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Being Published: The Journey and the Destination by Faith Hogan
Posted by Faith Hogan in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

Every writer dreams of that first phone call – you know the one, where a dream publisher rings you up and wants to offer squillions for that darling manuscript you’ve...

Bride Squad Runaway by Lisa C. Carey and Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Posted by Lisa C. Carey and Caroline Grace-Cassidy in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

Co-writing a Transatlantic Novel – The Truth! Co-writing a novel 6,456 miles apart with an eight-hour time difference should have its challenges, right? Surprisingly . . . not so much....

The Transatlantic Book Club by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Posted by Felicity Hayes-McCoy in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

Like every other writer I know, I’m regularly asked if I draw plots or characters from real life. It’s not an easy question to answer, at least not without sounding...

Life, Love and Letting Go: Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty

Seven Letters is my 14th novel and possibly the most moving. The book was originally inspired by a court case I read about a few years ago. The story of...

Overcoming Rejection: Home to Cavendish by Antoinette Tyrell
Posted by Antoinette Tyrell in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

The events of the past few weeks have been dream-like. On several occasions, I’ve had to pinch myself to ensure that, yes, I am indeed wide awake, and this is...

How to know you’re funny: If We’re Not Married by Thirty by Anna Bell

As a romantic comedy writer I’ve got two main goals with my book: to make my readers swoon along with the budding romance and to make them laugh. Sounds easy...

My Mother’s Daughter by Ann O’Loughlin
Posted by Ann O'Loughlin in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

In the beginning there was a blank screen. Writing does not get any easier, the more books you write and get published. The blank page was still as daunting to...

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...