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  1. It's 'meet the blogger' time again and my guest this week is the lovely Kim Nash who runs the popular blog Kim The Bookworm.

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    Thank you for agreeing to guest on my blog, Kim. Have a cup of coffee while we chat.

     

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    Can you tell us a bit about yourself,  Kim and, what inspired you to start a blog?

    My blog was inspired by a book called A Spring Affair by the fabulous Milly Johnson.  It’s about a lady who clears her house of clutter and then realises that it isn’t her house she needs to make changes to but her life.  This book really resonated with me and so I dropped Milly an email and we wrote backwards and forward. I mentioned that I was thinking of setting up a blog to chat about my love of books and she fully encouraged me.  For that, I am eternally grateful to this lovely lady who changed my life more than she’ll ever realise.

    I love women’s fiction, chick-lit, thrillers and self-help, personal development books too! 

    What is your favourite book of all time?

    I think because of what I said above A Spring Affair has to be one of my favourites.  From my childhood, I’d say The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.  I know that one definitely inspired my love of getting entangled in another world. 

    Oh yes, I was a big fan of Enid Blyton when I was a child too. Loved the Secret Seven and Famous Five.

    How many books, on average, do you read a month?

    Around 10-12 a month I’d say.  Sometimes slower or quicker depending on other things I have going in my life.

    Have you ever sat up all night because you were desperate to finish reading a book? If yes, what book was it?

    ALL THE TIME! I sometimes wake up in the night too and my first thought is to read. It’s a pain though because instead of it making me feel sleepy, it just makes me want to keep on reading. When I was a teenager, the books that made me do this were Danielle Steele novels always heartbreaking and amazing stories.

    Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book?

    NEVER! HOW VERY DARE YOU!  LOL! It’s funny because I co-run a book club in Cannock, Staffordshire and when the lady who co-runs it with me admitted to doing this at the very first book club there was a collective gasp around the room.  We were all horrified!

    Oh dear, not sure if I should admit that I sometimes skip to the end ....

    What sort of plots do you dislike reading?

    Probably not plots so much as genres, but horror and sci fi.  I just don’t get them! Plot wise, I do like everything to be tied up nicely at the end.  Can’t stand a cliff-hanger! It’s because I’m so flipping impatient I think!

    What sort of things would you like to see in a novel?

    I love books that make you feel like your emotions are on a rollercoaster.  Whether that’s heart-pounding because you’re in suspense, or a bit scared, or a book that makes me cry big snotty heart-wrenching tears or tears of joy! I do love a happy ever after too! And obviously, everything to be tied up with no answers left unturned.  Things like that can bother me for weeks!

    What is the most unusual place you’ve ever read a book?

    Goodness me, that’s a toughie! I do have to admit to reading on the loo (sorry folks!) but sometimes it’s the only time I get a bit of peace and quiet.  That’s probably the worst place.  Don’t think I’ve ever read in an unusual place though. 

    What author would you most like to have a cup of coffee with? Why?

    Hope it’s ok to pick someone who isn’t around any more.  If so, Enid Blyton, just to get inside that magical mind.  If not, I find that really hard to answer because I’m so lucky to have met the majority of my favourite authors in either my blogging or publishing lives.

    Do you have any other hobbies?

    I don’t have an awful lot of time for hobbies.  I have a 9 year old son, work for Bookouture full time on publicity and social media, have an online skincare/makeup/healthcare business, run a book club, am on the PTFA at school, run my book blog, have a family review blog (which I’m desperately trying to spend more time on), organise book blogger events from time to time and phew, I think that’s it.  It doesn’t leave me much time for anything else. 

    It certainly sounds like you're very busy, Kim.

    Do you write? If so, what sort of things do you write. If not, would you like to be an author?

    I am dabbling in writing.  Women’s fiction, with humour and emotion – I’d like to think that anyway!  I’ve always said I’d love to write a book since I was young, so I suppose one day I thought, well I’d be closer if I actually started it! So I did!

    You can find out more about Kim here

    www.kimthebookworm.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/KimTheBookWorm

    www.twitter.com/KimTheBookworm

    Thank you for dropping by to talk to us, Kim.

     

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    Bring a little sunshine into your life!     

    Sassy, feel good romance by Karen King. Just right to cosy up with on cold winter nights. Published by Accent Press

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  2. I'm delighted to interview Pauline Barclay on my blog this week.  Pauline writes emotional passionate moving stories and is also the founder of Chill with a Book Awards. Welcome, Pauline!

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    A HUGE thank you Karen for having me, I’ve brought a bottle of bubbly we can sip while we natter.

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    Oh! Thank you, Pauline!

    First can you tell my readers a bit about yourself?

    My passion is to write about events that happen in life and change everything for those involved as well as those caught up in the maelstrom. I want my characters to sit at your side, steal your attention and sweep you up in their story. Stories that will bring tears to your eyes, have you laughing out loud and sometimes, what they share with you, will stay  in your hearts for a very long time.

    I am originally from Yorkshire, though I have lived in several different locations including; Suffolk, Surrey and Holland.  Today, I live on one of the beautiful Canary Isles with my husband and our two gorgeous rescue doggies.

    Here are some of Pauline's books. You can find out more about them and buy them here: Amazon Author Page

     

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    They look fab, Pauline. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

    I have been writing since I was very young. I started with poems, short stories and even a song! To my delight, at the time, my class sang my song during one of the parent days when I was at junior school.

    What do you like writing most?

    I love to write about people, importantly how events that happen in their lives affect them and those around them. It is important for me to get into the character’s head to understand their emotional state so you are almost that person.

    Do you have a special place for writing?

    Normally in our office which overlooks our garden. I try not to be too distracted by the lovely weather we have, reminding myself if I work hard I can get out and enjoy the sun.

    Are you a pantster or a plotter?

    I guess a plotter. I always know the outline of the story I want to write, but as the characters develop into real people, yes they are real, we often travel down a road I had not thought about.

    Is your writing ever inspired by your family or real life incidents?

    Nearly always real incidents. Through listening to people, you learn so much about life and how an event can changed their lives for the better and sometimes for the worse. Some of what I hear, I take away and turn into stories and sometimes the story these people tell is heart breaking. 

    What are you writing at the moment?

    It is my seventh book, no title as yet. Coming up with a title is the hardest part of the writing for me! This story I am working on is about how one event turned a perfect life in to a hell. Successful, Martin Culford one morning waved to his family as he drove off to the office. As he headed to work he had no idea that from that day onwards his life would never be the same again. Like all my books, it will be an emotional read. I always add a warning to my readers…. Tissues may be required!

    What inspired you to write this book?

    A story I heard years ago from an elderly gentleman and more recent of someone I knew who could not move forward in his life.

    What time of the day do you write best?

    Afternoons. I like to get everything I need to do out of the way. I am also the founder of Chill with a Book Awards and it has gone crazy this year. At the moment Chill Awards is taking up a great deal of my time which I really don’t mind as the Awards recognise great Indie authors, though I still try to find time to write.

    What are your hobbies?

    Running, photography, reading, cooking, walking. I love to cook. I try to make everything we eat. I am not a fan of prepared food and living abroad, as we have done for many years, often means prep food is not readily available.

    What advice would you give to other writers?

    If you love writing go for it and enjoy it. If you want to publish your work, please do get an editor to help your polish it to shine like a diamond. It will make all your efforts worthwhile.

     Thanks, Pauline. That's great advice.

    You can find out more about Pauline here:

    Author links

    www.paulinebarclay.co.uk

    Facebook Author Page

    Twitter: @paulinembarclay

    Instagram: @paulinebarclay

    Thank you so much Karen for a fabulous chat, it seems we have finished the bottle!

    It was a pleasure to talk to you, Pauline. Thanks for the champagne! :)

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    Bring a little sunshine into your life!     

    Sassy, feel good romance by Karen King. Just right to cosy up with on cold winter nights. Published by Accent Press

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  3. I'm delighted to welcome popular blogger Linda Hill to my Monday Meet the Blogger spot. Linda blogs at www.lindasbookbag.com and is winner of the Best Book Review Blog Award 2016. Congratulations, Linda!

     

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    Welcome, Linda. Thank you for agreeing to guest on my blog, Linda.  Your blog looks amazing, you certainly review a wide range of books. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what inspired your love of reading?

    Hi Karen. Thanks so much for having me. I'm a middle aged ex-English teacher, turned inspector and consultant, who is self -retired so that, whilst I don't work any more, I don't get my pension yet!I have very poor sight so I was a late reader and when I finally got glasses and learnt to read I discovered a magical world of adventure opened up and I've been hooked ever since. I used to spend a week with my Aunt and Uncle in the summer holidays and they lived in a town with a library (as opposed to a village with just a telephone box where I normally resided). My Aunt used to take me to the library and I had my own card so I would take out Worzel Gummidge books, Enid Blyton or Roald Dahl and devour several books a day. This developed a love of reading for me.

    I enjoy all kinds of books (except horror, sci-fi and dystopian fiction that I'm less keen on) but I suppose my favourite genre would be literary fiction. I also particularly love a psychological thriller and women's fiction. However, I find I like to read different genres depending on what mood I'm in.

    What is your favourite book of all time?

    I have so many but when I'm asked this I always come back to Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, because that was the book that marked the transition from taught fiction or children's books into reading more challenging material independently. I loved everything about it (except Angel Clare - but I enjoyed hating him!)

    How many books, on average, do you read a month?

    Last year was unusually quiet for me in terms of reading as life was a bit fraught but I actually 119. Normally I'll read around 12-15 a month.

    Have you ever sat up all night because you were desperate to finish reading a book? If yes, what book was it?

    Not all night, but I did stay up until 2.30 to finish Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. I just couldn't stop until I'd read the last word. Given that I was working as an Educational Consultant and had to be in a school to run training at 8 the next morning that felt pretty late.

    That book is on my 'to read' list.

    Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book?

    Never. And I even slide post-its into the final page over the last paragraph sometimes to make sure I can't accidentally read the last few words by mistake.

    What sort of plots do you dislike reading?

    Oh - tricky question. I don't like those that are too obviously signposted in any genre, but a plot that doesn't appeal on one day may become a book I can't put down on another day, depending on my mood. I'm not keen on those containing too much graphic violence. I prefer to use my imagination.

    What sort of things would you like to see in a novel?

    Again it depends on the genre. I really enjoy those with a definite sense of place as I love to travel both really and vicariously. I always enjoy books with an emotional hook more than those without too.

    What is the most unusual place you’ve ever read a book?

    Probably in Antarctica.

    Really? Wow! I'd love to know more about that trip.

    What author would you most like to have a cup of coffee with? Why?

    No - one as I don't drink coffee! Tea, however, is a different matter. I'd like to drink tea with Thomas Hardy to challenge him about Angel Clare and make him defend Angel's treatment of Tess. I'd also love to meet the poet John Donne because I love the imagery he uses and The Flea is my favourite poem. I've been lucky to meet so many authors since I began blogging (though more often it's with a glass of prosecco than a hot beverage!), but I'd still like a face to face chat with Lindsay Hawdon as I so loved her book Jakob's Colours and she was kind enough to be interviewed for my first blog anniversary last year (https://lindasbookbag.com/2016/02/07/first-anniversary-interview-with-lindsay-hawdon/)

    Do you have any other hobbies?

    Travel is the main one. I'm always planning where to go next and like to have a trip to look forward to. My husband and I have started out a long way from home and are gradually working in as we get older. We've been to Antarctica, the Galapagos and Australia, for example and our next two trips are to Lapland and Uganda (where we will be trekking in the hope of seeing gorillas in the wild).

    I'm a really keen gardener too and have an allotment. I also lead a gardening group for my local U3A (University of the Third Age), but that's more because I'm the youngest in the group and nothing to do with ability or gardening knowledge!

    Do you write? If so, what sort of things do you write. If not, would you like to be an author?

    Hmm. I've 26000 words of  - something - written. It's not light enough for Chicklit and not literary enough for contemporary fiction. I do have 18 or so non-fiction books that I've written in published but somehow that doesn't count in my mind. I began NaNoWriMo in November 20115 and then my husband was diagnosed with cancer on 6th so I stopped and this year I didn't even get started as my father was dying so maybe in 2017 I'll complete it.

    So sorry to hear this, Linda. I hope 2017 is a better year for you.

    You can find Linda at:

    www.lindasbookbag.com

    @Lindahill50Hill

    Thanks for dropping by to talk to us, Linda. Good luck with NaNoWriMo this year!

     

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    Bring a little sunshine into your life!    

    Sassy, feel good romance by Karen King. Just right to cosy up with on cold winter nights. Published by Accent Press

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  4. My Friday Read this week is INSURRECTIO by Alison Morton, the latest of her fascinating Roma Nova novel. Alison writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with tough heroines but always with a strong love relationship running through them.

     

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    INSURRECTIO blurb

    ‘The second fall of Rome?’
    Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and imperial councillor in Roma Nova, scoffs at her intelligence chief when he throws a red file on her desk.

    But early 1980s Roma Nova, the last province of the Roman Empire that has survived into the twentieth century, has problems – a ruler frightened of governing, a centuries-old bureaucracy creaking for reform and, worst of all, a rising nationalist movement with a charismatic leader who wants to destroy Aurelia.

    Horrified when her daughter is brutally attacked in a demonstration turned riot, Aurelia tries to rally resistance to the growing fear and instability. But it may already be too late to save Roma Nova from meltdown and herself from entrapment and destruction by her lifelong enemy.…

    Extract

     [Aurelia narrates]

     One morning, I found Miklós dozing on the sofa in the atrium, still wearing the casual suit and shirt he’d gone out in the evening before. His upturned loafers had been deposited at the side. His face was tight, his lips straight, slightly turned down at each end; he was almost frowning. My heart clenched. I’d seen that look many times before in the past twelve years. I couldn’t bear to wake him and hear him confirm it.

    I was sipping my coffee when he appeared in the dining room an hour later dressed in his leathers. His black curls were still damp which made him look like a cherub who’d been river-bathing. But his expression was far from heavenly as he plonked himself down opposite me and helped himself to bread and cheese. He said nothing until he’d munched his way through two slices and drunk a whole mug of coffee.

    ‘Aurelia, I—’

    
‘Yes?’ I interrupted.


    ‘I have to go.’


    ‘I know.’ I couldn’t stop the tears squeezing out from the corners of my eyes.


    ‘I haven’t found out a single thing about Caius. I’ve followed him nearly every night this last month. It’d be rash to say he’s given up, but I think you’re safe.’ He glanced at me. ‘I know you don’t need me to protect you with all your Praetorians and security. My scouts will tell me if anything looks out of the ordinary.’ He stood up. ‘It’s so stifling here.’ He looked past me at the wall. ‘It’s not the city and you know it’s not you. I need to stretch myself, somewhere I can ride for days, weeks, not hours. And I have some business to conduct.’

    I knew the almost deserted high alp in the west of Roma Nova wasn’t wide enough for somebody born on the Magyar Plains. Nor was the regulated city a place he could thrive indefinitely. But I felt sick and empty.

    In the courtyard, he grabbed me around the waist and almost crushed me. He nuzzled my neck. His curls brushed the skin on my face. I gasped at the tingle that raced through me. He whispered in my ear. ‘You know I will never stop loving you, my heart and soul.’

    ‘Don’t go. Please,’ I whispered back.


    ‘It’s only for a few weeks.’

    
I shook my head.


    He stared at me, bent and kissed my lips almost chastely, then turned and climbed on his new Bayerischer motorbike. He revved the engine and roared out of the gate. I watched the blue and silver vanish to a speck before I went back inside and threw myself on the bed. He’d be back, but I kept him by letting him go.

    Buying link for Alison’s latest book INSURRECTIO (multiple retailers/formats):

    http://alison-morton.com/books-2/insurrectio/where-to-buy-insurrectio/

    INSURRECTIO book trailer: https://youtu.be/eXGslRLjv6g

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      About Alison

     

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    Bio

    A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison Morton continues to be fascinated by that complex, power and value driven civilisation. Armed with an MA in history, six years’ military service and the love of a good thriller, she explores via her Roma Nova adventure thrillers the ‘what if’ idea of a modern Roman society run by strong women.

    Represented by Blake Friedman Literary Agency for overseas and ancillary rights.

    Alison now lives in France with her husband, cultivates a Roman herb garden and drinks wine.

    I asked Alison to tell us a bit more about herself.

    Have you always wanted to be a writer?
    I’ve written all my life but apart from my first play at age 7 when I was the princess  (obvs), most of my writing has been translation, editing, government papers, PR materials, reports, corporate documentation, academic theses and complaint letters!

    It was only when I saw a really bad film at the cinema and whispered to my husband. “I could do better than that!”  His reply? “Well why don’t you?” Ninety days and 90,000 words later, I had produced my first manuscript.

    Has any author inspired you?
    I read across so many genres so may I have two? Georgette Heyer and Robert Harris. I grew up on Heyer, entranced especially by her strong women, especially Arabella, Venetia and the ‘grand’ Sophy.  Robert Harris, in contrast, showed me with ‘Fatherland’ that a good thriller could be written against an alternative timeline. 

    My Roma Nova thrillers combine both these influences; my heroines are strong and are right in the middle of the action, directing it mostly, but both have an enduring love relationship with a man they can’t live without.

    What do you like writing most?
    Dialogue! This is where the characters show us their thoughts and motivations. Or not. Sometimes silences during dialogue can be more telling. For writers it’s a great opportunity to show how different each character is from the others without telling the reader directly.

    Do you have a special place for writing?
    I do indeed! When we moved to France, we converted part of our basement into an office. The desks and cupboards came from my old office in the translation company I ran before I sold it. At the end of the day, I can stop work, close the door and go upstairs and enjoy my glass of wine!

    Are you a pantster or a plotter?
    Good question! This is one I feature when I give workshops on plotting. After six novels I’ve come to the conclusion I’m about 20% planner and 80% pantser. I rough out a plan of thirty lines with inciting incident, three critical moments, the dark moment, the climax and resolution, then sit down and type.

    That sounds a good plan, Alison!

    Is your writing ever inspired by your family or real life incidents?
    Haha! Yes. My mother was a ‘gentle’ feminist and brought my brother and me up as equal. It always puzzled me when people talked about ‘girls’ things’ and ‘boys’ things’. We both learnt basic household and DIY skills, learnt to drive and had a (second-hand) car at 18, we both went to university. So this equality is natural to me and I’ve just pushed it a little further in my books to make my heroines the ones running things – a mirror to our own world. ;-)

    Oh! And I spent six years in the military – I even met my husband while I was on exercise in Cyprus. Describing my heroines’ service in a unit like the Roma Nova Praetorian Guard wasn’t a problem.

    What are you writing at the moment?
    The manuscript for my sixth novel, RETALIO, has just gone to the copy editor. It’s the third in the second trilogy within the overall series; I tend to write in trilogies! The first three books feature a contemporary heroine, Carina, the second trilogy set in the late 1960s to early 1980s features her grandmother, Aurelia, as a young woman.  Now I’m writing a novella set between the first and second books in the series, so I’m back to Carina!

    What inspired you to write this book?
    In the first trilogy – INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS and SUCCESSIO – which dip into the heroine’s life at age 24, 32 and 39, I refer to events that took place outside those books. The novella is an exploration of one of those events. Whether it works or not is another question!

    What time of the day do you write best?
    It varies! I used to write mornings and evenings, now it’s more in the afternoon. Mornings seem to be filled with writing articles/posts, admin, emails and social media. Once all that’s out of the way, I can concentrate on writing.

    What are your hobbies?
    What’s a hobby? J Well, I like walking, swimming, gardening, visiting vineyards, eating in local restaurant and sometimes slobbing out with a book in my hand.

    What advice would you give to other writers?
    Bash your story out, then self-edit critically. Pick over every word in every sentence. Pick over every sentence and every scene – polish or delete. Above all, be persistent and believe in your own work.

    Great advice, Alison!

     Author links

    Social media links

    Connect with Alison on her Roma Nova site: http://alison-morton.com

    Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AlisonMortonAuthor

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alison_morton @alison-morton

    Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5783095.Alison_Morton
    Alison’s Amazon page: http://Author.to/AlisonMortonAmazon

    IndieBRAG: https://www.bragmedallion.com/award-winning-books/thriller/insurrectio/

     

    Thanks for dropping by to tell us about your fascinating books, Alison. 

     

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    Bring a little sunshine into your life!    

     

    Sassy, feel good romance by Karen King. Just right to cosy up with on cold winter nights. Published by Accent Press

    Threebooks

     

  5. It's time for my Monday Meet Up again, and the fab blogger I'm interviewing this week is Sue Featherstone. Sue runs the blog https://bookloversbooklist.wordpress.com/ with Susan Pape.

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    Welcome, Sue. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed on my blog. You're obviously an avid reader and have read hundreds of books. What is your favourite book of all time?

    Hard to choose just one because I’m a compulsive re-reader of books I’ve loved and enjoyed. However, if I have to pick one book it would be Dear Daddy by Philippe Dupasquier, which I enjoyed reading with both my daughters when they were small.

    How many books, on average, do you read a month?

    I try to be quite disciplined about reading because I could spend my whole life with my nose stuck in a book. So, unless I’m on holiday or on a train I don’t read during the day, which means my monthly average is probably only four or five books a month.

    I know what you mean, Sue. I could sit and read books all day long. 

    Have you ever sat up all night because you were desperate to finish reading a book? If yes, what book was it?

    I can only remember doing this once: a colleague at Sheffield Hallam University asked me to read a draft copy of her first novel. The colleague was Marina Lewcyka and the novel was A Short History of Tractors in Ukraine, which was later short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005. It was an absolute page-turner and I couldn’t bear to put it down, only putting the light out at about 3am because I was teaching in the morning and I needed to sleep in order to function in front of my students.

    Do you ever cheat and skip to the end of a book?

    Goodness me, yes. Used to do it all the time when I read proper books because I couldn’t bear the suspense. Now that most of my reading is on a kindle, it’s much harder to flick through the pages so I do it less often.

    What sort of plots do you dislike reading? 

    Ones were the outcome is so predictable you can see the ending coming a mile off. Heroine meets bloke, they’re initially mutually antagonistic, then find common ground, misunderstanding occurs, gets resolved and all ends happily ever after. Ugh! Sadly an awful lot of popular fiction falls into this category.

    What sort of things would you like to see in a novel?

    I don’t think I can really pin it down. I was going to say ‘good writing’ but then I’d have to define good writing and I don’t think I can provide an adequate definition except to say I like a novel that I can enjoy reading as much the eleventy millionth time as I did the first.

    What is the most unusual place you’ve ever read a book?

    I’d love to have a really unique answer to this one but I don’t because on the rare occasions I’ve done anything in the least bit unusual – night trekking with the Territorial Army, flying in a helicopter, driving an old-fashioned double-decker bus – I haven’t really been in a position to read.

    What author would you most like to have a cup of coffee with? Why? 

    It’s some time since I last spoke to Marina so I’d love to have a catch-up with her. We’d be drinking tea though – and sharing a single teabag. We shared an office at Sheffield Hallam for many years and because I like my tea weak and black Marina always insisted on re-using my teabag to make her cuppa.

    Do you have any other hobbies?

    I’m lucky enough to live about four miles from the fabulous Yorkshire Sculpture Park so like to go up there for a walk most weekends. I also have a beautiful pink bicycle that doesn’t get as many outings as it should. I’ve always enjoyed swimming and recently discovered the joys of aqua fit at my local gym. It’s great fun – and really good exercise. I love meeting up with my book club friends to discuss our latest read. We probably don’t spend as much time as we should talking about the novel of the month but we have a great laugh together. Best bit of the week though is Saturday morning when I knit and natter with another group of friends.

    Do you write? If so, what sort of things do you write. If not, would you like to be an author?

    I’m a former journalist-cum-PR practitioner-cum-journalism lecturer so I’ve spent my whole career writing or teaching other people how to write. About ten years-or-so ago I co-authored two journalism textbooks with my friend and former PR job-share partner Susan Pape and we’ve now written two novels together. The first, A Falling Friend, was published spring 2016 and the next, still untitled, will hopefully come out spring 2017. One reviewer described A Falling Friend as chick-lit with attitude. I rather like that.

    That's great, Sue.  Congratulations. I'm posting a pic of the cover, blurb and buy link here so my readers can check it out.

     

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    Blurb

    This "witty and pacy" character-driven masterpiece is "reminiscent of Bridget Jones" and proves that there really are two sides to every story.

    After spending her twenties sailing the globe, making love on fine white sand, and thinking only of today, Teri Meyer returns to Yorkshire – and to studying. That’s when she discovers John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, and poet of all things depraved. What she doesn’t realise is even beyond his grave, his influence over her is extraordinary. To hell with the consequences.

    Having gone out on a limb to get old friend Teri a job at the university at which she teaches, it doesn’t take long for Lee Harper to recognise a pattern. Wherever Teri goes, whatever she does, every selfish choice she makes, it’s all setting her up for a nasty fall. But Teri’s not the sort to heed a warning, so Lee has no choice but to stand by and watch. And besides, she has her own life to straighten out.

    Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? You can buy the book here:

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    Lovely to interview you, Sue. :)

     

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    Bring a little sunshine into your life!   

     

    Sassy, feel good romance by Karen King. Just right to cosy up with on cold winter nights. Published by Accent Press

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