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The Genesis of a New Novel: A Thousand Roads Home by Carmel Harrington
Posted by Carmel Harrington in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

For me, the genesis of a new novel begins with a theme or issue that I would like to explore. In A Thousand Roads Home, my latest novel, it was...

The Love Behind The Book of Love by Fionnuala Kearney
Posted by Fionnuala Kearney in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

There’s a beautiful little-known song called ‘If I Should Fall Behind’, music and lyrics penned by the brilliant Bruce Springsteen, which was the initial spark of inspiration for what became...

Anyone for Seconds? by Laurie Graham
Posted by Laurie Graham in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

When I started my writing career, nearly thirty years ago, I never considered the possibility of sequels. I rattled off novels, each one totally unconnected with the others, and when...

Writing While the Baby Naps: She’s Having Her Baby by Lauren Sams
Posted by Lauren Sams in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

I didn’t want to go to mother’s group. I only went, actually, because the first meeting was right after my nurse appointment, so I really had no excuse. The baby...

Plotting Finfarran: The Month of Borrowed Dreams by Felicity Hayes McCoy
Posted by Felicity Hayes McCoy in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

Years ago, when I was writing for tv drama series, I learned to carry a very small notebook indeed. This was back in the days before notebooks were digital, when...

Writing for Love: The Gravity of Love by Noelle Harrison

I am always on the search for a good love story. Not particularly loyal to one genre, I read thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction, anything as long as...

Writing to Music: The voices that help shape my novels by Ally Bunbury
Posted by Ally Bunbury in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

I’ve always been a procrastinator, though maybe that’s too harsh – perhaps it’s simply that I like to mull things over before actually settling down to work. Music makes for...

Listen for the Weather by Justine Delaney Wilson
Posted by Justine Delaney Wilson in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

Listen for the Weather is a story about a marriage. It chronicles a specific period in the life of a relationship under pressure and is almost forensic in its gaze....

Characters and Locations: In Search of Us by Maria Duffy
Posted by Maria Duffy in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

As with all my books, In Search of Us began with just a seed of an idea.  Actually, it wasn’t really an idea at first – it was two characters...

The Book I Never Thought I’d Write: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom
Posted by Tracy Bloom in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

I never expected I would write a book about dying. I write romantic comedies for goodness sake! And I knew I couldn’t possibly write a book that didn’t have humour...