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Love is too big for words by Brey Willows

The theme for the 2021 blog run is ‘what does love mean to you?’ That’s a big question for a blog, isn’t it? Didn’t Shakespeare have a few (hundred) sonnets dedicated to that topic? But I’ll cover it in 400 words or less, shall I? I’m not Shakespeare, after all. To me, love is ultimate… Continue reading Love is too big for words by Brey Willows

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What Love Means to Me by Cathy Dunnell

When I was growing up, I did not understand what all the fuss was about love. At school, we studied ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and I was genuinely baffled at why this was considered to be such a great love story. To me, it just seemed to be two teenagers who made terrible, rash decisions. And… Continue reading What Love Means to Me by Cathy Dunnell

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Love is…by Anna Larner

Love is incredibly precious. You can’t buy it or demand it. You don’t own it or have any guaranteed right to have it. In this way, it’s almost closer to a blessing than an emotion. Love is complex and asks that we be brave. I can’t think of something which is stronger and more enduring… Continue reading Love is…by Anna Larner

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What love is to me… by Jenny Frame

Love is laughter. I’m not known for my sense of humour, which appears strange as my favourite TV shows are comedy, and I love watching comedians. Since I was a little girl comedy was my thing, Victoria Wood, French and Saunders, Absolutely Fabulous, I watched them over and over again. I learnt the lines, acted… Continue reading What love is to me… by Jenny Frame

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Love and Water by Lyn Hemphill

My partner has one of those families that actually seem to like each other when all’s said and done. We make plans to get together at the parents’ house over the Christmas holiday every year, the four siblings and all their kids, eight of them ranging in age from three to twenty-three, everyone drinks and… Continue reading Love and Water by Lyn Hemphill

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Across the Atlantic Interview: Sandy Lowe and Brey Willows

Welcome to this holiday edition of Across the Atlantic where we pair up authors based in Britain and the US and force them into conversation in the hope of finding out what they have in common, what they love and hate about each other’s homelands, and hopefully stimulate some harmless bickering over who has the… Continue reading Across the Atlantic Interview: Sandy Lowe and Brey Willows

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READING OR DEVOURING? by Aimee

I have never liked much the expressions for “voracious reader” – bookworm, “rat de bibliothèque”, “Bücherwurm”… I’m neither a rat nor a worm. But I have to admit I can’t remember a day in my life when I haven’t read a chapter or two. As a child, I had a steady diet of the Famous… Continue reading READING OR DEVOURING? by Aimee

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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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Queer, Multicultural Romance, and so much more… by Mickey Brent

In preparation for the Bold Strokes Books UK Festival on 6 June in Nottingham (online again this year), today’s blog post addresses which kinds of books I’m most interested in. Like many authors, I prefer to write the kinds of books I like to read: literary ones, with unsuspecting plots, diverse and/or quirky characters, thoughtful… Continue reading Queer, Multicultural Romance, and so much more… by Mickey Brent