Summer in northern England has been a bit of a wash out this year, and the skies here are gloomy again today, so I’m hoping my guest has brought some southern sunshine with her. The kettle’s on, and I have a big plate of scones, cream, and jam ready especially. Now I’m waiting for my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson
What a glorious Easter weekend it’s been. Yesterday there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and I spent the whole day tidying up the garden ready for planting out some bedding plants. So good to have a day warm enough to sit outside, drink tea and share the rest of my Easter eggs with my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Rachel Brimble
Last week I caught the tail end of BBC Radio 4’s Open Book programme. It was a fascinating discussion about how writers actually “hear” the voices of their characters (you might still be able to hear this episode on iPlayer). Dr. Jennifer Hodgson, who was interviewed on the programme, is a writer and teacher who…… Continue reading How do writers “hear” their characters?
This year marks 80 years since Penguin Books printed their first paperbacks and changed the way readers thought about books forever. Penguin Books was first set up in 1935 by Allen Lane, who was then a director at the Bodley Head imprint. The story goes that he was coming back from a trip to visit…… Continue reading Happy 80th birthday, Penguin Books
It’s a great pleasure to welcome fantasy author James Crofoot back to my blog. James was last here with an interesting article on vampire myths, and how to tell if a vampire is really dead. Today he’s back to answer some questions about himself, to talk about his phenomenal work rate and to tell us…… Continue reading Fantasy author James Crofoot and his Necromancer series
Today author Marie Laval returns to my blog to give us the ingredients for a great romantic suspense. Marie was one of my first visitors ever – you can find her interview with me here – and since then we’ve met up many times in real life, at RNA events or most often to talk…… Continue reading Author Marie Laval’s recipe for Provençal romantic suspense
Twitter is a great asset to authors – a place to find out and share information, as well as to tell the world about our books. The trouble is, it does take quite some dedication to make the most of it. And we can’t be on Twitter all the time, because when are we actually…… Continue reading Author Mary Waibel on using Tweetdeck to manage Twitter