Guest post – The Value of Critique Groups and Writing Groups

This post is by Jackie Rod, author of Georgia, Stories on my Mind. Why do writers need to join critique or writing groups? The answer is simple. Some writers are natural-born writers; however, most of us need a lot of help. Critique partners help you learn and grow. They ponder over your manuscript for characterContinue reading “Guest post – The Value of Critique Groups and Writing Groups”

Miranda Popkey – Topics of Conversation

It may only be fragments of conversation, but nothing is off limits in Miranda Popkey’s first novel Topics of Conversation. Desire, motherhood, loneliness, relationships, pain and art are all explored in this short but potent book. Literary in style, it evokes the writings of Rachel Cusk and Sally Rooney, but has a strong voice andContinue reading “Miranda Popkey – Topics of Conversation”

An interview with Philip Whiteley

Hot off the back of his brilliant performance at another successful Margate Bookie, I caught up with author Philip Whiteley, whose third novel, A Love of Two Halves, published by Unbound, is now on sale. Where did the idea of the story in A Love of Two Halves come from? I’m from a Leeds United supportingContinue reading “An interview with Philip Whiteley”

Cheltenham Literature Festival – past, present, and future

As Cheltenham Literature Festival celebrates is 70th birthday, Lyndsey Fineran, Programme and Commissions Manager and one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2019, reflects on a strong history and a visionary future. Cheltenham Literature Festival will be running from 4th to 13th October. This year, as The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival celebrates its 70th Anniversary,Continue reading “Cheltenham Literature Festival – past, present, and future”

Nightingale Point – Luan Goldie

Nightingale Point follows the tales of five characters living in a tower block in London, with each chapter told from an alternate point of view. Mary has a secret life that no one knows about, not even Malachi and Tristan, the brothers she vowed to look after. Following the death of his mother, Malachi hadContinue reading “Nightingale Point – Luan Goldie”