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Episode 131: Edwin Downward

Edwin Downward is a Canadian writer who describes himself as a ‘writer of Science Fiction Adventures’. His debut novel is called ‘Synergy of Hopes’ and it was published in 2015. The second novel – ‘Into The Crucible’ – was published earlier this year. Edwin has also written ‘One’s World’ which is a teaser into his science…

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Episode 130: Alissa Grosso

This Week’s Interview: Alissa Grosso is the author of the YA novels Popular, Ferocity Summer and Shallow Pond as well as the nonfiction book How To Make Money Selling Vintage Items on Etsy. She’s also written a couple of thrillers – Girl Most Likely To Succeed and In The Bag. Alissa shares her writing adventures…

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Episode 129: Clare Lydon [Take 2]

Clare Lydon is a London-based writer of contemporary lesbian romance and the host of the Lesbian Bookclub Podcast. She’s a No.1 best-seller on lesbian fiction charts around the globe. Clare now has six books in the All I Want series, five in the London Romance series and a selection standalones. We originally spoke on the…

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Episode 128: Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis is a self-published author from London who, this year, made the change from writing fiction to non-fiction. Previously he’s written in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and to date has produced three books in the Timeshock series and two books in the ‘Magpies & Magic’ series. His first non-fiction title is called Social…

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Episode 127: Shaun Stevens

Shaun Stevens, a fantasy author who writes as S.P. Stevens. Before turning to writing, Shaun followed a passion for music at first, writing and performing House and Techno in the 1990s. Then, in 2001, he founded an internet marketing company, finding a home for his writing in the form of technical SEO and copywriting services.…

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Episode 126: Julie Stock

Julie Stock only started writing in 2013 when she was in her late forties but she was soon hooked and went on to join the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme the following year. She is now an independent author of contemporary romance from around the world, having published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in…

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Episode 125: Jon Evans

Jon Evans is a UK indie author who always wanted to become a writer and there were many false starts and unfinished projects along the way. The first three books in a space marine series about the adventures of the Royal Marine Space Commandos – Commando, Guerrilla and Ascendant – were co-written with his brother,…

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Episode 124: Jonathan de Montfort

This Week’s Interview: Jonathan de Montfort’s self-publishing story is a little different to most. He started his career as a hedge fund manager in London, working for companies such as Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, then leaving in 2013 to set up his own hedge fund company. Jonathan is also a keen writer with an interest…

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Episode 123: Nathan Burrows

Nathan Burrows is a UK indie-author who’s based in Norfolk. His debut novel, Blind Justice, was published in March 2018. Nathan’s latest release is ‘The Butcher’, a dark post-Brexit comedy. It’s the first in a trilogy of dark comedy thrillers based in Norfolk. The next in the trilogy – ‘The Baker’ – is slated for…

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Episode 122: Linzi Drew-Honey [Take 2]

Linzi Drew-Honey is a former glamour model and editor of Penthouse magazine. She has also appeared on Page Three of The Sun. Linzi has just self-published her second book – Every Shade of Black – which is an erotic fiction novel. This second novel has also been published through Matador, the self-publishing imprint of The Troubador Publishing…

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Episode 121: Clare Sager [Take 2]

Clare Sager is a first-time fantasy author who released her debut – A Thief and a Gentlewoman – about three weeks prior to recording this podcast interview. It’s Clare’s second time on the podcast but I wanted to catch up with her because she’s had a great launch and managed to buck the trend experienced…

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Episode 120: Peter Mortimer

Episode 120, release date Monday 3rd September, 2018 Peter Mortimer is a poet, playwright, journalist and publisher who has lived in the North East for more than forty years. Many of his books and plays have been published and performed in the region. Peter is used to writing about difficult places: against Foreign Office advice he…

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Episode 119: Debbie Young

Episode 119, release date Monday 6th August, 2018 Debbie Young will be best known by many readers through her work for The Alliance of Independent Authors. She writes warm, witty, feel-good contemporary fiction inspired by life in the English village where she lives. The fifth in the series of her Sophie Sayers Village Mystery series will…

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Episode 118: Wendy H. Jones

Episode 118, release date Monday 2nd July, 2018 Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in Dundee. Wendy’s love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served…

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Episode 117: Barry Hutchison

Episode 117, release date Monday 18th June Barry Hutchison is a children’s author, screenwriter, and director from Scotland. He has now published 80 books … and counting! Many of these books were aimed at children or teenagers. He’s written for publishers such as Penguin Random House, Nosy Crow, Egmont, Stripes and Little, Brown. He’s written 30+ episodes of…

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