Episode 90, release date Monday 20th November, 2017
Margaret Skea grew up in Ulster at the height of the ‘Troubles', but now lives with her husband in the Scottish Borders.
She was awarded the Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author 2014 and Historical Fiction Winner in the Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People's Novelist Competition for her debut novel Turn of the Tide.
The sequel – A House Divided – was longlisted for the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award in 2016.
Margaret is passionate about well-researched, authentic historical fiction and providing a ‘you are there' experience for the reader.
Find Out More:
1) Author website: https://margaretskea.com/
2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MargaretSkeaAuthor.Novels/
3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/margaretskea1
4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Margaret-Skea/e/B009B9HCUC
5) Goodreads Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6607652.Margaret_Skea
Margaret is appearing at two events on November 25th, 2017 – you can book via the links below:
Historic Fiction Writing Workshop with Margaret Skea: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/historic-fiction-writing-workshop-with-margaret-skea-tickets-38123694998
Katharina: Deliverance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/katharina-deliverance-tickets-38123935718
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Interview Talking Points:
1) Plantation of Ulster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantation_of_Ulster
2) Well of the Seven Heads: http://enjoylochness.com/activities/well-of-the-seven-heads
3) Steven A. McKay's interview for this podcast: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-73-steven-a-mckay/
4) Woman & Home: http://www.womanandhome.com/
5) Outlander TV series: https://www.starz.com/series/outlander/featured
6) Vikings on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ET130LW
7) The Mainstreet Trading Company (book shop): http://www.mainstreetbooks.co.uk/
8) Historical novel society: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/
9) Nielson ISBNs: http://www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk/controller.php?page=121
10) Corazon Books: http://www.greatstorieswithheart.com/
11) Vellum formatting software: https://vellum.pub/
12) Margaret Skea on the People's Novelist Competition, November 2011:
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-after-pronoun/
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