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Virtual Book Club: Jean Gill introduces Song Hereafter

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Jean Gill to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Jean is a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with two scruffy dogs, a beehive named Endeavour, a Nikon D750 and a man. For…
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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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The Night When the Trees Fell Down

Reflections on These Fragile Things and The Great Storm of 1987

The Great Storm of 1987 was an unreal experience for me. It coincided with the last night of a holiday, a week during which I’d had no access to newspapers, television or radio. In South East England whirlwinds ravaged, but in Cornwall (two hundred and eighty miles due west), I was shaken awake. The house…
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Virtual Book Club: Catherine Hokin introduces Blood and Roses

Today I’m delighted to welcome Catherine Hokin to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Catherine is a Glasgow-based author whose fascination with the medieval period began during a History degree which included studies into witchcraft, women and the role of political…
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I Stopped Time 10 years on. Go on. Ask me that question again.

This month (just in time for the holidays) I’m taking part in an enormous book giveaway which really does offer something for everyone. You’ll find all the details below.  But first, I thought I would share with you an extract from an interview with the US eBook library service. Self-e, about my novel, I Stopped Time, one of…
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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: Keith Dixon introduces One Punch

Today I’m delighted to welcome Keith Dixon to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Keith says that he began writing as a presumptuous teenager – producing scripts for the TV show ‘The Avengers’ and sending them off full of anticipation and…
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Virtual Book Club: JJ Marsh introduces Bad Apples

Today I’m delighted to welcome JJ Marsh (Jill) back to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Jill is the author of The Beatrice Stubbs series, featured in The Guardian Readers’ Recommend and The Bookseller’s Editor’s Choice She is also: A founder…
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Virtual Book Club: Andrew Wallace Introduces Sons of the Crystal Mind

Today I’m delighted to welcome Andrew Wallace to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Andrew Wallace is the author of two far-future science fiction thrillers whose sub-genre could be described as ‘dystopian’. The first is Sons of the Crystal Mind and…
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Virtual Book Club: Cheryl Edwards introduces A Shot at Peace

Today I’m delighted to welcome Cheryl Edwards to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. (Cheryl is also giving away ten eBooks, details at the end!)   Cheryl has been a creative force from her youngest days. At the age of six,…
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