ya novel · young adult

Does this YA novel really deserve an award?

Today I’m going to do something I very rarely do, and that’s write something negative about a book. I never post a review less than 4 stars, as most authors work hard to get a book out, are struggling to make a living from writing, and can do without negative comments from other writers. Usually…… Continue reading Does this YA novel really deserve an award?

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J.K. Rowling’s Exeter and the Exeter Novel Prize

A couple of months ago a manuscript I’m working on was shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize, and last Saturday the award ceremony was held in (of course!) the city of Exeter. So, at the weekend I travelled all the way to Devon for the ceremony. Exeter is a pretty long way away for me.…… Continue reading J.K. Rowling’s Exeter and the Exeter Novel Prize

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Good to meet you…author Kay Lalone

Today’s guest is my fellow Muse author Kay Lalone.  Thanks for coming all the way to Yorkshire, Kay!  Before I start with my questions, help yourself to a cup of tea and one of these delicious currant slices.  And apologies for talking with my mouth full! Where do you live, Kay?  I live in Michigan…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Kay Lalone