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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: Andy Graham introduces Aijlan – The Silk Revolution

Today I’m delighted to welcome Andy Graham to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  British author Andy was born and brought up on the fringes of Europe, and now lives in the heart of Europe – Prague. He says that he…
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Virtual Book Club: Merryn Allingham introduces The Buttonmaker’s Daughter

Today I’m delighted to welcome Merryn Allingham to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Merryn Allingham worked for many years as a university lecturer and between job, family and pets, there was little time to write. But when the pressures eased, she…
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Virtual Book Club: Dianne Ascroft introduces The Yankee Years

Today I’m delighted to welcome Dianne Ascroft to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Dianne Ascroft writes historical and contemporary fiction, often with an Irish connection. Her series The Yankee Years is a collection of Short Reads and novels set in…
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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…
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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: 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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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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