Máire Brophy – Q&A

Máire Brophy’s debut novel, After the World, was published by Strange Fiction Press on 8 May 2018. Máire kindly answered a few of my questions 1. Tell us a little about After the World. After the world is a fantasy novella. It’s the story of an orc general surviving after his world is gone. He’s…

Helen Matthews – Q&A

Helen Matthews debut novel, After Leaving the Village, was published by Hashtag Press on 12 October 2017. Helen kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us about After Leaving the Village. In a remote Albanian village, seventeen-year old Odeta feels trapped in her routine existence – working in her father’s grocery store. It…

Ghost by James Swallow – extract

James Swallow is the Sunday Times best-selling author of over 45 books including the Nomad and Exile from the Marc Danes series. His latest novel in the series, Ghost, was published by Bonnier Zaffre on 31 May 2018. Bonnier Zaffre have kindly allowed me to share an extract from the book. He’d raced through a…

Susi Fox – Q&A

Susi Fox’s debut novel, Mine, was published by Penguin on 1 April 2018. Susi kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Mine. After years of infertility, a woman gives birth to a baby but when she sees him for the first time, she is adamant he is not her…

Marjory McGinn – Q&A

Marjory McGinn is the author  of three travel memoirs, Things Can Only Get Feta, Homer’s Where The Heart Is and A Scorpion In The Lemon Tree. Her debut novel, A Saint for the Summer, was published by Pelagos Press on 28 February 2018. Marjory kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a…

Jane Bailey – Q&A

Jane Bailey is the author of What Was Rescued, Mad Joy and Tommy Glover’s Sketch of Heaven. Her latest novel, Lark Song was published by on 5 June 2018. Jane kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Lark Song. I started out trying to write a modern take on…

Shelter by Sarah Franklin – extract

Sarah Franklin is the author of Shelter, which was published in paperback by Bonnier Zaffre on 31 May 2018. Bonnier have kindly allowed me to share this extract with you. By the time she’d fetched Hetty from the hostel in Parkend and they’d walked up to the Memorial Hall, there was a queue winding right…

From Literary Scout to Author by Sam Blake – guest post

Sam Blake is the author of Little Bones and Deep Water. Her latest book in the Cathy Connlly series, No Turning Back was published by Bonnier Zaffre on 17 May 2018. She has written about her journey from literary scout to author. I’ve been working in publishing for a long time (about twelve years) but…

Graham Masterton – Q&A

Graham Masterton is the author of the Kate McGuire books including White Bones and Dead Men Whistling, the Beatrice Scarlet books starting with Scarlet Widow. His latest novel. Ghost Virus, was published by Head of Zeus in ebook on 1 May 2018 and is published in hardback on 4 October 2018. Graham kindly answered a…

Ask Me to Dance by Sylvia Colley – extract

Sylvia Colley is the author of Lights on Dark Water. Her latest novel, Ask Me to Dance, was published by Muswell Press on 14 May 2018. Sylvia has kindly allowed me to share an extract of Ask Me to Dance with you. I missed the turning to the monastery, going up and down the winding…

Kismet by Luke Tredget – extract

Luke Tredget is the author of Kismet, published by Faber on 17 May 2018. Faber have kindly allowed me to share an extract of Kismet with you. Tuesday Anna is at her desk, holding her phone at a tilted angle so that Ingrid, five feet to her left, can’t see the map on her screen….

Ruth Mancini – Q&A

Ruth Mancini is the author of The Lies You Tell and His Perfect Lies. Her latest novel, In the Blood was published in ebook by Head of Zeus on 1 May 2018 and is published in hardback on 9 August 2018. Ruth tells us more about her book. Tell us a little about your background….