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Jeannette H

I am delighted to be interviewing Jeannette Hyde, best selling author of The Gut Makeover and The Gut Makeover Recipe Book.

Della P

I really enjoy writing about friendship. It’s a theme that runs through many of my books. In the Reading Group the focus is on female friendship.

 Lotte Moore

 I’ve had a very varied career before becoming a writer. My first appearance on stage was as a flying witch in a pantomime, then a slave in the opera ‘Aida’.


My latest book in The Guernsey Novels series, ‘The Betrayal’, is dual-time, with chapters set during the war years and the present day. The events I describe during the Occupation are based on fact, but the characters are fictional.

Louise Hay

Rewind to the early 1990’s. I found myself divorced and bringing up my son alone whilst juggling a very hectic full-time job. I was truly frazzled trying to keep up with everything and to be honest, rather lost.

Booker Prize Tomos

It’s been a very exciting week for me, a weird, amazing, crazy six days since I found out ‘Not Thomas’, my debut novel for adults, is on the long-list for The Guardian’s Not the Booker prize.

 Willow Cottage

Whilst I have never been lucky enough to live in a period property, like the one in my latest novel, ‘Escape to Willow Cottage’, I have had the misfortune of taking on a renovation project.

Sara gethin

I was amazed to read, the other day, that one in every three people over the age of 50 in the UK is a grandparent. That’s an awful lot of grandparents – around 14 million, apparently. And with the cost of childcare being so high, many of them are looking after their grandchildren on a regular basis, saving their own children £6.8 billion – as a nation, that is.

Doug L

The series ‘Wren Jane Beacon goes to War’ has taken me deep into another world.

Wren jane Beacon
Dunkirk 1940. The British Army is saved from annihilation by the Royal Navy and a myriad of small boats. But why is a girl there, driving a naval motor cutter to take troops to the ships lying off the beaches under constant bombardment?

Brian Fish book

As I approached my ninetieth birthday, and as I was still reasonably alert and competent, I had the idea of composing something autobiographical for the benefit of the family.

Jane L

Good morning Jane, it is lovely to meet you. I feel as if I know you already as I have read many of your books. Margaret (James) my sister first introduced me to you through your novel Please Don’t Stop The Music, which I have read and re read many times.

Sheryl B

Thank you so much, Jan and OAPsChat, for inviting me along to share a little bit about the inspiration behind my stories.


Tracy Rees has been called "the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction" by Lucinda Riley and her books are paperback and kindle bestsellers. Tracy has a new novel out and has written this article for the website.

Angels Tread article Joy L

Hot off the press, is the collection of “Light and dark tales” WHERE ANGELS & DEVILS TREAD by Jean Wilson and Joy Lennick.

Girl Red Velvet

Thank you for inviting me to chat to you about my new novel, Jan. It’s great to be here on OAPSchat, one of my favourite websites!

 Mandy James Behind the Lie

Please welcome back Mandy James, one of the lovely contributors for the website.

Liz Gill

I am delighted to be interviewing Elizabeth Gill on the day her new book comes out - The Guardian Angel.

Orphanage Liz Gill

Zeb, the hero in my book, calls the sweetshop where they live Alice’s Chocolate Orphanage. Because Alice, my heroine, rescues him after he comes out of prison and adopts his father and a young woman called Susan when they have nowhere to go.

Susanna Dare to Remember

Life begins at… I’ve been lucky to find a career which requires me to write, pretty much every day, and for a huge variety of needs.