In the second of our three-part stroll along the different routes to publication, the Singapore-based writer, musician and TV producer Marc Heal shares his experience of crowd-funding.

The English county of Sussex – pretty, wealthy, genteel – is not a place you’d expect to encounter the occult. But when Marc Heal was a teenager, his community was rocked by scandal after a local priest claimed to have uncovered a Satanic cabal at the heart of the British establishment.

Years laters, in a hiatus from his successful career as a musician, Marc revisited the story – unearthing forgotten documents and his own fragmented memories of that time – and started writing a book. The Sussex Devils is a genre-bending mixture of mystery and memoir that proved hard to sell to mainstream publishers. Instead, Marc crowd-funded the project through Unbound.

In this podcast, Jo Furniss started by asking Marc about the true story of The Sussex Devils.

Marc Heal, author of The Sussex Devils
Marc Heal, author of The Sussex Devils



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