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Q&A with Anne Coates author of Perdition's Child

Anne is well known for her Hannah Weybridge books, and she's here to chat about her latest in the series,  Perdition's Child which is my personal favorite.    Anne, welcome.  What inspired you to write Perdition’s Child? For many years I abridged fiction and narrative non-fiction for Readers Digest for the UK and Australia. During this time I worked on…
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Q&A with Jane Davis author of At the Stroke of Nine O’Clock

Author Jane Davis is no stranger to this blog, and it’s a real privilege to host her once again in advance of the publication of her latest novel, “At the Stroke of Nine O’ Clock.” Jane is not only an exceptional writer and successful self-publisher, she’s a really lovely person who works hard to offer sound, practical advice to authors…
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PANDEMIC PARANOIA 

 Should we be taking the coronavirus (COVID 19) panic seriously, or cooling the temperature on the alarming reactions to the impending loo roll crisis?  I didn’t know whether to laugh or scoff at the Australian family who had ordered 2,300 units of the coveted stuff, allegedly by accident, racking up a mind-boggling $3,000 plus.   Now, I’ve always kept a well-stocked…
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OATCAKES TO DIE FOR!

As a Derbyshire lass, my favourite Saturday treat was an oatcake with bacon and eggs for breakfast. Sometimes, lunch and even tea.  It’s a cross between a pancake and a crumpet and you wouldn’t think that something so humble could cause rivalry across boundary lines. That’s because they make them in Staffordshire too, a bit different, but I’m not going…
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