Authors Publications

Lizzie L Ashley

L-R Juliet Greenwood Anne Bennett Margaret James Minna Howard June Kearns meeting Trisha Ashley

This week, June Kearns and I travelled to London for Trisha Ashley‘s book launch at Daunt’s, Marylebone High Street.

Sandy W Memory Spill

‘The town of Bonnyrigg had two railway stations. Dr Beeching, Chairman of British Railways Board closed one and my big brother, Leader of the Black Spot Gang, would accidentally terminate the other. Fortunately, it was on an obsolete branch line which was rarely used: Broomieknowe Railway Station.’

 Virginia Ironside interview

Good morning Virginia and welcome to OAPSchat. This stands for Optimistic and Pro Active Seniors Chat and I am delighted to have this opportunity to ‘chat’ to you!

Girl in Painting

Thanks for letting me chat on your blog today. I thought I’d just give a little bit of background as to what inspired The Girl in the Painting and how it turned into a novel from a short story.

The Lavender House Hilary Boyd

I am delighted to be interviewing best selling Quercus author Hilary Boyd.

 Clare Chase interview

Good morning Clare, lovely to meet you. Please make yourself at home. The tea is brewing and the cup cakes are waiting to be tried out!

Marilyn C

‘You look like a crazy rock star,’ said my six-year-old granddaughter staring at a 1980s photo of me in my prime. ‘Did you write books when you were young?’

 Debbie Flint

Photo copyright Debbie Flint

Hi Debbie, Happy New Year to you and your family and friends. It is a while since our last interview and I think it is time for a ‘catch up!’

 Secret Agent Clare Harvey

The English Agent is set in London and Paris in 1943 and interweaves the stories of Edie, an SOE agent who has been parachuted into Occupied France, and Vera, her agent handler back in Britain:

 Sue Moorcroft

I am delighted to be interviewing best selling author Sue Moorcroft, a long time favourite of mine.


Oh, and there is the mask. As you lie spread-eagled on the surface like an untidy piece of seaweed, there is one thing you must not forget - ‘Try not to smile!’

Joy L Passchendaelle

On an appropriate date: the 11th day of November, the above book, written by Graham Knight’s grandfather: Frederick Alfred Knight, when he was 83, was published.


I am so delighted about the huge success of my novel- ‘The Truth About Us’.  To date it has sold many thousands of copies and continues to do well.

 Christmas Celebration Margaret

Sophie Duffy, Cathie Hartigan and I all love Christmas, so we thought we would write a little gift book which would offer our readers something for everyone, believer or non-believer, home-lover or holiday-maker, host or guest.

Boat Lizzie Lane

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That’s what people say to me when I tell them live aboard a sailing yacht in the Mediterranean.

Camelia House J G

It’s funny how places stick in your mind.

Christina C new book

Most authors like to get their research right and usually that means ploughing through numerous boring old tomes, sifting through mountains of information to find that one useful nugget that fits our story.

 Bread Simon K

It is nearly seventeen years since I worked in post-communist Romania, living in Transylvania- the home of ‘Vlad the Impaler’, later to become Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

 Margaret Johnson

Lots of people want to write a book – apparently, in America, it’s 81% of people!