• Jody's favourite use of time

    How to write a novel – a call for questions

    July 3, 2015 Latest News

    To anybody out there who has wanted to write a novel but just couldn’t get started.

    To anyone that started but got turned around and lost along the way.

    To all those who finished their novel but had no idea what to actually do with it.

    Even to those who made a good job of their first novel but don’t know how to progress further.

    Maybe your question is more general, such as “What is better: self-publishing or traditional …


  • Radio Interview

    Jody Medland Radio Interview, The Voice

    July 3, 2015 Interviews

    On Monday 22nd June, Jody was invited onto radio talk show Baggy’s Book Club to discuss the forthcoming release of The Moors.

    Adam Bagshaw, the local presenter at Voice FM in Devon, gave Jody the opportunity to talk about the book’s origins as well as details of the pending launch party, which is sponsored by Lilicos and will be hosted at Barnstaple Library on Friday 17th July.

    Listeners were also encouraged to make donations via the book’s IndieGogo campaign …


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    Book Launch Party Confirmed!

    June 6, 2015 Latest News

    It is with great excitement that we are finally able to release details of our launch party, where we will be celebrating the release of our first paperback novel, The Moors!

    The launch will take place at Barnstaple Library, Tuly Street, EX31 1EL and the outline of the event is as follows:

    6:30pm: Meet and greet
    6:45pm: Jody Medland to read the prologue of The Moors
    7:00pm: Q&A about the book’s creation
    7:20pm: Book signing

    Everybody who buys a copy of the …


  • Jody Medland Interview

    The Importance of Charity

    June 3, 2015 Interviews

    Jody, you’re gearing up for the release of your first ever paperback novel. How are preparations going?

    Incredibly well, thank you. Unnervingly so! Never have I been so busy. We’re running an IndieGogo campaign that will be live right up until the first day of the book’s release so it’s hectic, draining and rewarding all at the same time. I feel like we’ve got things under control though, so that’s the main thing.

    What does running an …


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    IndieGogo Campaign Goes Live!

    May 29, 2015 Latest News

    After weeks and months of planning, we are excited to have launched the company’s first crowdfunding campaign via IndieGogo.

    Research shows that most successful campaigns manage to raise 30% of their target within the first week. Part of the reason for that is because IndieGogo takes those projects and offers national coverage via their newsletter and featured web pages, etc, elevating the project and increasing visibility to a much broader range of people.

    With this in mind, …


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    From Manuscript to Market

    May 26, 2015 Interviews

    1. Hello Rebecca. You’re the Indie-publishing Account Manager at Clays. What exactly does your role entail?

    My role is to guide authors through the print and production process and to offer advice, where I can, on the manuscript to market process. My primary aim is to give confidence to the authors that I work with, giving them certainty about the services we provide and assuring them that together we can make a beautiful product.

    2. A lot …


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    Original music for The Moors

    May 16, 2015 Latest News

    It was such a pleasant surprise when talented composer Elliott Daniels​ wrote a piece of music for our book, The Moors​.

    We especially love the segment between 2:09 – 4:24. Listen to the track on our new SoundCloud page, and if any other composers feel inspired enough to send us their tunes based on Pen Works Media productions, please feel free!

    All music files should be sent to info@penworksmedia.co.uk.

    In the meantime, enjoy!

    Note: Elliot’s other work can be …


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    The Student Scoop

    May 16, 2015 Latest News

    In 2012, as a continuation of The Emerging Light Series, Jody Medland and Michael Pengelly launched an online lifestyle magazine, titled The Student Scoop.

    The purpose of the site is to create a platform that continued to give new writers a chance to get published, which they can do by submitting original articles, interviews, inspirational stories – just about anything that displays their talents.

    “We’re really passionate about giving new writers an opportunity to come through and …


  • No Man’s Land

    May 11, 2015 Films

    Note: The interview contains a handful of spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it already, give No Man’s Land a watch before reading any further.

    How did the idea for No Man’s Land come about?
    Patricia Doyle, who is a very well established theatre director, had the beginnings of an idea for a silent film set in Germany. As I had assisted her on her first short film in 2011, she approached me and asked if I …


  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

    The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

    May 9, 2015 Reviews

    As somebody who is not the greatest fan of non-fiction books, I took a little persuading before I got involved in Kate Summerscale’s meaty account of an infamous murder that took place in Wiltshire many moons ago. In fact, it was only because a fellow industry peer continued to recommend it that I finally gave in.

    In 1860, a young child was murdered in a stately home belonging to the hugely wealthy Kent family and subsequently …