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Cold Feet – The Lost Years by Carmel Harrington
Posted by Carmel Harrington in > General Fiction > Interviews

When the call came, that I had been chosen to pen an official ITV Cold Feet novel, I was both excited and nervous. Could I stay true to the emotional...

The Rise of ‘Up Lit’: The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

Whatever your opinion of them, publishing trends, genres and sound-bitey tags are as much a part of the industry as the words in our books. Starting with Chick Lit in...

On the Virtue of Perseverance: Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek by Anthony O’Neill
Posted by Anthony O'Neill in > Crime > General Fiction > Interviews

I’ve now written six novels and every one of them was a struggle to get into print. In the mid-1990s, I’d never had anything published – not a short story,...

My Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney

One of the great things about being a writer is it is such a portable occupation. I spend many hours alone in my attic in Dublin writing my novels, but...

Finding Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
Posted by Kate Mildenhall in > General Fiction > Interviews

I wasn’t intending to write a novel. True, I had finally put fingers to keyboard again after many long years away, and I was throwing myself into a writing course...

The Book I Needed to Write: Shelter by Sarah Franklin

Any writer will recognize this start: as a child, reading and writing were simply the things I always did.  At seven, I filled an exercise book with short stories and...

The Light Makers – Then and Now by Mary O’Donnell

  Back in 1992, I wasn’t prepared for the bewildering rush on sales of my first novel, The Light Makers, when Gay Byrne, interviewing me on his radio show, pronounced...

Believe: The Last Lost Girl by Maria Hoey

I started writing stories at about eight years old and that was also when my dream of writing a book and seeing it on the shelves of a real bookshop...

A Novel is an Iceberg: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

When you get a book published, you’ll quickly realize how little most people know about publishing. This is not meant to be a criticism of ‘most people’—it’s just something I’ve...

A Brief Guide to Theft: The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan
Posted by Ethel Rohan in > General Fiction > Interviews

Visitors to my website often reach out by email or social media, particularly in response to this statement on my About page: When she writes, she’s stolen away. Some simply...