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Girl Zero by AA Dhand

I first met Amit Dhand last year at Swnawick Writers’ Summer School and was delighted to see him return in August to run a short course there. He also took part in an evening event with fellow crime writers, Simon Hall, Sophie Hannah and poet Alison Chisholm. Last year, I read, and reviewed on this …

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The Seagull’s Laughter by Holly Bidgood

I am delighted that the young, British author Holly Bidgood has agreed to join me today. Holly is celebrating her second novel with Wild Pressed Books, The Seagull’s Laughter, with a book tour with Love Book Tours. The Blurb Born in 1973 to a Greenlandic mother and an English-Explorer father, Malik has always been something …

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Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter

Every now and again, I go on a book buying spree. Recently I did an Amazon Search and found books by favourite authors and authors I feel I should have read that were being offered for bargain prices. One of the books I bought was the stand-alone by Karin Slaughter, Pieces of Her. It had …

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5 Questions of Writing by Harry Hunter

I am pleased to be joined today by my friend, the British author, Harry Hunter. Harry Hunter is the pen name of a retired academic who lives with his wife (and cat) at West Kilbride on the Ayrshire coast. His ‘signature’ writing style is the rhyming acrostic, and you can read many of these on …

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Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

I first met Amit Dhand after he had been a speaker at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year and I bought his debut novel Streets of Darkness. I almost didn’t go to his talk because I had had a busy day and was quite tired and he was an author I had never heard of. …

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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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When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig

When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig was the most recent book set for our local book group. It is a social and political history of the town of Clydebank, the city of Glasgow and their surrounding areas. The author covers a wide expanse of Clydeside’s social history from the end of the nineteenth …

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My Writing Journey by guest author Moira Cormack

My friend and fellow author, Morag Cormack stops by the blog today to tell us all about her novel writing. Enjoy her interesting experiences here. Moira Cormack’s first novel, The Witch of Land and Sea, was published in 2016. It started as a ten minute exercise on a creative writing holiday with Magical Journeys. Since …

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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a very well-respected Canadian author, but I had never read any of her books so I was pleased when this novel was book of the month at our book group, even if it was 545 pages. The novel is based on the true story of Grace who emigrates with her family from …

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My Writing and me by guest author Jane Lacey-Crane

I am happy to introduce my friend and fellow author, Jane Lacey-Crane today. She is taking time to tell us about her journey towards becoming a published novellist. Read her interesting story now. After the release of my first novel, ‘Secrets and Tea at Rosie Lee’s’, in May 2018, it’s fair to say that I …

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