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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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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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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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Do Something Amazing: Support Authors for Grenfell

No one in the UK can be unaware of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, earlier this month, but many of my readers are from further afield. Fire broke out at a high rise residential tower block in West London, home to between 400 and 600 people. So far 79 people have been declared dead, but…
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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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Virtual Book Club: Kassandra Lamb introduces Anxiety Attack

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Kassandra Lamb to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their books to your club.  Writing and psychology have always vied for first place on Kassandra Lamb’s Greatest Passions list. In her youth, she had to decide between writing and paying the bills….
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Virtual Book Club: Jane Davis introduces An Unchoreographed Life

That’s right folks. I’ve hi-jacked my own author interview series to cast the spotlight on my 2014 novel, An Unchoreographed Life, one of two of my novels that are now available as part of Kindle Unlimited. You already know who I am, so let’s get straight down to the nitty gritty. Let’s start with the…
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A very special offer: Free Reads for Smart Women

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. A very special promotion called Free Reads for Smart Women is taking place this weekend (24th – 28th February). This will give you the opportunity to snap up twelve FREE books by twelve brilliant women. But ignore the dates on the flyer. You can get…
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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 Katharine D’Souza

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Katharine D’Souza to Virtual Book Club, an interview series in which I put questions to authors about the books they’d like to persuade your club to read. If you want to pose a question of your own, just add a comment at the end. Katharine writes contemporary fiction, most of…
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