Going Gothic with the Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival

Crime Cymru is now holding the first Welsh International Crime Fiction festival, on-line (prior to being alive – apart from the murder victims – at the Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival in Aberystwyth next year). In fact this year’s festival finishes tomorrow, May 3rd,when I shall be moderator at the 16th event. Moderator make me thinkContinue reading “Going Gothic with the Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival”

SHORT STORY – JERRY by Gareth W. Williams

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
As you’d imagine, language is important to Crime Cymru writers. So too are accents. In this short story by Gareth W. Williams, you’ll discover that it’s not necessarily what you say that matters, it’s the way that you say it. JERRY by Gareth W. Williams Jerry, or Jeremiah to give him…

Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival 2021

After years of queuing up to attend one book event after another, not to mention helping Judith Barrow to run the Narberth Book Fair, 2020 crashed into the barriers, everything was cancelled – no book fairs, no signings, not real-life book launches. A chance for me to discover just how much I miss proper contactContinue reading “Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival 2021”

BOOKCASE with Alison Layland

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from their books. This week, Alison Layland writes in praise of the prologue in crime fiction, with illustrations from her novels, Someone Else’s Conflict and Riverflow. Begin at the beginning Sound, if obvious, advice. But where is the…

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Weekly News – K.M. Allan, Judith Barrow, Ritu Bhathal, Sandra Cox and James J. Cudney

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the new  Cafe and Bookstore Weekly News – where I will share recent reviews for authors in the Cafe. The first author is K.M. Allan with a review for the first book in the Blackbirch series – The Beginning. About the book Welcome to Blackbirch. It’s a…

A few Moments With Carol Lovekin #MondayBlogs #Interview @Honno

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
Handing over to Carol for a moment Hello, dear reader, and welcome.Like you, I am a guest; invited by Judith to appear on her blog and answer some questions. This is an event, frankly. Since lockdown has put paid to physical book launches and fairs, sitting down to write about…

JUDITH BARROW: The Heart Stone

I was fortunate, recently, to be able to interview Judith Barrow on Zoom and thanks to Showboat TV‘s assistance, we recorded it. In case you missed it, here is the transcript. ThorneI am chatting with my friend and fellow author Judith Barrow, who has published five books so far: the Howarth family trilogy with theContinue reading “JUDITH BARROW: The Heart Stone”

A Love/Hate Story #Bookreview: The Heart Stone by @JudithBarrow77 #HistoricalFiction #FamilySaga

Originally posted on Barb Taub:
“Surplus Women” Women of Britain say GO [image credit: E J Kealey (artist) Parliamentary Recruiting Committee – Te Papa Tongarewa (The Museum of New Zealand)] ? “There used to be tea rooms on almost every street in England.” An older friend was reminiscing about her youth and her parents’ generation.  “Women needed…

Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #WWI – #Family Saga – The Heart Stone by Judith Barrow

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to review the eagerly awaited new release by Judith Barrow…another wonderful family saga The Heart Stone. About the Book 1914. Everything changes for Jessie on a day trip to Blackpool. She realises her feelings for Arthur are far more than friendship. And just as they are travelling home,…