Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin, the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the national writing resources website Writing.ie. She is Ireland's leading literary scout who has assisted many award winning and bestselling authors to publication. Vanessa is Chair of Irish PEN and founder of the Murder One international crime writing festival. She has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book.
Find out more about Sam Blake at www.samblakebooks.com, follow her on Twitter @samblakebooks, or Vanessa @inkwellHQ www.inkwellwriters.ie. For practical information on writing written by writers, events, competitions and submission opportunities, check out www.writing.ie.
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