John Gwynne – Q&A

John Gwynne is the author of The Faithful and the Fallen series, which included the novel Malice and the Of Blood and Bone series which included A Time of Dread.  His latest novel, The Shadow of the Gods is published on 6 May 2021. John kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us…

Balancing the Books – April 2021

Well May has arrived already. The year that threatened to drag appears to have speeded up. I found myself back in my natural environment last month. That’s right, the first none food shop I found myself in was a bookshop. Books were bought, shelfies were taken. It was glorious. April also saw me chair my…

S E Moorhead – Q&A

S. E. Moorhead is the author of Witness X which was published by Trapeze on 6 February 2020. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Witness X. Fourteen years ago, the police caged a notorious serial killer who ritually murdered two women every February. One of the victims…

Caroline Lea – Q&A

Caroline Lea is the author of The Glass Woman. Her latest novel, The Metal Heart, is published by Michael Joseph on 29 April 2021. Caroline kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Metal Heart. The Metal Heart is set in the remote wilds of the Orkney islands during…

The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent – giveaway

The Summer Job is the debut adult novel by Lizzy Dent and was published by Viking on 15 April 2021. It has had TV rights optioned and will be coming to our screens as a TV series. Lizzy mis)spent her early twenties working in Scotland in hospitality, in a hotel not unlike the one Birdy…

The Carlyles at Home by Thea Holme – review

Published by Persephone Books Publication date – 22 March 2002 Source – own copy The Carlyles at Home is about Thomas and Jane Carlyle’s life together at 5 (now 24) Cheyne Row, Chelsea, and was written in the 1960s by a former actress who was then living there as co-custodian of the house with her…

Claire Fuller – Q&A

Claire Fuller is the author of Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons and Bitter Orange. Her latest novel, Unsettled Ground, was published by Fig Tree on 25 March 2021 and is longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021. Claire kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Unsettled Ground….

Stay at Home Literary Festival 2021

The Stay at Home Literary Festival is back. The brainchild of author and senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow CJ Cooke, the festival began last year as a single tweet. A few short weeks later the festival launched, bringing together 220 authors and industry professionals with support from lead partner, Paper Nations. With 145…

Andy Jones – Q&A

Andy Jones is the author of Girl 99, Four, The Two of Us and The Trouble with Henry and Zoe.  His latest novel, The Last Act of Adam Campbell is published in paperback by Hodder & Stoughton on 29 April 2020. Andy kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about…