Writers' Club

Testimonials

Rowanvale blow me away every time I work with them, their wonderful service and attention to detail at each and every point of the publishing process is heartwarming. They are incredible human beings and I cannot commend them or the work they do highly enough...

As every devoted wordsmith knows, the words we pen often come not just from our love of and passion for words, but from years of study, development, practice, writing and re-writing. Our words are the amalgamation of our attempts to excavate, dissect, explore, breathe in and listen to life. They are a reflection of all we have discovered and of all we have yet to learn. Sometimes those words echo aching hope and bitter disappointment. Other times they sing, dance, laugh and paint wonderful pictures before the eyes of our souls.
Words can and do bring revelation, understanding, health and wellbeing, and often, even though they may challenge us, they also help to restore our faith in life, in humanity.
With all this in mind it is easy to see why it is imperative to find the right publishers to work with. Publishers that not only understand and get where you, as a wordsmith are coming from, but who also believe in you and the work that you do.
For me Rowanvale Books are that publisher.
With a level of professionalism that is second to none, from the very start of the publishing process, right to the finish, they work to ensure that not only the care and support of the author is excellent, but also the end product, your book. Beautifully and lovingly put together in a way that truly captures both the spirit and the heart of your original vision.
Rowanvale Books does what it promises to do. I would like to wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is serious about getting their work published.
Rowanvale Books; the future of publishing is safe in their hands.…

…From start to finish it has been a pleasure and a delight to work with Rowanvale with excellent support with such a high professional standard... I couldn't recommend Rowanvale, and all their staff, highly enough for what has been such an exciting and enjoyable process… My journey with Rowanvale started in 2014, after the many questions I asked them about their publishing process, and everything they had to offer. From the very start it was lovely to receive such support, together with their prompt and efficient replies which outlined what I think is such a great publishing package from a great team of people. My book has now been delivered after a really exciting and enjoyable time with Rowanvale. I’m so delighted with the results, the attention to detail, the problem solving, and I just couldn’t be happier about the whole experience. Amazing.

Rowanvale Books are a total joy to work with and it is my privilege and good fortune to be able to call them my publishers. Keep Up The Great Work :) Thank You and God Bless you All. #SuperStars :)

Tracey Odessa Kane, author of Valleys Deep 'n' Mountains High, Another Day Someday and 3 other titles
They also used our Paperback Publishing Service, Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, Custom Book Cover Design Service, eBook Publishing Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service

Bethan was superb throughout. As a new author, writing a good book is not enough. We need the expertise of a good publisher to lift our good work from obscurity to its rightful place.

Jeremy Flint, who used our Marketing Advisor Service

Sapphira is extremely supportive to me as a new "have a go" writer. I feel like she genuinely cares about me and my work. As a working mother of two, lack of time to write is my biggest hurdle but Sapphira has suggested many ways to make the most of my valuable time to enable me to fulfil my writing ambitions without taking time away from my family.

Stephnie Hancock, who used our Writing Advisor Service

Sapphira's advice is invaluable and inspirational. I had been working on my manuscript for the best part of a year, prior to joining the Writing Advisor Service, without making any real progress. However, thanks to the help Sapphira has provided I was able to complete the first draft of my manuscript within two months of joining. Her motivational tips really spurred me on to complete the first draft and she has been nothing but supportive throughout. The critique Sapphira has provided so far has been constructive and insightful, while at the same time allowing me to keep the creativity as I intended. Sapphira is a real credit to the team and I am greatly looking forward to working with her again in the near future.

Duncan Thompson, who used our Writing Advisor Service

I must say that having Sapphira as my Writing Advisor has helped me so much. I am a first time writer and found myself very conscious of what and how I wrote. Sapphira’s first feedback e-mail put me at ease straight away and helped give me the confidence I needed to believe in the world I was creating. She helped me see how changing the structures of some sentences could improve the text on the whole and also flagged up some consistency errors. I am truly grateful.

Michelle Adams, who used our Writing Advisor Service
I really enjoyed the Writing Advisor experience with Sarah – she asked pertinent questions of the text which forced me to think beyond the narrative and to consider my reasoning and my motivations behind the writing – a process I had thought I had already undertaken – this enabled me, I think, to improve some areas of the manuscript previously lacking in clarity – though I may not have caught them all! N O O N E, who used our Writing Advisor Service

I was very happy when Rowanvale Books hit me up on Twitter. I had just started to write my book and I was anxious to get expert opinions and advice. All of the staff that I had interactions with were wonderful. Sarah, my Advisor, was courteous, prompt and on target with her suggestions for improving my work. Even though she wouldn’t tell me if anyone would want to read what I had written, she was instrumental in cleaning up some of the rough spots. I look forward to more of her comments as I produce more work.

Dan Wunderlin, who used our Writing Advisor Service
The Writing Advisor Service has been great so far. My story is progressing nicely and Sarah has been incredibly helpful. I would definitely recommend it to other authors, especially those who are new to the publishing side of this work. The reminders and notes have been fantastic. Brit Cassidy, who used our Writing Advisor Service
I appreciate immensely that you have spotted and highlighted so well to me the strong points and writing qualities on one side, and the fields that I need to focus better and improve on the other side. On the weak points - I knew the sentences need to be revised and improved, no doubt, as well as the choice of words, with certain exceptions. A very self critical persona like myself is quite well aware of such problem areas, but only hints the good parts. Because of this it felt really refreshing to see a positive feedback written down that seemed very sincere as well. Realizing my strengths I feel I have a good support in continuing my work like a "refresh". So thank you for that Sapphira! You have a real talent in making elaborate analysis on phrases and to recommend a better version of the same content, so I appreciated your feedback on this area of my writing. But mostly I want to thank you and acknowledge the fact that very fast you have found a sincere and authentic approach in highlighting all the plus value points of the samples and bringing them forward. Anna Mistry, who used our Writing Advisor Service

I have been using the Writing Advisor Service for about 5 months now and Sapphira has been my Writing Advisor. I have found Sapphira to be everything I’d want in an advisor: Sapphira is understanding, inspiring and supportive. I have found her feedback to be constructive, fair and encouraging. She always provides constructive feedback that I feel I have learnt from, and always manages to get me back on track with her encouraging words. I feel she understands the tone of the collection that I am writing and does not steer me in a direction that perhaps I do not want to take the collection.
Overall, I am very happy with the service I have been receiving from the entire Rowanvale team. Without sounding too corny: I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sapphira and the team for helping me to be one step closer to my dream.

Jennifer Heapes, who used our Writing Advisor Service