Blog Posts - Author Interviews



Interview with Caroline Mitchell

Today I'm delighted to welcome thriller writer Caroline Mitchell to my blog. Caroline is the best-selling author of the supernatural crime series featuring DC Jennifer Knight, as well as more conventional crime fiction with DS Ruby Preston as the mai...
by Maggie James Fiction on Dec 12, 2016

Author interview: Beatriz Williams

Today I’m delighted to be heading back to Jazz Age New York with Beatriz Williams on the latest stop on her blog tour for her new novel, A Certain Age. A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in...
by One More Page on Jul 28, 2016

Author Interview ~ Jon D. Zimmer

There are over 70 Author Interviews on this blog, from folks of all ages and experience levels… Here comes another one :-) ~~~~~~~~~ Welcome, Jon! When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?  I don’t remember a specific age or...
by Notes from An Alien on Jul 18, 2016

Interview with Sherrie Hansen, Author of SWEET WILLIAM, a Wildflowers of Scotland Romance

Hi, Sherrie. I’m thrilled you have a new book published. What is your book, Sweet William, about? On the outside, Sweet William is about castles, kilts, and cows. It’s about sweet vs. savory – in the kitchen, and in the bedroom. It’s about fa...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Jul 7, 2016

#BookPromotion on #Wattpad

Last November, I was finally convinced to try Wattpad.  Then, later in the same month, I wrote about Wattpad being a special “social media” platform for writers. That was early in the game… I had a relatively small number of folks...
by Notes from An Alien on Jul 6, 2016

What we Cannot Know by Marcus du Sautoy review – the seven edges of knowledge

Among the frontiers identified are time, the cosmos, consciousness and God, but aren’t swaths of knowledge concerned with meaning rather than scientific fact?Scientists like to see themselves as modern counterparts of the great explorers, sailing o...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 29, 2016

The Swordfish and the Star by Gavin Knight review – Cornwall’s dark, dangerous side

Hair-raising stories from the fishing ports of Cadgwith and Newlyn reveal a Cornwall very different from that known to tourists and second-home owners Gavin Knight’s previous book, Hood Rat, was a vivid, if impressionistic, evocation of gang crime...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 29, 2016

Enid Blyton book illustrations through the ages – in pictures

Illustrator Alex T Smith takes us on a fascinating tour of Enid Blyton book cover art from the 1940s to the present dayContinue reading...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 28, 2016

Andrew Miller: 'I was trying to leap out of my habitual mind'

After six novels, the author explains, fiction had begun to seem like a rather hollow formula. For his seventh, The Crossing, he wanted to find something newWhen a book is finished it’s surface seals over. This can be a relief, a kind of freeing up...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 28, 2016

Game of Thrones: how will Winds of Winter regain the suspense stolen by the show?

For those reading George RR Martin’s fantasy series, HBO’s dramatisation has been thrilling – but now it’s ahead of the books, it will be work hard to surprise usSpoiler alert: this blog assumes you’ve seen episode ten of Game of Thrones se...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 28, 2016

I’m Not With the Band: A Writer’s Life Lost in Music by Sylvia Patterson – review

The music journalist’s account of her life and encounters with the stars is both angry and hilarious Before the myth-making, chin-stroking male became the prototype for the Music Writer (hello, Lester Bangs, Nick Kent and Greil Marcus), guess what?
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 28, 2016

The books that honour the bloodiest of battles

On the centenary of the Somme, these are the titles that best bring the horror show to life I was still a teenager when I first struggled through Somme by the great Lyn MacDonald, a book that I both could not put down, and dreaded picking u...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 28, 2016

Harry Mount’s Odyssey review – in the wake of Homer’s hero

This re-creation of Odysseus’s convoluted route home from Troy is a study in self-deprecation that wears its learning lightlyLet’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. Harry Mount was a member of the Bullingdon club, writes for the Daily...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 28, 2016

Has Ann Patchett picked the best 75 books of the past 75 years?

She and her bookshop’s staff have assembled a great, inclusive list. As with all lists, there are annoying omissions – but I’m not sure I could have done betterThe Guardian’s 100 best novels written in EnglishI love Ann Patchett, both because...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 27, 2016

Locus awards go to Ann Leckie, Naomi Novik and other stars

Prestigious science fiction and fantasy prizes also honour work by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and George RR MartinAnn Leckie and Naomi Novik won the top two prizes at this weekend’s Locus awards, with George RR Martin, Neil Gaiman and the late Te...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 27, 2016

Poets on tour: foreboding at the Welsh border

Cast down by unease after the referendum result, we are kept afloat by a warm audience at Oswestry, a great guest and the beauty of poetry and musicFriday: Imtiaz DharkerI wake in the same bed, expelled to another country overnight. The television is...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 27, 2016

Dystopian Ukraine novel, written on Facebook during protests, gets English translation

Kaharlyk by Oleh Shynkarenko, a novel that began as Facebook posts to evade censors, tells story of man whose brain is controlled by Russian armyA book that the Ukrainian writer Oleh Shynkarenko published in chunks on Facebook during the Maidan squar...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 27, 2016

Tristimania by Jay Griffiths; Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon – review

Two depression memoirs aimed at different readerships both offer optimism and enlightenmentWhen the novelist William Styron wrote a piece for Vanity Fair in 1989 describing his battle with depression, he could hardly have known that he was pioneering...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 27, 2016

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging – review

Sebastian Junger’s lament on the failings of modern western communities suffers from a surfeit of nostalgia and disregard for historical fact Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging is a strange book. It is written by Sebastian Junger, a prize-winning a...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 26, 2016

Climbing Days by Dan Richards – review

Dorothy Pilley’s memoirs set her great-great-nephew on a beguiling quest to follow in her footsteps – up a mountain Quoting Dr Seuss, Dan Richards writes: “It is fun to have fun / But you have to know how”. Climbing Days is the most enor...
by Publishing Company Blog on Jun 26, 2016


Trending Topics

Close