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My debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront is out now on Amazon and Kobo . 

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Author Interview – Merryn Allingham

Today I’ve got awesome historical novelist Merryn Allingham on the blog talking about her writing process and sharing her hints and tips! Read on to find about more about her and her novels.   Hi Merryn, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I write historical mystery/suspense novels with a dash of romance. My latest book is called A Tale of Two Sisters and will be published by...

How do you organise your writing?

The number of notebooks I had when I started writing was utterly appalling. I had one. Yes, I know! One! And in it I wrote everything in a huge higgledy piggledy mess. And unsurprisingly when my writing became more of a career aspiration than a hobby, using this notebook was a giant pain. I was constantly going backwards and forwards trying to find where I’d written that thing I thought of...

Author Interview – Emily Royal

Today’s guest author is the fab Emily Royal! Hi Emily, welcome to the blog! Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. Hi Katie, thank you so much for having me! By profession I’m an actuary which is probably as far removed as you can get from being an author. I do get opportunities to be creative at work, though. Last year I co-wrote a scene for a case study and it got turned into a 5...

A few things I’ve learned about public speaking (so far!)

So, I’ve agreed to do my first author talk next month and pretty much from the moment I agreed the fear started! I think I’m currently in a state of denial but I have been beginning some research into how I can manage it without turning into a gibbering idiot! I’m probably about as far from an expert on this topic it’s possible to get, but I wanted to share my journey with...

Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!

As a lot of this blog is about writing, I wanted to write a regular article on my favourite forgotten words. You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit at the back of our minds, gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are the spices of the literary world, but I refuse to let them sit in a cupboard and be ignored until...

My AMAZING night at the RNA Awards!

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Romantic Novelists Association Awards where I was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year! I didn’t win, but an amazing novel by Joe Heap, The Rules of Seeing did. I’ve never been to an awards thing before and it was awesome! I felt totally snazzy in my gorgeous shoes, and we even stayed overnight. After the awards I ordered...

My Favourite Book Bloggers to Follow (Part 2)

Check out this post for another list of must-follow book bloggers!   @BookishChat bookishchat.wordpress.com Great reviews and a must-follow Twitter feed! What more can you want?   @ShortBookandScribes shortbookandscribes.uk Brilliant concise reviews. I’m a little ashamed I’ve only just discovered this book blog!   @sarahhardy681 bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.com...

Author Interview – Claire Taylor

Hi everyone, author interview time again and today I am thrilled to welcome Claire Taylor to the blog! Tell me a bit about you and your latest work, Claire. My name is Claire Taylor, I am an author alongside being a care worker and mum to two young boys! I have just completed book 4, which is currently with a publisher being judged (fingers crossed!). I have now gone back to a book that I started...

Author Interview – Anne Coates

Today I’m thrilled to welcome crime author, Anne Coates to the blog to chat about her Hannah Weybridge novels. If you haven’t read them, you should!   Hi Anna, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. Songs of Innocence is set in the area of South London where I live with my three lazy cats who think nothing of interrupting my writing by sitting on my lapand demanding...

My Top 5 Tips for Writing a Good Synopsis

Two of the biggest compliments I’ve ever received are to do with my writing. The first came from a lovely rejection where the person said I was a natural storyteller (this email is now framed and on my wall with the relevant sentence highlighted!), and the second came from my editor when she said I write a good synopsis! As this was a conversation over the phone I’ve had to commit the...

Author Interview – Jessie Stevens

Today on the blog I’m really thrilled to welcome my first children’s author, Jessie Stevens! Hi Jessie, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I’m a mother of three girls and an avid reader. My first book What If Butterflies Loved Snow? is a picture book with illustrations by Madhwai Kayara. Describe yourself in 3 words. Nocturnal, stubborn and volatile, I’m basically a Great...

Valentine’s Day for One!

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Whilst Valentine’s Day is traditionally a couple’s day, I’ve decided that after a rough January I’m going to have a Valentine’s Day for One. A day of self-care, recharging my batteries is just what I need! And as this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, hubby will be at work anyway so I won’t be ignoring him! Plus it’s the last day of term...

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