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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 of an Author: Tim Gurung

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Tim Gurung to A Day in the Life, an interview series in which authors talk about their writing lives. Tim is the author of eight novels. Born in Nepal, he is based in Hong Kong. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he served in the legendary British Gurkhas army, renowned for their…
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Virtual Book Club: Linda Huber

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Linda Huber to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases and the books they would like your club to read. If you’d like to pose a question, you’ll have the opportunity to do so at the end. Linda Huber grew…
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Virtual Book Club: W.R. Gingell

Today, I’m delighted to welcome W.R. Gingell 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. W.R. is a Tasmanian author who lives in a house with a green…
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Virtual Book Club: Helena Halme introduces The Navy Wife

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Helena Halme 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. Helena grew up in Tampere, central Finland, and moved to the UK at…
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Virtual Book Club: Jana Petken

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Jana Petken 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. The award winning,The Guardian of Secrets was Jana’s first major work of…
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A visit from author Barbara Scott Emmett

Today I’m delighted to welcome author, Barbara Scott Emmett, to my blog. Barbara has published novels, short stories and a book of poetry. Her work has also appeared in anthologies and magazines. She has been fascinated by French poet Arthur Rimbaud for many years and a play about him (Death Without Tears) was performed at the…
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John Irving at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

John Irving is the author who made me want to write. No doubt about it. A Prayer for Owen Meany and Cider House Rules are, quite simply, two of the most inspirational novels that I have read. Why? The characterisation is extraordinary. But there is something else about his work that I admire: he has the confidence to approach…
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