Category Archives: Crooked Cat Authors

Assassin by Day and Catalyst by Night by guest author, Tessa Robertson

We are really in luck today! Best-selling author Tessa Robertson has agreed to share excerpts from two of her novels, the best-selling book, Assassin by Day and also her new novel, Catalyst by Night. Thank you so much for this great treat, Tessa. Blurb Assassin By Daymybook.to/assassinday What would you do if the mystery to your …

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5 Questions of Writing by guest author Rosie Travers

I am thrilled to have my friend and fellow Crooked Cat author, Rosie Travers, visit my blog today to discuss her writing habits. Rosie’s new novel, Your Secret’s Safe with Me sounds fabulous and is in my TBR pile. (I am so looking forward to reading it, I may have to shuffle the pile! When …

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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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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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Murder Served Cold by Paula Williams

I chose Murder Served Cold when I was brousing Amazon because I just loved the title! This is the debut cosy crime novel written by Paula Williams and published by Crooked Cat Books. The story is set in the little village of Much Winchmoor. Kat Latcham returns home after a disasterous love affair goes wrong. …

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The Long, Winding and Undulating Writing Road by guest author Miriam Drori

I am delighted to be joined on the blog today by my friend and fellow author, Miriam Drori who discusses her journey to becoming a best-selling author. Over to you Miriam. For me, the road to becoming a writer is also the road to writing my latest book, which is actually my first book. Let …

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Me and my Writing by guest author Sue Barnard

Sue Barnard is a most talented writer, poet and editor, so I am honoured that she has taken time out of her busy schedule to visit my blog and write about her writing career. Over to you, Sue. For someone whose main passion is writing, I suppose it’s strange to recollect that in the early …

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Titus Oates – 17th Century Psychopath? by guest author Kate Braithwaite

I am happy to introduce you to my fellow author Kate Braithwaite. Kate is a Britiash author living in the USA who writes gripping historical crime fiction.  I’m imagining that readers of Val Penny love excellent crime fiction andso although I’m a historical novelist, it seemed like a good ideato focus on the criminal side …

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My Writing and Me by guest author Lynn Forth

For many years I was a Lecturer in both English and Teacher Training at the local College. Sadly the paperwork and procedures eventually sucked all the joy out of a career I loved so I left to concentrate on my long-held ambition to write novels. Imagine my delight when my first novel Love in La …

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Homocide in Herne Hill by Alice Castle

Homocide in Herne Hill is the fourth book in the series written by the English author Alice Castle. I very much enjoy this series of books and find the heroine, single Mum Beth Haldane most engaging. The author has a fine eye for observing people, noting their idiosyncrasies and reproducing them in her books. In …

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