Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Anne Coates

To kick off my blog for the new year, I'm delighted to welcome crime thriller author, Anne Coates, to discuss the themes of her Hannah Weybridge series, and particularly the latest book, Stage Call.   Over to you, Anne... At the heart of my Hannah Weybridge crime thriller series is the fact that my protagonist… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Anne Coates

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Jessica Thompson

Today, I'm delighted to welcome back fellow Darkstroke author, Jessica Thompson, to talk about the themes of her latest novel, released only last week. I can't wait to read it and have bumped it up to the top of my TBR pile! Thanks so much for having me, Jo! The theme I had in mind… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Jessica Thompson

Jo's Books

10 Year Novel-Writing Anniversary

Today, I'm celebrating 10 years since I started writing novels! A little over 10 years ago, I heard about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and was inspired to try to write a 50000 word novel in the month of November 2011 (actually, my husband suggested that I give it a go. He clearly had more… Continue reading 10 Year Novel-Writing Anniversary

Why I Write

Why I Write – Elaine Everest

It's my great pleasure today to welcome an author who is new to me. Elaine Everest joins me to discuss her writing motivations, and talk about her latest novel, The Patchwork Girls.     When I was asked why I write I was stumped. It feels as though I’ve always written and enjoyed doing so.… Continue reading Why I Write – Elaine Everest

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Alison Knight

I'm delighted this evening to welcome back my friend and fellow Darkstroke author, Alison Knight, to talk about the themes of her latest novel, The Hidden. I can't wait to read this new book! Update: I've just finished reading it and it's totally brilliant! Highly recommended 😊. THURSDAY THEMES with Alison Knight – Living with… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Alison Knight

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Brief Encounter: The Dark Side – a short story

Background: The film, Brief Encounter is set in the 1940’s, and is a romantic drama from the perspective of Laura. Laura is a usually contented housewife with a loving husband, two kids and a pleasant home. Every Thursday she visits Milford, a local town, for shopping, a trip to the library, and a visit to… Continue reading Brief Encounter: The Dark Side – a short story

Why I Write

Why I Write – Kay Castaneda

A little later in the day than usual (sorry - it's been a busy one!), I'm delighted to welcome Kay Castaneda to my blog to talk about her fascinating and inspiring writing motivations. Kay is a new discovery for me, but I can't wait to get stuck in to her books! Why I Write I've… Continue reading Why I Write – Kay Castaneda

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Thursday Themes – Karen Moore

For the second helping of Thursday Themes for today, I'm delighted to welcome back my friend, and fellow Manchester Scribes writer, Karen Moore, to discuss her new book, Release. This is the sequel to Torn, and is just as brilliant!   Thank you, Jo, for this opportunity to talk about my new book, a thriller… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Karen Moore

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Ros Rendle

We have a double helping of Thursday Themes today! First, I'm excited to introduce Ros Rendle, an author who is new to me, but whose book is now high on my TBR pile after reading this great post about the themes of her latest novel, The Warring Heart. Over to you, Ros...   The Warring… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Ros Rendle

Why I Write

Why I Write – Rosie Travers

I'm very excited to welcome Rosie Travers to my blog today to talk about writing motivations. I'm a huge fan of Rosie's writing, and am in the middle of her current novel now (actually it was quite difficult tearing myself away for this blog...) Why I Write I grew up in a house surrounded by… Continue reading Why I Write – Rosie Travers