Operation Sheridan: Two Months in the Life of an Author

As a writer, I like to joke that I’ve come to this publishing program as a spy, getting all the secret intel I can use to get my novels out into the world. When it came to finding the right placement, however, it was difficult to find a fine middle ground between author and publisher. Luckily enough, the course provided me with the unique opportunity to intern for Sara Sheridan, author of the 1950s-set Mirabelle Bevan mystery series. So began two months of seeing what I may have to look forward to in my future.

I was welcomed into Sara’s lovely home … Continue reading “Operation Sheridan: Two Months in the Life of an Author”


Sophie Pinkoski

IMG_0019Sophie is a sci-fi fantasy writer who hopped on a plane to Edinburgh from Canada one summer to chase her dreams of becoming an author. She has an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of Victoria with a special focus in Victorian Gothics and crime.

The MSc Publishing program is her way of infiltrating the publishing industry from the inside out in order to get tips on how to publish her books. She intends to hone her editing skills as Editorial Manager for this year’s Merchiston Publishing book project, A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay, and Features Editor for Buzz Magazine.

When she’s not hard at work in the publishing scene, she’s dreaming of the day she can come home to an expansive personal library and a purring cat.