" When peace was at last declared, we were all ecstatic. The feared black-out disappeared in a blaze of lights. Theatres, long used to gloomy exteriors, suddenly found themselves bathed in the brightest glow, illuminating the pavements."
My good friend Louise Marley interviewed me recently for the Novelistas Ink Blog. Here is the article I would like to share with Oapschatters.
I am delighted to welcome Jo Milne, best selling author of Breaking The Silence and Ambassador for Hearing Fund UK to answer some questions for us today.
How does a woman in her seventies achieve publication of her debut novel in the current economic climate? I have done just that by publishing 'A Suitable Young Man' as an ebook on Kindle and as a paperback using Amazon's Createspace.
A Complete Change In Direction - From Writing About Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, To Gorgito's Ice Rink
Last month, I completed a seven-year journey, when my debut novel Gorgito's Ice Rink was published.
I am delighted to welcome Debbie Flint- TV presenter to Oapschat. Below is a profile of Debbie and she has very kindly agreed to answer some questions for me.
I'm a Novelist and I can write Anywhere! - Liz Fenwick Talks Writing And Travelling, From Cornwall To Dubai
I'm a novelist and I can write anywhere. This is a good thing because I live in three different places - Dubai, London and Cornwall. When people discover that I live in Dubai and the UK they look at me enviously. And I understand why, I do , I really do, but the reality is a bit different. From the mundane - that the item you want like the book you really fancy reading to the perfect shoes for the day are always in the wrong location...to the important-you are in the wrong place to attend something special.
For me, life really did begin at fifty five. I was fifty five years old when I took early retirement from teaching after thirty four years at the chalk face and pursued my dream to become a published author.
Today, I'm delighted to welcome best selling author Carole Matthews to answer some questions for us. I have enjoyed reading Carole's books for a number of years now and am intrigued to read her answers to my questions!
Today I have invited author Sophie Duffy to have a mince pie and a cup of tea with me. Hope you are ready for Christmas Sophie!
Following on from her article on water voles, I am privileged to be interviewing Kate Long.
From The West Country To Brittany (French Reflections) - An Interview With Successful Author Jennifer Bohnet
I'm delighted to welcome best selling author Jennifer Bohnet to Oapschat. Jennifer is a West Country girl now living in the wilds of rural Brittany, France. She's still not sure how she ended up there! The saying 'Life is what happens while you're deciding what to do' is certainly true in her case. She's always written alongside having various jobs: playgroup leader, bookseller, landlady, restauranteur, farmer's wife, secretary/p,a - the list is endless but does provide a rich vein of inspiration for her stories.
Festive Celebrations In Wales (Cake, Concerts And Christmas) - An Interview With Best Selling Author Juliet Greenwood
Juliet lives in a traditional Welsh quarryman's cottage between Anglesey and the mountains of Snowdonia. She has a large garden that would have been used by original inhabitants to grow vegetables and fruit to supplement their wages. Juliet tries to follow in their footsteps with the aid of a polytunnel and plenty of experimenting with the results. Juliet has been told that her great-grandmother was the cook at a big country house at the beginning of the last century. She has definitely inherited the baking gene - her chocolate-and-orange cake is legendary!
I'm delighted to welcome Tottie Limejuice, the best selling author of Sell The Pig. She has agreed to answer some questions for us, which I'm sure you will enjoy reading about. Tottie has very kindly offered to donate, and post a signed copy of her book, which will be our raffle prize for tomorrow.