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Meet the author, with @TonyRiches, author of the bestselling Tudor Trilogy

It’s a great pleasure to have historical fiction author Tony Riches round today to discuss a new release in his Elizabethan series – a period of history I find fascinating. Thanks for coming all the way to Yorkshire, Tony! Hi Helena, and thank you for inviting me to your blog. Lovely to meet you, even…… Continue reading Meet the author, with @TonyRiches, author of the bestselling Tudor Trilogy

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A new Miss Moonshine anthology! And news of a brilliant book auction for vaccines worldwide

It’s been an exciting week for the nine of us authors who make up Authors on the Edge. On 21st June we’ll be releasing the third in our series of anthologies around the character of Miss Moonshine and her Wonderful Emporium in the fabulous town of Haven Bridge. Our new anthology is called Midsummer Magic…… Continue reading A new Miss Moonshine anthology! And news of a brilliant book auction for vaccines worldwide

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Good to meet you…Kate Field, author of Finding Home

I first met author Kate Field a few years ago at a Romantic Novelists’ Association conference, and we’ve been friends ever since. Kate is one of the authors in the Miss Moonshine anthologies – stories by nine northern authors – and it’s a great pleasure to invite Kate to visit over the Pennines to celebrate…… Continue reading Good to meet you…Kate Field, author of Finding Home

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9 Tips for Choosing Your Characters’ Names

Another month, another authors’ Round Robin! And this month our topic is: How do you choose your characters’ names? Are there any you avoid? I thought this topic might be quite easy to write about but, actually, once I started thinking about it, I realised in many ways choosing names for your characters is even…… Continue reading 9 Tips for Choosing Your Characters’ Names

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A new historical novel in the She-Wolf series: interview with author Carol McGrath

It’s a great pleasure to meet author Carol McGrath today, and to welcome her to a spring-like Yorkshire! The Greek Mani Where do you live, Carol? There is a question! I live in Oxfordshire, England. I also own a house in the Greek Mani which is where I am at the moment. That sounds -…… Continue reading A new historical novel in the She-Wolf series: interview with author Carol McGrath

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Making an Audiobook: The Basics You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered what goes into making an audiobook? As a reader, do you often listen to audio? In the past three years, out of ebooks, paperbacks and audio, audiobooks have had the highest year on year growth. Michael Sum and Stewart Storrar of Voquent, a voiceover agency, have kindly offered to answer a…… Continue reading Making an Audiobook: The Basics You Need to Know

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Where Do Ideas Come From? 6 Tips on Finding Inspiration

It’s another month, and another of our authors’ Round Robins… This month our topic is set by author Fiona McGier: Where do ideas come from? Creative inspiration seems like a sort of magic, and one of the wonders of the human mind. It’s amazing to think how an idea or image in someone else’s brain…… Continue reading Where Do Ideas Come From? 6 Tips on Finding Inspiration

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Working well at home: Wellbeing tips for writers, creatives and freelancers

Image by Comfreak from Pixabay Image by Morgan Harper-Nichols from Pixabay How are you coping? Since the latest lockdown restrictions here in the UK, this is a question I’ve asked or been asked often. Underneath this short question lies so much more. How are you coping with the lockdown? With having a house full of…… Continue reading Working well at home: Wellbeing tips for writers, creatives and freelancers

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Author J.Q. Rose’s Quick Tips on Vegetable Gardening: Getting Ready for Spring

It’s a great pleasure to welcome American author J.Q. Rose to my blog today for the launch of her memoir, Arranging a Dream. J.Q. Rose has been a friend ever since we were at the same publishing house, and our friendship has grown over our love of gardens. (You can read my first interview with…… Continue reading Author J.Q. Rose’s Quick Tips on Vegetable Gardening: Getting Ready for Spring