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Virtual Book Club: Lucy Biederman introduces The Walmart Book of the Dead

Today’s offering is a very special edition of Virtual Book Club. Earlier this year, Vine Leave Press invited me to judge a competition of vignettes. One of those vignettes was called  The Walmart Book of the Dead and my guest today is its author, Lucy Biederman. It’s an opportunity for me to congratulate Lucy on both…
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Virtual Book Club: Roz Morris introduces Not Quite Lost

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Roz Morris to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their latest publication to your book club. Roz is an award-nominated novelist (My Memories of a Future Life; Lifeform Three), book doctor to award-winning writers (Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012), has sold 4 million…
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Virtual Book Club: Pam Francis introduces Someone Like Me

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Pam Francis to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Pam is a journalist who writes for national newspapers and magazines. After many years of interviewing some of the biggest names in showbiz, she thought it was about…
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A Day in the Life: Sylvia Howe on the lessons learned in publishing her first novel

Today I am delighted to welcome Sylvia Howe to my occasional author interview series, A Day in the Life.  Sylvia’s family has had connections with India since the days of the East India Company. She is the last recent generation to have been born there, growing up on a tea estate in Bangladesh, taught by…
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A Day in the Life: Meet author Val Portelli

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Val Portelli to A Day in the Life, my occasional interview series in which authors give an insight into their writing routines, rituals and superstitions.  Despite receiving her first rejection letter aged nine from some lovely people at a well-known women’s magazine, she continued writing intermittently until a freak accident…
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Virtual Book Club: Linda MacDonald introduces The Man in the Needlecord Jacket

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Linda MacDonald to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Linda is the author of four independently published novels: Meeting Lydia and the stand-alone sequels, A Meeting of a Different Kind, The Alone Alternative and The Man in…
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Virtual Book Club: Anne Coates introduces Death’s Silent Judgement

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Anne Coates to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Anne is a freelance journalist who has written seven non-fiction books and two collections of short stories. Death’s Silent Judgement is the second Hannah Weybridge thriller set in…
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Virtual Book Club: Vicky Adin introduces Gwenna

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Vicky Adin to Virtual Book Club, an interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Vicky is a New Zealand historical fiction author. She lives on the North Shore of Auckland within walking distance of the beach, the coffee shops and inspiration. After decades…
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Virtual Book Club: John Mayer introduces The Trial, Book 1 of the Parliament House Series

Today I’m delighted to welcome John Mayer to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. John Mayer left school aged fourteen because the school was in a gang war zone and he wasn’t learning enough to satisfy his intellectual curiosity. He read…
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Virtual Book Club: Madeleine Black introduces her survivor’s memoir Unbroken

Today I’m delighted to welcome Madeleine Black to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their books to your book club. At the age of thirteen Madeleine Black faced more physical and emotional trauma than most ordinary people do in a lifetime. Violently gang raped and abused, Madeleine…
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