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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...

Our Secrets and Lies by Sinéad Moriarty
Posted by Sinéad Moriarty in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

My new novel, (my 13th, I’m hoping that’s not a bad omen!) Our Secrets and Lies, has many themes and issues running through it. One of the main themes is...

Novel Characters Who Helped Me Turn a Page by Ally Bunbury
Posted by Ally Bunbury in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

I was living in Paris, alone by choice, a twentysomething year old, who had stepped out from a searing PR job in London before becoming a burnt-out statistic. I was...

Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost and Found by Emma Davies
Posted by Emma Davies in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

Before I actually was a published author, reading other people’s stories about their own paths to publication and book deals was something of a hobby. Sometimes they filled me with...

Making it! December Girl by Nicola Cassidy

“I love following up and coming writers, writers who make it,” said an aspiring author to me recently. It took me a moment to realise she was talking about me....

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...

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...

The First Book to Make Me Cry: The Woman at 72 Derry Lane by Carmel...
Posted by Carmel Harrington in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

I’ve earned a bit of a reputation. Fan’s of my books say that in addition to making them laugh, I quite often make them cry too. One book reviewer nicknamed...

Doing It All: The Importance of Being Me by Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Posted by Caroline Grace-Cassidy in > Interviews > Women's Fiction

“How do you do it all?” is the question I get asked more than anything else about my writing career. It’s honestly the first thing people always ask me.  And...

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