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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

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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

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Meeting Rosemary Gemmell, author of Summer of the Eagles

This week my guest is Rosemary Gemmell, author of Summer of the Eagles. Hailing from a small Scottish village, her location on the west coast of Scotland often influences her writing and that is definitely the case with her latest novel. Summer of the Eagles, tells the story of 13 year old Stephanie (Stevie) who is orphaned and injured in a terrible accident. Sent to live with an aunt on a Scottish island she becomes fascinated by a bird sanctuary and finds herself in the middle of a adventure foiling poachers. Continue reading

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An interview with Kevin Robinson, author of the British Police and Crime Directory

Hello everyone. And this week we are joined by Kevin Robinson, the author of the British Police and Crime Directory – a must have resource for authors in the UK looking to get first hand knowledge to support their crime writing.

Kevin has 30 years experience in policing both in and out of uniform across rural, urban and city beats in England.  He also teaches policing to the police force and provides specialist technical support and advice to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Eurocustoms as part of their anti-drugs and organised crime programmes and projects. Continue reading

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Meet Elizabeth Guizzetti, author of The Light Side of the Moon

Elizabeth is not a cyborg, she is human – so begins her biography and it introduces us to someone who lives and breathes science fiction and fantasy.  She is the author and illustrator of independent comics and graphic novel series Faminelands and Lure and a comic book series Out for Souls & Cookies! Her first book and the first in this series is called Other Systems published in 2012. The second book in the series is The Light Side of the Moon. She believes the best advice for all aspiring authors and artists is “Believe you have a story worth telling and get to work!” Continue reading