Six of One with Judith Barrow

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
In this feature, we ask our Crime Cymru authors to name six things that influenced their life and shaped them as a writer. This week, Wales Book of the Year Award shortlisted author Judith Barrow writes an extraordinarily powerful and moving account of a harrowing childhood experience. Six of One…

My 5-star reviews of books by Sally Cronin, blogger and writer extraordinaire

Originally posted on Myths of the Mirror:
Sally Cronin and her blog Smorgasbord Invitation is a household name around WordPress. She’s one of the most generous bloggers this side of Sunday, and how she manages to keep up her wide range of posts continues to amaze me. I think she has a workshop of elves…

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors 2021 -#Thriller Mark Bierman, #Fairystory Cathy Cade, #Family Alex Craigie

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Over the summer I will be updating author’s details in the Cafe and Bookstore and also sharing their bios, books and recent reviews with you in this series… Meet Mark Bierman Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman’s childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile…

And the events just keep coming – Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU digital festival!

Originally posted on Crime Cymru:
We’re so excited to reveal the programme for the Virtual CRIME CYMRU Digidol Festival! The?Gŵyl CRIME CYMRU digital festival?will run from 26?April to 3?May 2021 and will feature Welsh and international writers, including Lee and Andrew Child, Mari Hannah, Peter James, Clare Mackintosh, Abir Mukherjee, Matthew Hall, Elly Griffiths and…

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…