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Author Interview with @allisinclair #TuesdayBookBlog #WomensFiction

I’m delighted to have author, Alli Sinclair, on my blog today for a quick chat about her dream of being the next Indiana Jones (in heels), and writing women’s contemporary fiction. Over to Alli…

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The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

I was born in Geelong, in south-eastern Australia. It’s a lovely part of the world that has some amazing beaches for surfing or lying on the beach and reading a book.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Continue reading “Author Interview with @allisinclair #TuesdayBookBlog #WomensFiction”

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#TuesdayBookBlog Meet Author, @Karen_King #chicklit #Romance

As a member of the Book Connectors group on Facebook, I have had the honour to host, meet, and befriend many wonderful book bloggers and authors. Today’s guest is a much-loved figure in the writing community, and frequents the same online haunts I do, making it far too easy for me to stalk invite her for a chat. I’m delighted that she has taken the time to pop in for virtual cake and talk about her latest novel, I do? …or do I? from Accent Press. Welcome to the blog, Karen King.

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The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

The West Midlands. I was born in Birmingham, lived in Cornwall for a while and now live in Worcester.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Meet Author, @Karen_King #chicklit #Romance”

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Interview – Meet author, Sara Daniell (@DaniellSara) #ContemporaryFiction

 

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Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Sara Daniell, author of YA contemporary novel, Anything Goes on a Friday Night.

The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

My family and I recently moved from northern Wisconsin back down to the south.  I guess we just missed the southern drawls, sweet tea, and southern hospitality of our little town.  Not to mention we hated the long winters up north.  So, here we are…back in Arkansas.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a teacher.  I have pursued that dream and after many years of college preparing me for the job, I accepted a special education position in middle school.  I never saw myself as a professional writer, although, it was my secret passion.  But, I’m lucky to say that my secret dream of writing and actually sharing it with the world came true.

List three words to describe yourself. Continue reading “Interview – Meet author, Sara Daniell (@DaniellSara) #ContemporaryFiction”

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#TuesdayBookBlog Interview with author, Patricia Paris (@PatriciaParis1)

 

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Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Patricia Paris, author of contemporary romance series, Glebe Point. Over to Patricia…

The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

I live in the US, in Maryland, but my father was in the Air Force so we moved a lot while I was growing up. I never knew when we’d be packing our bags and moving to another state, or possibly another country. I’m number five of six siblings, so although I never got the chance to keep friends very long, I always had my brothers and sisters to play with, or to annoy.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a lot of things at different points, but the ones I most seriously wanted to be were a nun, a spy, a scientist, a gymnast, of course a writer, and taller. Lol 🙂

List three words to describe yourself. Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Interview with author, Patricia Paris (@PatriciaParis1)”

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Guest Post – Writing and Creativity by author, Rebecka Vigus #WritersLife

 

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Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Rebecka Vigus, author of the Macy McVannel mystery series. Over to Rebecka…

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Be inspiring, be informative, be creative…all this in one blog? I will do my best. One of the most asked questions when I am at book signings or book talks is, “Where to do you get your ideas?” Life gives me ideas. My books have covered murder, arson, stalking, abuse, and magic.

My take on these subjects is what makes me different. I don’t write blood, gore, horror. I look at these things through the eyes of those trying to stop them. What makes one murder different from another? The way the characters are cast and the way it’s solved. In the end murder means someone died. The best detective, police officer, investigator is the one who can get through all the twists and turns to find out motive. They are always asking why. Continue reading “Guest Post – Writing and Creativity by author, Rebecka Vigus #WritersLife”

Interview – Meet author, Samantha Tonge (@SamTongeWriter) #RomanticComedy

There are certain moments in life when you have to act professional and suave, but inside you are jumping up and down like a lunatic because you’re so damn excited. I experienced one of those moments when I met today’s guest in the flesh at an event in Birmingham. If author, Samantha Tonge had any inkling about my fangirling moment she was very gracious about it – I waffled on for ages (sorry, Sam).

I’m even more delighted that she agreed to join me on my blog for a chat about her new release, Breakfast under a Cornish Sun, out TODAY!

Over to Samantha…

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The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

Manchester, northern England. The rainiest part of England, apparently, although when I first moved up here a taxi driver said that was a rumour to keep southerners out!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Um… probably a teacher. I used to practise marking work and signing my name. Ironically that autograph experience came in useful when I became an author!

List three words to describe yourself. Continue reading “Interview – Meet author, Samantha Tonge (@SamTongeWriter) #RomanticComedy”

Monday Muse – A Touch of Magic with Jill Murphy #MondayBlogs

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Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate me on my writing journey I have decided to post a Monday Muse – a weekly look at the women who are my artistic inspiration.

Last week I honoured my childhood favourite, Enid Blyton.  You can read that post here.  Sticking with the early influences in my life, I have chosen another beloved children’s author for today’s Monday Muse; Jill Murphy.  Even before the world fell in love with a young wizard called Harry, we were delighted by the antics of Mildred Hubble.

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Born in 1949 and raised in London, Jill is an exceptional writer and illustrator.  She spent her early years stapling her own little storybooks together while sat on the kitchen floor.  It’s thought that her mum kept all of these early works!  I remember making my own books (minus the illustrations) when I was a youngster, spending hours filling the pages and then adding them to my ‘library’.

Jill was only eighteen when she wrote The Worst Witch.  Her time spent at a strict academic convent primary school fuelling her inspiration.  Mildred Hubble was a little girl who didn’t fit in at her new school, a topic that nearly every young student has faced at some stage.  When I was eight we moved from Leeds to the West Midlands and my new school was a frightening place – I might not have had as much trouble as Mildred, but I could certainly relate to her!

After only two days at the school she crashed her broomstick into the yard wall, breaking the broomstick in half and bending her hat.  She mended the stick with glue and sticky-tape… Continue reading “Monday Muse – A Touch of Magic with Jill Murphy #MondayBlogs”