Beth Lewis – Q&A

Beth Lewis is the author of The Wolf Road and Bitter Sun. Her latest novel, The Origins of Iris, was published by Hodder Studio on 19 August 2021. Beth kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Origins of Iris. The Origins of Iris is my third novel, it’s…

Sue Teddern – Q&A

Sue Teddern’s debut novel, Annie Stanley All at Sea, was published by Mantle on 8 July 2021. Sue kindly answered a few of my questions. 1.Tell us a little about Annie Stanley all at Sea. Annie Stanley is an unemployed teacher who is taking time out from work, relationships and responsibility. When her father dies,…

P. D. Elliott – Q&A

P. D. Elliott’s novel, Too Much to Ask was published on 5 February 2021. P.D Elliott kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Too Much to Ask. Too Much To Ask is an emotional rollercoaster of love, loss and new life. It’s a story told from the perspectives of…

Owen Dwyer – Q&A

The Garfield Conspiracy by Owen Dwyer was published by Liberties Press on 7 September 2021. Owen kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Garfield Conspiracy. A writer, writing a book about the assassination of President James Garfield in 1881, leaves his wife and moves in with his young…

Anna Wharton – Q&A

Anna Wharton’s debut novel, The Imposter, was published by Mantle on 1 April 2021. Anna kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Imposter. The Imposter is a psychological drama ostensibly about a newspaper archivist, Chloe, who becomes obsessed with the story of a little girl who went missing 25…

A. B. Kyazze – Q&A

A. B. Kyazze is the author of Into the Mouth of the Lion, which was published by Unbound on 6 May 2021. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Into the Mouth of the Lion. Into the Mouth of the Lion is the story of a young photographer…

Jackie Fraser – Q&A

Jackie Fraser’s novel, The Bookshop of Second Chances was published by Simon & Schuster on 2 September 2021. 1. Tell us a little about The Bookshop of Second Chances. It’s about Thea, a woman in mid-life whose life has collapsed. She loses her job, and then discovers that her husband’s been sleeping with a friend…

Heather Barnett – Q&A

Heather Barnett’s debut novel, Acts of Kindness, was published by Serpentine Books on 5 March 2021. Heather kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Acts of Kindness. It’s a light-hearted mystery which follows Bella Black as she moves out of London to her dream job in a sleepy Wiltshire…

Sue Divin – Q&A

Sue Divin’s novel, Guard Your Heart was published by Macmillan Children’s on 1 April 2021. Sue kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Guard Your Heart. Guard Your Heart is a YA/Crossover Romeo and Juliet set in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 2016. It’s a contemporary, gritty and fast paced…

The Wild Before by Piers Torday – extract

Piers Torday’s novels include The Last Wild, The Dark Wild, The Wild Beyond and The Lost Magician. His latest novel, The Wild Before, was published by Quercus Children’s on 19 August 2021. Today I have an extract to share. Little-Hare was wondering whether there might be a more romantic way to find a mate, when…