It's not all doom and gloom out there. 2017 is turning out to be a bumper year for Indie publishers. According to Inpress, a distributor for 60 of the smallest independent publishers, sales are up by 79% this year. One of those authors helping to buck the trend for indie presses is Monique Roffey who signed with Dodo Ink for her latest novel, The Tryst, after Simon & Schuster pulled out. What began as a gamble is fast becoming a shrewd move on Roffey's part. The Tryst is climbing high on the bestseller list and has garnered some great reviews from the heavyweights, The Guardian calling it 'perfectly judged', The TLS “occasionally terrifying.” Not content with writing books for a living, Monique can also be found teaching at Manchester Met, Skryos and City, University of London.