Category: Writing

Author Interview – Owen Mullen

Scots-born author Owen Mullen had a career as a rock musician before turning to writing. So what motivated him to try something new? Thinking back to when you started writing, what was it that inspired you to write crime fiction? The simple answer is: I wanted to see if I could do it. Crime fiction…

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Indie Author Interview – Kathryn McMaster

Historical crime fiction has always fascinated true-crime writer Kathryn McMaster, but how does she manage her writing career while running a farm? Your first two books, ‘Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?’ and ‘Blackmail, Sex and Lies’ focus very much on murders committed in the nineteenth century. Does this period of history still interest you and…

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‘Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury’ by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne

Somebody to Love When Freddie Mercury died in November 1991, the world lost one of its most talented and flamboyant rock stars. But only hours before his death, it was revealed he had been battling AIDS. Biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards tell the story of the superstar who was Queen’s charismatic frontman, from his…

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Indie Author Interview – AJ Griffiths-Jones

Brought up in a Shropshire village, AJ Griffiths-Jones has done plenty of globe-trotting but it was her interest in Victorian villains that prompted her first non-fiction book… How much time do you typically spend writing each book, and is this different for your research-based books, like Prisoner 4374? Each book takes me between 3-6 months…

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Indie Author Interview – Robbie Cheadle

South African-born author Robbie Cheadle started writing books to encourage her son with reading and writing, but her journey as an author has moved from cookbooks to horror… What inspired the Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet books? Chocolate Land and all the characters that live there were the brain child of my son, Michael. He…

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Indie Author Interview – Gordon Bickerstaff

Glasgow-born thriller writer Gordon Bickerstaff has turned his hand to a plethora of interests, from biochemistry and garden maintenance to DIY and spying. Well, perhaps that last one is based more in his imagination than real life, but maybe not – read on to find out more… What prompted you to start writing? I’ve read…

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Indie Author Interview – Ken Stark

Canadian-born author Ken Stark grew up on a diet on comic books and disaster movies so it’s no surprise that he ended up writing horror novels. Dig in for a scary ride… You are known mainly for writing horror, so what scares you? Not much, actually. I can imagine myself getting scared in certain situations,…

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Indie Author Interview – Maggie James

Maggie James is a British author who lives in the north east of England. She writes psychological suspense novels and excels at delving into the dark nature and psychological traits of her characters. When you started writing, what (if any) mistakes did you make that might have hindered your writing career? Ah, hindsight, such a…

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Indie Author Interview – Joy Mutter

From paranormal and psychological crime thrillers, to autobiographies and non-fiction, she’s done it all. So who is the real Joy Mutter? For the Hostile series you created a rather unusual entity as its villain – where did this idea come from? I’m always on the lookout for new ideas. My overactive imagination kicked into overdrive…

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