Why I Write

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

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 interviews, Why I Write

Why I Write – Morwenna Blackwood

I'm really excited to be able to welcome another brilliant Darkstroke author, Morwenna Blackwood, to my blog today. Hi, Jo, and thanks for having me over today! I can’t remember there being a time when I didn’t write. It’s the one constant in my life. The first ‘proper’ story I wrote was about a frog,… Continue reading Why I Write – Morwenna Blackwood

Author tips

Writing Hints and Tips – How To Write Every Day

For those authors who write for their day job, it should be relatively straightforward to find time to write, but even they can find that time disappears more quickly than a disapparating wizard. It is even more challenging for the rest of us, trying to fit writing (and often editing and marketing) into a day… Continue reading Writing Hints and Tips – How To Write Every Day

Author interviews, Why I Write

Why I Write – Angela Fish

It's my great pleasure today to welcome Darkstroke author, Angela Fish to my blog to discuss her writing journey. Why I write… Thank you so much for inviting me to visit your blog today to share my writing motivation and journey with you. As a baby and young child I was badly asthmatic and I… Continue reading Why I Write – Angela Fish

Why I Write

Why I Write – Michelle Cook

I'm very excited today to welcome fellow Darkstroke author, Michelle Cook to my blog. Read on to discover what compels Michelle to write. Thank you so much for having me, Jo. I’m feeling philosophical these days so the subject of why I write is perfect for the moment! I’ll be honest. When I started out… Continue reading Why I Write – Michelle Cook

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Yvonne Marjot

I'm thrilled to welcome Yvonne Marjot to my blog today to discuss the themes of her latest novel, released on Sunday. I’m going to talk about the themes of Walking on Wild Air. However, I’m going to try and do it in a way that doesn’t spoil the story, for those of you who haven’t… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Yvonne Marjot

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Olga Swan

Today it's my great pleasure to welcome Olga Swan to my blog, with her timely release of An Englishwoman in America. I can't wait to read this. Many thanks Jo for inviting me onto your wonderful blog.  As I write this, the American president is in London for a state visit, so this is the… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Olga Swan

Thursday Themes

Thursday Themes – Sue Barnard

I'm delighted to welcome my lovely friend and editor, Sue Barnard to my Thursday Themes blog today. Sue's new book, Finding Nina is out on Monday, and I can't wait to read it. One of the main threads running throughout Finding Nina is the theme of illegitimacy.  The eponymous Nina’s whole life takes a particular… Continue reading Thursday Themes – Sue Barnard