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Meeting Janet Lees – Poetry category finalist

Please welcome Janet Lees, one of the Hysteria 4 Poetry category winners. A freelance copywriter for many years, she rediscovered her love of poetry. Now published in journals including  Magma, Poetry News, The Missing Slate and Right Hand Pointing. She has also taken part in and created video poems and has been selected for various international festivals, competitions and art prizes, including Filmpoem, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Neo Art Prize and the Ó’Bhéal International Poetry Film Competition. Finally, in 2014 she represented the Isle of Man in the BBC’s Poetry Postcards project. Continue reading

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Meeting Damhnait Monaghan, Flash Fiction category short list

In April each year the Hysterectomy Association begins its annual writing competition, Hysteria. This year I decided to showcase as many of the winning authors who wanted to take part in my Thursday Throng interviews. After all, you never know just where the next best-seller might emerge from. Today, for our first interview, I’d like to welcome Damhnait Monaghan, one of our 10 Flash Fiction category short listed winners. Continue reading

Shortlisted for the Hysteria Writing Competiton 2015!

Originally posted on Deborah Riccio:

My thanks have to go to the veritable fount of all writing competition knowledge, Paul McVeigh, whose Facebook page (when I was a local there) I religiously and studiously scanned for any snippets of writerly news, competitions, talks, retreat information and book signing dates (his debut book ‘The Good Son’ was released this year to much acclaim and having read it myself I can vouch for all positive feedback – it’s a heck of a good read and is also shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize 2015).

I’m digressing.

So anyway, Paul’s page is where I found the link to the Hysteria Writing Competition 2015. And here it must have been that I decided to not go for the Short Story category or the Flash Fiction category (I’ve never written a pice of FF in my life and it scares me to bejeezus) and instead plump for the Poetry category…

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An interview with Jill Amy Rosenblatt, author of The Fixer: The Naked Man

Hello everyone, today I’d like to welcome Jill Amy Rosenblatt to my Thursday Throng author interview. Jill is the author of The Fixer: The Naked Man, book 1 in the Katerina Mills series. Jill is the author of two other books, Project Jennifer and For Better or Worse. She lives on Long Island, has a degree in Writing and Literature and a Masters Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Burlington College in Vermont.  Continue reading

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Meeting Douglas Board, author of MBA

I’d like to welcome Douglas Board to the Thursday Throng. After working as a civil servant and a headhunter, Douglas Board now runs his own career advice business and is a senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School. He has a doctorate in management and chairs the Refugee Council. He is also the author of the author of Choosing Leaders and Choosing to Lead: Science, Politics and Intuition in Executive Selection and (with Robert Warwick) The Social Development of Leadership and Knowledge: A Reflexive Inquiry into Research and Practice. Continue reading