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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: 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

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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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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Virtual Book Club: Meet Rosemary A Johns

Today I’m delighted to welcome Rosemary A Johns to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their latest releases to your book club. Rosemary wrote her first novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Cindy Rinaman Marsch

Today I’m delighted to welcome Cindy Rinaman Marsch to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their latest releases to your book club. Cindy is a debut novelist in her 50s who spent decades reading and teaching writing after college, laying material in store for this new season…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Linda Huber

Today I’m delighted to welcome Linda Huber back to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their latest releases to your book club. Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Katharine D’Souza

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Katharine D’Souza 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. Katharine writes contemporary fiction, most of…
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Why there seems to be more pressure with every new release

In May 2016, while completing the final edits for my novel, My Counterfeit Self, I learned that my 2015 novel, An Unknown Woman, had won Writing Magazine’s Self-Published Book of the Year Award. They called it ‘an outstanding publication in every way.’ But, even as I was cracking open the champagne, the devil on my…
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