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A Day in the Life: Edmund Kelly

 Welcome to Edmund Kelly (Ed), who has invited us into his writing world to tell us about A Day in the Life. Ed grew up in Massachusetts, just south of Boston. He just published his first novel Addiction & Pestilence which is the first book in his Slaying Dragons: A Journey Through Hell series. Slaying…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Peri Hoskins

I’d like to thank Peri Hoskins for being the first guest of 2017 to pay a visit to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their latest releases to your book club. Peri showed early promise as a writer, twice winning a national essay competition while in…
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Merry Christmas, One and All!

As well as celebration, Christmas is a time for reflection and looking forward to the year ahead, and so here is my (small fanfare) Not quite the 12 Days of Christmas.  1 Book Award (An Unknown Woman, Writing Magazine’s Self-Published Book of the Year.) 1 book shortlisted for Book of the Year (An Unknown Woman,…
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In the Hot Seat: Chairing Triskele LitFest’s Historical Fiction Panel

Way back in September, what already feels like a lifetime ago, I chaired the historical fiction panel at Triskele LitFest. We had a lot of fun on the day. I’d like to think that was at least in part due to the preparation I put in, but it was probably down to the fantastic line-up!…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Rosemary A Johns

Fantasy Rebel

Today I’m delighted to welcome Rosemary A Johns to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their latest releases to your book club. Rosemary wrote her first novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Cindy Rinaman Marsch

Today I’m delighted to welcome Cindy Rinaman Marsch to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their latest releases to your book club. Cindy is a debut novelist in her 50s who spent decades reading and teaching writing after college, laying material in store for this new season…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Linda Huber

Today I’m delighted to welcome Linda Huber back to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their latest releases to your book club. Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Katharine D’Souza

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Katharine D’Souza to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about the books they’d like to persuade your club to read. If you want to pose a question of your own, just add a comment at the end. Katharine writes contemporary fiction, most of…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Ellie Stevenson

On her new release, The Floozy in the Park

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Ellie Stevenson to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about the books they’d like to persuade your club to read. If you want to pose a question of your own, just add a comment at the end. Ellie has written two previous novels,…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Christopher Bowden

Talking about his latest release, The Purple Shadow

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Christopher Bowden to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about the books they’d like to persuade your club to read. If you want to pose a question of your own, you’ll have the opportunity to do so at the end. Christopher lives in…
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