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TUESDAY TALK WELCOMES WRITER JUNE MOONBRIDGE, CHATTING ABOUT HER CURRENT WRITING PROJECTS, FAVOURITE AUTHORS AND CHOOSING SOME INTERESTING DINNER GUESTS…

Interesting post… and I’d have the first three dinner guests.

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21544097_2011287755822898_4310027102773874027_oGood morning June and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

Hi Jo, and thank you for having me on your blog.
I was born and raised in Slovenia, a small country on the ‘sunny side of the Alps’ as used to be our country’s slogan. Still living here. I’m a full time working mother of two, pursuing the long lasting dreams to become a full time writer. I’m an author of three full length novels in my mother’s tongue and several stories that were published in different magazines, and my latest achievement; I’m an author of two full length novels in English. The third is currently under submission.
Writing, reading, riding and travelling are my favourite activities. While I had to give up  riding due to lack of time, I travel as much as I can. Luckily reading and writing is something I…

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Posted by on November 14, 2017 in writing

 
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TUESDAY TALK WELCOMES KATHRYN HALL AS SHE TALKS ABOUT FAVOURITE AUTHORS, DESERT ISLAND MUST HAVES AND WHAT’S NEXT ON HER WRITING AGENDA…

Ooh, another competition winner. Do you have experience of writing competitions? If so, please email me and you might get included in my Writers’ Forum column. 🙂

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fullsizeoutput_267Good morning Kathryn and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

Hi Jo, and thank you for having me on your blog. It seems quite some time since I walked through the doors of the wonderful world of interviews and blogs, and I feel quite at home!
So, recently married to the love of my life, having at last found happiness (and that last piece of jigsaw I was painstakingly trying to find) I am starting to settle down and continue this lifelong journey of mine – one which involves my passion for writing. I guess my life has been a series of books, many chapters that have usually ended on a cliff-hanger. And now? Well, I’m still a passionate writer, always soul searching, plotting and discovering, but now I’m a happy and passionate writer, content with my life, no longer searching for that…

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Posted by on September 20, 2017 in writing

 
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Bradford Literature Festival – Secrets of Crime Writing – 8 July 2017

A great review of the recent Bradford Lit Fest inc. my very own AA Dhand. For those of you who don’t know, I’m his alpha editor. 🙂

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Yesterday I popped into the Bradford Literature Festival. It is a massive celebration of all kinds of literature, including crime. It is held in Bradford, all across the city. There are just so many events to delight all kinds of reader. I am very impressed to have such a major book event on my doorstep. It is a bookworm’s paradise. Well done, Bradford.

This is a collection of memories, photos and how I met a few lovely authors.

I went to the Secrets of Crime Writing Panel featuring Alex Caan, Vaseem Khan, A. A. Dhand and Abir Mukherjee. They are all best selling authors. Alex Caan wrote Cut ToThe Bone, which I reviewed and raved about for the blog. A. A. Dhand has the incredibly dark Bradford crime series featuring D. I. Harry Virdee, which I think is exceptional. Vaseem Khan is the author…

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Posted by on August 23, 2017 in writing

 
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THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES…

Oh yes, we are far more deadly… and we get to write about it. 🙂

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Many writers have a signature, that is they are well known for writing particular types of  book. It may be romance, chick lit, psychological thrillers, YA or crime. Then there are those who have a geographical signature – setting their stories in a particular country.  In the UK it could be anywhere from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, Liverpool to London.

When I began writing I didn’t realise  I too would develop a signature.  It happened quite accidentally but when working out my plots it seemed my stories always worked well if the person causing all the trouble was female.  In fact, to date, I don’t think there has ever been a bad male character in any of my books.  The inspiration for this kind of woman probably stemmed from watching too many episodes of Dynasty in the 1980s.  Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington really cornered the market where bitchy…

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Posted by on July 28, 2017 in writing

 
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Tuesday Talk welcomes writer Ian Wilfred chatting about his writing journey and favourite holiday escapes…

My escape is to literary festivals, especially long weekend ones. What’s yours?

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Good morning Ian and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

Hello Jo, thank you so much for inviting me today. I’m nearer 60 than 50 but in my head I’m 39. I live on the Norfolk coast very near to the beach with my other half of twenty years. I work full time and write whenever I can. I love my garden and walking my dog on the beach – all very boring to other people but to me I feel very blessed to have the life I have.

How did your writing journey begin?

I have always loved escaping into a good book. I’ve also written the odd story here and there.  Then four years ago I published my first book Putting Right The Past. Soon after that we moved to Norfolk and I’ve only started writing again in the last twelve months…

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Posted by on June 13, 2017 in writing

 
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Today I’m hosting author Lizzie Lamb as she chats about the places that help bring her novels to life…

Why location is so important… Scotland and Norfolk in this case…

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genius loci, the spirit of the place

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Many thanks to Jo for hosting me on her blog and giving me an opportunity to share my novels with you. Readers have told me that they love my descriptions of Scotland and Norfolk. And, I must admit, often a location is the starting place for my novels and then the characters appear in my head, crowding in, demanding that I write down their story. I hope these examples make you want to read on . . . click on each of the links to read a sample on Kindle, buy or share my novels.

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Girl in the Castle – fall in love with a Highlander

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Henri gazed out across the loch, shrouded in a shifting veil of low-lying mist. The castle appeared to float above it and the world beyond seemed unreal, until she spotted Lachlan piloting his boat…

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Posted by on June 5, 2017 in writing

 
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Book Blogger Spotlight – Being Anne

Ooh… a book blogger you may not have discovered… til now. 🙂 Thanks, Rachel.

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Today I have the lovely Anne coming to chat about her blog. Welcome, Anne!
1. How long have you been a book blogger?
Do you know, I had to check – my first blog, on the Blogger platform, launched in February 2013, so just over four years. Fancy reading my first ever post? You’ll find it here – I’ve got a lot better since then, promise!
2. How old is your blog? Did you have any before?
No blog before that, but i’ve always loved reviewing the books I read. I can even remember (and it’s a long, long time ago…) keeping a notebook of reviews i did while awaiting my A-level results – George Orwell really doesn’t need to worry about his reputation. As a grown-up (forget the in-between years – I discovered boys!) I joined a few on-line book groups, reviewed on sites like Librarything and always on…

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Posted by on April 9, 2017 in writing