Good to meet you…author Renee Charles

Good to meet you…author Renee Charles

Today’s been another lovely summer’s day. We’ve had brilliant weather all July, and the roses in my garden have great, heady blooms. Their scent is gorgeous, too, and it’s the perfect place to sit with my guest and have a chat. Welcome to Yorkshire, Renee Charles. Lovely to meet you! Where do you live, Renee? … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Caitlyn Callery

Good to meet you…author Caitlyn Callery

It’s a beautiful summer’s day, and my roses are looking their best ever in the back garden. The scent is gorgeous! I’m here with fellow British author Caitlyn Callery, and we’re outside making the most of a rare English summer day, eating some of my strawberries with a dollop of fresh cream. And we’re talking … Continue reading

Strong women in fiction

Strong women in fiction

A few weeks back I interviewed UK author Sara Jayne Townsend (interview here), and I’m delighted to welcome Sara back today, especially as she told me last week how she was “…inspired by a rant in the office on Friday about sexism and how it still exists, and I decided to write my blog post … Continue reading

Ten things we love about America

Ten things we love about America

Wishing a happy 4th July to everyone celebrating American Independence Day! If you’ve read my About me page you’ll know I’m British, was born in Uganda, of Irish heritage, I now live in England and have lived in Austria, Germany and France. Every one of those countries has characteristics to be proud of. One day … Continue reading

Good to meet you…author Christopher Mannino

Good to meet you…author Christopher Mannino

My guest today is drama teacher, writer, singer and insatiable book lover Christopher Mannino. Christopher’s love of reading, and his work with young people, inspired him to write YA fantasy – and Christopher’s well qualified to write in this genre, having studied mythology and literature both in the US and at Oxford. How cool is … Continue reading