BEST OF 3: Niraj Kapur, Author, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur

BEST OF 3: Niraj Kapur, Author, Screenwriter and Entrepreneur

In 2010, I had a mid-life crisis after I lost my job in the recession and couldn’t pay the bills. After months of struggling, feeling sorry for myself and failing to improve, I thankfully discovered personal development. Wandering through WH Smith newsagents, too embarrassed to venture into the self-help section, a magazine called SUCCESS caught…

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My Favourite Themes in Fiction By Karen King, Author

Many thanks to my fellow Littwitz Press author Karen King today, who is sharing some of her favourite themes in fiction! I always find it fascinating to see how authors’ favourite reading material influences their writing. Enjoy! I’ve written for many different genres and like to read books in a variety of genres too. Humour…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Peter Beck

1) So, who are you & what have you written? Hi there, I’m Peter Beck, the author of DAMNATION, an international, high-octane thriller. Mark Gimenez (author of The Colour of Law) says DAMNATION is ‘A terrific thriller! Smart and savvy.’ It’s published by PointBlank, an imprint of Oneworld, twice winner of the Man Booker Prize.  You can…

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Literary Homes – Which Is Your Favourite?

Literary Homes – Which Is Your Favourite?

We all imagine the homes of our favourite characters, from ‘real world’ characters like Sherlock Holmes, through to the more horrifying like Dracula, or fantasy like The Weasley’s from Harry Potter. So when Rhian got in touch with me offering to show me the posters of literary homes her team had made, I HAD to…

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Game Over for READY PLAYER ONE – Which is Better?

Game Over for READY PLAYER ONE – Which is Better?

The Book So, READY PLAYER ONE has got everything that ticks all my boxes: a teen hero and his rag-tag bunch of friends; a shadowy evil corporate cabal; dystopian real world; even giant robots! And there ARE some flashes of brilliance that I really liked: the idea of The Stacks (trailers on top of one…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Joel Hames

1) So, who are you & what have you written?   I’m Joel Hames, I’m a Londoner exiled to the rural north west of England, and I’ve written three novels. Bankers Town, my debut, was published in 2014. It’s a tragi-comic tale of the world of the City up to and beyond the 2008 crash. That…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Sophie Hannah, author

 1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Sophie Hannah: a crime writer, a poet and (more recently, and to my huge surprise) the co-creator of a murder mystery musical. My latest published book is Did You See Melody?. It’s a contemporary crime novel set in Arizona, though it has a British heroine who has kind of run away from home…

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BEST OF 3 – Kidlit Faves From Alun Davies, Author

1) The Billy Bunter series by Charles Hamilton The first book, indeed set of books, I remember reading at the Library in Ebbw Vale was The Billy Bunter series. Every Saturday morning I sat near the window overlooking the High Street reading Chapter after Chapter. It was the first time I ever recall laughing out…

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