G. J. Minett completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. He taught for several years, first in Cheltenham and then in West Sussex before opting to go part-time and start the MA. Completing the course in 2008, he gained a distinction for the dissertation under the guidance of novelist, Alison MacLeod and almost immediately won the Segora Short Story Competition with ‘On the Way Out’.
Other awards soon followed, most notably his success in the 2010 Chapter One novel competition with what would eventually become the opening pages of his debut novel. He was signed up by Peter Buckman of the Ampersand Agency, who managed to secure a two-book deal with twenty7, the digital-first adult fiction imprint of Bonnier Publishing.
The Hidden Legacy was published as an eBook in November 2015 and the paperback version was published in August 2016. The second book in the deal, entitled Lie in Wait, was published as an eBook in August 2016 and the paperback version will be on the shelves in bookshops around the country in March 2017.
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