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A Day in the Life: James Conroyd Martin

Today, I’m delighted to welcome James Conroyd Martin to my blog. James is the award-winning author of Push Not the River, a novel based on the diary of a countess in 1790’s Poland; Against a Crimson Sky, which continues the family saga into the Napoleonic era; and The Warsaw Conspiracy, detailing the young Polish cadets’ November…
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Virtual Book Club: Mary Maddox introduces Darkroom

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Mary Maddox to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their books to your club.   Mary is a suspense, horror, and dark fantasy novelist with what The Charleston Times-Courier calls a “Ray Bradbury-like gift for deft, deep-shadowed description.” Born in Soldiers Summit, high…
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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: LG Thomson introduces Boyle’s Law

Today, I’m delighted to welcome LG Thomson to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their books to your club.   LG Thomson was born in Glasgow and grew up in modernist new town experiment, Cumbernauld, best known as the setting of Bill Forsyth’s film, Gregory’s Girl. She has…
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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 Melissa Addey

I’m delighted to welcome Melissa Addey to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Melissa grew up and was home educated on an Italian hill farm. She spent fifteen years in business developing new products and mentoring entrepreneurs before becoming a…
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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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