Tuesday 19.7 at 6pm: “How to write a novel in just 12 years & get it published – case study: Tulagi Hotel” by author Heikki Hietala

 Dear friend of Arkadia, You are invited to “How to write a novel in just 12 years and get it published – case study: Tulagi Hotel” by Finnish author Heikki Hietala on Tuesday 19.7 at 6pm. Heikki has kindly accepted to talk about his novel Tulagi Hotel, and how he successfully had it published in the UK. www.tulagihotel.com http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/htimes/culture/16078-second-language-literary-tr Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. Heikki Hietala never set out to write a novel, but when the first chapter appeared to him one day at the office, he decided to see what the rest of the book would look like. After twelve years the book was finished, and he then managed to get it published by an indie press in England. Now the book has been acquired by PfoxChase Publishing and is set to enter the US market from a better angle. Heikki Hietala Heikki will take you through the development of the book; its slow and sporadic progress, the years of research that went into building the story, and the modern publishing process. He will also discuss the new paradigm of writing in the Internet and how to manage the author websites, as well as how to find your trusted beta reader circle. Heikki is a lecturer at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences, but he’s also a short story writer with some success. “Lord Stanton’s Horse” won the Flash500 in September 2010 and “The Campsite” took a Highly Commended at the Global Short Story competition in March 2011, and his work is seen in many anthologies. His short story collection, “Slivers” will be published by Pfoxmoor Publishing in Summer and Fall 2011. Book’s website:www.tulagihotel.com Publisher:http://www.pfoxchase.com/ Book on Smashwords:http://bit.ly/kYrd5y http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/htimes/culture/16078-second-language-literary-tr