Author Archive: Val Penny

Start by guest author Graham Morgan MBE

It is a pleasure to have Graham Morgan visit my blog today. He and his publishers, Fledgling Press have agreed to share an excerpt from his new biography, Start, as part of a Love Books Group Tour.  This biography does not gloss over or glamorise mental illness, instead Graham Morgan highlights that people can, and …

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Titus Oates – 17th Century Psychopath? by guest author Kate Braithwaite

I am happy to introduce you to my fellow author Kate Braithwaite. Kate is a Britiash author living in the USA who writes gripping historical crime fiction.  I’m imagining that readers of Val Penny love excellent crime fiction andso although I’m a historical novelist, it seemed like a good ideato focus on the criminal side …

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A Fresh Start by guest author Andrew Roberts

My friend and fellow writer ans Swanwicker, Andrew Roberts, has made time to vist the blog to share the remarkably brave changes he has made to his life to advance his writing career. 2018 has been an interesting year for me, with some major changes to my life; I left a full-time accountsjob, paving the …

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Silk Road by Mark Leggatt

I am so pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour run by Love Book Group Tours for the new novel Silk Road by Mark Leggatt. The Blurb Ex-CIA technician Connor Montrose tracks two suspected terrorists to a deserted mountain village in Tuscany, where he witnesses an attack on a US Air Force troop …

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When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig

When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig was the most recent book set for our local book group. It is a social and political history of the town of Clydebank, the city of Glasgow and their surrounding areas. The author covers a wide expanse of Clydeside’s social history from the end of the nineteenth …

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My Writing and Me by guest author Lynn Forth

For many years I was a Lecturer in both English and Teacher Training at the local College. Sadly the paperwork and procedures eventually sucked all the joy out of a career I loved so I left to concentrate on my long-held ambition to write novels. Imagine my delight when my first novel Love in La …

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

I have read several books by Karin Slaughter and enjoyed them so I was looking forward to The Good Daughter coming to the top of my TBR list. The book is a stand alone rather than being part of a series. It took me a while to get into the minds of the characters and …

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Doing It My Way: The Joy Of Being An Authorpreneur by guest author Elizabeth Ducie

I am delighted that my friend and fellow Swanwicker Elizabeth Ducie has taken time to visit my blog today to share her expertese and experience about writing. Elizabeth, over to you. The term authorpreneur is defined in Urban Dictionary as ‘An author who creates a written product, participates in creating their own brand, and actively …

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Stoned Love by guest author Ian Patrick

It is lovely to be part of The Love Book Group Tour and be able to share an excerpt from Stoned Love by Ian Patrick published by Fahrenheit Press. The Blurb Detective Sergeant Sam Batford has been lying low at a remote safe house in the highlands of Scotland. He’s doing his best not to …

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Antiques and Alibis by Wendy H. Jones

Antiques and Alibis by Wendy Jones was in the middle of my TBR pile. Therefore, I was delighted when she and her publishers, Scott and Lawson, arranged a blog tour with Love Books Group Tour and I had an excuse to move this new novel to the top of the list. My favourite genres of books …

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