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Terror on Sunshine Boulevard: murder, mystery and a book #giveaway!

American author JQ Rose and I have been online friends for years (…and soon to meet in real life!!) I interviewed JQ Rose in the very early days of my blog (interview here) and we had a great time. There were lots of brilliant comments and I got to find out so much about Mackinac…… Continue reading Terror on Sunshine Boulevard: murder, mystery and a book #giveaway!

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Choosing the point of view for your story and keeping it consistent

It’s the first authors’ Round Robin of the year, and another thought-provoking topic for me, both as a writer and an editor. Whose point of view do you like to use when writing your novels? And do you switch between characters? If so, how? I’ve actually been thinking a lot recently about how other writers…… Continue reading Choosing the point of view for your story and keeping it consistent

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Good to meet you…author Judy Penz Sheluk

A couple of years ago I was part of a recipe book called Bake, Love, Write, in which best-selling authors shared their favourite dessert recipes. (There are some amazing recipes in the book, and it’s well worth checking out – especially coming up to Christmas.) One of the great things about being part of this collaboration…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Judy Penz Sheluk

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Author Susan Bernhardt’s recipe for Beef Wellington…and a cosy Christmas murder

Have you ever had a Christmas guest you could cheerfully murder? Author Susan Bernhardt, my visitor today, gives a brilliant description of such a guest in her latest murder mystery. She also has a recipe for a delicious British favourite, Beef Wellington (yay – the British do know how to cook!) Welcome to Yorkshire, Susan,…… Continue reading Author Susan Bernhardt’s recipe for Beef Wellington…and a cosy Christmas murder

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Good to meet you…author Lesley Cookman

My guest today spends her writing time dreaming up cold-blooded murders and suspicious deaths. I’m being very careful to let Lesley Cookman taste our Victoria sponge cake first – you never know, with these mystery writers! Welcome to rainy Yorkshire, Lesley. Good to meet you! Whereabouts do you live, Lesley? On the North Kent Coast…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Lesley Cookman

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Good to meet you…author Caroline Dunford

I usually mention the weather when I introduce my weekly authors, but by the time we’ve got to mid-March I’m finding it very difficult to keep my spirits up. There is nothing remotely fun about cold drizzle, and whoever coined the term “glorious mud” obviously didn’t have a dog. (I once read a saying that…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Caroline Dunford

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Good to meet you…author Sara Jayne Townsend

Today the lovely Sara Jayne Townsend is visiting me in Yorkshire.  Everyone knows the cliché that all we Brits ever do when we get together is talk about the weather, but ever since Christmas we’ve had good reason.  Rain, rain and more rain.  Sara and I are just commiserating with each other as the rain…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Sara Jayne Townsend

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Good to meet you…author Susan Bernhardt

Today sees a book release with a difference. This is the last stop in Susan Bernhardt’s “progressive dessert online book launch”.  Books and pudding – count me in! Here are the previous stops on Susan’s dessert tour this week.  Check out the salivatory names of her recipes :)  and click on the links to read…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Susan Bernhardt