Saturday, 19 September 2020

Bookends with Kathryn Hall


Bookends, now what does that word conjure up for you? Today, I have the wonderful Kathryn Hall talking about what Bookends means to her and how it supports the writing world. So, please help yourself to a drink and settle in a comfortable seat and let us do Bookends….

After more than eleven years working as an editor, Elaine, my own editor and closest friend, approached me in a professional capacity to join her in setting up a new business for writers and authors. To say I was honoured was an understatement, and my excited answer of a resounding ‘Yes’ led us to endless hours of talks and discussions on how we would go forward. Elaine and I have worked together for many years and apart from her editing all my books, her dedication and efficiency in the writing industry has helped me develop my own skills and enable me to publish my work.

But writing is my passion, as is helping others to achieve their dream in becoming a published author. Both Elaine and I have been writers for thirty years, probably longer, and over that time we’ve helped many people by offering advice, suggestions, blog promotions and features. So, we finally decided it was time to amalgamate and do what we’re passionate about doing, together.


Bookends is a one-stop-shop for anyone wishing to write a book; you might already be a published author or might just be thinking about writing a book and need some advice. You may even want us to write the book for you, i.e., a ghostwrite, which is another service we offer. Whichever service you need, you can always be sure that the one thing we will always take pride in doing for you is being there every step of the way, supporting you to reach that goal. We know how important it is to have the perfect manuscript because we’ve been there ourselves, many times. It’s exciting and nerve-racking all at the same time; it’s lengthy and thought-provoking. But it’s also incredibly rewarding and we want to help you reap in those rewards by holding your hand throughout.

The main services we offer are editing, mentoring, critiques, ghostwriting, formatting and book cover design. We’ll also upload your book to your chosen platform if you need help with that, and of course anything else where you might feel you need a bit of extra support.

There is, of course, a lot of competition out there, and it’s important for an author to feel confident and taken care of when hiring someone to work with them on their book. This is one of the reasons why, at Bookends, we offer a taster of our editing service to give you the opportunity to decide if you definitely want to work with us. Our joint expertise in the services we offer will assist you from start to finish with your project, and our friendly approach to your requirements will mean a good working relationship throughout.

Sixth Novel

I myself, am a published author of five novels, and as well as running this business with Elaine, I’m currently working on my sixth novel. This latest book will be a look at four women going through menopause – something I’m very familiar with myself! It’ll be a humorous take on their lives as they try to get through each day, some with supportive husbands, some without, and the individual lives they lead. With their many symptoms bearing down on them and weekly coffee mornings spent in each other’s houses, you’ll be invited behind their closed doors to see exactly what they get up to.

You can find out more about Bookends and Kathryn at these great places...

 Bookends: Information Page

Website: CJ Hall

Facebook: Kathryn Hall

Twitter: Kathryn CJ Hall

Instagram: Kathryn Hall


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