Living Off the Backlist

What does ‘retirement’ look like for an author?

Steve Fendt
Woodworkers of the World Unite!!!
4 min readApr 1, 2024

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Open books; pages yellowed. The words ‘Turn the page’ superimposed.
Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash

I’ve worked in publishing for thirty-three years: the first five of them in-house as an editor, working on other people’s books; the subsequent twenty-eight as a freelancer, mostly writing my own.

This is probably a good point to mention that my name isn’t Steve Fendt, so don’t go off to Amazon expecting to find heaps…

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Steve Fendt
Woodworkers of the World Unite!!!

https://stevefendt.substack.com Short stories, serial fiction, memoirs of a possibly quasi-true nature. Stories of the Australian beach and bush.