A Conversation with Maggie Cammiss

This evening in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Maggie Cammiss, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Maggie, please introduce yourself:

Maggie Cammiss1It’s taken a while but I think I’ve arrived. This summer I put ‘novelist’ in the ‘profession’ column of my brand new marriage certificate. I worked in 24-hour rolling news for a long time which gave me a lot of inspiration for my writing. When I left I decided to jump straight in with a novel based on that environment. A Conversation with Maggie Cammiss

A Conversation with Patricia Hopper Patteson

I have a special guest in the Library today, fellow Dubliner, Patricia Hopper Patteson, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Patricia, please introduce yourself:

Patricia_pattesonHello, I’m Patricia Hopper Patteson. I’m a native of Dublin, Ireland, now living in West Virginia. For anyone who is not familiar with West Virginia, it’s south of New York and west of Washington, D.C. John Denver wrote the song “Country Roads” for West Virginia. I came here as a young bride and have lived in Morgantown, home to West Virginia University (WVU), ever since. I hold a B.A. and an M.A. from there. I’ve received numerous awards from the West Virginia Writers’ competition and my fiction and non-fiction have been published in magazines, reviews, and anthologies. When I’m not writing or working, I enjoy spending time with my two grown married children Brian and Tara and my grandson Jackson. A Conversation with Patricia Hopper Patteson

A Conversation with Author Francis H Powell

This evening in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Francis H Powell, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into his life as an author.

You are very welcome, Francis, please introduce yourself:

Born in a commuter belt city called Reading, (England) like many a middle or upper for Pamclass child of such times, I was shunted off to an all-male boarding school aged eight, away from my parents for up to twelve weeks at a time, until I was 17. While at my first Art college, I met a writer called Rupert Thomson, who was in the process of writing his first book, Dreams of Leaving. His personality and wit resonated, although I have long lost contact with him. Later I lived in Austria, and in 1999 I moved to Paris.  During my time in Paris I met Alan Clark, who had a literary magazine called Rat Mort (dead rat). I began contributing and got hooked on writing short stories. My book, Flight of Destiny, is a result of this obsession.  I also write poetry. A Conversation with Author Francis H Powell

A Conversation with Author PJ Connolly

Today in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­PJ Connolly, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into his life as an author.

You are very welcome PJ, please introduce yourself:

AuthorPicA child of the forties I was born before the outbreak of the Second World War and one of my earliest memories is the drone of German bombers over Dublin and the terror of my parents as they watched the night sky lit with flames.  Later I fled the moral dangers of the world, hiding away in monastic silence while I trained for the Catholic priesthood.

When I abandoned that dream I settled into a lifetime of counselling, working as careers advisor in a convent school just outside Dublin. A Conversation with Author PJ Connolly

A Conversation with Author Eric McFarlane

Today in the Library we have Eric McFarlane who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into his life as an author.

You are very welcome, Eric, please introduce yourself:

MeHello Pam and thanks for the opportunity to take part in your interview series. I trained as a chemist and worked for too many years in the pharmaceutical industry before succumbing to an attack of redundancy. A few other similar jobs followed before I decided to turn a hobby into an opportunity and set up an on-line business selling stamps to philatelists. That’s how I now make a few pennies, not from my writing – at least not yet. A Conversation with Author Eric McFarlane

A Conversation with Author Jessica Norrie

Today in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Jessica Norrie, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Jessica, please introduce yourself:

Jessica 2I studied French at Sussex University and then trained as a teacher and translator. I still do a bit of both, though I’m hoping to leave schools behind me soon after many years at the chalkface. I live in NE London with my two grown up children, one a translation trainee, the other a teaching assistant (so I must have done something right). I’ve published textbooks and teaching resources, and written a few short stories and thoughts, but “The Infinity Pool” is my first completed novel. A Conversation with Author Jessica Norrie

A Conversation with Author Wendy Lou Jones

Today in the Library we have Wendy Lou Jones ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Wendy Lou, please introduce yourself:

2013more 147 - CopyI was brought up on the south coast of England, trained to be a doctor in Birmingham and settled in Herefordshire, where I now live with my husband and 2 boys. A Conversation with Author Wendy Lou Jones

A Conversation with Author, Christoph Fischer

Today I am delighted to have Christoph Fischer in the Library who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into his life as an author.

You are very welcome, Christoph, please introduce yourself:

922159_10151345337037132_1303709604_oI’m a German ex-pat living in West Wales with my partner, dogs, fish, birds and sheep. An avid reader and fan of the arts, I used to work in museums, libraries and the British Film Institute. Only when my employment with an airline provided me with spare time in transit or hotel rooms did I start writing myself. A Conversation with Author, Christoph Fischer

A Conversation with Author Phyllis Goodwin

Today in the Library we have Phyllis Goodwin, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Phyllis, please introduce yourself:

PhyllisI was born in Bath, United Kingdom and spent my childhood in Argentina. I returned with my parents when I was twelve and attended a Grammar School in Bath. After working in London, I married and moved to the Midlands with my husband. In Southampton, I attended the University as a mature student whilst my two children were growing up. I now have four grandchildren and live on the Isle of Wight. I started by writing articles and a column in a Dog Paper. A Conversation with Author Phyllis Goodwin

A Conversation with Author Sharon Booth

Today in the Library we have­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Sharon Booth, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.

You are very welcome, Sharon, please introduce yourself:

Thank you very much for inviting me onto your blog. What do you want to kn10712956_653943188056257_811863997951666501_now about me? Hmm, let’s see. Well, I write contemporary romance—”feel good fiction with heart”—and I’ve had two novels and a pocket novel published, as well as a short story in an anthology called Winter Tales, which was sold in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. I live in East Yorkshire, with my very patient husband and our German Shepherd dog. When I’m not writing, I work for the NHS. I love Sherlock, Doctor Who, Poldark and The Musketeers. I eat too much sugar but I rarely drink alcohol. (I’ve been known to get up on the kitchen table and sing Abba songs into a hairbrush when I’ve had a couple of glasses, so best avoided, I think!) I’m one tenth of the Write Romantics. A Conversation with Author Sharon Booth