Liz Currently Loves….Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey.

Coming June 5th From Penguin. Thank you for the advanced copy via Netgalley. Maud’s been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she’s made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to… Continue reading

The People in the Photo – Interview with Helene Gestern.

Hélène Gestern was born in 1971. She teaches and researches in the field of linguistics at CNRS and sits on the editorial committee of a literary review dedicated to autobiographical writing. Her first novel, The People in the Photo, won more than 20 literary awards and draws upon, among other… Continue reading

Happy Publication Day – The Dead Wifes Handbook by Hannah Beckerman

So I was lucky enough to read the amazing “The Dead Wifes Handbook” in advance of its release today, a wonderful story of love, loss and moving on.Hannah was kind enough to answer a few questions for me – Review to follow but first here is what she had to… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock.

Thank you to Jo Fletcher Books for the review copy. Pen’s life is all about secrets: the secret of the city’s spirits, deities and monsters her best friend Beth discovered, living just beyond the notice of modern Londoners; the secret of how she got the intricate scars that disfigure her… Continue reading

A Quick “Coming Up Soon” post. Lots of lovely book stuff.

Happy Monday everyone! Just a quick blog spot today on some things you can expect to see coming up on site soon. Firstly here is what I am currently reading. So reviews on those coming as and when. Later this week we have Q & A’s with Hannah Beckerman and… Continue reading

Traditional v Self Publishing – Thoughts of an Author – Steve McHugh.

Talking about publishing today – Steve McHugh author of The Hellequin Chronicles. A Less Traditional View.   There’s a lot of talk about traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. People seem to be on one side or the other, some venomously so. But I see no reason why you can’t use… Continue reading

Traditional v Self Publishing – Thoughts of an Author – Neil Bursnoll

Talking about publishing today – author of Augustus Baltazar – Neil Bursnoll With traditional publishing you don’t have the problems of finding money for an editor, or pushing your book out to big name papers and magazines to build early interest. When self-publishing, you have to build your presence… Continue reading

Traditional v Self Publishing – Thoughts of an Author – Ken Mooney

Today talking about publishing is author of GodHead – Ken Mooney.   If I went looking hard enough, I could probably find some of the first things that I wrote. A school copybook here, a discarded Word document there.   Looking back, I’m embarrassed to admit that some of… Continue reading

Traditional v Self Publishing – thoughts of an author – Dean Crawford.

I asked 3 authors to tell me their thoughts on Traditional publishing and Self publishing – later in the week you can hear from Ken Mooney and Neil Bursnoll, but today its the turn of Dean Crawford who has been traditionally published and has since self published. Thank you to… Continue reading

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles. Worth every MINUTE of the wait.

To be Published 13th March by Harper Collins Thank you THANK YOU to Kate and Bob at Killer Reads for the advance copy. Probably THE best book post I have ever had. Penn Cage is facing a son’s worst nightmare – having his father stand accused of murder. Worse, each… Continue reading