Why I Write

Why I Write – Karen Moore

It's a great pleasure today to welcome friend, fellow darkstroke author and Manchester Scribe, Karen Moore to my blog to share her writing journey. Thanks so much, Jo, for inviting me along to your blog today to talk about my writing journey. Why do I write? A lifelong fascination with words, an over-fertile imagination, and… Continue reading Why I Write – Karen Moore

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Why I Write – Penny Hampson

I'm delighted to welcome Darkstroke author, Penny Hampson to my blog today. I have just finished reading her Regency romance/thrillers and loved every moment! Thank you for inviting me onto your blog, Jo. Well, you’ve asked me why I write, and I’d have to say it’s because writing gives me an escape from everyday life.… Continue reading Why I Write – Penny Hampson

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Why I Write – Sue Barnard

I'm very excited today to welcome my friend, editor and fellow Darkstroke author, Sue Barnard to my blog. I met Sue at my first ever writing workshop, and we've been friends ever since! Why do I write? Sometimes I find myself asking the same question.  Being a writer has sometimes been compared to having homework… Continue reading Why I Write – Sue Barnard

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Why I Write – Alice Castle

With great timing, I'm delighted to welcome Alice Castle to my blog on the day of her new book release. I can't wait to read The Invitation, which dropped into my Kindle this morning 🙂   Why I write by Alice Castle I just can’t help it. That’s by far the simplest answer to the… Continue reading Why I Write – Alice Castle

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Why I Write – Kate Braithwaite

I'm really excited today to welcome one of my favourite authors, Kate Braithwaite, to my blog to tell us why she writes...   For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to write novels. Reading always has — and always will be, I think — one of my very favorite things to do. And… Continue reading Why I Write – Kate Braithwaite

Jo's Books

The Excitement of a Cover Reveal

There's nothing like the feeling of the first cover reveal, the first book arriving on the doorstep and the first publication day. Nearly 3 years on, I haven't forgotten that thrill, and I don't think I ever will. There are echoes of it in every new book release. With my fourth book, and the second… Continue reading The Excitement of a Cover Reveal

Why I Write

Why I Write – Kevin Carey

I'm very excited today to welcome fellow Darkstroke author, poet and film-maker, Kevin Carey to my blog. I have always liked a good story. It's how I think about the world I guess, everyone has a story, right? I get to tap into those. The people and places I've known seem to be able find… Continue reading Why I Write – Kevin Carey

Author interviews, Why I Write

Why I Write – Elisabeth Carpenter

It's my great pleasure today to welcome one of my first writing friends, Elisabeth Carpenter, to my blog to talk about her writing journey. As I child, I’d devour the Sweet Valley High books and immerse myself totally in that world, but being a writer seemed so unattainable to someone like me. It didn’t even… Continue reading Why I Write – Elisabeth Carpenter

Author tips

Writing Hints and Tips – Cliffhangers – a Guide to Creating Suspense

What makes us keep reading a book? How many times have you been half way through a chapter, decided to read until the end, but been unable to put the book down when the chapter finished, because it left you desperate to know what happened next? Or how often have you stayed up until silly-o'clock… Continue reading Writing Hints and Tips – Cliffhangers – a Guide to Creating Suspense

Author interviews, Why I Write

Why I Write – Niki Kamerzell

I'm delighted to welcome another Darkstroke author, and fellow Corgi owner, Niki Kamerzell, to my blog today. I write because I love creating stories. When I was younger, I would have these dreams and wake up and think about them all day. I would spend my time expanding the dream in my head. As I… Continue reading Why I Write – Niki Kamerzell