Author Archive: Val Penny

The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance by Lali A Love

I am pleased to be included in the blog tour run by Love Books Tour for the fabulous book by Lali A Love, The De-Coding of Jo: Hall of Ignorance. Enjoy the tour. The Blurb When a demonic parasite turns her classmates into an army of sleepwalkers, sixteen-year-old Jo must confront her celestial identity and …

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Tripping the Light Fantastic by Allison Symes

At long last, the second collection of Flash Fiction by Allison Symes is available now. I thoroughly enjoyed the clever twists in the tiny stories told by Symes in her debut book, From Light to Dark and Back Again. That book was a joy to read and inspired many young writers to try their hand …

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An Interview with Wendy H Jones

It is a real pleasure to have Wendy H. Jones visit today. She writes books for both adults and children and is presently Chair of The Scottish Writers’ Association. The Books Wendy’s Cass Claymore mysteries begin with the novel Antiques and Alibis. It is exciting and hilarious in equal measure. Cass Claymore, a red headed, …

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The Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham

I am delighted to be taking part in the launch tour run by Love Books Tour @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for the fabulous new novel by Lexie Conyngham, The Slaughter of Leith Hall. Enjoy the tour. The Blurb ‘See, Charlie, it might be near twenty year since Culloden, but there’s plenty hard feelings still amongst the Jacobites, and …

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Interview with Michelle Cook

I am joined today by the fabulous new author, Michelle Cook whose debut novel, Tipping Point launches this month. Thank you for joining me today, Michelle.  1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? Thank you for having me over for a cuppa, Val. These cakes you baked are delicious J. I live in …

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Settlement by Anne Stormont

Settlement is the second novel in Anne Stormont’s @writeanne trilogy set on the beautiful Scottish Isle of Skye. It is a privilege to be part of the blog tour arranged by Love Book Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for this fine novel. Enjoy the tour. Settlement is the sequel to literary romance novel, Displacement, but it can be …

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Burying Bad News by Paula Williams

I have enjoyed each of the novels by Paula Williams so, recently when I had a particularly stressful time to endure, I turned to one of my favourite authors for comfort. There’s nothing like murders in Much Winchmoor to cheer me up! The Blurb One severed head, two warring neighbours – and a cold-blooded killer …

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An Interview with Helen Matthews

Today author Helen Matthews joins me to talk about her writing journey. Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to chat with me, Helen. Hi Val and thanks for hosting me. When I started to explore the Darkstroke catalogue I identified your Hunter series as the kind of crime novels my husband …

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Hidden by Annabel Chown

I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Hidden by Annabel Chown @annabelchown arranged by Love Book Tours @lovebooksgroup  The Blurb Annabel lies awake in the early hours after a night partying. She’s not worrying about how to get rid of an unsuitable man in her bed, but what to do …

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Who’s Smiling Now? by Joy Wood

It is always fun to discover an author who is new to you, and who’s books you enjoy. This happened to me recently when I discovered the novel Who’s Smiling Now? written by Joy Wood. I had met Joy at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School and always found her to be great company but it was …

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