My Path to Publication – Misha Herwin

It’s been somewhat of a long haul, but I’m there now…

Karen King: Author

This week author Misha Herwin is sharing her ‘path to publication’ story with us. Thank you for joining us, Misha. Can you tell us how you became a published author?


My path to publication has been a long and bumpy one. I started when I was fifteen with a book about a magic owl. On the advice of my German teacher, I sent it to a publisher-who specialised in Westerns. Needless to say this was not a success. Undaunted, I persevered and over the next few decades I gradually learned what, and what not, to do.

My first lesson was to target the right publishers, so I sent my next book, which featured a strong female lead, to The Women’s Press. The book promptly disappeared into a black hole to re-surface a couple of years later with an apology for having mislaid the ms, a rejection letter and a detailed…

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