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Tuesday Talk welcomes Psychological Suspense Author Keri Beevis talking about writing influences and desert island ‘must haves’

Another Stephen King fan. I blame him for me wearing glasses (reading his books under my duvet with a torch as a teen).

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This week I’m pleased to welcome author Keri Beevis to my blog…

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

Thank you for the welcome, Jo, and for inviting me to take part on your blog.
I am the author of the suspense thrillers, Dead Letter Day and Dead Write, which are part of the Rebecca Angell series, and standalone murder mystery, The Darkness Beneath, and I am based in Norfolk, England, where I live with my two adorable, but naughty, kitties, Ellie and Lola. When I am not writing, I enjoy pub quizzes (I am horribly competitive), dinner parties, chilling in leafy beer gardens, and anything ghostly. (I’m not a firm believer, but find the subject matter fascinating). I also write lifestyle columns for two local magazines.

How did your writing journey begin?

I was fairly shy at school and…

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Posted by on April 17, 2018 in writing

 
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TUESDAY TALK WELCOMES AUTHOR CATHERINE KULLMANN CHATTING ABOUT HER LOVE OF THE REGENCY PERIOD, HEROES AND SOME INTERESTING DINNER GUESTS…

For all historical fans…

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Hi Catherine and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

Hi, Jo and thank you for the invitation to Tuesday Talk. I am Irish and live in Dublin. In the past I have worked in the Irish and New Zealand public services and in the private sector. I am now retired and grateful that I can enjoy all the ‘good things’ of life such as food and wine, travel, music, especially opera, and theatre. My favourite countries to visit are France and Greece. I am never without a book to read or a notebook to scribble in.

Who are your favourite writers and have they influenced your own writing in any way?

Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen pointed me towards the Regency, J R R Tolkien is a wonderful story-teller and P D James and Reginald Hill showed me that so-called ‘popular’ ‘genre’ fiction…

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Posted by on March 27, 2018 in writing

 
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TUESDAY TALK CATCHES UP WITH AUTHOR AND EDITOR FIONA HOGAN, CHATTING ABOUT HER WRITING JOURNEY AND SOME INTERESTING DINNER GUESTS…

A dinner party I’d like to gatecrash…

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author new picHi Fiona and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

Hello, lovely to be here. My name is Fiona Hogan and I’m a writer, blogger, editor and mother of five living in the beautiful midlands of Ireland. I’m an Indie author with four books currently on Amazon. I’m a Tolkien obsessive and zombie freak.

Who are your favourite writers and have they influenced your own writing in any way?

I discovered the joy of Tolkien as a child and am reminded of the Shire in the lovely fey countryside around where I live – I am constantly delighted and in awe of the huge scope of world building and complexity of characters in The Lord of the Rings and if I could ever write anything half as good I would be happy indeed. I also grew up on a diet of gothic horror and…

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Posted by on March 20, 2018 in writing

 
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TUESDAY DAY WELCOMES AUTHOR AND EDITOR MIRIAM DRORI CHATTING ABOUT HER WORK AND DESERT ISLAND MUST HAVES…

I’ve been tempted lately to find that deserted island… 🙂

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ViennaColour250x250Hi Miriam and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

Hi Jo and thank you very much for having me on your blog. I was born and brought up in the UK, but have lived for over forty years in Israel, where I married and had three children, now all grown up. I began my working life as a computer programmer, transferred to technical writing and am now an author and an editor.

The other thing I should say, because it comes up below, is that I developed social anxiety as a child, mostly because of the way I was treated at school, and have lived with it ever since.

What made you decide to move from writing fiction to producing a non-fiction book?

It only seems as if that’s what I did. Actually, I wrote the non-fiction book on social anxiety in 2004…

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Posted by on March 13, 2018 in writing

 
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Tuesday Talk chats to author Katey Lovell about her writing journey, favourite authors and desert island ‘must haves’

Katey and why characters are the focus of our stories.

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Today I’m chatting with Harper Impulse author Katey Lovell

Hi Katey and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

Hi Jo! I’m a romance writer based in South Yorkshire who loves reading, writing, live music and musical theatre.

What made you want to be a writer and how did that journey begin?

I’ve always loved making up stories – as a child I had a lockable notebook that I used to write my first tales down in. As I got older I started writing what would now be called fan-fiction about Take That, and then moved on to poetry and short stories.

In 2014 I was struggling with ill-health (I have Crohn’s Disease, which wasn’t diagnosed at this point, as well as anxiety). I left the job I’d been in for the previous nine years and started working as a lunchtime supervisor, thinking it…

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Posted by on January 16, 2018 in writing

 
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My Ten (actually 12) Favourite Books of 2017…

Some fabulous-looking books (and some by names I know). I need to read more. #busmansholidayasImaneditor

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Recently I’ve seen a few of my blogging contemporaries post lists of their favourite books of 2017. So this year I thought as I hit my target of 60 book on Goodreads I would compile my own list.   These choices are not set out in any particular order, I loved them all.

Pam Howes Mersey Trilogy 

Three books – one choice – they were so good I had to have them all! Oh and tissues definitely required!

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Linn B Halton Secrets of the Villa Rosso – a beautifully written bitter-sweet story

The Sewing Machine

The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie – a great debut novel and oh! that cover

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 Girl in the Castle by Lizzie Lamb – Lizzie always delivers great romances and the hottest of heroes

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White Lies by Ellie Holmes –  A well woven tale of love, betrayal and deceit

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The Man in the Needlecord Jacket by Linda MacDonald –   Manipulative…

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Posted by on December 31, 2017 in writing

 
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The Person I Became (or what I’ve really learned since being published)

An inspirational story for us all…

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If you attend enough events as an author, you will find you are asked the same questions many times over. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because with each response, you are able to fine tune your answers.

‘Are you a goat, or a sheep?’

‘Yes, but where did Mrs Creasy really go?’

‘What have you learned since you’ve been published?’

What have I learned since I’ve been published? I will usually answer, ‘the toilets at Euston Station only take ten and twenty pence pieces,’ and ‘Salisbury is a lot further away than you think.’ The truth is, I have learned more in the last twelve months than I could ever have imagined possible, and (in my current state of editing limbo), I thought I’d take a moment to explain why.

I’m not sure I really thought very much about what would happen when Goats and Sheep was published. I…

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Posted by on December 4, 2017 in writing