Bold Strokes Books UK Festival

Spoiler Alert! by Jenny Frame

For a solitary child, reading was really important to me. I enjoyed going regularly to the library with my mum and picking out some new books. I think the first book I remember loving, reading and rereading was, Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. I loved that book, and even though I was… Continue reading Spoiler Alert! by Jenny Frame

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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

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SO MANY BOOKS, SO MANY BIBLIO WORDS, SO LITTLE TIME by Michelle Binfield

I know that many of you are bibliophiles, some of you are bibliosophs, and a fair few of you are definitely bibliolaters. I mean I can tell just by looking at you 😉. And from what I see on my Facebook timeline, I suspect that my friends’ list harbours quite a few who even indulge… Continue reading SO MANY BOOKS, SO MANY BIBLIO WORDS, SO LITTLE TIME by Michelle Binfield

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Change is in the air by Mickey Brent

Hi everyone! I thought I’d write about change, since we’ve all been going through so much of it this past year. Who would’ve imagined a global pandemic would surface and disrupt our lives in such a severe way? I certainly didn’t. My life was chugging along quite smoothly until it hit. Then everything changed. So… Continue reading Change is in the air by Mickey Brent

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Finding Inspiration in Appreciation by Jenny Frame

Write about what you see, hear, and experience in the world. That’s the advice always given to writers. But unless you’re writing about a dystopian future, filled with zombies, death, and destruction, the world isn’t very inspiring these days, not for a happily ever after kind of romance writer like me, anyway. And yet as… Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Appreciation by Jenny Frame

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Not Just a Side Hustle by Cathy Dunnell

I’m a debut BSB author and my first novel ‘Beulah Lodge’ is due to be published in autumn 2021. This represents the fulfilment of a life-long dream for me; I have always wanted to be a writer, for as long as I can remember. But the strange thing is, that although I wanted desperately to… Continue reading Not Just a Side Hustle by Cathy Dunnell

Bold Strokes Books UK Festival

New from Anna Larner: Love’s Portrait

Love’s Portrait is a vibrant contemporary lesbian romance with a historical twist. Sparks fly between Molly, an art curator, and Georgina, her museum’s aloof benefactor, as they research the portrait of a 19th-century lesbian social activist and try to convince the museum’s board to display it. *** “My intention?” Molly instantly thought again of Edith’s… Continue reading New from Anna Larner: Love’s Portrait