About this blog

Hello and welcome! You’ll find quite a few things on this blog, all to do with books and writing as I’m a writer.

Roald Dahl

The original interview

Books reviews are here. (I’m also on Goodreads, where I review books as well, so please follow me there at my author page if that’s your interest.)

I’ve interviewed many writers, starting with Road Dahl, and you’ll find author interviews here.

My children’s novel THE KEEPER OF THE STONES is available now in the UK – if your bookshop doesn’t have it in stock, they’ll be able to order it for you. The same applies to my novel FAKE, contemporary fiction with a satirical twist. Both are also available online in the usual places. 


FAKE  “Hilarious…the dialogue is full of wit…written with charm and vitality. A clever, timely tale about desperate people maneuvering through a tricky situation.” – Kirkus Reviews

THE KEEPER OF THE STONES  “Lizzie herself is brave and appealingly thoughtful…Kay’s writing is another pleasure, atmospheric and poetic…Both gripping and lyrical—a fine time-travel tale.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review


“Not only is this book packed full of intrigue as Lizzie works to save her brother, it also quietly educates on archaeology and history…There’s strong description, good characterisation and humour to alleviate the tension throughout this adventure story.” – Indie Books We Love, LoveReading4Kids

“Absolutely gripping! My heart raced as I galloped along with Lizzie, and my brain whirled as I tried to unravel clues to the mysteries. The reading time flew by—as did time itself in this intriguing tale. Suspense, an occasional laugh, and many surprises … all here! I loved this book. So will you.” – Martha Kendall, Winner of Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association.

In THE KEEPER OF THE STONES, a midnight ride to the stone circles on the family farm catapults Lizzie and her brother Daniel back to the Bronze Age. Trapped three thousand years ago, Lizzie must save Daniel and stop the Bullmaster before he destroys the Horse People and her family ceases to exist.

In FAKE, James Cowper – art dealer, gambler, thief – is going straight and on the brink of redeeming himself with his disillusioned wife, Imani. He’s still broke, but all he needs to take care of that is a rare art find. Then trouble arrives in the shape of a scheming landlord and an unwelcome dinner party with his boss. As events spin out of his control it appears that nobody, including Imani, is what they pretend. And over everything looms one make-or-break question for James: can he get a grip on his exploding life?

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About Roz Kay

Roz Kay is a writer and former journalist. Her debut children’s novel, THE KEEPER OF THE STONES, was published in 2020 by Hayloft Publishing. Her debut novel for adults, FAKE, (contemporary fiction) was published in September 2020 by her own imprint, Darley Press. Roz's short fiction has appeared under the name Roz DeKett in Fish Publishing’s 2017 Anthology, The Nottingham Review, The York Literary Review, and the Bedford International Writing Competition’s 2018 Anthology. She has also appeared as Roz Kay in the American children’s literary magazine, Cricket. As a news journalist, Roz worked for The Journal in the North East, the Liverpool Echo, and BBC local and national radio. She is a graduate of the University of Leeds and lives in Wiltshire.
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