82-Year-Old Teacher Lands Three Book Deal

Posted on June 28, 2010

The Great Lie by Myrrha Stanford-Smith

It really is never too late to start writing your novel and get it published. The BBC reports that 82-year-old teacher Myrrha Stanford-Smith has landed a three-book deal after writing her first novel. The trilogy is a fictional account of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe's rivalry. Myrrha told the BBC that she was really expecting to be rejected.

She says, "I'd been waiting for the manuscript to be sent back really, rejected. It was such a wonderful surprise."

Honno will be the publisher of Myrrha Stanford-Smith's trilogy. You can find details about the first book in the series here.

Photo: Honno