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Author Interview: Antonia Hodgson and the Thomas Hawkins Series!

No. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing THE Antonia Hodgson! Antonia Hodgson is a bestselling historical crime author, best known for her Thomas Hawkins series. Alongside this, she is also a veteran in the publishing industry and a writer with a unique approach the the historical fiction genre. I have reviewed all of the books in her critically acclaimed … Continue reading Author Interview: Antonia Hodgson and the Thomas Hawkins Series!

Top Ten Things All Writers Do – (Guest Post by November O’Malley!)

Writers are strange, strange people, if you would even call us that. We have worrying habits, troubling caffeine addictions, and have the notorious talent for disappearing for days on end. (images courtesy of Unsplash.com) Here are some other things every writer does: 1. Research Odd Things “What does deadly nightshade taste like?” “Can you kill someone with a bullet made out of candy?” “How much … Continue reading Top Ten Things All Writers Do – (Guest Post by November O’Malley!)

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Are Literary Awards Necessary Anymore?

The winner of The Man Booker Prize will be announced this week. I have been keeping tabs on the shortlist, as well as the general vibe surrounding this year’s line-up, and a question keeps popping up again and again: Are literary awards necessary anymore? The Pulitzer Prize for Literature, the National Book Award, Costa Book Awards – these are just some of the big names … Continue reading Are Literary Awards Necessary Anymore?

A Most Wanted Man - Book Review - John le Carre - Why Words Work

Book Review: A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

I was given a copy of A Most Wanted Man by Penguin Modern Classics as part of the John Le Carré book blog tour. Huge thank you to the team at Penguin Modern Classics, as well as John Le Carré, for this opportunity. Don’t forget to check out the other stops on this tour, which review the other books by John Le Carré. He now … Continue reading Book Review: A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

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Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Blurb Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say.  Set against the backdrop of Japan’s changing seasons … Continue reading Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

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3 Tips for Developing Well-Rounded Characters (Guest Post by Avhlee – Scarletwriters!)

  Hey everyone! I have the pleasure of introducing you to the wonderful Avhlee. She is a book and lifestyle blogger over on ScarletWriters, and has written the article down below for you to enjoy. She is a fantastic writer and reviewer, as well as a wonderful Twitter friend. I was lucky enough to be featured on her blog – which, I have to say, … Continue reading 3 Tips for Developing Well-Rounded Characters (Guest Post by Avhlee – Scarletwriters!)

Book Blogger Binge: Wrap-Ups, Book Gifts and Female S.T.E.M Role Models…

It’s been a while, eh? August and July were busy months for me, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to read as many blogs as I would have liked. However, now that autumn draws near and the weather gets a chill, I’ve huddled myself up beneath the covers and binged on book bloggers. It’s good to be back in the thick of all these wonderful word-nerds. … Continue reading Book Blogger Binge: Wrap-Ups, Book Gifts and Female S.T.E.M Role Models…

Truth and Lies - Caroline Mitchell - Author Interview - Why Words Work

Author Interview: Caroline Mitchell with Truth and Lies!

It’s book blog tour time again, folks! For this tour, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing bestselling author and former detective Caroline Mitchell. She’s here to shine a light on detective live and talk about her upcoming thriller, Truth and Lies! This is the first time I’ve ever interviewed a police detective, so this was super exciting for me. I hope you enjoy her … Continue reading Author Interview: Caroline Mitchell with Truth and Lies!

Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman - Book Review

Book Review: Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman

I received my review copy of Sticks and Stones as part of the Sticks and Stones Book Blog Tour! Thanks so much to their Press Officer Mia, Jo Jakeman, and the team at Harvill Secker for this opportunity.   Blurb Imogen’s husband is a bad man. His ex-wife and his new mistress might have different perspectives but Imogen thinks she knows the truth. And now … Continue reading Book Review: Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman