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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: 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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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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Virtual Book Club: Aimee Juarez introduces The Sitting Room

Today I’m delighted to welcome Aimee Juarez to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Aimee has always had a penchant for history, investigative research, mysticism, lore, spirituality, and the paranormal. Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Aimee grew up dreaming…
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Virtual Book Club: Merryn Allingham introduces The Buttonmaker’s Daughter

Today I’m delighted to welcome Merryn Allingham to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Merryn Allingham worked for many years as a university lecturer and between job, family and pets, there was little time to write. But when the pressures eased, she…
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Virtual Book Club: Dianne Ascroft introduces The Yankee Years

Today I’m delighted to welcome Dianne Ascroft to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Dianne Ascroft writes historical and contemporary fiction, often with an Irish connection. Her series The Yankee Years is a collection of Short Reads and novels set in…
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A Day in the Life: James Conroyd Martin

Today, I’m delighted to welcome James Conroyd Martin to my blog. James is the award-winning author of Push Not the River, a novel based on the diary of a countess in 1790’s Poland; Against a Crimson Sky, which continues the family saga into the Napoleonic era; and The Warsaw Conspiracy, detailing the young Polish cadets’ November…
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My newsletter subscribers responded. I listened.

I received a massive 70% reply rate to a survey I issued to my newsletter subscribers. Thanks to them, I now have a fairly good idea how subscribers felt about the free copy of I Stopped Time they received in return for their email address.  They rated it 4.77 out of 5. 76% recommended it…
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Virtual Book Club: Meet Melissa Addey

I’m delighted to welcome Melissa Addey to Virtual Book Club, my interview series in which I give authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Melissa grew up and was home educated on an Italian hill farm. She spent fifteen years in business developing new products and mentoring entrepreneurs before becoming a…
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In the Hot Seat: Chairing Triskele LitFest’s Historical Fiction Panel

Way back in September, what already feels like a lifetime ago, I chaired the historical fiction panel at Triskele LitFest. We had a lot of fun on the day. I’d like to think that was at least in part due to the preparation I put in, but it was probably down to the fantastic line-up!…
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