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Every Monster Has a Job to Do by Jess Faraday

The idea behind my upcoming novel, The Fiend in the Fog, took root many years ago. It was the summer before I entered teacher training, and I was working in a day care centre in Tucson, Arizona. It wasn’t a posh daycare — one of my fellow teachers had an ankle bracelet, courtesy of Arizona law enforcement.… Continue reading Every Monster Has a Job to Do by Jess Faraday

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If you can’t see it – write it! by Charlie Cochrane

I recently saw a wonderful video featuring Zainab Alema*, who is one of the Red Roses (the England women’s rugby team). She was talking about being one of the few muslim female players and turning a well-used phrase on its head. We’ve all heard “If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” in connection… Continue reading If you can’t see it – write it! by Charlie Cochrane

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Reading, Writing, and Fic, oh my! by Lesley Davis

When I get the chance to read, between gaming which takes up as much time as I can possibly give it, then I like to read romance. I like the whole girl meets girl, they fall in love, and I have to have a happy ending. I’m a sucker for that. I like all genres.… Continue reading Reading, Writing, and Fic, oh my! by Lesley Davis

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Reading to match my mood by Anna Larner

What I read is entirely determined by my mood. Just like I choose a drink to compliment a moment, for example, the celebratory bubbles of a rose prosecco, the refreshment of a morning tea or the comfort of a hot chocolate on a winter’s evening, the absolute same can be said for my choice of… Continue reading Reading to match my mood by Anna Larner

Bold Strokes Books UK Festival

And So it Begins by Victoria Villasenor

May, 2020. We're heading toward June. Six months of the year seem to have drifted by, pushed by the winds of change none of us expected but all of us, globally, must deal with. It is the eleventh year of the Bold Strokes UK festival. We passed our decade mark, and we're heading into our… Continue reading And So it Begins by Victoria Villasenor