or should that be Melbournians?) Anyone south of Coolangatta is sub-human. Yes, I had a novel published so long ago I forget what it was about and also a non-fiction book that took 5 years to sell 5000 copies.
I'm a freelance travel writer based in Melbourne, Australia. I write a lot for newspapers and magazines, but also for Lonely Planet Publications, so I get to Europe reasonably often. This year I undertook a research trip which passed through Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and the UK.
If you read the BBC's History Magazine, you'll see an article by me in the November 2008 issue, about Warsaw.
My first novel is Mind the Gap, which I'm already promoting on the Shameless Plugs forum. All I'll say here is that it involves parallel worlds, Egyptology, prophecy, techno-magic and the London Underground. You can read it at http://www.authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=2131.
I'm curious - how many people (if any) posting books here have already had a previous work published? I know many authors say getting the second book published can be harder than the first.