Category: writing

Southern Skies Publications up and away

Southern Skies publications

Today I’m so pleased to introduce you to Chris McMaster, who has wonderful news for all of us speculative fiction folk: writers, readers, book lovers that we are. Here is news of a brand spanking new publishing house, that is not only seeking submissions,…

Isobel Blackthorn and the mysterious Last Word

Isobel Blackthorn author

Isobel Blackthorn writes great stories. She’s one of those accomplished authors who won’t be put in a box. Think thrilling mysteries, dark and dangerous romances, eerie occult tales and more. Every time I pick up one of Isobel’s books, I know I am about…

Trevor Lince in Room 119…

Funicular cover by trevor lince

Trev Lince, today’s guest on Last Word of the Week, originates from Marske-by-the-Sea on the North East coast of England, but now lives in Darlington with his wife, Claire. A keen golfer and frustrated Middlesbrough FC fan, Trev gets to as many matches as…

LJ Evans’ Life as a Country Album

Guarded Dreams cover LJ Evans

LJ Evans, my guest on today’s Last Word of the Week, is an award winning author who lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She’s been writing compulsively since she was a little girl and…

On my wish list: Writing Speculative Fiction

Writing Speculative Fiction by Eugen Bacon

A book I covet has just been published. Author Eugen Bacon is here to tell me all about it. Welcome to Something to Say, Eugen! Can you tell me about your book, published this month by MacMillan? Eugen: Writing Speculative Fiction: Creative and Critical…

Amanda J Evans takes the Last Word of the Week

A J Evans Hear Me Cry cover

Amanda  J Evans is an award-winning writer of paranormal and fantasy novels as well as children’s stories. Growing up with heroes like Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones, her stories centre on good versus evil. An early tragedy in her life has also made its…

Ann Brady speaks the Last Word

Ann Brady Dear Friends cover

Author Ann Brady, who writes historical fiction and also engaging children’s books, is my guest today on Last Word of the Week. Ann is a wonderful mentor of other writers and her caring and wise attitude can be seen in many of her books….

Hannah Lynn puts in the Last Word

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Hannah Lynn, author and genre hopper – and therefore very much one of my tribe – published her first book, Amendments (a dark, dystopian speculative fiction novel) in 2015. Hannah has since written The Afterlife of Walter Augustus (a contemporary fiction novel with a…

Alex Marchant captures the Last Word

the kings man by alex marchant

Author Alex Marchant is first and foremost a Ricardian – yes, read on for more information. Alex also has a background in archaeology and publishing. When she’s not writing, she strides about the moors devising ways to help the rest of us learn about…

Stephanie Bretherton has the Last Word

Bone Lines cover

Bone Lines, Stephanie Bretherton’s debut novel, considers what it is to be human by engaging us in the lives of two women, separated by millenia. Stephanie is a wonderful communicator who has a fascinating backstory of her own – Born in Hong Kong to…