Interview with poet Roger New

My special guest today is Roger New. He’s here to chat about his chapbook, Chinese Poetry for Students of Chinese. Welcome, Roger. Please tell us a little bit about the book. It is an anthology of Chinese poems, mostly from the Tang Dynasty, chosen to give students an intro into aspects of the culture which Read More

Interview with poet Nigel Tetley

Poet Nigel Tetley joins me today to chat about his collection of poetry, It’s a Funny Old World. Welcome, Nigel. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. It started with a telephone call. In 2001, another teacher I had got to know in a neighbouring school called me one November evening to ask me Read More

Interview with historical thriller author Roy E. Stolworthy

Author Roy E. Stolworthy joins me today to talk about his historical thriller, Echoes of Madness. Bio: Residing in central England I have written eight novels. Two traditionally published, the remainder self published, which I prefer. After nine years in the RAF as ground crew I worked in the Middle East as an engineer. Welcome, Read More

Interview with novelist James Vella-Bardon

–> Author James Vella-Bardon helps me wrap up the week by chatting with me about his new novel, The Sheriff’s Catch. Bio: James was born and raised in Malta, an island nation steeped in the millennia of history. As a boy he often caught a rickety old bus to the capital of Valletta, where he Read More

Interview with mystery author Jenny Jackson

Helping me wrap up the week is mystery author Jenny Jackson. We’re chatting about her new novel, The Silence of Knowing. Bio: Jenny Jackson was born in the north of Kent, UK a few months after the end of World War II. Happily married for over 50 years now and with two children and two Read More

Interview with debut novelist Rica Newbery

New novelist Rica Newbery joins me today to chat about her historical fiction, Reluctant Courage. Welcome, Rica. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a retired psychiatrist living in Bristol with my husband and elkhound. My two children keep in close touch and I now have the added privilege of a two-year Read More

Interview with writer Jane McCulloch

Writer Jane McCulloch joins me today and we’re chatting about her novel, which is based on a true story, The Brini Boy. Welcome, Jane. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.    I spent most of my life working in theatre and opera, for which I wrote and directed. This work took me all over Read More

Guest post by Rohase Piercy – new story on the Sherlock/Watson partnership

Today I have a special guest post by Rohase Piercy with Charlie Raven focused on A Case of Domestic Pilfering. It’s a story that presents Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson through the eyes of another couple, Guy Clements and Max Fareham, with whom they become embroiled through a series of misunderstandings. Bio: Rohase Piercy was born in Read More

Interview with writer and author Dr. Bob Rich

Writer Dr. Bob Rich joins me today to chat about his new historical fiction, Guardian Angel. **For a chance to win a copy of Guardian Angel, leave an e-mail address in the comments below.** Bio: Dr. Bob Rich is a visitor from a faraway galaxy. At home, he is an Historian of Horror, so Earth Read More

Interview with novelist David Smith

Author David Smith helps me launch a new week at Reviews and Interviews. We’re chatting about his new coming of age travel novel, Letters to Strabo. Welcome, David. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: I live near the south coast of England with my wife and three teenagers. Writing is my relaxation as Read More