Gold Dust is thrilled to announce another book deal for a Gold Dust graduate. Alicia Drake, mentored by Tim Pears, has sold her novel I Love You Too Much to Picador in the UK and to Little Brown in New York. We wish her many congratulations. Alicia wrote to thank us for the mentoring and described the experience:
‘Tim said: “Write the novel you want to write.” I remember that.
‘It was so powerful. Having Tim say that gave me such release. I went home and wrote pages and pages and pages. I started a new draft. ….
‘Tim gave me so much throughout the mentoring process. His extreme talent as a writer and experience as a mentor meant that he could reach in among all the flailing sentences and pull out the essence of my work and point me in the direction I wanted to go…….. Every time I left one of our meetings, I was freed up and inspired to write. Tim was generous, supportive and totally committed. Thank you Tim.’