Tag Archives: Fiction

Review: If Looks Could Kill

If Looks Could Kill – Olivia Kiernan The last time I read a book in one day it was several years ago and I was on a six-hour flight (with Jennifer Egan’s brilliant ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’). Just … Continue reading

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Review: The Wizards of Once

The Wizards of Once – Cressida Cowell Wonderful galloping tale of Magic, good and evil. Many influences feed into this, from Roald Dahl to Arthurian legend to fairy tales to Shakespeare, and the result, fired by Cressida Cowell’s imagination, is … Continue reading

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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. BOOK REVIEWS are here. (I’m also on Goodreads, where I review books as well, so please follow … Continue reading

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Review: The Second Sleep

The Second Sleep – Robert Harris Excellent – a clever, absorbing post-apocalyptic story set 800 years in the future – the second sleep of the title referring to how people used to have a first sleep, wake during the night, … Continue reading

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Calling authors with new books

Launching your new book is a huge challenge at the best of times, never mind now. If you’re an author who’s just had or are about to have a book published, I’d like to invite you to consider an interview … Continue reading

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The Keeper of the Stones

Imagine starting to write a book in 1987. Finishing it in 1995. Having interest from publishers, but not getting a bite. Imagine it sitting on various hard drives until more than 20 years later, you open the file, rewrite it … Continue reading

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Sponsoring the next great children’s author?

By Roz Kay Authors who write for children have such a special place in my heart. I still have a few books from my childhood in the 1960s. As Stig Abell reveals in this tweet, the stories you loved as … Continue reading

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Focusing on unique perspectives: Gina Mulligan

By Roz Kay Gina Mulligan’s novel Remember the Ladies is about Amelia Cook, a congressional lobbyist … in 1877. “I was researching for another project when I ran across the fact that there were women who were lobbyists in that … Continue reading

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Something exciting and engaging: Dharma Kelleher

By Roz Kay A quote from the great American novelist Toni Morrison circulates often on the internet, at least among writers: “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write … Continue reading

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A little bit of whimsy: Phaedra Patrick

By Roz Kay Five unpublished novels in, Phaedra Patrick was beginning to wonder whether she’d ever achieve her childhood ambition of writing for a living. Then one day she showed her son, now ten, her charm bracelet and tried to … Continue reading

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