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Virtual Book Club: Vicky Adin introduces Gwenna

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Vicky Adin to Virtual Book Club, an interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Vicky is a New Zealand historical fiction author. She lives on the North Shore of Auckland within walking distance of the beach, the coffee shops and inspiration. After decades…
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Virtual Book Club: John Mayer introduces The Trial, Book 1 of the Parliament House Series

Today I’m delighted to welcome John Mayer to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. John Mayer left school aged fourteen because the school was in a gang war zone and he wasn’t learning enough to satisfy his intellectual curiosity. He read…
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Virtual Book Club: Madeleine Black introduces her survivor’s memoir Unbroken

Today I’m delighted to welcome Madeleine Black to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their books to your book club. At the age of thirteen Madeleine Black faced more physical and emotional trauma than most ordinary people do in a lifetime. Violently gang raped and abused, Madeleine…
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Virtual Book Club: Catherine Hokin introduces Blood and Roses

Today I’m delighted to welcome Catherine Hokin to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Catherine is a Glasgow-based author whose fascination with the medieval period began during a History degree which included studies into witchcraft, women and the role of political…
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I Stopped Time 10 years on. Go on. Ask me that question again.

This month (just in time for the holidays) I’m taking part in an enormous book giveaway which really does offer something for everyone. You’ll find all the details below.  But first, I thought I would share with you an extract from an interview with the US eBook library service. Self-e, about my novel, I Stopped Time, one of…
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A Day in the Life: Meet Angelena Boden

Today I’m delighted to welcome Angelena Boden to my blog to talk about her writing life.  Angelena (M.Soc.Sc PGDE) has spent thirty-five years as an international training consultant, specialising in behavioural management and conflict resolution. She trained in Transactional Analysis, the psychology of communication and behaviour, her preferred tool for counselling and coaching. Amongst her many…
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A Day in the Life: Kathleen Jowitt on writing, self-publishing and validation

There are many reasons why I’m delighted to welcome Kathleen Jowitt to my blog, but the biggest and best of those is that her Novel Speak Its Name (2016) was the first self-published novel ever shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize. Previous winners include Zadie Smith, Hari Kunzru and David Szalay.  Kathleen was born in Winchester and…
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Virtual Book Club: Clare Flynn introduces The Chalky Sea

Today I’m delighted to welcome Clare Flynn to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Clare writes historical fiction with a strong sense of time and place and compelling characters. Her books often deal with characters who are displaced – forced out…
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Virtual Book Club: Keith Dixon introduces One Punch

Today I’m delighted to welcome Keith Dixon to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Keith says that he began writing as a presumptuous teenager – producing scripts for the TV show ‘The Avengers’ and sending them off full of anticipation and…
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Do Something Amazing: Support Authors for Grenfell

No one in the UK can be unaware of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, earlier this month, but many of my readers are from further afield. Fire broke out at a high rise residential tower block in West London, home to between 400 and 600 people. So far 79 people have been declared dead, but…
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