Good to meet you…author Matthew Peters

Good to meet you…author Matthew Peters

We’ve been promised a heatwave here in Yorkshire, but it doesn’t appear to have arrived yet. Hard to believe the sun is going to shine at all, in fact. My garden is dripping wet, and the sky is a leaden grey. It’s a dismal day to welcome guests, but I’ve made Matthew Peters some hot … Continue reading

Literature inspired by the Yorkshire moors

Literature inspired by the Yorkshire moors

Earlier this week I listened to an Open Book programme on BBC Radio 4. It was an episode called Literary Landscapes: Ross Raisin and Yorkshire. The episode was billed as “a ramble through northern moorland and the works inspired by it”. Since this is exactly where I live, you can imagine how excited I was … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Sarah Mallory

Good to meet you…author Sarah Mallory

Today my visitor has come from just across the Pennines. For anyone not familiar with UK geography, the Pennines are a range of hills running down the north of England, separating Lancashire and Yorkshire. In the fifteenth century there was fierce fighting between the two counties in the Wars of the Roses. And even today … Continue reading

Marie Antoinette’s last letter

Marie Antoinette’s last letter

Harewood House is a stately home on the outskirts of Leeds in the north of England. It’s owned by the Earl and Countess of Harewood, and the state rooms and gardens are open to the public. It’s a magnificent place to visit. At the moment they have a special exhibition, where the last letter written … Continue reading

Heather Greenis on writing Natasha’s Saga

Heather Greenis on writing Natasha’s Saga

You may remember I interviewed author Heather Greenis a while back about just after the release of the first novel in Natasha’s Saga. All four novels in the saga have now been released, and so I’ve invited author Heather Greenis back in order to find out how she went about writing a story of this … Continue reading

What Makes People Buy Self-Published Books?

Originally posted on Tara Sparling writes:
In this post, I discussed the findings of a scientifically incontrovertible study (of myself) on the factors which influenced me when buying a self-published book. #166991782 / gettyimages.com The findings surprised me (which surprised me, because I was surveying myself). I found that I knew what made me buy…

Good to meet you…author Mickie Sherwood

Good to meet you…author Mickie Sherwood

It’s a pleasure to welcome Mickie Sherwood on this warm sunny day. I’ve got ice cream and iced pop to cool us down, and I’m hoping the rain holds off long enough for us to stay outside. Thanks for coming, Mickie! Helena, I do appreciate the opportunity to share something about myself, and my sweet … Continue reading