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The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Elizabeth Ducie

I am delighted to welcome my friend and fellow Swanwicker, Elizabeth Ducie, to my blog today. Elizabeth has written many best-selling novels and several very useful non-fiction books sharing her expertise about the business of writing. I am so happy she has taken time out to join me to talk about her writing habits. When …

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If You’d Told Me I was Going to be a Writer by guest author by Miriam Drori

Today I am delighted that my friend and fellow author, Miriam Drori has made time to join me and tell me about her lifelong writing journey. Thank you for sharing your experience, Miriam. If you’d told me, when I was ten, that I was going to be a writer, I’d have laughed. That was when, …

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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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Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester

The most recent book to be read in my book group was Frangrant Harbour by John Lanchester. It was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. John Lanchester is the author of four novels and three books of non-fiction. He was born in Germany and moved to Hong Kong. He studied in UK. He is a …

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Stolen by Tess Gerritsen

Novels by Tess Gerritsen were first recommended to me by my friend Ann. Ann is a scientist and Gerritsen was a medical doctor before she was an author so I thought the books might be too scientific for me. I delayed reading any of her books but now I really enjoy them. This author writes a very …

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Taking the High Road by Harry Hunter

I enjoy short stories. They are good to read on the train, when time does not allow for the concentration a novel requires and just before I go to sleep. So I was very excited when my friend in the village who writes under the name of Harry Hunter told me he had been commissioned …

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Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is a Canadian crime writer who was born in Armley, Leeds, England on 17 March 1950.  Peter graduated with Honours in English Literature at the University of Leeds, England. He then emigrated to Canada in 1974 to continue his studies and took his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The University …

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March by Geraldine Brooke

Geraldine Brooks was born on 14 September 1955 in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in the suburbs of Ashfield where she attended Bethlehem College and the University of Sydney.  She worked as a reporter for The Morning Sydney Herald then won a Greg Shackleton Memorial Scholarship and moved to the USA to complete her Master’s …

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The Narcissist’s Daughter by Craig Holden

Craig Holden is the author of several novels including The River Sorrow, The Last Sanctuary, Four Corners of Night, The Jazz Bird and this book, The Narcissist’s Daughter.  He has also received Great Lakes Book Award in Fiction.  His books have been translated into a dozen languages.  He has taught at the Universities of Michigan, Toledo, and New …

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The Observations by Jane Harris

Jane Harris is a British writer of fiction and screenplays.   She has written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies, but her first novel, “The Observations”, was short listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007 and the UK book store Waterstones, has chosen her as one of its 25 Authors for the Future. She …

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