Short story

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

Why I Write

Why I Write – Jane Risdon

I was delighted to make contact with author, Jane Risdon, recently, and I'm thrilled that she agreed to be on my blog today. Welcome to 'Why I Write', Jane... Why I write: Jane Risdon Thanks so much Jo Fenton, for inviting me to contribute to your fabulous blog. The first person to praise my writing… Continue reading Why I Write – Jane Risdon

Why I Write

Why I Write – Lorraine Turnbull

I am very excited to welcome Lorraine Turnbull to my blog for the first time (hopefully the first of many!). Why  I Write My primary school report cards were similar: ‘Lorraine is a bright child who needs to concentrate on what she is SUPPOSED to be doing and not staring out the window and inventing… Continue reading Why I Write – Lorraine Turnbull

Author interviews, Themes, Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Val Penny

I'm thrilled today to welcome back my friend and fellow Darkstroke author, Val Penny, to talk about the themes of her new book, The First Cut, which is the first in her new series. I can't wait to read it!   The First Cut – Themes I am best known for writing crime fiction, particularly,… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Val Penny

Book reviews

Audiobook Review – Val Penny – Hunter’s Chase

I am thrilled to be participating in the blog tour for the audiobook of Hunter's Chase by Val Penny. It's about three years since I first read Hunter's Chase, and it was fabulous to revisit this book through the medium of audio, brilliantly narrated by Sean Pia. His accent is perfect for the role, capturing… Continue reading Audiobook Review – Val Penny – Hunter’s Chase

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Olga Swan

I'm delighted to welcome Olga Swan back to my blog - this time to talk about the themes of her new novel.   Thank you so much Jo for allowing me on your blog. I’ve been working towards The Meleke Stone for over 70 years. It’s a novel with a strong underlying message. Read the… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Olga Swan