Author Archive: Val Penny

Write The Book You Want To Read by guest author Sue Barnard

I am happy to have the talented author, Susan Barnard visiting my blog today to tell us about her writing journey. It is always interestng to learn how writers became authors. Over to you, Sue. It all began way back in 2012, with a surprising prompt: Write The Book You Want To Read. In the …

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The Cold, Cold Sea by Linda Huber

It is my great pleasure to host my friend and fellow author, Linda Huber on the blog today. Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for …

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It’s a Wild Crime Writing Life by guest author Wendy Jones

I am delighted to host my friend and fellow crime writer, Wendy Jones on the blog today. Here she talks about her writing career, her new novel Antiques and Alibis and her new publishing contract. Over to you, Wendy. Life sometimes takes strange twists and turns, and mine is certainly testament to this. My career …

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Winter Writerland by Beatrice Fishback

I recently finished the lovely cosy mystery written by Beatrice Fishback. I have read a couple of the books in her Bethel Manor series of novels, and know I like her style of writing.  Winter Writerland is set at a writer’s conference in central England where American teacher, Daisy, has retired. She meets up with …

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Writing the Brotherhood by guest author Jo Fenton

I am delighted to host my friend and fellow author, Jo Fenton on my blog today. She has recently published her brilliant debut novel, The Brotherhood. Over to you, Jo! Let me take you back to a morning in October 2011… There’s the usual scrum in the kitchen, hubby making his breakfast and washing up; …

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Bone Deep by guest author, Sandra Ireland

I am very excited that talented author, Sandra Ireland has agreed to share an extract from her new novel Bone Deep, on my blog today. It is an exciting story told by an original voice. Thank you for this incite into your book, Sandra. Bone Deep deals with question of what happens when you fall …

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Implant by guest author Ray Clark

I am delighted to welcome Ray Clark to the blog today. His new book, Implant, is a must read for the summer. As a special treat, Ray entices us in today with an excerpt from the book! Over to you, Ray: Bramfield, near Leeds, a sleepy little market town nestled on the borders of West …

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Still Life by Louise Penny

I had never read anything by Canadian author, Louise Penny, and as we share a surname, I decided I should do so. Still Life is her first novel featuring her recurring character Arnaud Gamache, so it seemed as good a place to start as any. The novel was published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks on 1 …

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Night driver by guest author Marcelle Perks

Heavily pregnant Frannie is facing a crisis. An English woman living in Germany, her marriage is failing, her language skills are hopeless, and she feels like a fish out of water in a foreign country. In a positive effort to tackle her problems she learns to drive so she can cope when her baby is …

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Sweatpants At Tiffanie’s by guest author Pernille Hughes

Sweatpants At Tiffanie’s will be published on August 3rd, 2018 in ebook followed by paperback on October 18th, by HarperImpulse. My friend and fellow author Pernille Hughes has taken time out today to stop by and visit my blog to tell me about it. Thank you for this – now over to you, Pernille! This is …

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