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Character development throughout my crime fiction novels by guest author Emma Salisbury

I am delighted that one of my favourite crime writers, Emma Salisbury, has chosen to visit my blog on the publication day of her most recent novel, Absent. Emma draws such believable characters, particularly in DS Kevin Coupland and DC Alex Moreton, that they bring her stories to life readily. Thank you for sharing some insight on …

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Music To Read By in Chasing the Case by guest author Joan Livingston

I am delighted to welcome my friend Joan Livingston to http://www.bookreveiwstoday.info . Joan is an author and her new mystery novel, Chasing the Case, is published by Crooked Cat Books. Thank you for joining me today, Joan. Tell me what Chasing the Case is about! It is about Isabel Long and the mystery she has …

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Is it a crime novel? By guest author Nancy Jardine

Today, my friend and fellow author, Nancy Jardine stops by my blog to discuss her books. Thank you, Nancy. Tell us about your work. I start with a very broad question because you write crime thriller novels, Val, but it’s one which I’ve been asked more than once while selling my novels at Book Fairs, …

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The Truthseeker by Heidi Catherine reviewed by guest author Susan Roebuck

This series just gets better and better. The Truthseeker sees the return of the Soulweavers, the Mother (although you might not recognise her), the Author and the new character the Truthseeker. Heidi Catherine’s imagination holds no bounds in this book : the reader visits a planet far away where humans are evolving into fish; then …

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The Butterfly Effect by guest author Heidi Catherine

I’m delighted that my friend and fellow author, Heidi Catherine from Australia is able to join me on my blog today. Heidi makes me laugh, not being able to decide if she prefers living in Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula, she shares her time between both places. She is similarly pulled in opposing directions by …

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Val Penny on Hunter’s Chase by guest author Dave Rigby

This article was initially published on 07 January 2018 on Yorkshire Writers’ Lunch at https://yorkshirewriterslunch.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/dave-rigby-interviews-val-penny Posted: 07 Jan 2018 10:30 PM PST     To start things off Val, can I ask how you began writing fiction? Was there a specific trigger? There was indeed a trigger, I began writing my first novel when I was …

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Forest Dancer by Sue Roebuck

Today, I am delighted that my friend and fellow author, Sue Roebuck is able to join me from Portugal to tell me about her most recent book, Forest Dancer. Thank you for letting me come and visit you today, Val. Forest Dancer, my new novel, takes place in Portugal as my previous book Rising Tide …

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Ninja School Mum By Lizzie Chantree

I am pleased to have my friend and fellow author, Lizzie Chantree on the blog today. Her novel, Ninja School Mum will be published by Crooked Cat Books on 30 January, 2018. I asked Lizzie to tell me about her new book, Ninja School Mum. She told me it is about an obsessive-compulsive school mum …

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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 …

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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 …

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