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Virtual Book Club: Amy C. Spahn

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Amy C. Spahn 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, or she is willing to Skype into book clubs. When asked how…
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Virtual Book Club: Rebecca Bryn

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Rebecca Bryn 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. Rebecca Bryn lives on a smallholding in West Wales with her husband,…
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Virtual Book Club: Rebecca Lombardo

This week on Virtual Book Club, I’m handing the reins over to Rebecca Lombardo, as hers is a story best told firsthand. Rebecca is an author and mental health advocate. She lives in a suburb of Michigan with her husband, Joseph, and five cats. She has three brothers and one sister.  In 1992, at the…
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Virtual Book Club: Kathy Shuker talks about her novel, Silent Faces, Painted Ghosts

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Kathy Shuker to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases. Kathy was born and raised in the north west of England. She trained as a physiotherapist but soon had to give the work up due to a back injury. Subsequently…
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Virtual Book Club: Ian Andrew talks about his latest novel, Face Value

Today I’m delighted to welcome Ian Andrew to Virtual Book Club, a series of interviews in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases and their writing lives. Born in Northern Ireland, Ian Andrew joined the Royal Air Force at 18 as an aircraft technician. Subsequently Commissioned as an Intelligence Officer he served…
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Virtual Book Club: Jan Ruth on her novel, Silver Rain

Today I’m delighted to welcome Jan Ruth to Virtual Book Club, a series of interviews in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases and their writing lives. Jan lives in Snowdonia, North Wales, UK. This ancient, romantic landscape is a perfect setting for Jan’s fiction, or simply daydreaming in the heather. Jan writes…
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Virtual Book Club: George Polley

Today I’m delighted to welcome George Polley to Virtual Book Club, a series of interviews in which I put questions to authors about their latest releases and their writing lives. George was born in Santa Barbara, California and raised in Seattle, Washington. Early in 2008, he and his wife moved to Sapporo, Japan so that…
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Meet the author: Josa Young

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Josa Young to my blog. Josa was born in Kent, England. She couldn’t read until she was seven due to spending all her time outside, and then proceeded to devour libraries of novels when forced to come indoors to be educated. She studied English Literature at Cambridge, and had a…
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Meet the author: Amanda Sington-Williams

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Amanda Sington-Williams to my blog. Amanda lives in Brighton and writes short stories and novels. Her inspiration comes from travelling and other authors such as Emily Barr, Ian McEwan and Margaret Attwood. She comes from a family of writers. Her cousin, Derrick Sington was renowned for his post war non-fiction work,…
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A Celebration of Reading, by Outside the Box: Women Writing Women

When we produced Outside the Box: Women Writing Women, we asked readers to take a risk. To step outside their comfort zones and try something new. An author or a genre they hadn’t experimented with in the past. This was no small ask. As Will Gompertz, arts editor for the BBC pointed out earlier this…
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