Author Archive: Val Penny

The House Between The Tides by Sarah Maine

I was given the much feted novel The House Between The Tides by Sarah Maine as a Christmas Gift. I had heard many good things about the book so I was interested to read it. The story is about a country house and its estate on a remote island in North West Scotland and the …

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The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Tom Halford

I am happy to welcome my friend and fellow author, Tom Halford, to my blog today. Tom’s debut novel was published by Crooked Cat Books in 2018 and he is now writing his second novel which will be published in 2019. Thanks for having me on this blog, Val. I really appreciate it. When I …

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I Am Death by Chris Carter

The last time I chose a book by Chris Carter, my local library was having a clear out and I chose to read An Evil Mind. It is reviewed on this site – https://bookreviewstoday.info/2017/10/11/an-evil-mind-by-chris-carter/ So it was with I Am Death. The library was selling old stock at vastly reduced prices and I purchased the book. I …

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The Deaths on the Black Rocks by BRM Stewart

I am part of the Love Books Group Tour for the exciting new novel by BRM Stewart. I am really looking forward to reading this, especially since the author has shared an enticing extract here. Blurb It’s been a year since Rima Khalaf died in a fall from the Black Rock, deemed to be a …

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The 5 writing Questions by guest author Susan Barnard

Susan Barnard is not only a gifted author in her own right, but she is also an editor of great patience, insight and lightness of touch. For all these reasons I am thrilled to have her visit my blog today to discuss her writing habits. WHEN? I don’t have a set writing routine. Some writers …

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The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Patricia M Osborne

I am thrilled that my friend and fellow Swanwicker, Patricia M. Osborne, has agreed to visit my blog today to explain about her writing journey. Over to you, Patricia. Hi Val, thank you for inviting me over to your blog today to talk about my writing. When Did I Start To Write? I’ve been writing …

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Me before You by Jojo Moyes

I had never read any books by Jojo Moyes, until Me before You became our book of the month for our book group. Me Before You tells the story of a successful young attorney, Will Traynor, who is seriously injured in an accident as a result of which he becomes wheel chair bound and quadriplegic. …

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The 5 Questions about my Writing by guest author Allison Symes

One of my dearest friends, whom I met through the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, is the talented flash fiction writer and blogger Allison Symes. Allison’s writing, I know, inspires younger and less experienced writers. So I am delighted that she joins me today to reveal her answers to 5 questions about her writing. Many thanks …

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The 5 Questions of My Writing by guest author Wendy H. Jones

It is a pleasure to welcome back to my blog the big noise amongst modern Scottish authors, Wendy H Jones. She is here to explain about her writing and tell a bit about her fabulous books. Thank you so much for taking time out to visit, Wendy: over to you. When I write. When I …

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Need You Dead by Peter James

It had been a long time since I had read a novel by Peter James, not for any particular reason, just because I was reading so many other good books. So I treated myself to Need You Dead. This is the 13th book in the Roy Grace books, this is a series that is so …

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