Tag Archives: Swanwick Writers’ Summer School

An Interview with Maggie Cobbett

I am thrilled to welcome author and fellow Swanwicker, Maggie Cobbett who hales from the North of England. Thank you for coming to talk to me today, Maggie. I was born and raised in Leeds but I ventured across the Pennines to study at the University of Manchester and spent the next few decades teaching …

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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 Patricia M. Osborne

It is a great pleasure to be joined today by my friend and fellow author, Patricia M, Osborne. I first met Patricia at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School and she writes the most gripping and engaging family sagas. It will be most interesting to hear all about her writing. Thank you for inviting me, Val.  1 …

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An Interview with Joy Wood

I am so happy that my friend and fellow author, Joy Wood has stopped by today to discuss her reading, her writing and her books. Over to you Joy. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I have been a nurse for most of my life until my retirement. I’m passionate about the …

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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 Andy Roberts

I am pleased to be joined by Andy Roberts, who is one of the dedicated writers I met at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. Thank you so much for joining me today, Andy.  Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I’m Andy, and I write historical adventure fiction reminiscent of the old pulp magazines (think …

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City of Sinners by A.A.Dhand

Amit Dhand is an author I discovered a couple of years ago when he spoke at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. He writes very dark, violent crime novels set in Bradford, England. He also weaves in very interesting personal back stories for his characters. City of Sinners is the third book in his Harry Virdee series. …

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House of Grace by Patricia M Osborne

If you follow my blog, you will know that my preferred genre for novels is crime. However, you will also know that I do stray and I had heard such excellent things about this debut novel by Patricia M Osborne, House of Grace. House of Grace is the first novel in a family saga trilogy …

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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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The 5 Questions of Writing by guest author Lynne Hallett

Good friends are always precious. However, when you are an author, the job can be rather solitary by nature, therefore the importance of friendship is amplified. It is therefore a special treat to have my good friend and fellow Swanwicker, Lynne Hallett, visit the blog today to discuss her writing habits. When I started writing …

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