Damian Dibben – Q&A

Damian Dibben is the author of Tomorrow and The History Makers series comprising of The Storm Begins, Nightship to China and Circus Maximus . His latest novel, The Colour Storm, was published by Michael Joseph on 23 June 2022. He kindly answers a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Colour…

Kit Whitfield – Q&A

Kit Whitfield is the author of Bareback and In Great Waters. Her lastest novel, In the Heart of Hidden Things, was published by Jo Fletcher on 9 June 2022. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about In the Heart of Hidden Things. It’s what you might call a…

Perfect by Sally Emerson – review

Published by Quadrant Books Publication date – 27 May 2022 Source – review copy In these stories of the impossible, master of the domestic thriller Sally Emerson introduces the eerie into her keen-eyed portraits of everyday life. A clerk working in a public register office begins to receive death certificates dated in the future, but…

Penny Haw – Q&A

Penny Haw is the author of The Wilderness Between Us, which was published by Koehler Books on 31 July 2021. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Wilderness Between Us. Set in the remote, mountainous Tsitsikamma region of South Africa, The Wilderness Between Us tells the story…

The Bloater by Rosemary Tonks – review

Published by Vintage Publication date – 5 May 2022 Source – review copy Min works at the BBC as an audio engineer, where she is struggling to replicate the sound of a heartbeat. At home, other matters of the heart are making a mockery of life as Min knows it. Min has found herself the…

M H David – Q&A

M H David is the author of The Gouge, which was published on 1 June 2021. He kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Gouge. The Gouge is my first novel. It takes place in a small town, called Cypress Creek, which has an old lore about a…

Happy Sad by Pippa Goodhart, illustrated by Augusta Kirkwood

Published by Little Door Publication date – 6 June 2022 Source – review copy Can you be happy and sad at the same time? When Toby finds a mermaid stranded in a rock pool on the beach he takes her home and tries to cheer her up with songs, stories and a paddling pool full…

Laura Pashby – Q&A

Laura Pashby is the author of Little Stories of Your Life, published by Quadrille Publishing on 14 October 2021. Laura kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Little Stories of Your Life Little Stories of Your Life is a non-fiction book about the beauty of ordinary days, and the…

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian – review

Published by Harvill Secker Publication date – 9 September 2021 (Hardback) 7 July 2022 (Paperback) (Vintage) Source – review copy Meet Chloe. First-year student, ordinary, legging-wearing, girl next door…and psychopath. Chloe is part of a secret clinical study of young psychopaths run by the university’s Psychology Department. Most psychopaths aren’t criminals, but when a string…