Review of THE MISSING TWIN by Alex Day via @alexdaywriter

Publisher: Killer Reads (HarperCollins imprint) Author: Alex Day Date published: August 2017 Format of book read: e-book. Thanks to the publisher for my copy, via Netgalley. With each chapter of The Missing Twin I became more and more engaged, wondering what on earth was going on and just how the two protagonists might overcome their ever-worsening difficulties. The … More Review of THE MISSING TWIN by Alex Day via @alexdaywriter

Q&A with author Judith Baker

My latest interview victim is Judith Baker, who writes domestic noir/psychological thrillers under the name J.A. Baker, published by Bloodhound Books. Ms Baker forthrightly answers my questions on finding time to write, tackling difficult subjects, genre issues and the stresses and conflicts of being a writer. Apologies Judith for the somewhat delayed appearance of this … More Q&A with author Judith Baker

#Bookreview The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication Date: 2017 Device: iPhone; mostly listened to audiobook Blurb: EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A ROANOKE GIRL. BUT YOU WON’T WHEN YOU KNOW THE TRUTH. ‘Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.’ The girls of the Roanoke family – beautiful, rich, mysterious … More #Bookreview The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Q&A: Author Alex Day on psychological thrillers

This week Alex Day answers my questions on psychological thrillers: their popularity, the writing of them and what she enjoys — and doesn’t — as a reader. Alex Day is author of THE MISSING TWIN, a psychological thriller published in August 2017 by Harper Collins (Killer Reads imprint). It is her debut psychological thriller; she also writes under another name. Any thoughts … More Q&A: Author Alex Day on psychological thrillers

My week away from civilisation, in which I sought inspiration and found only a long, deep silence

This August I set off alone to the house in the mountains of south-west France that my husband and I visit intermittently. I was hoping to write copiously and come up with reams of ideas for novel 4 (novel 2 is now finished and novel 3 is awaiting a final edit). A week without a dog to walk or a … More My week away from civilisation, in which I sought inspiration and found only a long, deep silence

Review of Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin #Bookreview @carollovekin @honno

As I enjoyed Ghostbird so much, and a paperback was sent to me from the author as part of the Writers For Grenfell fundraiser earlier this year, I thought I’d review it on my blog. Publisher Honno Welsh Women’s Press (17 Mar. 2016) Blurb Someone needs to be forgiven. Someone needs to forgive. ‘Charming, quirky, magical’ Joanne Harris … More Review of Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin #Bookreview @carollovekin @honno

How to get a novel written despite chronic illness via @bookish_yogi #writingtips

Author Rachel Burton shares her tips on how best to manage your writing practice for those with a long-term health condition. They were gleaned from the process of writing her debut novel, The Many Colours of Us, published in April 2017 by HQ. However, most of them sound to me like excellent suggestions for anyone who … More How to get a novel written despite chronic illness via @bookish_yogi #writingtips