Skip to Content

Tag Archives: Authors

A Day in the Life: Meet Angelena Boden

Today I’m delighted to welcome Angelena Boden to my blog to talk about her writing life.  Angelena (M.Soc.Sc PGDE) has spent thirty-five years as an international training consultant, specialising in behavioural management and conflict resolution. She trained in Transactional Analysis, the psychology of communication and behaviour, her preferred tool for counselling and coaching. Amongst her many…
» Continue Reading

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…
» Continue Reading

Virtual Book Club: Debbie Young introduces Best Murder in Show

Today I’m delighted to welcome English Author Debbie Young to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Debbie has just launched the first in her new cosy mystery novel series, Best Murder in Show, hailed by Katie Fforde as “a cracking example…
» Continue Reading

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,…
» Continue Reading

A Day in the Life: Meet Victoria Doughtery

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…
» Continue Reading

Virtual Book Club: Meet Ellie Stevenson

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,…
» Continue Reading

Virtual Book Club: Meet Kathy Shuker

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…
» Continue Reading

Virtual Book Club: Linn Parker

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Linn Parker 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. Linn Parker is…
» Continue Reading

Virtual Book Club: Heidi Skarie

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Heidi Skarie to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases. If you’d like to pose a question, you’ll have the opportunity to do so at the end. Heidi writes historical fiction and science fiction novels that are an intoxicating amalgam…
» Continue Reading

Virtual Book Club: Amy C. Spahn

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Amy C. Spahn to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases. If you would like to pose a question, you’ll have the opportunity to do so at the end, or she is willing to Skype into book clubs. When asked how…
» Continue Reading