• Electronic Press Kit for Dragon Speaker

    Electronic Press Kit for Dragon Speaker

    January 29, 2017 Blog

    This Electronic Press Kit has been created to give you some key information on the Dragon Speaker novel, as well as its author, Elana A. Mugdan. Feel free to either use the copy as it is, or write your own adaptions of the detials.

    Should you require any information, don’t hesitate to contact us on info@penworksmedia.co.uk.

    Mini bio

    ELANA A. MUGDAN is a writer and filmmaker based in New York City. She is described by her friends and …


  • The challenges of creating a first novel

    August 5, 2016 Blog

    We met Michelle properly on July 15th 2015, when she attended the book launch of our first paperback, The Moors. That this is where we met is a testament to Michelle’s tenacity as she is forever attending events about publishing to learn more about the industry. Also, she’s so personable when dealing with fellow authors that it’s no surprise her guest blogs are growing in both quality and quantity, and we’re delighted to have Michelle …


  • Author Elana A. Mugdan gets ready to fly to London

    Bags packed and ready to launch

    July 13, 2016 Blog

    Whilst the writer of Dragon Speaker sat at JFK airport waiting to embark on the journey that would eventually bring her to Barnstaple, we squeezed in on last interview.

    So you’re sat at the airport ready for your flight to England. Is it finally sinking in that your first novel is about to be released? How do you feel?

    Right now I think I’m somewhat in shock. The past few days I’ve been working at my day …


  • Rozana McGrattan discusses her memoir, Street Girl

    Interview with Rozana McGrattan – Street Girl

    February 22, 2016 Blog

    I guess we should start by saying that Street Girl certainly isn’t for the feint hearted, is it?

    No, not really. It’s a tough story about a hard life, but it comes good in the end. I’m hoping it will be inspirational for many readers, particularly women readers. I’m sure many of them will be able to identify with some of the things I went through.

    With this story being a memoir, and particularly one with such …


  • Elana A. Mugdan hands out with her best friend

    Interview with Elana A. Mugdan – Dragon Speaker

    February 21, 2016 Blog

    PWM: Where did the inspiration for Dragon Speaker come from?

    ELANA: I started writing Dragon Speaker on the day I turned 14. I was a socially awkward kid, just a little too weird to fit in, and I had an existential crisis on my birthday – or at least, as existential a crisis as a teenage girl can have. “Who am I?” I wondered. “Where is my life headed? What sort of person am I going …


  • Jody working on The Moors

    Interview with Jody Medland – The Moors

    February 18, 2016 Blog, Interviews

    PWM: What made you write The Moors?

    JODY: It’s a tough question to answer because it’s one of the very first things I wrote, and why does anyone work on that first project? I was studying at the time. I adored films, but the film studies course I was on was incredibly limited and with too much theory for my liking – so I wrote The Moors as a screenplay.

    The book started as a screenplay?

    Yes, it …