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Free Literary Mag & a Chance to Win Amazon Vouchers

The 6th edition of Writers Abroad’s literary magazine, The Third Space is published today. It’s completely free and you can read it online on Joomag or download a PDF copy. What’s more, the first person to email us the correct answers to our new literary quiz will win 15 euros of Amazon vouchers. What’s not to like?

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Historical Fiction History People guest posts

History People #2: Miriam Drori, an Unintentional History Person

Author Miriam Drori
Author Miriam Drori

A big welcome to fellow Crooked Cat author Miriam Drori, who continues my series about authors who write historical fiction. She’s involved in an interesting co-authoring project with another writer, but I’ll let her tell you about that.

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Author interviews Writing tips

Write Despite – Procrastination

Sunset on Corsica - well worth procrastinating for
Sunset on Corsica – well worth procrastinating for

Fellow Crooked Cat author Margaret K. Johnson has invited me onto her blog today to take part in her ‘Write Despite‘ series, in which women writers talk about their writing challenges and how they address them. So I’ve focused on a topic close to my heart – procrastination – about which I wrote on this blog not so long ago.

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Margaret is a novelist who explores the theme of women triumphing over adversity in her writing. She also runs courses that focus on triumphing over adversity in order to write, or using writing to overcome adversity.

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In Praise of Procrastination
10 Thoughts About Blogging Part 1
10 Thoughts About Blogging Part 2

 

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Author interviews Fiction

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Tim Taylor

Author Tim Taylor
Author Tim Taylor

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Tim Taylor

My latest victim guest on the chaise longue is author Tim Taylor. We share some things in common: a first degree at Oxford University followed by a career in the public services (although I worked in book publishing in between). We also have publication by Crooked Cat Publishing in common. Tim is a versatile author who can step seamlessly between periods of history. He tells us today how he came to write and about the genesis of his latest novel, Revolution Day.

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Author interviews Fiction Novels

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Sue Barnard

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Sue Barnard

Author Sue Barnard
Author Sue Barnard

I’m very pleased to welcome back my friend and fellow Crooked Cat author Sue Barnard – who is also my editor! She is a lady of many talents and has a range of short stories, poems and three published novels to her credit. She wrote a great guest post for me a while ago about the role of the editor. Now, let’s hear a bit more about her writing and, in particular, her latest novel, The Unkindest Cut of All

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Author interviews Fiction Short stories

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @JuneGundlack

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @JuneGundlack

Author June Gundlack
Author June Gundlack

 

My guest today is another Crooked Cat Publishing author whom I had the pleasure of meeting at last year’s CC get-together. Despite working full time and commuting to London, June finds the time to write short stories and novels. And her amusing observations from her commuting experiences have regularly been in a mainstream newspaper’s ‘Scribbler About Town’ column. Let’s find out how she juggles all this.

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Author interviews Fiction

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @Lizzie_Koch

Author Lizzie Koch
Author Lizzie Koch

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @Lizzie_Koch

Joining me today is bubbly Lizzie Koch, who has just published her first novel, The Adventures of Katie Button, with Crooked Cat Publishing. It’s shot up the Kindle charts and already has excellent reviews. Every author’s dream, you might say…

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Author interviews Fiction

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Nancy Jardine @nansjar

Author Nancy Jardine
Author Nancy Jardine

Joining me today is a lovely lady whom I had the pleasure of meeting at last year’s Crooked Cat author bash. Nancy Jardine is a prolific author who squeezes more out of each day than anyone else I know. She wrote a great guest post for me about using photos and I’m delighted to welcome her back for a session on the chaise longue.

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Author interviews Historical Fiction

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @LizaPerrat

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @LizaPerrat

Author Liza Perrat
Author Liza Perrat

Today I’m delighted to welcome an author who also lives in France, but on the other side near Lyon. Liza Perrat and I know each other only virtually, but somehow I feel I  know her better than that already! She is the author of two terrific historical novels set in France. I eagerly await the third in the trilogy, which is due out this summer. Liza tells us more about them below.

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Author interviews Novels

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Emma Mooney @EmmaMooney21

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Emma Mooney @EmmaMooney21

Author Emma Mooney
Author Emma Mooney

 

Today, it’s my great pleasure to welcome fellow Crooked Cat author Emma Mooney to the chaise longue. Emma lives near Edinburgh with her husband and three children. Despite these distractions, she published her first novel, A Beautiful Game, in 2014, which has had excellent reviews. She says she enjoys ‘exploring the grittier side of fiction’.