Ladies of The Magna Carta

I am absolutely delighted to be part of Sharon Bennett Connolly’s amazing blog tour for a superb book of non-fiction The Ladies of the Magna Carta. I interviewed her and you must read her answers which follow my review of Sharon’s book. I loved this book. Here is why. Ladies of the Magna Carta is an exceptionally accomplished work, so … Read More

Writing a Trilogy by Charlotte Betts

Today I welcome Charlotte Betts to The Writers’ Hub. Her wonderful new novel, the first in The Spindrift Trilogy (love this name) was published as a paperback last week by Piatkus. I absolutely adored this novel and cannot wait to read the next in this Trilogy. The first, The Light Within Us is set in Cornwall at the turn of … Read More

Tom Williams and James Burke. Writing Historical Adventure

Today I welcome Tom Williams to The Writer’s Hub. Tom writes superb Historical adventures. When I was young I loved Rider Haggard novels. These are even better. They have lovely new covers so look for them on Amazon. There’s a pre-order link below. Here is what he says about his writing experience.   The Origins of James Burke Back in … Read More

A Conspiracy of Silence

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Today, I welcome Anna Legat to The Writers’ Hub. We have an exclusive on the cover reveal for her new book. I absolutely loved Swimming With Sharks, first in this series and am sure this will be another page-turner. Anna tells us about her writing process and introduces us to A Conspiracy of Silence, fifth in this superb series. I … Read More

WIPE YOUR NOSE, LOOK INTERESTED, OR DO SOMETHING!

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Meet Liz Harris. Her new book The Dark Horizon will be published on 1st May. I have read and enjoyed it. My review follows a little helpful advice Liz has for you about writing. WIPE YOUR NOSE, LOOK INTERESTED, OR DO SOMETHING! In the theatre, there’re frequently characters on the stage who are merely bystanders to the main action, and … Read More

The Answer is in the Past

Today I would like to welcome Suzanne Goldring to The Writers’ Hub. Her two best-selling novels are published by BookOuture and are available on amazon. These books are dual time stories. The first, My Name is Eva is extraordinary about an elderly lady with secrets that take us back to WWII and its aftermath. The second is set in Corfu … Read More

Putting Writing on Hold

How many of us have put writing on hold? I have found I can’t because of deadlines. My writing friend, Gail Aldwin, did, not because of the pandemic, rather because she did an amazing thing. She took a four month VSO placement in Uganda, Africa, where she worked in one of the largest refugee camps in the world. I am … Read More

Cosy Crime by Lesley Cookman

Today, I welcome cosy-crime writer , Lesley Cookman to the Writers’ Hub. Her stories are such refreshing great fun. Lovely easy comfort, Christmas reads. She has a new novel out published by HeadlineAccent. But, of course, she writes ‘series’ so do look for her stories. By the way, I absolutely love this post. Five Things I Learnt About Writing Cosy … Read More

Writing a Series of Standalones by Deborah Swift

Today, I welcome Deborah Swift to The Writers’ Hub. I really love Deborah’s books and enjoy them all. The paperback Entertaining Mr Pepys dropped through my letterbox last week. It is superb. Here is what Deborah writes about writing a series, and in this particular instance, a Trilogy about Samuel Pepys. His mistresses are her protagonists. They are all engaging … Read More

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Today on The Writers Hub I would like to share a review of my favourite novel of this summer. I had the privilege of visiting Ann’s Bookshop in Nashville in June. Of course I was tempted and returned to Oxford with a few books by this author whom I had not read before. The cover is beautiful but the story … Read More