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Author Q&A with Cath Barton #NovellaNovember

Authors, Book launch By November 16, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , 9 Comments

Author of award-winning novella The Plankton Collector, Cath Barton, joins me for a #NovellaNovember Q&A to celebrate the publication of her second novella, In the Sweep of the Bay, which comes out later this month. There’s no definitive definition as such, so can you tell me what you understand a novella to be? The simple answer is that it’s a…

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Guest post: Author Evonne Wareham on Researching Locations in Lockdown

Authors, Writing By October 20, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

A big thank you to Kath – and Squizzey – for inviting me onto the blog today to mark the publication of my fifth book, A Wedding on the Riviera. One of my trademarks as a writer is my fondness for glamorous locations. Kath suggested I might talk about the complexities of researching locations when in lockdown – so that’s…

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Cow Girl: Q&A with Author Kirsty Eyre, 2019 #CWIP Prize Winner

Authors By June 21, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I’m wearing my Comedy Women In Print (CWIP) hat and sharing Q&A duties with Helen Lederer today. While she puts much funnier questions to Kirsty Eyre over on the CWIP blog, I’m posing some of my own to the inaugural (CWIP) Unpublished Novel Prize Winner. Congratulations on your win, Kirsty, and Happiest of Publication weeks to you with the audiobook…

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The Lonely Fajita: Q&A with author Abigail Mann

Authors, Blog tour By May 14, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Welcome Abigail. First of all, congratulations on being runner-up in the inaugural 2019 CWIP Prize for an Unpublished Novel but also Happiest of Publication Days to you! The Lonely Fajita is out as an ebook today with audiobook and paperback following later this year. You’ve had quite a year. Can you give us an idea of what it’s been like?…

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Author Q&A & #Giveaway: Summer in San Remo by Evonne Wareham

Authors, Giveaway By August 21, 2018 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

I’m welcoming author Evonne Wareham to the Nut Press today to talk about her most recent release, Summer in San Remo, which I reviewed here. You can also win a signed copy below. What three words would you use to describe Summer in San Remo? Sunny, flirty, enigmatic. Summer in San Remo is a departure from your previous books which…

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Author Q&A: Dazzling the Gods by Tom Vowler

Authors, Giveaway, Short Stories By August 1, 2018 Tags: , , 4 Comments

I’m welcoming Tom Vowler to the blog today. Tom is the author of short story collection, The Method, novels What Lies Within and That Dark Remembered Day and is here to talk about his latest story collection, Dazzling the Gods, which I reviewed for Wales Arts Review.  Tom, you travel from Ireland to Paris, the Gaza Strip, from London to…

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Guest Post: A Sense of Place by Alex Christofi #LetUsBeTrue

Authors, Blog tour, Books By August 9, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

I’m very happy to welcome Alex Christofi today as part of the blog tour for his latest novel, Let Us Be True. Set in post-war Paris, it follows the stories of Ralf and Elsa, who meet there but come from elsewhere, and is a fascinating take on love and loss, home, belonging, and identity, especially that which we choose to conceal and how we present to…

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Writing Elba: Guest post by Emylia Hall #TheThousandLightsHotel

Authors, Blog tour, Books By July 14, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Author Emylia Hall is my guest today as part of The Thousand Lights Hotel blog tour. As we’re both huge fans of Tim Winton, it’s little surprise that place is as important to her in books as it is to me. Which is why I’m thrilled to host Emylia’s post on writing place and the island of Elba, the setting for her latest novel,…

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Author Q&A and Book Review: All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg #AllGrownUp #BlogTour

Authors, Blog tour, Book reviews By April 11, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I’m excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg today as part of the blog tour for her latest novel, All Grown Up. Here’s who and what it’s all about: Andrea is a single, childless 39-year-old woman who tries to navigate family, sexuality, friendships and a career she never wanted, but battles with thoughts and desires that few…

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Author Interview: Louise Walters #ALifeBetweenUs

Authors By April 4, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Last Thursday, I reviewed A Life Between Us. Today I’m delighted to welcome Louise Walters to the Nut Press to talk about her second novel. Louise, I’m interested in where A Life Between Us began for you.  I started with one character, Tina (called Nell initially), and I knew she was missing somebody important. Everything else followed on from that. Do…

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