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Is Monogamy Dead? By Rosie Wilby @rosiewilby @Accentpress

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Today I have Rosie Wilby stopping by the blog for a wee interview. Rosie has kindly given me two tickets to her comedy show to give away. So grab a cuppa and get comfy. Enjoy, Kelly xoxo

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Bittersweet, original, honest and so funny. Rosie Wilby nails the challenges of intimacy and romance in this depressing age of Tinder. Would it be wrong to end a life of monogamy and leave my husband for her? Viv Groskop “My favourite way to learn is when a funny, clever, honest person is teaching me- that’s why I love Rosie Wilby!” Sara Pascoe

In early 2013, comedian Rosie Wilby found herself at a crossroads with everything she’d ever believed about romantic relationships. When people asked, ‘who’s the love of your life?’ there was no simple answer. Did they mean her former flatmate who she’d experienced the most ecstatic, heady, yet ultimately doomed, fling with? Or did they mean the deep, lasting companionate partnerships that gave her a sense of belonging and family? Surely, most human beings need both.

Mixing humour, heartache and science, Is Monogamy Dead? details Rosie’s very personal quest to find out why Western society is clinging to a concept that doesn’t work that well for some of us and is laden with ambiguous assumptions.

‘Real You’ Interview with Rosie Wilby

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  • Welcome Rosie, please can you tell my readers a little bit about yourself and your publishing journey.

I’m an award-winning comedian and have been touring solo shows internationally for a decade. Before turning to comedy, I’d been a musician and a music journalist (for Time Out and various North London papers). So the idea of writing had always been there.

In 2009, I embarked on a trilogy of shows investigating love and relationships. In 2013, the middle part of that trilogy was Is Monogamy Dead? It spun off into a TEDx talk, a Radio 4 piece and lots of articles. There just was too much to say to get into a comedy show.

So I started writing a book proposal. I had also been writing a memoir about my music career and entered that in a Mslexia competition. It got shortlisted. Around the same time, I managed to get a literary agent, Laura. Then we pitched the proposal around (after many rewrites), had some meetings and found a publisher.

It was a pretty long process.

  • Describe yourself using three words?

Ambitious, resilient, loving

  • What inspired you to write your first novel?

As above, it came from my comedy shows. It’s non-fiction though written v much in a fiction format with a narrative arc/drive. That’s how I like to structure my comedy shows.

  • What time of day do you like to write?

It really varies depending on if I’ve had lots of late evening gigs. Though late afternoon / 4 pm often seems a good, sudden burst of motivation to get something done before the end of the day.

  • What is your favourite book and why?

I laughed out loud at Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman and found it so relatable. I also recently loved Juliet Jacques’ memoir Trans. I loved the sense of personal journey interspersed with some factual information. Given my music past, I love music memoirs – Viv Albertine and Carrie Brownstein were two amazing ones.

  • How did you pick the title of your book?

It was the title of my comedy show.

  • Are the characters in your book based on real people?

It’s non-fiction so yes! Though names have been changed.

  • Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?

I did have lots of story arcs mapped out for the four sections.

  • Who is your favourite Author?

Sarah Waters and Stella Duffy are two favourites.

  • Where in the world is your happy place?

The walled garden in Brockwell Park, Brixton close to where I live. It’s a haven of peace and calm. A team of volunteers keep it really beautiful.

  • If you had one superpower what would it be?

Flying. When I was little, I asked my parents when my wings would grow. I was so disappointed to find out that they wouldn’t! I just thought grown ups kept them folded away.

  • Are you working on a new project?

I’ve just received Arts Council England funding for a new project called The Breakup Monologues. I’ll be hosting several events where my fellow comedians tell me their breakup stories. We will be recording for a podcast and the eventual plan is for an anthology.

 

  • Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?

 

I will have several book launch events including one on publication day itself, August 3, at Lighthouse Books in Edinburgh at 1pm. That same day, I open my Edinburgh Fringe show at 6.30pm at The Counting House. It runs daily throughout August.

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Death Knocks Twice By Robert Thorogood @robthor @HQstories @midaspr #Interview #CrimeFiction

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Hello Lovelies,

Today I am excited to share my interview with Robert Thorogood, author of Death Knocks Twice with you. I do hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

Kelly xoxo

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Two dead bodies. A family of suspects. One grumpy detective.

Reluctantly stationed on the sweltering Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole dreams of cold winds, drizzly rain and a pint in his local pub.

Just as he is feeling as fed up as can be, a mysterious vagrant is found dead in the grounds of the historic Beaumont plantation. Immediately assumed to be suicide, DI Poole is not so convinced and determined to prove otherwise. Never mind that the only fingerprints on the murder weapon belong to the victim. Or that the room was locked from the inside.

Before long, death knocks twice and a second body turns up. The hunt is on to solve the case – despite the best efforts of the enigmatic Beaumont family…

 

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‘Real You’ Interview with Robert Thorogood 

Please tell Love Books Group little bit about yourself and your publishing journey before the questions.  Plus anything else you wish to tell their members.   

I’m the creator of the TV show, Death in Paradise. I also write standalone Death in Paradise novels featuring the show’s first detective, DI Richard Poole.

Describe yourself using three words?

Neurotic; melodramatic; incapable of following simple instructions.

What inspired you to write your first novel?   

I don’t quite know where the desire to tell stories comes from. But I love reading books above all other pursuits, and I know that when I write a novel, I’m trying to create something that will deliver all the thrills and excitement that I’d enjoy if I were reading it, rather than writing it (if you see what I mean).

What time of day do you like to write?  

While I love the idea of starting at 10pm with a glass of whisky and only the hoot of owls outside for company, the stark realities of being a parent mean that I generally write 9am-5pm.

What is your favourite book and why?

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré. I read it (and the subsequent two George Smiley books) from start to finish every couple of years or so and am always captivated by the beauty of the writing and the sense of moral decay it has running through almost every line. When I was younger, I thought it was a ‘whodunnit’ and couldn’t wait to find out who the killer was. Now that I’m older, I realise that the killer is pretty much revealed in Chapter 1, and the greatness of the book is that Smiley also realises who it is from the start. I think it’s Le Carré’s masterpiece.

How did you pick the title of your book?  

I had a fancy idea that I wanted to call it The Beaumont Inheritance – very much as a homage to the first Robert Ludlum book I read, The Scarlatti Inheritance. But I then realised that I needed something a bit punchier, and – ideally – with the word ‘death’, ‘murder’ or ‘killing’ in the title. So that’s how I came up with the title, ‘Death Knocks Twice’

Are the characters in your book based on real people?   

Oh yes, but I certainly couldn’t say who, as their friends of mine and would soon stop being my friends if they knew. Having said that, the character of my main Detective, Richard Poole, is a lot like the worst possible version of me. He’s neurotic, misanthropic, a cowardly stick-in-the-mud, and consequently, great fun to write.

What’s your favourite word?   

This is an excellent question, and I’d have to say that the answer is ‘sponge’.

If you were a colour what would it be?   

I’d love to say something vibrant like pink or yellow – any colour of the rainbow, frankly – but I worry that I’d be some awful Farrow & Ball paint colour that’s basically off-white and has a depressing name like ‘Faded Hope’.

Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?  

The story is meticulously planned beforehand, because – as with any murder mystery – the starting point is always the end: how can I hide the killer? Then, once I’ve identified the mechanism or device that I hope will divert attention away from ‘whodunnit’, I then walk backwards through the story creating characters, red herrings, plot points and so on. It’s a hugely demanding process because the book is basically written ‘backwards’, but it has to make sense and appear to be spontaneous when it’s read ‘forwards’.

Who is your favourite Author?   

I have no one favourite author, although John Le Carré would be able to supply all my Desert Island Books. When it comes to murder mysteries, Agatha Christie is the person I consistently read over and over again; when it comes to contemporary British fiction, I adore Scarlett Thomas; and my American urges are entirely satisfied by Paul Auster. But then, I now realise I’m currently in a David Mitchell phase, and re-reading all of his books. Please don’t make me chose one author!

You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?  

I think I’d have to have my favourite Detectives: Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and – although she was only tangentially a detective – Sally Lockhart from Philip Pullman’s brilliant series about her adventures. I’d basically pepper them with questions all night about what happened in the gaps in between what the books tell us.

What book are you reading at the moment?

I’m rereading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, mainly to find out if it really is as brilliant as I thought it was the first time I read it (it is).

Where in the world is your happy place?

Anywhere where my wife and children are.

If you had one superpower what would it be?

Being able to touch type properly so I don’t get shooting pains in my right hand.

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?   

I know I’m missing the point to say this, but I really wish Godot had turned up – and preferably in Act 1.

Are you working on a new project?   

I’m currently plotting Book 4 in the Death in Paradise Series and loving it.

Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?   

The next thing I’m speaking at is Bloody Scotland in September. I’ve always wanted to go, and can’t wait to attend.   ~ Bloody Scotland Website

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Brothers & Sisters By Adele O’Neil @adelesbooks @aria_fiction #RealYou #Interview

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Hello Lovelies,

Today we welcome Adele O’Neil to the blog with her novel Brothers & Sisters. I have an exclusive interview and a sneak peek of the novel for you today.
As always thanks for stopping by.

Kelly xoxo

Adele O’Neil

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Having lived and worked in the UK and Dublin since college, Adele now lives in her hometown of Arklow, Co. Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, with her husband and two teenage daughters. She writes overlooking the Irish Sea and is an active member of the Wexford Literary Festival committee.

I have always loved books and while I have always loved the idea of becoming an author, I only began to aspire to get published last year in 2016. In college, I trained in Physiology and Health Science and my career focus in my twenties centred on all things sports. It was during this time I worked at Leicester City Football club, who just happened to move from the first division into the Premiership the year I was there, some (that is everyone else but me )may call it a coincidence!

In 2016 with a very rough first draft of my first novel, Brothers and Sisters, I immersed myself in trying to find an agent that felt as enthusiastic about Brothers and Sisters as I did and in September of that year, I signed a contract with Tracy Brennan of Trace Literary Agency in the U.S.  Six months later, I was offered a three book deal by the wonderful editor Caroline Ridding at Aria – Head of Zeus.

Describe yourself in three words?

Funny, kind, efficient.

What inspired you to write your first novel?

Writing itself is like an escape for me. I enjoy writing as much as I do reading or watching a fantastically written screenplay. I’m inspired by different characters and what drives them to do the things they do. When I hear a story or learn of something happening on the news, I always wonder what I would have done in that very same situation. You could say I’m inspired by a deep curiosity as to how people react to challenging situations. I really want the reader finishing any of my novels to ask themselves, what they would have done?

What time of day do you like to write?

I like to write after lunch and continue till around nine or ten in the evening, however, this nearly never happens. For practical reasons I write when my girls leave for school and finish just before they come home unless of course, a deadline is looming!

What is your favourite book?

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Only one??? I have a few favourites, the first favourite book I remember having is Watermelon by Marian Keyes. I was fifteen when I first read this and I distinctly remember laughing out loud at some of the scenes and one-liners. I also loved A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle. The prose and dialogue resonated with me and now when I think of Dublin at the turn of the century and up to the Rising in 1916, it’s mostly images from that book that are conjured in my mind. I have loads more favourites, please ask me again!

How did you pick the title of your book?

Sibling loyalty and the lengths you would go to, to save those you love is the premise of the book so when I read the third draft and realised the depth of the bond I had created in the brother and sister characters, there was nothing else it could have been called.  

Are the characters in your book based on real people?

No. I think every character that is written is a mixture of all the different personalities and characteristics of various different people we encounter in our daily lives.

What’s your favourite word?

Epigrammatic – which is what I’m trying to be now!

If you were a colour what would it be?

Pale Pink

Do you plan your story beforehand?

Yes, sort of – I like to know where it starts and where it ends, what happens in the middle is up to the characters.

Who is your favourite Author?

All of them!

You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious characters who would they be and why?

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Olive Kitteridge from Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout because of her ruthless yet flawed honesty and ability to understand the complexities of relationships.

Lisabeth Salander from The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Steig Larsson because of her rebellious nature and determination. She also has a belief and an understanding of herself that is rare.

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice because she is strong, smart and knows exactly what she wants and how to get it.

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins because of her stoic and imperturbable resolve and rebellious attitude to oppression.

And yes, I’ve just noticed the theme of my dinner party, Strong Women Unite!!

What book are you reading at the moment?

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The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington

Where in the world is your happy place?

Where ever my family are…….and by the sea.

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Time Travel

If you could give one literary villain a happy ending, who would you choose?

I’m having difficulty with this one because I like to see justice done and all the villains I have read deserved whatever happened to them, can I plead the 5th?

Are you working on a new project?

Yes – working on edits for Book number two that will be out either late this year or early 2018. At the moment it has a working title of Safe Distance and it’s another dark tale that will make you question the lengths you will go to to protect the ones you love.

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Nothing remains buried forever… What would you do to protect the ones you love?

A gripping, highly emotive story of love, survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty. Perfect for the fans of Kathryn Hughes and Dorothy Koomson.

When human remains are found on Fitzpatrick Estate, Detective Kelly is drawn deep into the complex web of Fitzpatrick family secrets as Timothy and his sister Rose, now in their sixties, are catapulted into the centre of the investigation.

When the pathology report identifies the remains as that of their uncle, Patrick Fitzpatrick, missing from Fitzpatrick Estate since 1970, they scramble to protect their past.

What would you do to protect the ones you love?

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Ginny Moon By Benjamin Ludwig @BILudwig @MidasPR @HQStories #Interview

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Hello Lovelies,

Today I have an interview with Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon. Published by HQ Stories on 01/06/2017. Ginny Moon is available in eBook, Hard/Paper copy and audio book. I do hope you enjoy.

Kelly xoxo

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The story of a lost girl searching for her forever home…

Everyone tells Ginny that she should feel happy.

After years in foster care, fourteen-year-old Ginny is finally with parents who will love her. Yet despite finding her forever family, she knows she will never stop crafting her Big Secret Plan of Escape.

Because something heartbreaking happened a long time ago – something that only Ginny knows – and nothing will stop her going back to put it right…

A fiercely poignant, inspirational story of a lost girl making sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to add up – Ginny Moon will change everyone who spends time with her.

‘Real You’ Interview with Benjamin Ludwig

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  • Please tell my readers a little bit about yourself and your publishing journey before the questions that would be super.  Plus anything else you wish to tell the members.   

By trade, I’m a middle-school language arts teacher, but I’ve been writing stories since I was nine years old, when I fell in love with books.  I wrote thirteen novels (all unpublished!) before writing Ginny Moon.  I write for the love of writing itself, which probably explains why there were so many books before the one that got published!  Currently, I’m writing full-time, hard at work on another novel.

  • Describe yourself using three words?

Take your pick:

Cares too much.

Have some wine.

Doesn’t follow rules.

  • What inspired you to write your first novel?   

Ginny’s voice, which came to me one evening in 2013 after I came home from my daughter’s Special Olympics basketball practice. I put my keys down on the counter and heard a voice ringing in my ears.  It wasn’t my daughter’s voice, or one I’d heard anywhere else.  It was driving, quirky, and desperate.  I couldn’t help but give it all the room it demanded on the page.

  • What time of day do you like to write?  

Early in the morning, before the children are up.  I come downstairs at 3:30, make coffee, and get straight to work.  My best writing happens when I’m half-awake, I think.  Then I work on revising and editing later in the day, and steal moments from my other hours.

  • What is your favourite book and why?

Without a doubt, my favourite book is Jim Heynen’s The One Room Schoolhouse: Stories about the Boys.  I love it because of the compassion that spills out of the narrator’s tone.  You can tell when a writer really loves what he’s writing about, and Jim Heynen loves farms, the earth, and the people who tend them.

  • How did you pick the title of your book?  

I wanted a title that would be a statement unto itself, representative of the voice that created it.  Ginny herself is undefinable, and so I thought she herself should define the book.

  • Are the characters in your book based on real people?   

No, but as the writer I’m every single one of my characters.   I can be as wild as Gloria, as unconcerned as Rick, as compassionate as Brian, and as over-protective as Maura, depending on the day.  

  • What’s your favourite word?   

I want to say, “luminous,” but really it’s probably “levity” or “lilting.”  I really like the letter l.

  • If you were a colour what would it be?   

Orange.  I love pumpkins.

  • Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?  

I plan it out, but in Ginny’s case, she was in charge.  Every time I tried to create an outline based on the scene she’d narrated, she would refuse to do what the outline said.  It was only after the first draft was complete that I was able to tinker with the events of the plot.

  • Who is your favourite Author?   

I’ve loved J.R.R. Tolkien since I was twelve years old.  

  • You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?  

The witches from Macbeth, (they count as one character though, don’t they?)  would be at the head of the table.  They’d be lots of fun, pronouncing curses and prophecies in rhyme.  Then Huck Finn, who could lean back with a grass stem hanging out of his mouth.  Next is Colonel Aureliano Buendia (from One Hundred Years of Solitude), who I think would get along great with Ramona Quimby.  They’d make a lively bunch, all together.    

  • What book are you reading at the moment?

I’m reading A Catalog of Birds, by Laura Harrington.

  • Where in the world is your happy place?

There’s this wonderful park near my house, a place called Wagon Hill.  It’s in the book, too – Ginny goes there twice with her Forever Dad.  It’s all walking trails over hills and along the shore of a river.  I love a good walk.  It gives me access to a different kind of thinking.

  • If you had one superpower what would it be?

Invisibility.  I’d love to disappear so that I can hear what people say when I’m not around.

  • If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?   

That means I have to like the villain, right?  Hmm.  Probably Actaeon, who was turned into a stag when he stumbled upon the bathing Artemis.  He was devoured by his own hounds shortly afterward.   But now that I think of it, I’m completely against hunting, and Actaeon was quite the hunter.  So maybe the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. After all, he’s a wolf – you can’t blame him for eating up some little kid in the forest, especially if she’s carrying around a basket of cookies, right?  

  • Are you working on a new project?   

I am.  I’m working on another voice-driven novel, which I hope to finish in the fall.  It’s about a little boy who becomes a poet.

 

  • Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?   

Lots!  But they’re all in the States.  My monthly newsletter lists them all, but also includes links to interviews, and – ready?  Ginny’s continued adventures!  She took over a section of the newsletter, where she continues to get into all sorts of trouble, and to meet some very interesting individuals.  I do hope people will sign up and stay in touch with us.  The link is http://benjaminludwig.com/mailing-list/.  

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An Interview with @RonButlinMakar @BCKidsBooks @saltpublishing #Scottish #Edinburgh @edbookfest

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On a sunny afternoon in Edinburgh, I was a bundle of nerves. I was about to do my first ever in-person interview. I was heading to the gorgeous Balmoral Hotel to interview author and poet Ron Butlin.

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I need not have been nervous it was a marvellous afternoon and I had a delightful time.
Here is my interview with Ron Butlin, I do hope you enjoy.

Kelly xo

An Interview with Ron Butlin

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Was it a natural progression from the poetry to novels?

Yes, I did a book of poetry and then a collection of short stories, I then went on to write what I assumed was another short story, however, it kept getting longer and then eventually I thought oh my goodness this is a novel.  For me, poetry is text argued through image, where as a novel is argued through character, plot etc and that really is the difference.

Moving from adult stories to children’s fiction, how did that happen?

That was a complete surprise, my wife has been suggesting for a long time to write a kids book.  Then one day I was writing a poem and I realised that kids would like it. So I brought out a picture book  Here Come the Trolls. and that’s how it started. 

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Your children book Steve & FranDan which has been a huge success is superb, as an adult, I really enjoyed it has great potential to be a long running series, will there be a next adventure for the trio?

There will indeed, I sat down to write another adult book but the kids elbowed their way in and took over. I sent it to the publishers and they read it, made a few suggestions. I will be going up to Perth for a few days to work on the suggestions. 

How do you find the editing process?

Oh, I love it, because you are getting closer and closer to the real book. I enjoy the first part of the process too, often waking in the night wondering how the kids will get out of trouble, what can Nessie do to save them? But that first rush of the adventure is superb. But I also enjoy the editing process, you are stripping away all that is not needed and bringing out into focus what is pure. It’s never boring, I never feel the pressure of having to get it done. 

Do you have much say in the final cover?

Yes, I do. I love the cover it’s the same illustrator Here Come the Trolls, James Hutcheson.  We work together very well. We will be at the Edinburgh Book Festival with Here Come Trolls and also I will have a spot with Billionaires Banquet too. 

It must be a new experience reading to children and having their feedback?

Oh yes, I mean it’s so heartwarming because the kids are so real and it’s all over in the first five seconds whether they are with you or against you. I remember the very first Trolls event I did was at a primary school and we got to the end and I was signing the books. One wee boy aged six threw his arms around my legs and said “I love you” and my heart soared.  It was so straight from the heart, genuine. I love that have that immediacy with the kids. Kids ask the most perceptive questions.  

Who is your favourite author?

They change, depending on whom I am reading at the time. I read the classics, the Russians, Kings etc I love all that kind of thing. An Author I only discovered a couple of years ago was Stephen King, I wrongly assumed all his books would be a gore fest but if you pick your way through there are some crackers, one of my favourites being The Green Mile, I  think it’s one of the most compassionate novels about the human condition.  

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What events do you have coming up at the Edinburgh International Book Festival?

You can find and book tickets for all Ron Butlins, Edinburgh International Book Festival events here ~ EdBookFest Website

Thank you so much to Ron Butlin for being on my blog today, I had such a wonderful experience interviewing in person. The gorgeous shortbread from The Balmoral Hotel was an added delight.

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Steve has had enough – enough of cyber-bullies, enough of adults messing up the world. Sharp-witted Fran and her brother worry-wart Dan feel exactly the same. And so, along with his dog Nessie, Steve and the FranDan twins leave town in the dead of night to start on the biggest adventure of their lives …

But if things were bad before, they soon get worse. Much, much worse. Some seriously bad men show up. Why have Steve and Dan been overpowered and led away as prisoners? Why are they kept tied up in the barn of a disused farm?

Having managed to escape, and with no way to call for help, Fran knows it’s up to her to mount a one-woman rescue.

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1985, Edinburgh. Thatcher’s policies are biting deep – fat cats and street-kids, lovers, losers and the rest struggle to survive. Hume sets up a business catering for the rich and their ever-growing appetites. But by the new millennium, these appetites have become too demanding . . .

Powerful, challenging and very funny, Billionaires’ Banquet is an immorality tale for the 21st century.

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Through gaps in the roof we didn’t repair

through cracks in the walls we pretended weren’t there…

…the trolls have come creeping

while we were all sleeping.

Trolls on your chair, trolls in your bed –

is anything worse than a troll on your head?

What happens when your house is invaded by trolls – mischievous creatures who do nothing but cause havoc and mayhem? Find out in this zany and charming book which tells you how to get rid of them for good and make your house a troll-free zone!

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Summer In Manhatten By Katherine Garbera #Author #Interview @katheringarbera @HarperImpulse

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Hello Lovelies,
Today on the blog is author Katherine Garbera with our ‘Real You’ interview. Summer in Manhattan was published by Harper Impulse on the 14/07/2017 on eBook.

Enjoy, Kelly xoxo

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A summer to remember…

When Cici Johnson falls for the charms of American big shot Rich Maguire, their drunken one night stand results in an unexpected pregnancy. Rich wants nothing to do with the baby or Cici, but she’s determined to give their child the love of two parents on her own.

Jason Hooper’s spent his whole life wondering what family really means. In and out of the foster care system, he never gets too close to anyone; just in case they walk away. But then he meets Cici and he feels as if he’s finally home.

For both of them, the summer they share in Manhattan couldn’t be sweeter. If only he’ll let his guard down, Hoop’s own happy-ever-after might not be make-believe anymore…

Real You Interview with Katherine Garbera

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USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera is a two-time Maggie winner who has written more than 90 books since making her first sale to Harlequin Desire.  Katherine is known for her sexy heroes, feisty heroines and sensual stories.  A Florida native who grew up to travel the globe, Katherine now makes her home in the Midlands of the UK with her husband, two children and a very spoiled miniature dachshund.

Describe yourself using three words?

Funny, driven, compassionate.

What inspired you to write your first novel?

The birth of my daughter.  When I brought her home from the hospital I thought I can’t keep doing jobs I hate, what kind of message is that for her? So I started writing and sold my first book three years later.

What time of day do you like to write?  

I prefer to write first thing in the morning before the events of the day clutter my mind.

What is your favourite book and why?

That I’ve read? Some of my favourites are A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle, I read this book for the first time when I was eleven and I liked that there were a lot of kids in the family and that Meg felt like the oddball.  Another favourite is Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman. I read the book when I was in university.  The story itself is powerful a woman coming to terms with her loss of self-identity but as a budding author, I liked the way she used point-of-view as a character tool to show how the protagonist is losing more and more of herself.

How did you pick the title of your book?  

The title was kind of a place holder for my story and started out as Summer At The Candied Apple but we changed it to Summer in Manhattan because we thought it was more concise.

Are the characters in your book based on real people?   No, they aren’t.  

What’s your favourite word? Hmm…I have a lot of them.  I’m tempted to say moist because I know that word irks some people! But really my favourite word is home.

If you were a colour what would it be?   Red.

Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?  I plan the very basics of the story but then just go with the flow.

Who is your favourite Author?  I really have too many to name.

You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?
Sir Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel, I just think he’d be fun.
Tonks from Harry Potter and I’d make her change form a million times.
Janie Crawford from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, I think she’d be very interesting to talk to.
Lastly,  Aragorn from Lord Of The Rings, he’s lived so many lifetimes I’m sure he’d have some interesting stories.

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What book are you reading at the moment? The Longest Kill by Craig Harrison for research and A Bride, A Barn and A Baby by Nancy Robards Thompson.

Where in the world is your happy place? Wherever my husband and kids are.

If you had one superpower what would it be? A bubble around myself so when I’m in a crowd no one bumps into me.

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?  Severus Snape.  He deserves love.

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Are you working on a new project?   I’m currently working on a sequel to Summer in Manhattan that is set at Christmas. ☺

Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?   I will be taking part in the Readers for Life Literacy in Orlando at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort for the #RWA17 Readers for Life autographing on 7/29, 3-5 p.m.!  All proceeds will be donated to local and national literacy organisations

Connect with Katherine Garbera

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Tremarnock Summer By Emma Burstall @EmmaBurstall @HoZ_Books #Interview

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Hello Lovelies,

Today I have an interview with Emma Burstall, author of the soon to be released Tremarnock Summer, book 3 in the series.  One to definitely to pre-order, published by Head of Zeus on 05/10/217.

Kelly xoxo

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Bramble Challoner has had a very normal upbringing. She lives in a semi in the suburbs of London with her parents and works at the call centre down the road. She still goes out with the boy she met at school. At weekends they stay in and watch films on the telly and sometimes hold hands. Bramble is dying for an adventure.

So when her very grand grandfather, Lord Penrose, dies, leaving his huge, rambling house in Cornwall to her, Bramble packs her bags immediately, dragging along her best friend Katie. The sleepy village of Tremarnock had better be ready for its newest residents…

Emma Burstall ~ ‘Real You’ ~ Interview 

Describe yourself using three words?

Honest, friendly, family-oriented.

What inspired you to write your first novel?  

Funnily enough, it was joining a local gym after the birth of my youngest. I met so many lovely women there from different walks of life and chatted with them over coffee instead of working out! They all seemed to have great stories to tell, and gradually something exciting began to take shape. Sadly, it wasn’t my physique…

What time of day do you like to write?

I like mornings best when I feel at my freshest. I usually start when my youngest leaves for school, have a break for lunch, then finish around the time he gets home.

What is your favourite book and why?

This is such a difficult one but if I have to choose, I think I’d say Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I first read it in my late teens/early twenties and was blown away by the memorable characters, gripping plot and the author’s compassion and profound understanding of human nature. For me, you need all these ingredients to create a really satisfying novel.

How did you pick the title of your book?

You wouldn’t believe how hard it can be to come up with a cracking title because so many have been taken already. Choosing Tremarnock Summer wasn’t so difficult, though, because I wanted to convey a warm, romantic, summery feel and also remind readers who enjoyed my previous books that this is a continuation of the series.

Are the characters in your book based on real people?  

No, but there are probably some elements of real people in the mix. It would be difficult not to bring your own experiences into your writing sometimes.

What’s your favourite word?  

Mellifluous. I love it, it sounds so smooth and silky, like a gorgeous massage.

If you were a colour what would it be?  

Crushed mulberry.

Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?

I plan, to the extent that I know before I begin writing who my characters are, roughly what will happen to them and how the novel will end. But I don’t plan every chapter so there’s plenty of wiggle room. I prefer it that way. Sometimes things happen which I wasn’t expecting. It’s all part of the fun.

Who is your favourite Author?  

Charles Dickens, as above. A master storyteller.

You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?

Mary Poppins, because you never know what would happen, Dr Zhivago, because he’s clever and gorgeous, Sherlock Holmes, for his brilliance, eccentricity and violin playing and Winnie the Pooh, to make us all laugh. I’d be very sorry to have to leave out Captain Poldark, though. Can’t I squeeze him in as well?!

What book are you reading at the moment?

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. It’s my book club book.

Where in the world is your happy place?

At the moment it’s a beautiful meadow full of wild flowers by the river Thames near my house, where you can swim and sunbathe on a warm day. It’s very quiet, safe and you can go from one side of the river to the other and hang onto the willow branches that dangle in the water. Hardly anyone seems to visit, and sometimes I have the place all to myself.

If you had one superpower what would it be?

I’d like to be able to time travel, so long as I knew I could get back safely.

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you choose?

I’d make the evil Alec D’Urberville from Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles see the error of his ways and make things all right for Tess before it’s too late. Instead of dying, he’d become a social justice campaigner and travel around the country helping to improve people’s lives, especially the lives of women.

Are you working on a new project?  

Yes! I’m thrilled to say that I’ve just a signed a new, three book deal with my publisher, Head of Zeus. I’m busy on the fourth novel in my Tremarnock series, and there will be two more after that.

You can pre order below and have a sneak peek of the book ~

You can also read the other books in the series too ~

Tremarnock: The Lives, Loves and Secrets of a Cornish Village (Tremarnock Series Book 1) ~ Click to order book 1.

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The Cornish Guest House  ~ (Tremarnock Series Book 2) ~ Click to order.

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Many thanks to Emma Burstall and Head of Zeus publishing for stopping by today.

Before you go please check out our sneak peek of The Court of Lions by Jane Johnson.

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A House To Mend A Broken Heart By Alison Sherlock @AlisonSherlock @Aria_Fiction #Giveaway

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Today on the blog it’s our turn on the A House To Mend A Broken Heart blog tour. Written by Alison Sherlock and published on the 1st of July 2017 by Aria Fiction.  So we have a lovely interview with Alison, get a cuppa, relax and enjoy.

Kelly xoxo

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Everyone is hiding from something. . . Full of warmth, laughter, tears and heartache. Find out if there is a happy-ever-after at Willow Tree Hall. Willow Tree Hall has seen much better days and has been the proud ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Cranley for centuries. With no qualifications and escaping her past Annie Rogers takes the job as housekeeper to widowed Arthur, the charming current Earl of Cranley. After a bad fall puts Arthur in the hospital, it’s up to a reluctant heir apparent Sam Harris, to lend a helping hand and try to find a sustainable future for the Estate. With the house requiring a full renovation, Annie suddenly finds herself completely out of her depth with a team of dodgy builders and Sam watching critically from the side-lines. With Sam running from his past and Annie hiding from hers, just maybe together they can bring Willow Tree Hall back to life. The start of a beautiful new series focusing on the lives and loves, trial and tribulations of all those who live and work at Willow Tree Hall.

Alison Sherlock ~ The Real You Interview 

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Welcome Alison, so delighted you are here today, could you tell our readers a little about your publishing journey?

I enjoyed writing stories from an early age.  However, I assumed that being an author didn’t count as a proper job so when I grew up, I worked as a secretary, training administrator and answered an IT hotline.  Once a bit older but not much wiser, I decided that I really had to try and write a full-length novel.  So I gave up office life to sit at home and panic at what I had just done!

To fund my dream, I became a cleaner, the experience of which I used for my second published novel, The Desperate Wife’s Survival Plan.  

A chance meeting with a literary agent at Winchester Writer’s Conference set me on the road to publication with my first book, The Desperate Bride’s Diet Club which reached Number 1 in the Italian book charts!

Describe yourself using three words?

Dreamer, dog-owner, chocoholic

What inspired you to write your first novel?   

When I became engaged to be married, I quickly discovered the pressure on brides to look their best.  The idea of a shy, overweight bride-to-be who joins a weight-loss club came from there and The Desperate Bride’s Diet Club was born.

What time of day do you like to write?  

I find the afternoons are the best time for me – perhaps because by then the coffee has kicked in!

What is your favourite book and why?

You can’t make me pick just one!  Ok, Pride and Prejudice is magnificent.  Although Sense and Sensibility gives it a good run for its money.  But I’ve also had well-thumbed copies of both To Kill a Mockingbird and A Town Like Alice for decades.  Then again, Joanne Harris’ Chocolat is so beautifully written. As was the Time Traveller’s Wife.  I love Philippa Gregory’s Tudor series.  If I need a laugh, I go straight for Janet Evanovich’s One for the Money or any of her Stephanie Plum series of books. You also can’t beat Harry Potter for sheer joyful reading. Sorry. I’ll try to stop now.

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How did you pick the title of your book?  

Thankfully the wonderful team at Aria came up with the title as mine are always appallingly bad!

Are the characters in your book based on real people?   

I think they’re the favourite parts of my family and friends.  Apart from the awful Cassandra in A House To Mend a Broken Heart who sprang from a hidden evil depth I didn’t know I had.

What’s your favourite word?   

Love.

If you were a colour what would it be?   

A sunny yellow.

Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?  

It’s mainly planned but there is always an unexpected moment in every book when a character will suddenly go off and do their own thing!

Who is your favourite Author?   

After trying and failing miserably to choose my favourite book, I think it’s best I steer well clear of this question!

You are attending a dinner party with four fictitious book characters who would they be and why?  

Albus Dumbledore – I think his small talk would be fascinating.

Vianne Rocher from Chocolat because the food would just be incredible!

Arthur, Earl of Cranley from A House To Mend A Broken Heart because he could certainly hold his own with Professor Dumbledore.

And Marley, because there’s always a dog hovering somewhere for any dropped food!

What book are you reading at the moment?

The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher. It’s such a page-turner, I am absolutely desperate to find out what happens next.

Where in the world is your happy place?

With my family.

If you had one superpower what would it be?

To enable world peace.

If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?   

Severus Snape. Always. *sob*

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Are you working on a new project?   

I’m currently writing the second book in the Willow Tree Hall series.  It’s been so lovely to meet everyone again from book one and find out what happens to them all over a long hot summer.

Do you have any upcoming events our members can attend?   

I don’t right now, unfortunately. All offers of glamorous events always gratefully accepted! But I’m always happy to chat on Facebook or Twitter.

You can read a sample from A House To Mend A Broken Heart and order your copy here

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Crime Fiction #Exclusive #Interview with Mac Logan ~ @MacLogan_writes

Good day to you, and joining me for an exclusive interview is none other than Mac Logan.  So settle in and enjoy.

Kelly xo

Mac Logan ~ Crime Fiction ~ Interview 

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Which crime novel stayed with you long after you had finished?

Voodoo River by Robert Crais. It has just about everything: humour, investigation, memorable baddies, love interest, a deep South setting, horrible baddies and monstrous danger. Great crime writing.

If you had, to sum up, Edinburgh in four words, what would they be?

History, Rugged, Green, Fabulous

Who is your favourite fictional crime character and why?

Elvis Cole. He has: humour, wit, self-depreciation, humanity, a smart mouth, cares for others, falls in love and can screw-up. He’s a loveable fool (but smart) in a hard line of work. Who else would have a Mickey Mouse phone and a Jiminy Cricket clock in his office?

What is your favourite part of Edinburgh and why?

The part where my grandkids live. Stone and mortar never match up to “Grandpa, tell me a story with your heart …” (I don’t know where that phrase came from).

If you could have dinner with four fictional crime characters who would they be?

Elvis Cole, Eilidh Duncan, Tonka Waberthwaite, Mma Precious Ramotswe.

About your own work, where do you find inspiration for your books?

Today, money is more important than people. Judging by the recent election and tragic events we don’t like it. I find inspiration and hope in our citizens’ immense kindness and caring.

Such a loving explosion of generosity shows a stark contrast to the mendacity and self-serving nature of many of our leaders. Corruption, inept procurement and the ineffectiveness of successive governments ice a rancid cake.

The lack of facts, distortion of information and general disrespect for citizens is so sad. Even though corrupt people hurt me in the past, I wish them no harm. In fact, at one level I’m grateful to such deceivers for providing, as they do, the basis of The Angels’ Share series.

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It’s good to have a solid foundation for my fiction: rooted in grievance and amplified by a surging (if somewhat graphic) imagination.

If your current book had a theme song what would it be?

Stiltskin –  Inside – Video Link here. It offers clues to a 20-year-old murder mystery in Devils Due.

Write the scene of a crime for us, set in Edinburgh, one paragraph long. Include these three items ~ Banana, Greyfriars Bobby and The Wash Bar.

You never stroll towards a corpse, you stalk it. First impressions are everything. I sniff the early-morning breeze, like a wild dog, and inch forward. My eyes absorb the scene as the stillness of the dozing city wraps the Mound with vestigial calm. Closer now, a moist draft licks my neck, its icy breath tainted with a tang of blood, and worse. I ignore the Wash Bar and shiny black railings along the dressed stone wall. A corpse lies posed on the flagstones at the top of the last flight of steps from the Lawnmarket. At brutal rest: a middle-aged man lies face up, arms spread like St Peter’s crucifixion, his shiny suited legs sagging above crossed, wrinkle-socked, ankles. Fingers of breeze ruffle his sparse grey hair. Bloodshot dirty brown eyes bulge above the horror of a slashed throat, head almost severed. His bald crown rests one stair down, neck at an impossible angle, spine glinting in the early light. Down the stairs and over the flags a wash of sticky blood congeals, having sprinted almost as far as the cobbles. His tartan tie flutters, an ill-fitting, failed, tourniquet. The stalk-end of a banana, unpeeled, protrudes from the contorted ‘O’ of his lips and bursts out of the dark gash in his throat like a bright yellow alien. A sudden gust makes a sheet of paper flutter towards me. I trap it with my foot. It’s a flier: a photo of Greyfriars Bobby headlined with a blood-smudged happy hour invitation, I might look in. My body jerks as a wild soprano shriek from the upper stairs shreds the quiet, almost concealing the hasty strides charging up behind me.

Do you have any events lined up either online or in person that my readers could attend?

Radio Interview: 23rd August 2017 with Wendy Jones on Mearns FM [http://www.mearnsfm.org.uk/schedule] for Wendy’s Book Buzz where she interviews authors about their books and favourite music. Think Desert Island Discs meets books.

I’m involved in setting up a series of authors’ events at Colinsburgh Galloway Library, in the East Neuk of Fife, for the autumn and winter. These will include:

  • crime
  • author sessions and readings
  • a genuine Enigma machine and a bug from the wall of the US embassy in Moscow, and an on the use of encryption and surveillance devices back in the day.

Could you tell us about your current novel and how you got inspired to write it?

I’m currently writing Devils Due, the third Sam Duncan thriller – coming soon. The inspiration is Establishment corruption and its negative impact on us all. Sam Duncan investigates. Tonka has his back.

As for style: imagine lurching along on a rickety rollercoaster, wheels squealing, the stench of smouldering brakes. Death howls alongside, swiping at you with his scythe … the safety bar comes loose in your grip … up ahead a chunk of crumbling track falls away … and only you can save the day.

Check out book 2 in the Angels Share series and read a sample.

 

Thank you so very much to the talented and genuine Mac Logan for being on my blog today. 

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Caroline Dunford ~ Exclusive #Interview #CrimeFiction @verdandiweaves @AccentPress

Happy Sunday everyone, today I have Caroline Dunford popping in with a wee interview. Don’t forget to check out Caroline’s latest book A Death Overseas: A Euphemia Martins Murder Mystery (Euphemia Martins Mysteries Book 10).

Kelly  xoxo

Caroline Dunford ~ Crime Fiction Exclusive Interview 

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Which crime novel stayed with you long after you had finished?

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle, which I read as a child. I remember vividly falling into the story, walking on the windswept moor and seeing the terrifying beast coming towards me. I was always stunned (as a kid) about how Holmes always used logic to defeat superstition and even when everyone else was scared witless he wasn’t.

If you had, to sum up, Edinburgh in four words, what would they be?

  • Home. Diverse. Busy. Inspiring.

Who is your favourite fictional crime character and why?

  • Aside from Holmes, I’m rather fond of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. She’s a bond agent, trapped in a love triangle, permanently getting herself into and out of trouble, and surrounded by a mad set of characters she adores.

What is your favourite part of Edinburgh and why?

  • The easy answer is my home. It’s by the sea and we’re now managing, after extensive building work (when I did feel like killing people for real) to get it in the shape we want. Other than that, I have fond memories of the University, where I’ve studied on multiple occasions and now teach in a very part time basis.

If you could have dinner with four fictional crime characters who would they be?

  • I think like a lot of authors I’d very much like to meet some of my own creations in the flesh. Other than that I’m not at all sure most fictional crime characters would be much fun at a dinner party. Poirot, I suspect, would be patronising. Holmes would quickly get bored and start filling his pipe or even leave. Mrs Marple would correct me on my baking shortcomings and lack of pride in my housework. And for the villains, you wouldn’t want to invite anyone who had a penchant for poisoning, would you? Or even someone who might get a bit worked up if they didn’t like the soup you offered. No, I think I’ll keep my characters on the page at dinner time, thank you! 🙂

About your own work, where do you find inspiration for your books?

  • My Euphemia Martins Mysteries are inspired by my Great Grand Mother’s decision to run away from home and go into service. I have two parallel sections in mind when I write. One is the main characters and their continuing lives and the other is the puzzle that will form the heart of the mystery. Both run side by side and need to be intertwined. So as well as thinking about how my characters are being changed by their experiences I am also looking at what is going on in the world around. My favourite themes are when I can use a historical event that also reflects something that is going on in the modern world. Although whether my readers pick up on that I don’t know.  I’m also a psychologist and psychotherapist by training, but I don’t practice anymore. However, my understanding of how personality is shaped, how mental health issues affect people and even how body language works, can all be found in my stories. Especially the more modern ones.

If your current book had a theme song what would it be?

  • Vertigo by U2 (It’s a contemporary novel)

Write the scene of a crime for us, set in Edinburgh, one paragraph long. Include these three items ~ Banana, Greyfriars Bobby and The Wash Bar.

Jimmy McGinty lay dead as the proverbial dodo outside The Wash Bar. People walked by and laughed. Some of them put money in his hat. No one seemed to realise that the man inside the bright yellow banana costume, with the carefully drawn split on the side, had bled his lifeforce away. That is, until, four year old Billy, spotted the red liquid seeping out from under the figure of the banana lying on the pavement. His mother, who had him secure in rains, was trying to decide whether or not she wanted to tow Billy all the way down the mound only to have to convince him to come back up again for the Festival show they had booked in the museum that afternoon. Billy bent down, stuck his hand in the redness and then put one finger straight in his mouth. He then set up a huge wail, when he discovered, it wasn’t as he had hoped raspberry sauce, and in fact tasted quite nasty. His mother turning round, saw her son’s face overhead in blood and began to scream. When help finally arrived and the paramedics carefully undid Jimmy’s banana skin, they found a leaflet protruding from between his lips, inviting people to join a site seeing group at Grey Friar’s Bobby. Although this was a curiosity in itself, more baffling yet, was the serious head wound that had Jimmy’s brains spilling down the back of his previously zipped shut costume.

Do you have any events lined up either online or in person that my readers could attend?

I’ll be at the Portobello Book Festival on Sat 7th Oct in the evening. Exact time tbc. I’ll also be at the Society of Authors in Scotland Conference on September 22-24 at the Westerwood Hotel talking about psychological motivations and finding inspiration for writing. Society Of Authors Website

Could you tell us about your current novel and how you got inspired to write it?

  • I’m currently writing the story of an Ex Military Policeman, who finds himself investigated the reported murder of a man, who is apparently still alive. Daniel ‘Uneasy’ Truce is extremely poor at relationships. He’s a nice guy, but a background in foster homes and orphanages hasn’t exactly equipped him with good people skills. Instead, he has become an expert in reading body language – to the extent that a lot of people feel somewhat ‘Uneasy’ around him.

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Caroline, thank you so much for being on my blog today. I always enjoy talking with you at events. Hope to see you again very soon.

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