Oh dear, there are veritable cobwebs on my blog. I may have forgotten how to drive this thing, but let’s give it a go. This year has been a lot of upheaval, personally and professionally. Yet, thankfully, in these final few weeks of 2019 I can look back and see that I’ve done the best… Continue reading Life Behind The Scenes
It’s been almost a week since The Story Collector was released and I think I’ve finally dragged myself out of my post-launch stupor! How to even begin to explain to you, dear reader, what this week has been like. It has been a mixture of utter joy, trepidation, excitement, anxiousness, exhaustion and elation. Let’s say… Continue reading Book. Launched.
When you write books, people are gonna want to ask you stuff. It is very important that you LIE when answering these questions. Lie through your teeth and don’t ever let them find out the truth. As a helpful resource, I’ve put together a mock interview, a mockterview if you will, to guide you through … Continue reading Writers – What Not To Say
In this episode of 20 questions, I’m delighted to introduce the ‘powerhouse’ that is Lorna Sixsmith (a name that, according to my friend Google, is derived from her occupation as a shoe-smith! Is there anything this woman can’t do?!). Lorna has combined her two passions – farming and writing, to create a series of books… Continue reading 20 Questions ~ Chapter 4
Next up for the quick-fire round of 20 questions is newcomer Niels Saunders. The most important thing you need to know about Niels? Do Not Challenge This Man To A Chili Eating Competition! You will lose. And if you want to find out why he’s holding a pineapple, you’ll have to read his book. Take… Continue reading 20 Questions ~ Chapter 3
Well here we are again, same questions – different author! In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that our next author, Neal Doran and I go way back. We set up our own writing group together called The Inklings while he was working on his manuscript (something about rings?) and I had just… Continue reading 20 Questions ~ Chapter 2
I always enjoy reading the Proust Questionnaire in my local newspaper, as it gives a delightful insight into all different types of people, without actually telling you anything useful. So, I’m hoping to mimic this fine art of quizzery, but with authors in mind, in this newfangled thing I like to call 20 questions! It’s… Continue reading 20 Questions ~ Chapter 1