• 2018,  books and reading,  interviews

    Q&A with Rachel Hore

    Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Rachel Hore’s new book Last Letter Home – Rachel has kindly answered a few of my questions about the book.  I’m in the middle of reading Last Letter Home at the moment and won’t say too much because I plan to review it soon. I will admit that I’m really enjoying it. Can you describe Last Letter Home in 6 words or less? ‘Love, loss and secrets in wartime’ is my best shot. Where did you get the idea for Last Letter Home from? I love wandering round old walled gardens that you sometimes see at National Trust houses – the…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  interviews,  Uncategorized

    An Interview with Author Fran Macilvey

    Fran Macilvey contacted me a while ago and asked if I’d liked to review her memoir – Trapped: My Life With Cerebral Palsy.  I obviously said yes because I love reviewing books and discovering new authors and also I like reading about other disabled people (especially people who also have CP) and seeing how our experiences compare.  Despite one of my friends telling me point blank I shouldn’t read this book because I’d find it depressing I enjoyed reading it. My full review of Trapped will be posted tomorrow (edit: it’s now available here) but Fran was also kind enough to answer some interview questions for me and they are…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  interviews,  Uncategorized

    An Interview with Author Marie Chow

    I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of Unwell by Marie Chow to review. That will be up later today. Marie was kind enough to answer some questions for me too. I have to post the review and the interview in separate posts to stop them being ridiculously long. And I got too distracted by facebook to get both sorted out before my lunch is ready! Ooops! This is probably a tricky one but can you describe Unwell in six words or less?   In Memory of a Failed Life   Where did the idea for Unwell come from? I had a moment of panic when I was…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  interviews,  Uncategorized

    An Interview with Author Andrea Murray

    I’m taking part in the blog tour for Omni by Andrea Murray.  It’s a brilliant book, one of the best I’ve read for a while.  My review for it will be up shortly but the short version is it’s well worth reading.  Andrea was also kind enough to answer some questions for me and send me some writing tips which I thought I would post separately. Where did the idea for Omni come from? Omni  is a retelling of the ancient story of Paris and Helen.  Nearly all of the characters were created from one of the original characters.  I attempted to give the characters names that begin with the…

  • 2014,  books and reading,  interviews,  Uncategorized

    An Interview with Author Rhoda Baxter

    One of the many (too many) books I’m in the middle of reading at the moment is Patently in Love by Rhoda Baxter.  I was sent it to review and that will be up later in the week.  Suffice to say right now that I’m enjoying it.  I was also offered the opportunity to interview Rhoda for my blog which I’m very excited about as it’s my first author interview on my blog. About Rhoda Baxter   Rhoda Baxter started off in the South of England and pinged around the world a bit until she ended up in the North of England, where the cakes are better. Along the way…