In the News and on Podcasts

October 2020

Ninety budding authors to receive trade tutelage through HC’s Author Academy

HarperCollins is launching an Author Academy, welcoming 90 aspiring authors from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities across two annual intakes. They will be guided through how the industry works, alongside the art and craft of writing.

HarperCollins affiliate publisher Rose Sandy (pictured above and right) came up with the idea after spending years mentoring authors and also being quizzed about the publishing process by aspiring writers, including everyone from other parents at the school gates to her dentist. Sandy, who runs the Harper Inspire imprint explained: “I’ve been mentoring and working with authors for as long as I can remember, so it really came from there, from a passion of mine.”

Read this Bookseller article here:




September 2018

Recently, I was interviewed by Your London Legacy, a fun podcast. Here is how Steve Lazarus, founder, describes the podcast.

“My mission is to introduce you to the Londoners who contribute to our beautiful city. To let them tell you their stories, their passion, their desires. From, authors, musicians, sportsmen, community leaders, and charity workers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. If they have a story to tell, Your London Legacy will bring it directly to you.”

Hear the interview here:
It was so much fun doing this and it’s the first time you’ll probably hear my voice (yikes!) and hear me discussing the adventure that I’ve been on since 2012 as an author of The Decrypter series below.

November 2020

This interview appeared on my High School Alumni Page for Woodstock School.  This is a spotlight feature on what students have gone on to do after High School, and naturally I talk all about writing.


Alumni Spotlight – Rose Sandy ’92