Graham Smith – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Graham Smith to the blog. Graham is the author of four books to feature the Cumbria Major Crimes team. His latest novel Watching the Bodies,  the first in a new series to feature Jake Boulder, was published by Bloodhound Books on 18 April 2017. Graham kindly answered a few of…

Kjell Ola Dahl – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Kjell Ola Dahl to the blog. Kjell is the author of six previous novels to feature Gunnarstranda and Frølich and his latest novel, Faithless, which was translated by Don Bartlett, was published by Orenda Books on 15 April 2017. Kjell kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about…

The Woman Who Met Her Match by Fiona Gibson – extract

Today I’m pleased to share with you an extract from Fiona Gibson’s latest novel, The Woman Who Met Her Match, which was published by Avon on 20 April 2017. Avon has kindly given me permission to share this extract with you.   And then . . . Antoine returned from le camping: a vision of messy…

Poppy Dolan – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Poppy Dolan to the blog. Poppy is the author of The Bad Boyfriends Bootcamp, There’s More to Life than Cupcakes and are latest novel The Bluebell Bunting Society was published by Canelo in ebook on 27 March 2017 Poppy kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about…

Using Childhood Stories for Inspiration by Harriet Cummings – Guest Post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Harriet Cummings to the blog. Harriet’s debut novel, We All Begin As Strangers is published by Orion on 20 April 2017. Today Harriet discusses using childhood stories as inspiration. Like most kids, I was told lots of stories growing up. Many of these I later forgot, while others stayed with…

Diney Costeloe – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Diney Costeloe to the blog. Diney is the author of The Throwaway Children, The Runaway Family, The Lost Soldier, The Sisters of St Croix and The Girl With No Name and her latest novel The Married Girls was published by Head of Zeus in ebook on 17 February 2017 and is out…

Themes in Torn by Ann Randall – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Ann Randall to the blog. Ann’s latest novel Torn, was published by Constable on 4 April 2017. Torn is the third novel in the Wheeler and Ross series after Riven and Silenced. (The first, Riven, was written as A.J. McCreanor.) Here Ann talks about the themes discussed in Torn. In all…

Erik Axl Sund – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Erik Axl Sund to the blog. Erik is the pseudonym of Jerker Erikson and Hakan Axlander Sundquist. Their novel The Crow Girl was published on 6 April 2017 by Vintage and translated by Neil Smith. They kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little…

The Inspiration Behind Close To Me by Amanda Reynolds – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Amanda Reynolds to the blog. Amanda’s debut novel, Close to You was published by Wildfire in ebook 31 March 2017 and is published in paperback on. 27 July 2017. Here Amanda writes about the inspiration behind her novel. When I began writing Close To Me, or at least thinking about the idea for the book, my…

Stephen May – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Stephen May to the blog. Stephen is the author of Tag and Life! Death! Prizes! and his latest novel Stronger Than Skin was published by Sandstone Press on 16 March 2017 Stephen kindly answered some of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Stronger Than Skin. A man –…

Koethi Zan – Q&A

Today I’m pleased Koethi Zan to the blog. Koethi is the author of The Never List and her latest novel, The Follower was published by Harvill Secker on 18 May 2017 Koethi kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Follower. The Follower tells the story of…