Category Archives: Authors

A Taut Crime Thriller

I know Val Penny has visited my blog before, but I cant wait to introduce you to her very latest news… over to you, Val: I am delighted to be visiting the blog run by my friend and fellow author, … Continue reading

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Exploring, Notebook in Hand

Jennifer Wilson has written an intriguing series of unique historical novels with loads of atmosphere, and her first, based on the Tower of London, held me in its thrall. She researches the best way: by physically visiting her settings, and … Continue reading

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The Location Chose Me

I am delighted to introduce new author Rosie Travers in my series on settings for books. I thoroughly recommend the read, which took me away from my trials and tribulations into a wonderfully contrived, fast-moving story with all the ingredients … Continue reading

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Trails and Trials

Welcome to a long-standing friend Maretha Botha, author of lovely children’s books set in down-to-earth Africa. My mouth is watering at the thought of your delicious pasta dish, Maretha – over to you… Thank you so much for having me on … Continue reading

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The Sounds and Smells of Newgate

This series on settings for books has produced many intriguing pieces, and this week popular historical crime novelist Kate Braithwaite takes us to 17th century London, maps and all. Over to you, Kate. *** The Road to Newgate is almost … Continue reading

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The Limitless Potential of Poetry

Today, I am privileged to introduce David Ellis, award winning poet,  whose thoughtful piece on settings without restriction has transported me into faraway places. I just love your mantra, David: I must remember it next time I venture out in … Continue reading

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In The Footsteps of Romans, Popes and Painters

A big welcome Rosemary Goodacre, who takes us to Provence, the setting for her new book. It seems we have similar interests, Rosemary, as I too love travel (though I’ve only been to one place in Europe so far – … Continue reading

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The Safest Place to be in the Whole Wide World

Welcome to, Samantha Ford, “stylish globetrotter” and author of The House Called Mbabati. I’ve just “met” her, and can relate to her love of travelling and especially of Africa. Samantha has chosen to talk about settings in the form of an … Continue reading

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Introducing – Jane Bwye, author

via Introducing – Jane Bwye, author I’m Kate Braithwaite’s guest today, answering questions about why I wrote my books!  

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A Character In its Own Right

Thank you, Fiona Lindsay, for providing a different slant to my blog series on settings for books this week. I was interested to see that in your books, Kirklochy becomes a character in its own right; that is just what … Continue reading

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