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

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

Ethical Dilemmas in Novel Writing via @Laura_E_James @ChocLituk #writing

Have you ever been uncertain about whether you should include something in a novel or story that might adversely affect readers (e.g. sex abuse, drug-taking or self-harm) – or how to tackle a particularly sensitive topic? I certainly have when dealing with both sex and terrorism, wondering whether I should exclude certain details that although authentic may be disturbing for some. As a reader, have … More Ethical Dilemmas in Novel Writing via @Laura_E_James @ChocLituk #writing

Guest Post: Linda MacDonald on Writing Bullies, Stalkers, Narcissists and Manic Depressives via @LindaMac1

The latest author to take over my blog is Linda MacDonald, who tackles questions on the psychological themes that appear in her novels. All your novels have themes related to psychology running through them. Could you tell us a little bit about them? My early education was spent at a boys’ prep school. At the age … More Guest Post: Linda MacDonald on Writing Bullies, Stalkers, Narcissists and Manic Depressives via @LindaMac1