My Monday guest, Jade West, queen of erotic romance.

“I write largely from experience, and I hope that shows. I really was a chatline operator, and I really am a filthy cow.”

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Tapestry – let’s call the professionals

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My Monday Guest, Pam Howes, queen of rock fiction.

My lovely writer Pam Howes tells all…

Snakes and Ladders – An Indie Journey With A Very Happy Ending

Which camp are you in?

Joanne Phillips

Today on the blog I have the very lovely Jan Ruth, taking about her indie journey – it really has been a game of snakes and ladders, but I’m sure you’ll agree the success Jan has found has been entirely of her own making. If ever the phrase ‘You make your own luck’ applied to anyone, it’s demonstrated here in spades. Read on …

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“My self-publishing journey has been up and down, round the houses and back again. It’s a different experience for each and every author. Any perceived failure or success is dependent on a lot of individual criteria, how you measure it and what you learn from it.

Throw into this mix, hundreds of online experts clamouring for your attention and offering advice – most of it speculative and out of date in less than a week – from how to market your book, how to design its cover, why…

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In The Chair 42

My lovely shiny writer, Anne Stormont is in the chair today…

Jan Ruth

Welcome, Anne Stormont.

How would you describe your writing style in only three words? 

Anne: Contemporary. Character-driven. Romantic. (In my writing for children – Contemporary, timeshift-historical, magical).

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If you could have a relationship with one of your fictional characters who would it be and why?

Anne: I’m taking it that by ‘relationship’ you mean one of a romantic nature – with, you know, all the touchy, feely, sexy goings-on included. So, it would be a relationship with Jack from ‘Displacement’ that I’d choose. I find him fascinating – he’s had an interesting life, he’s made mistakes, he’s hurt people, but he’s also a loving father and grandfather, and he’s still got ‘it’. I think I was actually a bit in love with him while I was writing the book.

If you had to exist for a week in one of your books … which one would it be? Would…

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John Hudspith, Editor

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