Romantic Novelists’ Association 2019 Joan Hessayon Award Winner revealed September 16, 2019

On Saturday, Amy and I travelled to York to celebrate the winner of the RNA’s Joan Hessayon Award..

Author Q&A with Elizabeth Bailey September 12, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I can’t think of a time I didn’t write..

We’ll be at the 2019 Joan Hessayon Award Presentation in York! September 11, 2019

We (Amy and Natalie) will be at the 2019 Joan Hessayon Award Presentation, run by the Romantic Novelists' Association..

History for Sale: Laxton Village Under the Hammer by Austin Hernon September 9, 2019

Laxton Village is believed to be the last remaining example in Europe where the Open Field System and Court Leet have been preserved..

The Saddest Historical Letter by Deborah Swift September 4, 2019

As a writer of historical fiction, I’m obsessed with old letters which form my link to the past..

Author Q&A with Linda Statmann August 30, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? When I was six years old, I saw a TV programme about the Blitz, which as you can imagine was pretty alarming..

Getting to know Marilyn Todd August 15, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I was bedriden a lot as a kid, where, being an only child, it was just me and my imagination..

Find out all about Charlie Garratt August 15, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? For most of my working life I wrote reports, guides and training materials, largely for non-expert audiences, and I think this is where my love of using the written word to clearly express ideas came from..

To Have and To Hold by Valerie Holmes June 17, 2019

Laura Pennington’s story begins in the remote seaside hamlet of Ebton, nestled on the edge of a sandy beach in the shelter of the dramatic vertical, grassy headland of Stangcliffe..

Author Q&A with Alexandra Walsh, author of The Catherine Howard Conspiracy February 28, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? There has never been a time when I didn’t write..

Author Q&A with Frances Garrood, author of Ruth Robinson's Year of Miracles January 28, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write something; poetry as a child, then on to short stories when my children were small, and then novels..

Walking the Ancient Trods: For Richer, For Poorer by Valerie Holmes January 28, 2019

The North York Moors national park has one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in England covering an area of 554 sq miles..

Author Q&A with J. C. Briggs, author of the Charles Dickens Investigations January 28, 2019

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I started writing when I was a teacher..

Sapere Books: Call For Nautical Fiction January 18, 2019

Are you working on a new series set in the Age of Sail? Have you written a naval thriller set during the World Wars? Are you passionate about seafaring stories? Sapere Books wants to hear from you! We are actively looking to acquire nautical fiction from both debut and established authors..

Author Q&A with Claire Gray, author of Running in Circles November 27, 2018

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? I first realised how much I enjoyed writing when I was about seven years old..

Find out all about Christine Evans November 19, 2018

When did you first start writing? Did a specific event encourage you to start? In the 1990s..

Excerpt from Scarecrow by Matthew Pritchard November 19, 2018

Chapter One Sunday, March 28th, 2010 Danny Sanchez arrived at 10:27..

"I am looking for a drowned girl" by J. C. Briggs November 19, 2018

Ellen Tyrell’s Nose and Other Suspicious Circumstances With thanks to the British Newspaper Archive I am looking for a drowned girl..

We'll be at Write Now 2018 in Chorley! November 11, 2018

We (Caoimhe and Amy) will be at Write Now 2018 run by Chorley & District Writers’ Circle..

He Wrote Her Every Day by Gail Lindenberg November 7, 2018

The Cooper Museum, housed in a small building in the heart of historic downtown Upland, offers a cozy and often crowded venue for local events..

Me, Danny Sanchez and Journalism by Matthew Pritchard November 7, 2018

The Daily Mail and The Sun are both pretty shitty newspapers, I ought to know: I wrote for them both..

When an idea turns into a theme by Austin Hernon October 5, 2018

As a businessman I had always written a lot, reports, analyses, reams of statistics, and the like, but after I retired I decided to write down my life history – and that, as they say, was a different story..

To Love, Honour and Obey by Valerie Holmes October 5, 2018

The world of Valerie Holmes’ fiction is based and inspired by some of the beautiful scenery from my childhood home in North Yorkshire..

Whose Voice? by Graham Brack May 9, 2018

Sapere Books are publishing books of mine from two different series involving two different detectives..

Real Life vs. Fiction by Patricia Caliskan April 11, 2018

Full-time employee by day, aspiring novelist by night? Then you’ve come to the right article, my friend! That’s how every author who ever nabbed themselves a publishing deal started out..

Excerpt from Dead Ernest March 9, 2018

Prologue   BENTLEY Ernest, Husband of Annie and father of William (Billy) passed away suddenly on January 2nd 2004 aged 83..

How I Wrote a Novel by Cathy Bussey March 9, 2018

  This year I achieved a lifelong ambition, I wrote a novel..

How Am I Going to Kill You? by Elizabeth Bailey March 9, 2018

This is the first question for the crime writer, I’ve discovered..

The History Spin Doctors by David Field March 8, 2018

It’s a truism that history is a set of facts left to posterity by the winners, and for historical novelists like me there’s always another ‘take’ on every so-called ‘fact’ we’re taught at school..

The Woman Who Created Mina Scarletti by Linda Stratmann March 8, 2018

The heroine of the Mina Scarletti books is not based on a specific individual; however when I created my diminutive protagonist two people were in my thoughts, one of whom I knew personally..

Write About What You Know by Keith Moray February 8, 2018

I began my writing career many moons ago when I was studying medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland..

Welcome to Sapere Books! January 12, 2018

Sapere Books is a digital and print-on-demand publisher of exciting new submissions and brilliant backlist books..

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