A Conversation in the Library with Carol Warham

Today  in the Library we have ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Carol Warham, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. Many thanks for having me along, Pam. You are very welcome, Carol, please introduce yourself:  I’m a Manchester girl, born and bred, who moved to Yorkshire over thirty years […]

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A Conversation in the Library with Author Nicola Cassidy

Only a few weeks’ ago, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of December Girl, the debut novel of fellow Irish historical fiction author, Nicola Cassidy. I’m a few chapters in and really loving this story. It grabs your attention straight away – I read the first chapter with my heart pounding! Nicola has […]

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A Conversation with Author Suzan Collins

This evening in the Library we have Suzan Collins, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. You are very welcome, Suzan, please introduce yourself:  Hi Pam, thanks for having me along. You want a short bio? I write and I eat cake. I do […]

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A Conversation with Author Nancy Jardine

Today in the Library we have Nancy Jardine, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. Hello Nancy, you are very welcome. Please introduce yourself: Hello! I’m Nancy Jardine. I live in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, a fabulous place for anyone who adores history as much as […]

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Fireballs & Lighthouses!

I have very happy memories of visiting my mother’s family in County Mayo when I was a child. My Uncle Billy was a great character, famous for his singing and playing the saxaphone. But he was also a terrific storyteller. Unfortunately, he was rather fond of telling ghost stories of an evening. As a young child, […]

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Historical Fiction Cover Winner March 2017

Do you love historical fiction? What makes you choose one book over another? For most of us, the cover is the first thing that attracts our attention. For me, the cover has to look professional and must convey genre and a hint of what the story is about. Each month I will be taking a look […]

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When Family History Inspires

Many writers draw on their family history, or indeed history in general, when putting pen to paper. For anyone involved in researching their family tree, it can be quite frustrating trying to pin together their ancestors’ lives. For many years, I dug around in Irish and UK records, trying to hunt down and piece together […]

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Historical Fiction Cover Winner February 2017

Do you love historical fiction? What makes you choose one book over another? For most of us, the cover is the first thing that attracts our attention. For me, the cover has to look professional and must convey genre and a hint of what the story is about. Each month I will be taking a look […]

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Historical Fiction Cover Winner January 2017

Do you love historical fiction? What makes you choose one book over another? For most of us, the cover is the first thing that attracts our attention. For me, the cover has to look professional and must convey genre and a hint of what the story is about. Each month I will be taking a look […]

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A Conversation with Author Meghan Holloway

Today in the Library we have Meghan Holloway, who has dropped in to say hello and to share some insights into her life as an author. You are very welcome, Meghan, please introduce yourself: “My dearest darling …” That was how my grandfather began all of his letters to my grandmother while he was stationed in […]

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