Hello everybody. I've ready a few threads on here and you all seem the right people to point me in the right direction!! I have been writing at home for many years now for my own pleasure, simply because I enjoy writing. I finished my first full novel which my daughter read and loved, and subsequently passed around her friends who also enjoyed it. I have since written a second one based around the same characters which has gone down equally well, and have recently started a third. The first two already completed can stand alone as individual books although all three are about the same characters. Consequently my friends and family think I should be sending them off to see if I can get them published. But where to start???? I have never gone down this route before so have no idea how this works or who to approach! My books are fantasy, but are aimed at the younger reader rather than adults- my daughter read the first one when she was 10 and is almost 15 now and says the books have grown up with her. So can anybody advise me in which direction to go? (Most sights I have looked at just say they don't want unsolicited manuscripts) And is there an agent or published that would specialise in older children's fantasy? Any help and advice is very much appreciated and sorry for going on!! Thanks for reading!