My Ten (ish) Favourite Reads of 2018

I'm confident I can now make a call on this one - such is the madness of the next few weeks that I suspect little reading will be done. This is one of my favourite posts to put together (who doesn't love a list?) because I get to think back on all the many brilliant … Continue reading My Ten (ish) Favourite Reads of 2018

An Interview with … Val Portelli

Today I'm chatting to Val Portelli (Voinks) about writing, her inspirations and the joys of self-publishing. Her latest novel, Spirit of Technology, is out now. A message from a stranger. A modern day woman responds to an e-mail from an unknown contact. Against her better judgement she continues the correspondence with a man who tells … Continue reading An Interview with … Val Portelli

Kevin Powers’ Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: A War Poet of our Times

As long as war exists, it will perhaps be in our natures to try to capture it, perhaps to understand it, perhaps in some desperate way to learn something about it and about ourselves. In Last Post, her final poem of 1914 Poetry Remembers, Carol Ann Duffy imagines a world in which poetry can reverse … Continue reading Kevin Powers’ Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: A War Poet of our Times

An interview with … Caroline E. Farrell

Today's guest is Caroline E. Farrell, author of Lady Beth, which won the Carousel Award Prize for Best Novel 2017. Hi Caroline. Congratulations on the award! Tell us a little about your writing to date. I write both fiction and film scripts. I also blog at carolinefarrellwriter.com and occasionally recommend books through my page, The Librarian’s Cellar. … Continue reading An interview with … Caroline E. Farrell