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On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Author @seumasgallacher

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Author @seumasgallacher

Author Seumas Gallacher
Author Seumas Gallacher

My guest today is a man who moves seamlessly between a career as an international businessman and that of a successful author. He’s also generous with his time and promotes other authors unstintingly. He’s the kind of person who’d be an asset as a guest at any party. Just read his blog: you’ll see what I mean.

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On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Novelist @LauraHuntley

Novelist Laura Huntley
Novelist Laura Huntley

 

Joining me on the chaise longue today is a lady who must be somewhere up in the stratosphere, as her debut novel, Black Eyed Boy, is published today by Crooked Cat Publishing. And, as this is Good Friday, some chocolate is definitely called for. Dark, probably, to go with Laura’s favourite genre.

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On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Novelist Cathie Dunn @cathiedunn

Cathie Dunn
Cathie Dunn

It’s my great pleasure today to welcome fellow Crooked Cat author and historical novelist Cathie Dunn to the chaise longue. She’s a versatile writer, who has written about different periods and places in history. She’s also very fond of cats, so Felix is in his element.

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On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @shani­_struthers

Shani Struthers
Shani Struthers

 

This week’s guest is an author whose foray into the paranormal, The Haunting of Highdown Hall, has been a runaway success. Book 2 in the Psychic Surveys series, Rise to Me, is published today by Crooked Cat Publishing. Thanks for joining me on the chaise longue, Shani. Let’s kick off.

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On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Louise Charles @LouCwriter

Author Louise Charles
Author Louise Charles

This week it’s my great pleasure to welcome my virtual friend, author Louise Charles (whose real name is Jo Lamb). Louise is a talented author and founder of ex-pat writing community Writers Abroad. She self-published her historical novel, The Duke’s Shadow, in 2014, which was shortlisted as one of the finest eight novels in the Writers Village International Novel Award in summer 2014. 

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On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Helen J. Rolfe @HjRolfe

Helen J. Rolfe
Helen J. Rolfe

 

I’m delighted to welcome today’s guest Helen J. Rolfe, whose début novel, The Friendship Tree, was published earlier this week by Crooked Cat Publishing. And it sounds an intriguing story. If you’re sitting comfortably (don’t sit on Felix, the cat), Helen, let’s get going.  

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On the Chaise-Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @ailsaabraham

 

Ailsa Abraham
Ailsa Abraham

On the chaise-longue for chai and chat today is novelist Ailsa Abraham. She’s also an ex-pat in France and has been here even longer than I have. And she has some very interesting beliefs…

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On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @MiriamDrori

 

Miriam Drori
Miriam Drori

A warm welcome to my first victim visitor. Joining me on the chaise longue today is novelist and fellow Crooked Cat Publishing author Miriam Drori. Her début novel Neither Here Nor There was published last year. Thanks for visiting and agreeing to answer my questions, Miriam. Let’s get started.

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New Departures

Two bits of news. First, after much dithering, I have finally started the sequel to The House at Zaronza. When I say started, I mean that I have begun to plan it in detail. The actual writing comes a bit later. 

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Here is my interview with Vanessa Couchman

I’m interviewed on Fiona McVie’s blog.

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Vanessa

Name Vanessa Couchman

Age Old enough to have achieved experience but probably not wisdom.

Where are you from I grew up in southern England but I have lived full-time in south-west France for the past 17 years.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

I grew up with books. When I was very young, my mother, who was a Bookaholic, read to me. I learned to read before I went to school and later devoured the contents of my parents’ set of encyclopedias, especially the Greek and Norse myths. It was there that my interest in storytelling started. I almost became a doctor but wasn’t good enough at the maths, so I changed to arts subjects and read History at Oxford University. Writing has been a golden thread throughout my career, but it was non-fiction writing up until four years ago, when I took up writing…

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