CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Linda Huber

1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m a physiotherapist turned English teacher turned writer. Crime fiction wasn’t where my writing career started, though. The first fifty-odd times I saw my name in print, it was attached to a romantic short story in a magazine. I don’t know why it took me…

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All About Cover Art – Which Is Your Favourite?

All About Cover Art Have you ever decided to read a book simply because you liked the artwork on the cover? There’s a reason why! Cover art designers work tirelessly to create an attention-grabbing, marketable look that draws a reader to it. It may even be created BEFORE the book has been written. That’s how…

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Why Diversity Matters In 21st Century Writing

Why Diversity Matters In 21st Century Writing

  Keynote Speech I was invited to give the keynote speech at the City Lit Festival of Writing last weekend – wow! I was honoured to open the festival, especially as diversity is a subject very close to my heart. As far as I am concerned, diversity simply means ‘variety’ and who doesn’t want more…

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Wee Girl Reviews: Eric The Spider

Wee Girl Reviews I think this feature has become the one of the most popular on this blog – Wee Girl Reviews! Plus we’ve been sent a LOT of picture books lately, which is great for us as we love them. For those of you who don’t know, my daughter Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’…

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Wee Girl Reviews: Two Books For Kids

Wee Girl Reviews It’s ALREADY time for the next instalment of Wee Girl Reviews! Seems like May is a popular time for picture books, because we have two in one this time. My daughter Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’ is 6 years old and a tiny book blogger. In this feature on the blog, we…

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Wee Girl Reviews: London Hat Hunting Mission

Wee Girl Reviews It’s Cultural Diversity Day today! I’m doing my bit for both youth culture and diverse London by asking my daughter Emmeline, aka ‘Wee Girl (2)’, what she thinks of London Hat Hunting Mission by Winnie Mak Tselikis. Enjoy! Emmeline’s Review Here is what Emmeline thought of London Hat Hunting Mission: ‘I like…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Doug Johnstone, author

1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Doug Johnstone, a Scottish novelist, musician and journalist, amongst other things. I’ve had nine novels published, all standalone thrillers somewhere in the psychological thriller or domestic noir ballpark. My latest, Fault Lines, is published by the brilliant Orenda Books, and is something of a…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Revenant – Dead Truth

Adaptation So, this time I thought I’d take a look at the revisionist history novel, The Revenant and its subsequent adaptation, which earned Leonardo DiCaprio the Oscar that’s eluded him for decades. At last!! What did you think of this one – were you a lover or a hater? Add your comments at the end…

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