History: getting it right

and another old post finds a new home. Yesterday is history. It’s the past. I am informed that for a novel to qualify as “historical,” the past has to be at least 60 years ago. So my first novel, A Time For Silence definitely falls into that category, as it begins in 1933, but myContinue reading “History: getting it right”

Woodbine: Interview with Alex Martin

Another post rescued from my old blog. In April, fellow author Alex Martin, published Woodbine, book number Five in the Katherine Wheel Series, and I invited her to talk about it – set in a challenging situation slightly different to the lock-down we were then experiencing. Alex, you’ve created a family in the Katherine WheelContinue reading “Woodbine: Interview with Alex Martin”

Honno: “Great Women, Great Writing, Great Stories.” Today with Judith Barrow

A repeat here of my interview with fellow Honno author Judith Barrow, who ran a series of interviews on her blog with other authors published by Honno Welsh Women’s Press, but forgot to include herself. I thought it was about time that the table was turned on her, so here she is. So, Judith, youContinue reading “Honno: “Great Women, Great Writing, Great Stories.” Today with Judith Barrow”

Sagas: keeping it in the family

I was slightly surprised when my first novel, A Time For Silence, was classified on Amazon as a family saga. My publisher had told me it was crime fiction and I had thought of it as a simple mystery. Besides, it was a single book and I never expected to add to the series. SurelyContinue reading “Sagas: keeping it in the family”

Introducing Jan Baynham, Author of Her Mother’s Secret and a worthy Romantic Novelists’ Association contender for the Joan Hessayon Award. #WritersLife #WriterWednesday — Judith Barrow

I am so pleased to be talking with Jan Baynham on my blog today. Having known Jan for some years and seen her writing going from strength to strength I was thrilled to hear that she is one of the contenders for the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) 2020 prestigious Joan Hessayon Award for new writers, […]Continue reading “Introducing Jan Baynham, Author of Her Mother’s Secret and a worthy Romantic Novelists’ Association contender for the Joan Hessayon Award. #WritersLife #WriterWednesday — Judith Barrow”

Book Release: The Memory by Judith Barrow #familylifefiction — Judith Barrow

Originally posted on From the Pen of Mae Clair: I have a new guest on my blog today. I “met” Judith Barrow through Story Empire, then invited her to share her latest release The Memory. Please make her feel welcome as she gives us a behind the scenes look at what inspired her to write… BookContinue reading “Book Release: The Memory by Judith Barrow #familylifefiction — Judith Barrow”