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…

Killer Look by Linda Fairstein – review

Published by Sphere Publication date – 9 February 2017 Source – library copy “New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide,…

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…

Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland – review

Published by – Bonnier Zaffre Publication date – 20 April 2017 Source – review copy “This bookshop keeps many secrets . . . Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday…

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…