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Editor Gail Williams Gets An Agent

Written by Tony Fyler on . Posted in News

Gail Williams - Have agent, will conquer criminal underworld.

Gail Williams – Have agent, will conquer criminal underworld.

We’re thrilled to announce that JF Editor and serious writer Gail Williams has found representation with one of Britain’s foremost agencies, Sheil Land Associates, Ltd.

Gail, soon very probably to be known everywhere as the author of one of the hottest criminal series in recent years, first came to the attention of Jefferson Franklin as a client with a rather fabulous police procedural, set in our home town – Merthyr Tydfil, in South Wales. Since then, we’ve read a lot of her work, including several more police procedurals, a gripping serial killer thriller, some tense short stories, a little werewolf romance – and why not? – and her entry into the steampunk collection, Steel and Bone.

She gets a fair bit of writing done, does Gail. And that’s on top of the fact that when we were looking for our first Senior Editor to help the company work with more writers, she had the skills we needed, so she joined the team at JFE – and has subsequently helped lots of other writers achieve their goals.

Now, she’s landed a representation deal with Ian Drury of Sheil Land for her latest novel set in a prison, and appropriately titled Locked Up.

We know of course that getting an agent doesn’t necessarily mean fame and wealth and golden ballpoints and all that. But firstly, it’s Sheil Land, and they know their game, and secondly, it’s Gail Williams, and believe us when we tell you she knows hers too. Soon enough, you’re going to be clamouring for the sequels.

Save ourselves from feeling like cultural Neanderthals later – get on board the Gail Williams train now – check out her website here, or click on the Steel and Bone link to get a different flavour of our very own crime queen.