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With Kathryn Gauci   Tell me your story. I never set out to be an author. My background is in textile design. I was born in the U.K.and studied textile design at Loughborough College of Art and later at Kidderminster College of Art and Design where I specialised in carpet design and technology. After graduating,…

For the Love of Old Bones

For the Love of Old Bones is a collection of five short stories by Michael Jecks. I’ve read the author’s Knights Templar series and have long thought Jecks to be a master of the historical crime novel. These vignettes are a wonderful display of his talent, and the perfect way to sample his writing style.…

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With Steven McKay Tell me your story. I’ve always been a keen reader, from the Hardy Boys as a kid to the Sword of Shannara as a teenager and nowadays mostly historical fiction. In fact, I love books so much I decided to try and write one myself. Almost 90,000 sales of my Forest Lord…

The Forest Lord

The Forest Lord series by Steven A. McKay is comprised of five short stories and four, soon to be five, novels. McKay extracts Robin Hood and his band of outlaws from the ballads and folklore and creates an authentic, rounded cast of characters whose adventures take place in the medieval England of Edward II. Filled…

Cover Crush Co-Host

I am not a cover designer but I can agree that cover layouts play an important role in the overall presentation of books and I must admit, often times I first judge a book by its cover. Secret Shores by Ella Carey Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing In 1946, artist Rebecca […]…

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With Jeffrey Manton Tell me your story. I am long-listed for the 2016 Fabula Press prize and won second prize in the HNS short story prize - both stories will be published this year. A career in marketing led me to work with the news media in New York, Boston, Paris and London before turning…

Britannia’s Amazon

Britannia’s Amazon is the fifth book in Antoine Vanner’s Dawlish Chronicles, and Captain Nicholas Dawlish’s beloved wife is given an adventure of her own while her husband is in Korea. Florence is a striking heroine—strong, caring, intelligent, and resourceful while also being utterly devoted to her husband and completely authentic to the times. Victorian England…

The Colour of Cold Blood

Toni Mount’s The Colour of Cold Blood is an elegant murder mystery steeped in medieval and religious history. Mount’s formidable expertise on the Middle Ages is evident on the pages, and the details of life in fifteenth century London are striking and brilliantly authentic. The author’s writing style is beautiful, as artistic and expressive as…

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With Paul Bennett Tell me your story. Born in Detroit, MI, now living in Salem, MA.  I’ve always been a student and reader of history.  My earliest recollections of that interest are having discussions with my Dad about WWII and of borrowing from the library a copy of Heinrich Schliemann’s book on Troy.  Movies such…