In this episode, Steph and Laura chat to author Signe Pike about her novel The Lost Queen. Signe talks to us about her time as an acquisitions editor, her top tips for writers struggling to write their first draft and the challenges writing non-fiction versus fiction. Signe discusses her inspiration behind The Lost Queen, the research that went into the novel and the process of selling her television rights. Signe also gives listeners a hint about what to expect in the second book of her series.

  • Signe talks about how she transitioned from being an acquisitions editor to a full-time writer.
  •  Signe talks about her top 4 tips for writers struggling to write their first draft.
  • Signe discusses the importance of tracking your word count and how authors should make sure to create writing traditions/rituals.
  • Signe talks about her research trips to Scotland and the importance of actual travelling to the areas she includes in her books.
  • She talks about selling the television rights for her book and her role in the television production.
  • Signe also gives listeners a hint as to what to expect the second book in her series. 
  • And more!

The Lost Queen: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-lost-queen-6

The Lost Queen audiobook: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/the-lost-queen-5

Signe Pike was born in born in Ithaca, NY, and graduated from Cornell University with her Bachelor of Science in Communication. 

She worked as an acquisitions editor at Random House and then Penguin, before leaving to write her first book, Faery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World. Pike has spent the past ten years researching and writing about Celtic history, myth, folklore and tradition. Her love of history, the great outdoors, early medieval and ancient archeology, and her dedication to historical accuracy has made her social media feeds an informative delight to her readers.

Signe teaches seminars and workshops internationally on writing and publishing, as well as on folklore and tradition. Her writing has been published by Salon, Charleston City Paper, Book Riot and NPR.org. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where she writes full-time.

Website: https://www.signepike.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/signepike/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/signe.pike/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SignePike

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