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How do you encourage children to read?

Another month and another Authors’ Round Robin! And this month the topic is… How do you encourage children to read? When I was a child I read voraciously. To be honest, I probably read a bit too much. You may think that’s not possible, but there is a whole big world for children to explore…… Continue reading How do you encourage children to read?

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Happy 80th birthday, Penguin Books

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

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Fantasy author James Crofoot and his Necromancer series

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

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#ReviewWomen2015: women’s fiction and “serious” reviewers

Earlier this week an article came out in the Huffington Post called: #ReviewWomen2015: It’s time to take commercial fiction seriously The author, Hannah Beckerman, posed a question I’ve asked before on this blog, and I’m sure many other female authors have asked as well: Why is it so hard to find reviews of “women’s fiction”…… Continue reading #ReviewWomen2015: women’s fiction and “serious” reviewers

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How to put down your book and start writing more productively

Well, another month has passed, and it’s time for our Round Robin already. Where do all the weeks go? It’s a good question to ask for this post, since this week’s theme is on the subject of time –  namely, how do we find time to read, and time to write? My answer to the…… Continue reading How to put down your book and start writing more productively

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Good to meet you…author Linda Andrews, plus #giveaway!

I’ve made plenty of hot drinks for my guest today, and a big pile of toasted tea cakes, in an attempt to provide her with some warmth. It’s a dull, grey, rainy January day here in Yorkshire, and although the weather is unseasonably mild for us, for Linda Andrews the chill is a shock to…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Linda Andrews, plus #giveaway!

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Good to meet you…author Teresa Medeiros

I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome author Teresa Medeiros today. Teresa is a best-selling author in America, with a staggering ten million books in print. All of her books have been bestsellers in her country, featuring on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She’s also a seven-time Rita finalist, two-time PRISM…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Teresa Medeiros