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Lana Kortchik

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Lana Kortchik grew up in two opposite corners of the Soviet Union – the snow-white Siberian town of Tomsk and the golden-domed Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Australia with her mother. Lana and her family live on the Central Coast of NSW, where it never snows and is always summer-warm.

Lana studied IT at university and, as a student, wrote poetry in Russian that she hid from everyone. For over a decade after graduating, she worked as a computer programmer. When she returned to university to complete her history degree, her favourite lecturer encouraged her to write fiction. She hasn’t looked back, and never goes anywhere without her favourite pen because you never know when the inspiration might strike.

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Lana Kortchik Hi D.P.,

Thank you for your question. I queried a few agents and publishers but I think I submitted my manuscript too early and it wasn't ready. I rece…more
Hi D.P.,

Thank you for your question. I queried a few agents and publishers but I think I submitted my manuscript too early and it wasn't ready. I received constructive feedback from some of the agents and a couple of them mentioned that my manuscript was a little too long for a debut novel.

So I took a step back, did another round of editing and asked a few friends to give me their feedback. I reduced the novel from 120,000 words to 95,000 and queried again. Endeavour Press were the first to reply and after some research I signed a contract with them.

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Lana Kortchik Hi Mark,

Thank you for your question. I am not working on a sequel yet but I am planning one. I want to write another book from the point of view of a …more
Hi Mark,

Thank you for your question. I am not working on a sequel yet but I am planning one. I want to write another book from the point of view of a different character. Many people who read my novel commented that they would like to find out what happens to her. And I realised there was an interesting story there, I just don't know what it is yet. Can't wait to start researching the sequel, just as soon as my two works in progress are finished.

At the moment I am working on a middle grade novel set in London during the Blitz and a suspense novel about a woman who loses her memory due to an accident. She returns home to find dark secrets about her life and loved ones.

Thanks,

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Publication Day for Her Perfect Lies

Today is publication day for my psychological thriller, Her Perfect Lies! Because it's a new genre for me, it's published under a different pen name - Lana Newton. I’ve been working on this book on and off for years, writing, re-writing, deleting everything and starting from scratch. Over the years it’s changed titles, main characters and even genres. It started as a short story, hurriedly scribbl Read more of this blog post »
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Lana Kortchik Rick wrote: "Hi Lana,

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Thanks Rick, happy to connect! Following you too :)

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Rick Schroeder Hi Lana,

Thank you for the request. It is much appreciated and I am pleased to accept. I'm also following you.

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Rosie Zayne Hiya! Thanks for adding me!

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Lana Kortchik Martyn wrote: "Hi Lana, thanks for adding me! :)"

You’re welcome Martyn, happy to connect.


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Lana Kortchik Kira wrote: "Hey there Lana! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again ;)"

Thanks Kira, it's nice to connect with you on Goodreads, too :)


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Kira Hawke Hey there Lana! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again ;)


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