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Author Interview Part 2: Jo Verity

Authors, Books By December 16, 2015 Tags: , , 6 Comments

Welcome back for Part 2 of my interview with Honno author Jo Verity. (You can read Part 1 here.) Today, we’re talking about her latest novel, Left and Leaving.  Photographer Gil is on an extended grey gap-year, working in the London hospital to which Vivian brings Irene for emergency treatment; together they try to establish calm amid the chaos. Irene is thrilled with…

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Author Interview Part 1: Jo Verity

Authors By December 15, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

One of the books I’ve most enjoyed reading this year has been Left and Leaving by Jo Verity. It’s a great contemporary novel set in London, in a winter which mutes that hectic city, and is as much a story about the random connections we form as well as the more problematic relationship between a daughter and her widowed father. It’s…

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Author Interview: Stephanie Butland #TheOtherHalfofmyHeart blog tour

Authors, Blog tour, Books By October 27, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

My guest today is author Stephanie Butland whose wonderful first novel Letters to my Husband I reviewed here. Today Stephanie’s stopping off on her blog tour for her second novel, The Other Half of My Heart, which came out last Thursday. Here’s what it’s about:  “It smelled bittersweetly of sourdough, and there was the trace of hot, fresh bread in the…

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An Evening with Kate Hamer, or When the Squirrel in the Red Coat met The Girl in the Red Coat

Authors, Events By March 28, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

I lived in Roath when I was a student but haven’t spent much time there since moving back to Wales in 1999. Except for the past week when I’ve been there not once, but twice. The second time was on Thursday evening, when Squizzey and I went to an event with local author Kate Hamer at the wonderful Wellfield Bookshop…

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Author Interview: Rachael Richey

Authors By February 27, 2015 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

I’m really happy to welcome Rachael Richey to the Nut Press. Rachael is a member of an online writing group I belong to and her debut novel, Storm Rising, is out today! She’s very kindly agreed to give an author interview but first, here’s what Storm Rising is all about: Frontman of the grunge rock band NightHawk, Gideon Hawk has had…

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Author Interview: Helen Lederer #HelensLosingIt Blog Tour

Authors, Blog tour, Books By February 17, 2015 Tags: , , , 7 Comments

Welcome to the final stop on Helen Lederer’s Losing It Blog Tour! You’ve read the review, Losing It was launched last Thursday and is currently out in the world in a bookshop near you, so now it’s time to talk to its author. I’m thrilled to welcome the lovely Helen Lederer to the Nut Press today. I now know which Millie…

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#WriteFoxy Writers’ Inspiration Day

Authors, Events, Writing By February 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

This year, I decided that my New Year was going to start in February, and not a month earlier with the rest of the Western World. No, I’m not Chinese and no, I haven’t changed my belief system. I just wanted to do the New Year, new start, new self, new words thing by stealth. No shouting about my resolutions at…

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That Dark Remembered Day Blog Tour

Authors, Blog tour, Books By July 31, 2014 Tags: , , , No Comments

One family, one town, devastated by one tragic event. Can you ever know what those closest to you are really capable of? When Stephen gets a phone call to say his mother isn’t well, he knows he must go to her straight away. But he dreads going back. He has never been able to understand why his mother chose to…

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Kim Curran GLAZE Blog Tour

Authors, Blog tour, Book reviews By May 9, 2014 Tags: , 1 Comment

It’s Day Two of the GLAZE Blog Tour and I’m thrilled to be taking part by posting my review of Kim Curran’s latest book, GLAZE. Set in a slightly future London, GLAZE is a thrilling and thought-provoking read and one I’d recommend, especially if you’re a regular user of any social network. Why? Because GLAZE is a futuristic social network that everyone…

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World Book Day shelfie

Authors, Books, Events By March 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

It’s World Book Day today and there’s been a lot of bookish fun happening on Twitter and FB to celebrate. I’ve had some great booky conversations; I’ve also been to Cardiff libraries, in particular, Roath library, in order to find a copy of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – because the copy I have is missing some…

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