Gemma Seltzer – Q&A

Gemma Seltzer’s short story collection, Ways of Living, was published by Influx Press on 15 July 2021. Gemma kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Ways of Living. Thanks Janet! Ways of Living is a collection of ten short stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary and strange things:…

Iain Hood – Q&A

Iain  Hood’s novel, This Good Book, was published by Renard Press on 16 September 2021. Iain kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about This Good Book. This Good Book is the story of two artists’ careers. Susan Alison is a figurative painter and Douglas is a conceptual installation artist….

Óskar Guðmundsson and Quentin Bates – Q&A

The Commandments by Óskar Guðmundsson, translated by Quentin Bates, was published by Corylus Books on 29 October 2021. Óskar and Quentin kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Commandments. Óskar: The Commandments focuses on detective Salka Steinsdóttir, who has been living with her family in Britain and working…

Sarah Lonsdale – Q&A

Rebel Women Between the Wars: Fearless Writers and Adventures by Sarah Lonsdale was published by Manchester University Press on 27 October 2020. Sarah kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Rebel Women Between the Wars: Fearless Writers and Adventurers. Rebel Women is a group biography of 13 inspirational women…

Nancy Peach – Q&A

Nancy Peach’s novel, Love Life, was published by One More Chapter on 9 December 2021. Nancy kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Love Life. Love Life is a modern-day Pride and Prejudice themed rom-com set in a hospice. It features Tess, a junior doctor with a patchy track…

Victoria Scott – Q&A

Victoria Scott’s novel, Patience, was published by Head of Zeus on 5 August 2021. Victoria kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Patience. Patience is the story the Willow family – mum Louise, dad Pete and daughters Eliza and Patience – who all struggle, in very different ways, with…

Hunter Liguore – Q&A

Hunter Liguore’s book, The Whole World Inside Nan’s Soup was published by Yeehoo Press on 24 August 2021. Hunter kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Whole World Inside Nan’s Soup. The Whole World in Nan’s Soup is a rumination on our ability to recognize our interconnectedness with…

Jane Jesmond – Q&A

Jane Jesmond’s debut novel, On the Edge, was published by Verve Books on 26 October 2021. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about On the Edge. On The Edge is my debut novel, a thriller, and the first in a series about its risk-taking, free-climbing fanatic of a…

Mary T Bradford – Q&A

Mary T Bradford is the author of To Live with a Stranger which was published on 27 October 2021. Mary kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about To Live with a Stranger. It is a novel about standing up for your true self and being confident to live your…

The Marsh House by Zoe Somerville – extract

Zoe Somerville’s latest novel, The Marsh House, was published by Head of Zeus on 3 March 2022. Today I have an extract from the book to share with you. 22nd December Through the ice-crusted window, Malorie could see there was nothing but a thick grey mist. She pressed her forehead against the pane and closed…