Category Archives: Articles

A Mind Polluted by Martin Geraghty

I am pleased to have my friend and fellow author, Martin Geraghty with me today. To discuss his novel, A Mind Polluted that will be published by Crooked Cat Books in May, 2018, shortly after my own crime novel, Hunter’s Chase that Crooked Cat Books will publish on 02.02.2018. Hunter’s Chase is available to pre-order …

Rate this:

Continue reading

Winchester Writers’ Festival, University of Winchester, West Downs Student Village, Winchester, England

The Winchester Writers’ Festival is held in the middle of June and attracts over three hundred emerging novelists, poets, short story writers, children’s writers, script and memoir writers  from across the UK and the world to the University of Winchester. Delegates attend workshops, talks and one-to-ones with over seventy literary agents, commissioning editors, authors and expert practitioners throughout …

Rate this:

Continue reading

A Short Analysis of William Blake’s ‘The Clod and the Pebble’ by guest author Dr Oliver Tearle

This article was first posted on 23 November 2017 on the website Interesting Literature set up by Dr Oliver Tearle, Professor at Loughborough University in England. It can be found at https://interestingliterature.com/2017/11/23/a-short-analysis-of-william-blakes-the-clod-and-the-pebble/ .   The Clod and the Pebble is a William Blake poem that first appeared in his 1794 volume Songs of Experience, the companion-piece to …

Rate this:

Continue reading

The Crime Writer’s Casebook by Stuart Gibbon and Stephen Wade

Today I am delighted to welcome my friend, Stuart Gibbon to the blog. Stuart is a retired DCI from Lincolnshire Police. He is dicussing his new book, The Crime Writer’s Casebook which I am sure will be of great assistance to authors who write either modern day or historical crime novels. Thank you for inviting …

Rate this:

Continue reading

The Last Plantagenet? by guest author Jennifer C. Wilson

It is a great pleasure to welcome my friend, Jennifer C. Wilson to my blog today, to talk about her most recent publication, the novella, The Last Plantagenet?. It is available to purchase from Amazon. Hi Val, and thanks so much for inviting me along to your blog today. I cannot believe it’s been a …

Rate this:

Continue reading

‘The Emporium’ a short story by guest author Andrew Roberts

Today I am delighted that my friend Andrew Roberts is visiting my blog to share his short story, ‘The Emporium’. Andy is an accountant by profession and a writer by choice. We share a love of telling stories and attending Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. We both very much hope you enjoy this tale. The Emporium …

Rate this:

Continue reading

Sunday Sojourn with Val Penny by guest author Jennifer C. Wilson

Last year at Swanwick, I was excited, but nervous. Would I make friends, would I fit in, would I enjoy it at all after years of wanting to go? Within minutes of arriving at Derby station, I met Val Penny, who took me under her wing, and looked after me that week, introducing me to …

Rate this:

Continue reading

Writing Historical Romantic Fiction by guest author John Jackson

My friend John Jackson joins me today to answer the question: What are you doing Here? (A mere Male in a woman’s world) This is a question I ask myself from time to time. Luckily, the answer comes back the same every time. “Having fun!” I have never had a typical male “look-down-the-nose” type of attitude …

Rate this:

Continue reading

Friends of Hunter’s Chase

I have established a new Facebook group, Friends of Hunter’s Chase. Please join me there for news about DI Hunter Wilson, his police colleagues and his life in Edinburgh, Scotland. You will find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/296295777444303/ . In Hunter’s Chase Hunter has been promoted to Detective Inspector since the former Chief Constable, Sir Peter Myerscough resigned. …

Rate this:

Continue reading

Sunday Sojourn – Dulwich by guest author Jennifer C.Wilson

This article was first published by Jennifer C. Wilson on 3rd September 2018 at https://jennifercwilsonwriter.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/sunday-sojourn-dulwich/. Happy Sunday morning all! Today, we’re taking a trip to Dulwich, with Alice Castle, to look at the setting for her upcoming novel, Death in Dulwich, released this very month, and available for pre-order now… It’s lovely to be here, Jennifer, thanks …

Rate this:

Continue reading