Tag Archives: Val Penny

The Dark Chorus by Ashley Meggitt

Horror novels are not my natural ‘go to’ genre – but I do like a well written book. I had heard so many good things about The Dark Chorus by Ashley Meggitt that curiosity got the better of me and I decided to read it, to form my own opinion. I was not disappointed. The …

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We Know/You Know by Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly is not only one of my favourite authors but she is most generous with her time and expertise. I met her first at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School a few years ago and have always appreciated the time she took to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the opening of the early draft of …

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The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

The Salt Path was part of my birthday present from one of my daughters. I had seen an interview with Raynor Winn on television, so I was especially keen to read the book. Raynor and her husband, Moth, had lost everything, including their home when an investment went sour. The Blurb Just days after Raynor …

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The Stairwell by Dean Bryant

It is always exciting to discover a fine novelist whose work you haven’t read before, and Dean Bryant has certainly written an exciting debut novel. The Stairwell was recently published by darkstroke, an imprint of Crooked Cat Books. The Blurb Frightful visions. An unknown manipulator. A force from beyond reason. Brandon Chapman arrives home to …

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Who Cut Up The Moon by Lynne Hallett

I recently bought Who Cut Up The Moon written by Lynne Hallett and illustrated by  Roz Wolseley-Charles. The book was a gift for my little granddaughter who is only two years old, it looked like it might be a little advanced for her but it was cute and I thought she would grow into it. …

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An Interview with Dean Bryant

I am thrilled to have author, Dean Bryant visit me today to talk about his writing journey. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat today Dean. 1 Please tell my readers a little about yourself? I’m 34 years old, living in London with my partner of ten years and our …

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Hurting Distance by Sophie Hannah

I was thrilled to meet psychological thriller writer Sophie Hannah at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School last year. I bought a book for my sister and Hurting Distance for me. It has taken an international pandemic and lockdown for me to get my TBR pile down far enough to get to this excellent novel. Hurting Distance …

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Hunter’s Secret reviewed by the Book Reviewing Mum

Good Morning Everyone, it’s the beginning of the week and I’m really excited to bring you an amazing crime novel! If you are a huge fan of LGBTQ books then this is one to add to your TBR especially if you feel passionately about it, understand the struggles this community face and also if you …

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Let’s Get Published by Val Penny

I am thrilled to announce that my first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published, is available. I do hope it will be helpful to many people. The Blurb At last, a book that is easy to read and tells it how it is! A book written to assist authors maximise their success when submitting work to agents …

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Revelation by Jo Fenton

I have always enjoyed the books by Jo Fenton that I have read and her most recent book, Revelation, was no exception. The action takes place around a university setting in Manchester. The students are shocked by the apparent suicide of one of their number and the student, Rick, is found dead in halls of …

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