The Storm

Originally posted on Tim's Blog:
Today I am pleased to host a guest piece from fellow Kirklees author Carol Warham. This is an extract from her forthcoming (as yet untitled) historical novel set in the Fair Isle (between Shetland and Orkney). In this passage, Spanish galleon El Gran Grifon, a survivor of the Armada, is in trouble in the…

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Anna Legat: My Guest Author: Attorney, Waitress, and Librarian – well-travelled Jill of all trades

Anna Legat's latest novel due 2020: ndman is the latest instalment in the series. In this book DI Marsh has to take on a seasoned Afghani veteran of two wars, the war against the Soviets in the eighties and the latest War on Terror. Things turn personal for Gillian when Sandman’s action affect those closest to her, Tara her daughter and her future son-in-law.

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – The Sunday Interview with Jane Risdon with an excerpt from Undercover: Crime Shorts

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
A warm welcome to my guest today Jane Risdon who will be sharing the inspiration behind her writing and the fascinating characters that she has met during her time with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and life in Hollywood. She also treats us to an excerpt from her latest book Undercover: Crime…

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What’s the difference between an Indie Author & an Indie Publisher?

Originally posted on Ramblings from a Writer's Mind:
Sort of following on from my previous post, ‘a Bit about Indies and Readers’, this article delves into the terms ‘Indie authors’, ‘self-publishing’ and ‘Indie publishing’ and is aimed at clarifying them… sort of. “Five years ago, self-publishing was a scar. Now it’s a tattoo”…. Greg White, Bloomberg News, 2016 Let’s not…

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Out and About Taking Photos 2019 – Seasons in England

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some photos so here goes. I hope you enjoy them. I’ve been out and about enjoying the countryside and fresh air. A much needed break from my writing. All of these gardens and great houses have fabulous walks, woods, lakes, and forestry as well as formal gardens for public enjoyment. They all have the most fantastic histories too. Check their websites for opening details, entry fees, and car park charges (where applicable). Members of The National Trust and of The Savill Gardens who pay an annual fee can enter free. I have included websites where possible in case you are keen to know more or to arrange a visit yourself. I’ve taken these photos on my phone camera. I hope you have enjoyed my photos and the details with them which I’ve added so that anyone interested can find more information if they wish. Do let me know if I have inspired you to visit any of these amazing places. Next time I’ll share some more. Thanks for being here. Jane x All photos (c) Jane Risdon 2019 and All Rights Reserved.

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Chatting to Friday Fiction Feature about writing Only One Woman and much more

Lorraine Mace invited me to be her very first guest author on her new Friday Fiction Feature. I’m very honoured to have been asked. Friday, 27 September 2019 Friday Fiction Feature: Only One Woman For my very first Friday Fiction Feature, I am delighted to have Jane Risdon talking about her book, co-authored with Christina Jones, Only One Woman.‘A fun […]

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I’m back on today having a good natter and a giggle about writing and Only One Woman, so do drop in. Let me know if you do. Chatting about Only One Woman, writing it with the lovely Christina Jones and how we managed to do it given we were never in the same room together, let alone the same county! I’m reading an extract from Renza’s diary where she excitedly visits Carnaby Street for the first time, with her cousin and gets to enjoy the sights, sounds and fab fashions of the late 1960s. Join Renza as she pops into POP and Lady Jane. Listen as she captures the vibe of the record stores and the music blaring from them. It’s all there in this reading and you can read lots more in Only One Woman (Headline/Accent Press) Available from Waterstones, WH Smith and most digital platforms. 56 5* reviews Amazon alone.ISBN: 97803597839ASIN: BO7RFRVL4P…/…/1783757310 ISBN: 97803597839ASIN: BO7RFRVL4P

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