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Virtual Book Club: Meet Philippa Rees

Today I’m delighted to welcome Philippa Rees to Virtual Book Club, a series in which I put questions to authors. If you get to the end and there’s anything else you’d like to know, please feel free to post your questions. Philippa was born in South Africa and fatherless and by the age of two,…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet the author, Betsy Talbot

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Betsy Talbot to Virtual Book Club, a series in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, you’ll have the opportunity to post your questions at the end. Betsy Talbot is a 40-something traveller and author. When she’s not travelling…
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Virtual Book Club: Kristin Gleeson introduces Along The Far Shores

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Kristin Gleeson to my blog. Originally from Philadelphia, Kristin is married to a Cornishman and lives in the West Cork Gaeltacht of Ireland, where she teaches art classes, plays harp, sings in an Irish choir and runs two book clubs for the village library.   She holds a Masters in Library…
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Fat Nude Writing

Born into a family gospel/ bluegrass band, Joni grew up on stage, opening for huge-haired, sequin-bedazzled country-western legends of the 1960s. She has always loved setting words in rows and started seriously writing in the 1980s while living on a fire tower in California’s Trinity Wilderness with her husband. She kept writing for the love of it as…
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Author Interview: Pelham McMahon

In 2013, I had the great pleasure of hearing John Irving speak at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. It’s hard to believe that so gifted a writer is dyslexic, but Irving claimed that this condition is one of greatest gifts. Knowing that he had to work twice as hard at school as his contemporaries, he developed the…
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Author Interview: Alice Furse on the launch of her debut novel

Not all routes to third-party publication are conventional, but the speed at which my guest Alice Furse was picked up is certainly unusual. I first came across Alice at last year’s London Author Fair. She had recently self-published her first novel, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. Shortly afterwards she was approached by Burning Eye Books,…
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