Articles and Features


In this section we will feature a selection of articles, short stories, diaries and poetry written by Transita authors and members of the Transita community as well as advice for prospective authors from publishing professionals.

We hope that over time, and with your help, we will be able to build a library of helpful advice and interesting thought provoking articles as well as providing a showcase for new writing talent.

We welcome submissions from all members of the Transita community who would like to see their work featured on the site.

You can email your submissions to us here :Website Features

Lynne's regular column

Click here to read the latest in a regular series of articles by our resident columnist and book lover extraordinaire Lynne Hatwell.



Nikki's regular column

Transita Editorial Director Nikki Read gives us an insight into the workings of Transita in her regular column.




Liz Broomfield on BookCrossing

Book Crossing guru, Liz Broomfield has written a really interesting article about the Book Crossing phenomena. If you want to find out more this is a great place to start. We love the idea and have will be setting loose some copies of all our new titles from now on.


Talking Shop

Martin Goodman, author of Slippery When Wet Reports from Africa.


Susie Vereker
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Susie Vereker, author of Pond Lane and Paris has written a short piece examining how she was inspired to write this, her debut novel.



Nicola Slade


Now a fully fledged media babe with a regular radio slot and a diary jammed full of reading engagements we thought it made sense to find out what Nicky Slade's first year as a published novelist has been like. Click Here



Alsion Hoblyn

Alison Hoblyn author of The Scent of Water waxes lyrical about her book and her motivation for writing it in this thought provoking article.


Juliet Greenwood
  Juliet Greenwood author of Elissa's Castle tells us all about her five favourite castles.


Sara Banerji
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A selection of writing tips put together by Sara Banerji who has had just published her eighth novel (The Waiting Time) with Transita. In addition to her writing Sara also teaches courses in creative writing at Oxford University.


Nicola Slade

Nicola Slade author of Scuba Dancing reveals her Confessions of a First Time Novelist.


Juliet Greenwood

A second outing for Juliet Greenwood this month as she explains what inspired her to write Elissa's Castle.


Writing Competition 2005

Read the winning entries to the Transita Writing Competition here.


Linda Gillard
Click here for feature   Our featured title this month is Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard. In this interview Linda gives us an insight into the book and to the way she approached writing it.


Sue Moorcroft
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Sue Moorcroft, author of Uphill all the way gives explains how her "floating childhood" affected the way she approached writing her new novel.


Reader's Contribution : Catherine Kirby

Our first featured piece from one of our readers comes from Catherine Kirby who has sent in one of her short stories - it's called Eclipsed and you can read it here and then let us know what you think on our message boards.


Reader's Reviews : Linda Priestley

Another new feature on the site this month is a selection of reviews by our readers.You can read the first few reviews written by avid Transita reader Linda Priestley here.




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