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Thursday Connectors: European Extravaganza

by Farzana Hakim Europe Versus The Virus: France, Germany And Ireland Hi all, its Farzana here, with this week’s Thursday Connectors. I’m really excited about this one, as it’s the first of our European Extravaganzas. Insert imaginary balloons, confetti and cheerful flag-waving folk! Ah, if only…Shut up, Farzana. Brexit is done. You are over ...

Wednesday Showcase: Breakfast in Bogota

This week, I am thrilled to present an extract of the published novel, Breakfast in Bogotá, courtesy of Helen Young, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing in this week's As A...Writer series, and her publisher, Unbound. As both parties were kind enough to share the first two chapters of the ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: The New Normal

by Eithne Cullen Maya Angelou said: "If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." We’ve been tested to adapt to a way of life we’ve never known before. What’s passing for normal these days is very different from what we’re used to, and ...

Monday Memoirs: A Collection Of Library Lovers

Introduced by Holly King This week’s theme is The New Normal, as we’ve all had to adjust our daily routines and add or remove habits to stay safe and protect each other. This has different impacts depending on your situation, and each of us has something different to adapt to. We ...

As A… Writer: Helen Young

In this week’s ‘As a…’ interview, Dan Cross spoke with Helen Young about her writing and the inspiration behind her stories. Helen lives in London and is a former Waterstones bookseller and writer/editor for Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping. Helen attended the Faber Academy and published her debut novel, The May Queen, ...

Friday Feature: Follow Your Dreams

by Lizzie Chantree Follow Your Dreams. They Know The Way… Hello, everyone. My name is Lizzie Chantree and I am a contemporary romance author who writes romantic comedy novels that will hopefully make you smile. I am also a business mentor and my books are full of strong women with some pretty ...
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Showcase – The Orange Grove

Continuing on from our Showcase two weeks ago, I present the first runner-up in the Pen to Print Flash Fiction competition, The Orange Grove, by Bob Thompson. Once again, I will let the competition judge, Clare Cooper introduce the piece, but please do keep coming back, as we will be publishing ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Keep Calm And..?

by Eithne Cullen I’m excited to be editing this page on this 21st April, just two days before we celebrate |the birth of William Shakespeare. (Some argue and say the records say his baptism was 23rd April, so there’s a little dispute, but most of us celebrate this day). I’d like ...