A Conversation with Author Carolyn Hughes

Today, I am delighted to welcome into the Library fellow historical fiction author ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Carolyn Hughes.  She has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author.  You are very welcome, Carolyn, please introduce yourself:  Hello, I’m Carolyn and I write historical fiction. (Sounds like we’re in a meeting […]

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A Conversation with Colin J Galtrey

Today in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Colin J Galtrey, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into his life as an author. You are very welcome, Colin, please introduce yourself: I was born in a small village in the Peak District of Derbyshire. I love travel and meeting people of […]

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A Conversation with Author Mary Anne Yarde @maryanneyarde

This evening in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mary Anne Yarde, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. You are very welcome, Mary Anne, please introduce yourself: Hello everyone, and thank you, Pam, for inviting me on to your fabulous blog! My name is Mary […]

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A Conversation with Author Amanda J Evans

  Today in the Library I am delighted to host fellow Irish author, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Amanda J Evans, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. You are very welcome, Amanda, please introduce yourself: I am an author, freelance writer, and poet. I live in Co. Meath, […]

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A Conversation with Author Fiona Cooke Hogan

Today I am pleased to introduce my guest, fellow Irish multi-genre author­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­, Fiona Cooke Hogan, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. You are very welcome, Fiona, please introduce yourself. Hello, I’m delighted to be here. I’m a writer, poet and blogger living in Abbeyleix, a […]

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A Conversation with Author Catherine Kullmann

Today in the Library I am delighted to host Irish historical fiction author Catherine Kullmann, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. You are very welcome, Catherine and congratulations on the publication this week of your book, The Murmur of Masks. Hello and thank […]

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A Conversation with Author Dianne Ascroft

Today in the Library I am delighted to host author ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Dianne Ascroft, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. You are very welcome, Dianne, please introduce yourself: Hi everyone. I’m an urban Canadian writer. I moved to Britain more than a quarter of a […]

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Creating Characters Your Readers Will Love

It’s all very well to have a great story but it’s your characters who are going to tell it for you. Besides an overdose of historical detail (which can come across as patronising), a common irritant for me as a reader are characters that are so wishy-washy that you want to slap them … very […]

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How to Market your Self-Published Book

I’m joking; if I knew I’d be a millionaire. If anyone tells you they have the magic formula – back away very slowly. I do believe that there is one little piece of magic involved, but I’m not going to reveal what it is until the very end. This world of promotion and marketing is […]

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