Category Archives: Guest Authors

Interview with Andrew Marsh

I am pleased to be joined on the blog today by author and fellow Swanwicker, Andrew Marsh. Thank you for joining me today, Andrew. I appreciate your time.  1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I am 56 and have retired from a career as a geologist and now write novels in a …

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An Interview with Allison Symes

I am thrilled to be joined today by fellow author and Swanwicker, Allison Symes. I first met Allison when she was sitting looking lost on a bench outside a train station in Derby. She is now a published author and regular Prosecco drinker at Swanwick Writer’s Summer School. Thank you for joining me today, Allison. …

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An Interview with Ritu Bhathal

I am delighted to be joined on the blog today by writer and blogger, Ritu Bhathal. Thank you so much for taking time for an interview with me, Ritu. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? Hello, all! My name is Ritu Bhathal, and I am an author, blogger, teacher, wife and mother, …

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Tackling Serious Issues within Romantic Comedies by Lynn Forth

I am delighted to have my friend and fellow author, Lynn Forth visit my blog today. Lynn writes tight, entertaining romantic comedy novels that always make her readers think and empathise with her characters. Over to you, Lynn. Thank you for inviting me on to your site, Val. You are a really generous supporter of …

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My roller coaster journey of writing! by Rose McClelland

I am thrilled that one of my favourite authors, Rose McClelland has taken time out of her busy day to join me now and give some insight into her writing journey ahead of the launch of her new novel, Under Your Skin. The Journey Hi Val and thanks so much for having me on your …

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An Interview with Paul Dodgson

I am delighted that writer and musician, Paul Dodgson has found time in his busy schedule to chat to me today. Thank you so much for your time, Paul.  1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I am a writer, musician, teacher and radio producer who has written nineteen plays and stories for …

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Jack Janson and the Storm Caller by Andrew Marsh

I am delighted that my friend and fellow Swanwicker, Andrew Marsh has chosen to visit my blog to tell readers about his new book, published this month. Tell us all about it, Andrew. Thank you for including me on your blog. Val. I appreciate your support in helping me reach my audience. My new book …

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Being a Detective by Stuart Gibbon and Stephen Wade

Crime writers are, by the nature of their work, blessed with excellent imaginations. However, if you are writing a police procedural novel, you want the procedures to be as accurate as possible. Enter Stephen Wade and Stuart Gibbon with their new book Being a Detective. I am particularly pleased that Stuart Gibbon has taken time …

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When Your Characters Take Over by guest author Sue Barnard

I am delighted that my friend and fellow author has made time to visit my blog today and discuss the characters in her novels. I often hear my characters talking to me, and I’m glad I’m not alone in that. Thank you for this interesting article, Sue. Nina’s story really began back in 2012, although …

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Playing both Sides by guest author Jane Risdon

I am delighted to welcome my good friend and fellow author, Jane Risdon to the blog today to discuss the challenges of getting books published and the tasks required when self-publishing. I am thrilled to have Jane share her knowledge. Thank you for brining such an interesting article to my blog. My first piece of …

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