Wednesday 4 August 2021

The Macaroon Chronicles by Dawn Knox

How we came to publish this one

Dawn is a regular contributor to CaféLit and was the first contributor to have a story serialised. This was The Basilwade Chronicles. She is now working on a third of what she calls the Chronicles’ Chronicles serials - the Crispin Chronicles.


The title

Dawn and I came up with the title for The Basilwade Chronicles and the word Chronicles has stuck.   


Some notes about the process

The editing process here is slightly different from the one we use in our other anthologies. Every CaféLit story is given a light copy edit before it is published in the  e-zine. For serials like this we then put together a camera ready proof for the writer to check. We do an in-house technical proof and after the author has returned their proofs we get another proof read by an editor who has not seen the text before.  


The cover

The cover image was created by Neill C. Woods. He also created the cover for The Basilwade Chronicles. Dawn commissioned him herself as she thought his style was just right for these books. Dawn and Neill entered both covers into a competition. Alas, they did not win. Never mind. The problem with competitions is that only a few people can win. Many people have admired both covers.              


Some notes about style

These stories are very quirky. Very importantly in CaféLit serials each episode must stand alone and there should be an overarching story as well. This happens beautifully here.     


Who we think the reader is

These stories are for people who like to laugh. Most of the reviews of both books have their readers admitting that they have laughed out loud. This is probably what we all need now.   


What else

Dawn is a prolific writer and in several genres. She’s worth following, believe me.


Review copies

It’s always great if you can buy the book, or download it if you have a plan, and give us a review. Just click on the link to be taken to our online bookshop. If you would like to review and you are strapped for cash, just get in touch for a free review copy.         

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