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Virtual Book Club: Meet Adam Bethlehem

Virtual Book Club is back after its summer break and today I’m delighted to welcome Adam Bethlehem. Adam was born in London but grew up in South Africa. He trained as a doctor and taught physiology before returning to England to study physics. Triple Point Press was founded in 2014 – Mr Einstein and Me…
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Novel London: Where writers meet readers through words

This week Virtual Book Club is taking a break and, instead, I’m delighted to welcome Novel London founder, Safeena Chaudhry, to my blog. Safeena completed a BA Writing at Middlesex University, having spent her last term organising the Literature Festival. She trained as a camera operator and editor but took a break to complete her debut novel, Companions…
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Ditching the Glitter Bomb

Organising indieberlin's First Ever Book Fair, by Noel Maurice

We started out with big ideas. Well doesn’t everyone? There was nothing standing in our way. Apart from the fact that I for one can’t organise my way out of a paper bag. And I speak from experience. Polly would be gone, shuffling tourists around ancient Greece, for most of the months leading up to…
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Virtual Book Club: Kathy Shuker talks about her novel, Silent Faces, Painted Ghosts

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Kathy Shuker to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases. Kathy was born and raised in the north west of England. She trained as a physiotherapist but soon had to give the work up due to a back injury. Subsequently…
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Fat Nude Writing

A guest post from Joni Rodgers

Born into a family gospel/ bluegrass band, Joni grew up on stage, opening for huge-haired, sequin-bedazzled country-western legends of the 1960s. She has always loved setting words in rows and started seriously writing in the 1980s while living on a fire tower in California’s Trinity Wilderness with her husband. She kept writing for the love of it as…
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Guest Post: by featured author Orna Ross

Why I write

Orna Ross describes herself as a conscious creativist, a term she coined to describe those who apply the creative process to all aspects of life. She writes and publishes novels, poems and the Go Creative! books and is Founder/Director of the not-for-profit, global association for author-publishers, The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). The Bookseller has…
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Meet the Author: Joni Rodgers

An in-depth interview with Outside the Box collaborator

Born into a family gospel/ bluegrass band, Joni grew up on stage, opening for huge-haired, sequin-bedazzled country-western legends of the 1960s. She has always loved setting words in rows and started seriously writing in the 1980s while living on a fire tower in California’s Trinity Wilderness with her husband. She kept writing for the love of it as…
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Guest post: How Roz Morris made an Audiobook

Today, I’m handing over the reins to Roz Morris. Roz published nearly a dozen novels and achieved sales of more than four million copies – and nobody saw her name because she was a ghostwriter. She is now proudly self-publishing as herself with two acclaimed literary novels My Memories of a Future Life and Lifeform Three….
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Guess the true statement and win Jessica Bell’s thriller, White Lady!

To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell’s latest novel, White Lady, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true: One of the characters in White Lady ……
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Guest Blog: Bethany Smart’s top eight tips on how to write a book review

Hi, my name is Bethany Smart and I am a fourteen-year-old from Surrey. I have just finished year 9 and during the year I won a national competition for a book review I wrote. The prize includes my review to be published in the Oxford’s new set of classics. I have always been interested in…
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