Author Archive: Val Penny

The Coalminer’s Son by Patricia M Osborne

The Coalminer’s Son is the second book in the family trilogy by Patricia M Osborne. It is a gripping tale elegantly told through the eyes of the title character, George and his aunt Elizabeth. Although there is a cross-over in the story with the first novel in the series, I would highly recommend reading the …

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An Interview with Dean Bryant

I am thrilled to have author, Dean Bryant visit me today to talk about his writing journey. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat today Dean. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I’m 34 years old, living in London with my partner of ten years and our …

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Blood Ties by Peter Taylor-Gooby

I am thrilled to be taking part in the book tour run by Love Book Group Tours for the launch of @PeterT_G Peter Taylor-Gooby’s third novel, Blood Ties published by Matador books @matadorbooks. Peter has taken time out at this busy time to chat with me. This is the result of our interview. Thanks for …

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Hurting Distance by Sophie Hannah

I was thrilled to meet psychological thriller writer Sophie Hannah at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year. I bought a book for my sister and Hurting Distance for me. It has taken an international pandemic and lockdown for me to get my TBR pile down far enough to get to this excellent novel. Hurting Distance …

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Interview with Sarah Davis

I am delighted to welcome American author, Sarah Davis to my blog. Her debut novel, Inside Voices, will be published by darkstroke this year. Over to you, Sarah. My sincerest thanks to you for the interview opportunity. It really is an honor to chat with the author of the bestselling Edinburgh Crime Mysteries.  1 Please …

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Living Off The Land by Lorraine Turnbull

It is a joy to be part of the blog tour arranged by Love Book Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours  for the new book, Living Off The Land by Lorraine Turnbull @LorraineAuthor. Enjoy the tour. The Blurb To make her dream come true Lorraine Turnbull dragged her new husband and reluctant children away from Glasgow to live …

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Dangerous Games by Gillian Godden

It is a pleasure to be involved with the launch of the novel, Dangerous Games run by Love Book Tours @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours for one of my favourite authors, Gillian Godden,@GGodden. Enjoy the tour! The Blurb ‘A gritty powerful story. A must read for fans of gangland crime.’ Kerry Kaya, Author Annette Lambrianu is young, blonde, beautiful …

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Heart of a Warrior Angel by Lali. A. Love

I am pleased to be involved in the blog tour for Heart of a Warrior Angel by Lali. A. Love @laliaristo put together by Love Book Tours. @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours  The Blurb Lilac Noble must face the traumatic experiences of her childhood before she can conquer the dark entities that have wreaked havoc on her family. …

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An Interview with Carmen Radtke

Today I am delighted to have author Carmen Radtke visit my blog and tell me a bit about her writing. Thank you for coming to chat, Carmen.  1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? That one is always tricky! I was born in Germany but decided to emigrate when I was six years …

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Emma by Jane Austen

I had not read Emma by Jane Austen for many years, but some books, albeit only a few, are worth revisiting. Although the novel was first published in 1816 it is still reflective of people, their attitudes and actions. Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The story takes …

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