Tag Archives: Roz Kay

Stories have shaped our lives: Rolonda Watts

By Roz Kay “I’ve seen the power of stories and how they change people’s lives,” Rolonda Watts says. “I think that stories are the most powerful thing about human experience. It’s the only thing that we as human beings really … Continue reading

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Sometimes you need to do something different: Kate Ellis

By Roz Kay Kate Ellis is nothing if not prolific. The House of Eyes, just published, is the twentieth novel in her Wesley Peterson series of crime novels set in the South West of England. She has five crime novels … Continue reading

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It’s about telling a good story: Maha Gargash

By Roz Kay As Maha Gargash notes herself, few books come out of the United Arab Emirates that are written by and about Emiratis. So her second novel, That Other Me, is a rare gem in more ways than one. … Continue reading

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It’s got to be relatable and real: Lucy Holliday

By Roz Kay Lucy Holliday has three books coming out in the space of a year, and they all rest on Hollywood icons. But far from being biographies of her chosen three (Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly) they … Continue reading

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We’ve all got a book in us: Elizabeth Jackson

By Roz Kay Elizabeth Jackson’s second novel, Kicking Over The Traces, takes the reader through a dramatic year in the life of her gypsy heroine, Florence. When her mother dies, leaving Florence nothing but a red coat, she gives up … Continue reading

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Writing is about revision: the wisdom of Hallie Ephron

By Roz Kay The battle with the draft seems never-ending. There’s nothing quite like taking a preliminary 70,000 words, pulling it apart and throwing out what doesn’t work, and realizing you only have 16,000 words  you can live with. For … Continue reading

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Original voices exploring dangerous things: Jacqueline Goldfinger

By Roz Kay “The problem we seem to have in contemporary American theatre,” says Jacqueline Goldfinger, “is that we have poo-pooed the way that storytelling is working in our society today.” Jackie, an award-winning playwright and playwright-in-residence at Philadelphia’s Azuka … Continue reading

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A different kind of writing blog: Roz Kay

Hello, and welcome to my blog. It’s mostly conversations with writers: authors, poets, and playwrights. I sometimes include “guest posts” from writers on the publication of their books, and I maintain a page of writing tips. My debut children’s novel, The Keeper of the Stones, … Continue reading

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Tapping into something universal: Curt Anderson

By Roz Kay One night, Curt Anderson dreamed that his father reappeared from the afterlife and complained that Curt wasn’t looking after the car he’d inherited from him. “I always thought that was kind of funny,” Curt says. So it … Continue reading

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One hundred words of freedom: Jane McDermott

By Roz Kay On New Year’s Eve, the tenth anniversary of her mother’s death, Jane McDermott wrote one hundred words for her. “It was hugely comforting to do that,” she says. “It’s this little thing I can do, and I … Continue reading

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