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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: 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: 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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Virtual Book Club: JJ Marsh introduces Bad Apples

Today I’m delighted to welcome JJ Marsh (Jill) back to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Jill is the author of The Beatrice Stubbs series, featured in The Guardian Readers’ Recommend and The Bookseller’s Editor’s Choice She is also: A founder…
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Virtual Book Club: Andrew Wallace Introduces Sons of the Crystal Mind

Today I’m delighted to welcome Andrew Wallace to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Andrew Wallace is the author of two far-future science fiction thrillers whose sub-genre could be described as ‘dystopian’. The first is Sons of the Crystal Mind and…
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Virtual Book Club: Cheryl Edwards introduces A Shot at Peace

Today I’m delighted to welcome Cheryl Edwards to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. (Cheryl is also giving away ten eBooks, details at the end!)   Cheryl has been a creative force from her youngest days. At the age of six,…
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Virtual Book Club: Andy Graham introduces Aijlan – The Silk Revolution

Today I’m delighted to welcome Andy Graham to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  British author Andy was born and brought up on the fringes of Europe, and now lives in the heart of Europe – Prague. He says that he…
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Behind the Book: The story behind Life in a Hospice: reflections on caring for the dying

This week, Virtual Book Club is taking a break and I’m handing over to Ann Richardson. Ann has worked as a social researcher most of her working life, writing books, articles and reports from interviews with ordinary people about specific health and social care problems. Most of this writing was addressed to professionals working in…
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Virtual Book Club: Merryn Allingham introduces The Buttonmaker’s Daughter

One of Twelve Acclaimed Authors Participating in Book Club Gold

Today I’m delighted to welcome Merryn Allingham to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Merryn Allingham worked for many years as a university lecturer and between job, family and pets, there was little time to write. But when the pressures eased, she…
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