Monday, August 23, 2010

Local 19 Year Old Sells His First Romance Novel

Yes you did read that correctly ... it does say "his"!

There's a wonderful article up over on the Times Live web site about Fezekile Cokile - the teenager who has just sold his first Mills & Boon style romance novel. It's been published by Kwela Books.

To read the article and find out more about the book and what Fezekile was paid - click here.

To find out more about Kwela Books and see what their writing guidelines are - click here. Then just click on the Kwela romance writing guidelines!

If any of our readers have any experience with Kwela please let us know what your experience was like! Input gladly received!


  1. Whoa. 19 and a man. That's so cool.

  2. Saw this on twitter but was confused - then went to the article linked in your post and saw that it is a Mills and Boon STYLE novel pubbed by Kwela Books.

    Congrats to him! And I loved the bit about how he could write about relationships he hadn't experienced. Thankfully we don't have to go through everything our characters go through - we rely on imagination and empathy (and occasionally good research)!

  3. Thanks for pointing that out, Donna. I've amended the wording in Amanda's post to make it clearer that we're not actually talking about a sale to HMB.

  4. Oops sorry if I confused anyone! I thought I'd put in M&Besque novel! My apologies. I obviously forgot to fit the "esque" onto it! :-) Thanks for fixing it Romy.

    But it is awesome that a 19 year old guy can write a romance that's good enough to publish! Can't wait to see what this will lead to in his life.