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Great expectations of a book title – part 3

IN this third of a series of Q&As and blogs exploring book titles, I welcome three more bloggers – Cleopatra, Carl and Sally – who’ve read and reviewed hundreds of books between them.  Coming up with a catchy title can be a struggle for authors and publishers. It... read more

Great expectations of a book title – Part 2

IN this second of a series of Q&As and blogs exploring book titles, I’m featuring two bloggers – John and Nicola – whose reading muscles were well and truly stretched in 2016, with an impressive 317 books between them. But when faced with an overwhelming selection... read more

GREAT EXPECTATIONS OF A BOOK TITLE

In this first of a series of blogs exploring book titles, I’m featuring two bloggers – Jules and Carly – who between them were enticed to read and share their thoughts on a staggering 176 books in 2016. I sweated for weeks over the title of my debut novel, The Husband... read more

WHEN FICTION GETS REAL

When a tweet appeared on my account from a man unknown to me, I knew he had to be the first blog guest for my newly-published debut novel, ‘The Husband Who Refused to Die’. The message simply said: ‘As a married man signed up for cryonics, I am one of those husbands.’... read more

WHY THE MEDIA’S TAKEN SUCH AN INTEREST IN MY NOVEL

When I set about writing my debut novel, my aim was to write something I’d want to read. I’m invariably drawn to stories where the extraordinary happens in ordinary lives and the journalist in me craved the thrill of some fascinating research and interviews, the... read more