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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: Leonora Meriel introduces The Woman Behind the Waterfall

Today I’m delighted to welcome Leonora Meriel to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Leonora grew up in London and studied literature at the University of Edinburgh and Queen’s University, Ontario. She worked at the United Nations in New York, and…
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Virtual Book Club: Jane Davis introduces An Unchoreographed Life

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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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: Jay Lemming

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Jay Lemming 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. Jay is the…
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Virtual Book Club: Karl Drinkwater

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Karl Drinkwater to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about the books they would like to persuade your book club to read. If you want to pose a question, you’ll have the opportunity to do so at the end. There is also a…
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Unforgettable Books by Exceptional Writers

I have never been very good at keeping secrets, but I have just about managed to keep this one under wraps. I am very excited to announce that my novel An Unchoreographed Life has been selected for inclusion in a fantastic new collaborative project. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing you to the six…
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