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Virtual Book Club: Louise Walters introduces A Life Between Us

Today I’m delighted to welcome Louise Walters to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Louise was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire in 1967, and still lives in the area. She was educated at two local village primary schools, before attending my secondary school,…
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A Day in the Life: Meet Victoria Doughtery

One of Twelve Acclaimed Authors Participating in Book Club Gold

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Victoria Dougherty to describe a day in her life. Victoria is the author of The Bone Church, Welcome to the Hotel Yalta and Cold. She writes fiction, drama, and essays. Her work has been published or profiled in the New York Times, USA Today, The International Herald Tribune, and elsewhere. Earlier in…
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Virtual Book Club: Kassandra Lamb introduces Anxiety Attack

#9 in the Kate Huntington Series

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Kassandra Lamb to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their books to your club.  Writing and psychology have always vied for first place on Kassandra Lamb’s Greatest Passions list. In her youth, she had to decide between writing and paying the bills….
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Virtual Book Club: Jane Davis introduces An Unchoreographed Life

Now available on Kindle Unlimited (free to subscribers)

That’s right folks. I’ve hi-jacked my own author interview series to cast the spotlight on my 2014 novel, An Unchoreographed Life, one of two of my novels that are now available as part of Kindle Unlimited. You already know who I am, so let’s get straight down to the nitty gritty. Let’s start with the…
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A very special offer: Free Reads for Smart Women

One weekend only. Twelve new worlds to discover.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. A very special promotion called Free Reads for Smart Women is taking place this weekend (24th – 28th February). This will give you the opportunity to snap up twelve FREE books by twelve brilliant women. But ignore the dates on the flyer. You can get…
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My newsletter subscribers responded. I listened.

I received a massive 70% reply rate to a survey I issued to my newsletter subscribers. Thanks to them, I now have a fairly good idea how subscribers felt about the free copy of I Stopped Time they received in return for their email address.  They rated it 4.77 out of 5. 76% recommended it…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Katrina Kirkwood

And discover how she unlocked her grandmother's secret story

I’m delighted to welcome Katrina Kirkwood to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. After leaving a career as a research scientist to bring up four children then retraining as an artist, Katrina found herself working as a digital storyteller in the…
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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 Kathy Shuker

On That Still and Whispering Place

Virtual Book Club is back after a short autumn break and today I’m delighted to welcome Kathy Shuker, who would like to persuade your book club to read her new release, That Still and Whispering Place. (Even the title gives me shivers.) If you would like to pose a question of your own, you’ll have the…
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Haweswater: A Literary Pilgrimage

In search of a drowned village

Yesterday, en route to Penrith station for the journey home, our minicab driver asked what had brought us to Haweswater. I told her that it was Sarah Hall’s novel. In fact, I have been trying to get to Haweswater for the past three years. At Easter 2015, we made it up from Kentmere to the…
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