Author Archive: Val Penny

My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England

I recently picked up a copy of My Husband’s Lies by Caroline England when I was at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. The book was on my TBR list, so I was pleased to see it, but I had never ead anything by this author previously, so I did not know exactly waht to expect. I …

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Elji and Galrass by guest author Colin Sinclair

It is a privilege for me to share an excerpt from Elji and Galrass by Colin Sinclair today. It is the first book in The Essence Saga, published by World Castle Publishing LLC and it is with thanks to Love Book Group Tours that I am able to give you this extract. Do have a …

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My Writing Journey by guest author Moira Cormack

My friend and fellow author, Morag Cormack stops by the blog today to tell us all about her novel writing. Enjoy her interesting experiences here. Moira Cormack’s first novel, The Witch of Land and Sea, was published in 2016. It started as a ten minute exercise on a creative writing holiday with Magical Journeys. Since …

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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a very well-respected Canadian author, but I had never read any of her books so I was pleased when this novel was book of the month at our book group, even if it was 545 pages. The novel is based on the true story of Grace who emigrates with her family from …

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My Writing and me by guest author Jane Lacey-Crane

I am happy to introduce my friend and fellow author, Jane Lacey-Crane today. She is taking time to tell us about her journey towards becoming a published novellist. Read her interesting story now. After the release of my first novel, ‘Secrets and Tea at Rosie Lee’s’, in May 2018, it’s fair to say that I …

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The Theatre of Dreams by guest author Rosie Travers

My friend and fellow author, Rosie Travers recently published her debut novel, The Theatre of Dreams through Crooked Cat Books. If you have not got your copy yet, she is here today to tell you more about it. Thank you for stopping by, Rosie. Over to you. The Theatre of Dreams is a heartwarming story …

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A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

I am a cat lover. I was given my first cat by my great Auntie Lizzie when I was three years old and have been enchanted by these creatures ever since. So it will not surprise you that A Street Cat Named Bob has been on my ‘to be read’ list for a long time. …

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Arcam by guest author Jason Minick

My favourite genre is thrillers. That is why I am particularly pleased to have Jason Minick visit my blog today to share an excerpt of his debut novel, Arcam. This is a fast-paced crime/conspiracy thriller that is full of suspense. The Blurb DCI Jack Robson believes he is hunting a kidnapper… Away from his posting …

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Chasing Petalouthes by guest author Effie Kammenou

I am thrilled to have the author Effie Kammenou visit my blog today to share an excerpt of her new novel Chasing Petlouthes (Chasing Butterflies). This book forms the third part of her trilogy, The Gift Saga. Effie has generously agreed to share an excerpt from her new novel with us. Chapter 1 Aegina July …

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Broken Ponies by guest author Sophie Jonas-Hill

Today, I am happy to have Sophie Jonas-Hill join me on my blog to share her new novel, Broken Ponies. This book is the sequel to her best seller Nemesister and is a definite must read for me. The Blurb Following the gripping – and deadly – events of their night under siege in Nemesister, …

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