A Day in the Life of Laura Kemp

A day in the life of… I hate getting up – always have. I love a wallow in my pit. But increasingly, it’s less of a struggle. Because I’ve learned my peak writing time is the morning. When my brain is curious and willing to solve plot tangles, do research and work on character development. […]

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Book Review: Miss Wrong and Mr Right by Robert Bryndza

Miss Wrong and Mr Right by Robert Bryndza Release Date: 4th May 2015 Publisher: Bookouture Buy: Paperback |  Kindle Rating:   Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all: she runs a successful theatre in Soho that’s about to host one of Hollywood’s leading stars. Her biggest supporter is her eccentric Hungarian Gran, and she even has […]

Author Interview: Cathy Bramley

I am thrilled to welcome the absolutely lovely Cathy Bramley to Bookaholic Confessions for a good old chin-wag today! Cathy has released a Christmas novella, Comfort and Joy and she has very kindly stopped by to tell us a little bit about it. She also spills the beans on Christmas in July, sausaage dogs (hurray!) […]

Book Review: Comfort and Joy by Cathy Bramley

Comfort and Joy by Cathy Bramley Release Date: 13th October 2016 Publisher: Transworld Buy: Kindle Rating: It’s been a busy year for Verity Bloom at the Plumberry School of Comfort Food, but Christmas Eve is finally here. With delicious treats all wrapped up and the ingredients packed away, Verity is looking forward to a relaxing […]

Guest Post: Lies my Teacher Told Me by Mary Jayne Baker

    Lies my teachers told me I was in a primary school classroom recently looking at a huge display showing what the inmates – sorry, children – were learning in their Literacy lessons. Part of it was about the use of dialogue in stories. The kids had apparently been learning how to vary their […]