Here is my interview with Gilli Allan

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:
Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie. Hi Fiona – thanks for the invitation to your Author Interviews   Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age? My writing name is Gilli Allan, but my age…..You will have to read this interview with close attention.  It will offer up clues. Fiona: Where are you from? I’m from Orpington, in Kent. Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.). I am from an arty family.  My father was a graphic designer in advertising, my mother was an amateur painter.  I was a bright but dreamy child, and didn’t excel educationally.   Though I managed to get into a Girls’ Grammar school, I pretty much scraped along.  My only obvious talent was art, and I left and went to art college as soon as I was able to. Fiona: Tell us your latest news. I only wish I did have some edge-of-the-seat news to disclose. I can only tell you where I am in the process.  Currently I am about a quarter of the way through a new book set in the world of costume design, and at the same time I am trying to interest agents or publishers in my last, BURIED TREASURE for which I’ve used ‘Educating Rita meets Time Team’ as the elevator pitch! But I am beginning…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – Hardwick Hall: another ‘jolly’ from 2016 – Part One – Bess of Hardwick, a force to be reckoned with, by Jane Risdon

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the new series of Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience. If you would like to know how it works here is the original post: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-newseries-pot-luck-and-do-you-trust-me/ This is the…

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Jenny Kane’s Opening lines with Jane Risdon

I am delighted to welcome the lovely Jane Risdon to my blog, with her ‘Opening Lines’ from Only One Woman. Written in tandem with Christina Jones, Jane is sharing the first 500 words from her part of the story, Renza’s Diary. Over to you Jane…  It is 1968 and Renza is about to go to Germany with her family, joining her father who is working there with the MoD. She’s facing 3 years overseas and isn’t happy. Scott and his band, Narnia’s Children, move next door to her. They are over from the Channel Islands to tour and record their first single. It is love at first sight but it is short-lived. Vowing undying love and secretly becoming engaged, Renza leaves for Germany within weeks, Scott believes the band will be in Germany soon and they can meet up. Renza promises to come back to England as often as she can. Narnia’s Children tour up and down the country and one night they take the stage at St. Barnaby’s Hall where he sets eyes on Stella who has only days to live, she is convinced. Set in the UK music scene of the late 1960’s Only One Woman is sheer nostalgia: the music, fashions, the changing society of the Swinging Sixties, the Cold War, and so much more – a love triangle set in Europe, the Mediterranean, Jersey and England in the grooviest decade of the 20th century by Christina Jones […]

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International Women’s Day – Women authors are doing it for themselves… including me.

If you really want to show your support for women, check out these fabulous women authors. Visit their sites, try their work, give ’em reviews! Thanks to everyone who helped pass on the message! Show ’em support! Many thanks to Margot Kinberg for organising this fun event and for including me. Cast (In Order of Appearance) K.B. Owen Twitter: @kbowenwriter Annette […]

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A New Summer Garden

Originally posted on Karen's Book Buzz Blog:
An Electric Eclectic Novelette by Paul White. Brief blurb A crime drama. Sam was a down and almost out, with little prospect for the future when he meets Rachelle, the beautiful wife of the philanderous Peter, the kingpin of an international criminal business empire. When Peter catches Sam ‘in flagrante’ with Rachelle,…

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Tim Walker is my Guest Author today: King Arthur, The Romans, and The Dark Ages

I am really pleased to welcome historical author, Tim Walker, to my blog for the second time. Tim is a fascinating author who has also co-written with his daughter. Let’s find out about Tim: Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK. His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management. He began writing a historical series, […]

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LIFE PLAYLISTS: Today I’m pleased to welcome writer Jane Risdon choosing five great tracks which are special to her…

Originally posted on JO LAMBERT - A WRITER'S JOURNEY :
Hello everyone, and thanks Jo for asking me to contribute my 5 life tracks. To say this was difficult if not near impossible is an understatement. Both personally and professionally I’ve worked with music all my life and I’ve really had to dig deep to find just 5 tracks which…

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