Editorial Director, Nikki Read gives us an insight into the inner
workings of Transita in her regular column.
great to see Adrienne Dines’ new book The Jigsaw Maker in
print and also Wendy K Harris’ first novel The Sorrow of
Sisters. Good luck to both of those authors. I found both novels
very hard to put down even reading them in A4 sheets of manuscript
so they’ll be even more ‘un-put-downable’ in
actual book form!
majority of you probably aren’t aware that we also publish
non-fiction as How To Books Ltd. Having just published our new
catalogue I’ve been looking at some of the titles with Transita
readers in mind. There is a vast range of books and many of them
are of particular interest to our age group but there are a couple
that I just wanted to draw your attention to.
To Spend the Kids’ Inheritance will be published in April.
(My youngest daughter thinks it’s very cruel of us to publish
it at all!) People retiring nowadays can have as much as a third
of their lives ahead of them so it really is important to research
all the options available – and the more you know the better
off you will be. I don’t just mean financially, but to ensure
that this period in our lives is as rewarding and as much fun
as it can be. Coronation Street star Annie Hulley wrote this book
after researching retirement accommodation for her mother and
helping her to make the move – but the book grew as she
researched the whole area more and more, and discovered all the
choices available and decisions that had to be made.
any of you are wondering what you’re going to do now the
kids have left home then another book you might like to know about
is Make It Your Business which is specifically for women wanting
to start and run their own businesses. There are lots of books
out there on starting and running a business but none of them
really addresses the specific needs of women. This one does. It’s
written by two women who have set up their own businesses and
are passionate about helping other women to do the same –
and they understand all too well the psychological and child-related
obstacles that many women need to overcome. It’s published
in September so you’ll have to wait a while but there is
a website already up and running that might be worth a visit.
here to find out more.