Wow, well that’s an opportunity and a half, Elizabeth Hopkinson todays author on the Thursday Throng is not only giving one lucky commenter a signed copy of her book, Silver Hands, she is also going to send them an exclusive silver wristband commissioned specially to help launch the book. Elizabeth is a fantasy writer who has written one novel and over 30 short stories. She has also tried out interactive fiction for children where they can choose the route they choose through the work.
How could you fail to be intrigued with a title like ‘How Not To Murder Your Grumpy’ – almost impossible isn’t it? This weeks Thursday Throng author interview guest is Carol Wyer, the author of the aforementioned book and a further three including the wonderfully titled ‘Surfing in Stiletto’s‘. As you might imagine from just these two books, Carol has a quirky sense of humour that does justice to the topics she approaches. One lucky person is also going to win a free signed copy of How Not To Murder Your Grumpy too – just leave a comment at the end of the interview to be in with a chance to learn more.
For those of you who don’t know, CL Raven are in fact writing twins with a passion for horror and ghost-hunting. When they aren’t writing they can be found putting together their YouTube show, Calamityville Horror and caring for an army of animal companions. They would love to share one of their three books in a giveaway, the choice is up to the winner who can choose from Soul Asylum, Disenchanted and Gunning Down Romance as an e-book, or signed, print copies of Soul Asylum and Disenchanted. They’re also doing a book reading and signing on Saturday 13th April in Cardiff Central Library, so if you happen to be local why not head on down and give them some support. As you’ll see from the interview they’ve certainly had some interesting experiences …..!
It’s a day late this week because of Broadband technical issues but I am now pleased to welcome Amanda Reynolds, the author Walking Away to the hot seat in my Thursday (or Friday) Throng author interview. Amanda is currently writing a second novel, teaches creative writing and also has the fun of running a murder mystery business.
This week I’d like to welcome Charlotte Howard to the Thursday Throng author interview. Charlotte is the author Seven Dirty Words, a chick lit book that has been likened to 50 Shades of Grey by some reviewers. She was originally born in Oman, moving to the UK in 1989 before finally settling in Somerset in 2008 with her husband, two children, and growing menagerie of pets.
Tis Thursday, tis 9.30am (ish) and it’s time once again for the Thursday Throng. This week I have not one author to chat with but four. The ForePlayers collaborated on a book by writing 600 words each in turn until it was completed. The only rule they had was that the previous 600 words couldn’t be deleted. All four are from different parts of the world and in some cases have never even met each other. The book is called Beating about the Bush and yes, you can read into that what you like ;-). They are also giving away a SIGNED COPY of the book to one lucky commenter, so get those comments coming and be in with a chance to read the ‘next big thing’.
The authors in question are Luscious Lorraine, Sultry Shelley, Tantalising Theo and Juicy
This week I’d like to welcome traveller and adventurer, Jamie Alexander, to the Thursday Throng chair. Jamie was bitten by the travel bug when he was young and has been experiencing the world in his own, unique way ever since.
Today we have a wonderful giveaway of TWO HARDCOVER books from Apple Gidley. Apple is the author of Expat Life Slice by Slice, a wonderful memoir of life in the expat fast lane. She is an Anglo-Australian known to thousands as ExpatApple thanks to her popular blog at the Daily Telegraph who truly believes that to be a true global nomad we have to be actively engaged in wherever we call home. Currently, Apple is based in Houston, Texas where she joins us for this weeks Thursday Throng author interview. To be in with a chance of winning one of the TWO HARDCOVER COPIES Apple is giving away, just leave a comment at the end of the post.
We have not one, but two Thursday Throng interviews today. I’d like to introduce Andy Lopata, one of the UK’s leading experts on business networking who is also giving away a SIGNED COPY of his book, Recommended: How to Sell Through Networking and Referrals to one lucky commenter.
This week I’d like to introduce you to a new author Victoria Shockley. Victoria is a freelance writer and editor, the assistant acquisitions editor for Wandering in the Words Press, and a writing/editing intern for the North Carolina State University College of Engineering. She is working on a degree in English at NCSU (with a concentration in language and writing) and plans to continue to graduate school. As Victoria has yet to complete her novella, there is no review this week.