• Business as usual at Pen Works Media

    When do pseudonyms become deceitful?

    February 29, 2016 Blog

    I found it quite interesting to recently learn that James Patterson doesn’t actually write all his own books, and the discovery led me to wonder how his fans actually felt about it.

    In a recent blog, I highlighted a number of reasons why a writer may wish to use a pseudonym, but to optimise financial gain by allowing multiple authors to write under one umbrella wasn’t one of them, so I thought I’d try and add …


  • 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 …