Category Archives: Thursday Throng

‘Throng’ is n. – A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd.

Welcome to a new section of this blog which I’m calling The Thursday Throng in honour of the throng that waits eagerly outside the book store when a new author is doing a book signing event or appearance.

This will take the form of a ‘Meet the Author’ online event with some information about our author’s latest book and an interview. If you would like to take part in the Thursday Throng then why not email me to find out more.

An interview with Christian Page, author of The Iron Golem

Chris Page is the YA author and the author of The Iron Golem, the first in a new series called Monster Squad. The series revolves around the efforts of 4 children with access to a fantastic collection of powers to stop an evil that threatens to consume the world. Continue reading An interview with Christian Page, author of The Iron Golem

Meeting Nikolas Allen, author of Heavyweight Marketing

This week I’d like to introduce everyone to Nikolas Allen, a entrepreneur and author passionate about helping others build meaningful brands. His book Heavyweight Marketing is written for small to medium sized business owners who want to make a significant difference to their business. Continue reading Meeting Nikolas Allen, author of Heavyweight Marketing

Meeting Eric Rendel, author of Light

Eric Rendel is a British Orthodox Jew who lives and works in the UK and his book Light has recently been released in the UK, the USA and Australia. He works as a freelance IT consultant specialising in software packages for professionals and his first story was a children’s story which was published in the Jewish Chronicle in 1985 this was followed by another short story. Continue reading Meeting Eric Rendel, author of Light

An Interview With Emma Ruthven-Stevenson, author of Ina

Emma Ruthven-Stevenson has a hate-hate relationship with computers and always writes her first drafts on paper. But, that hasn’t prevented her from going down the indie self-publishing route either. She’s taken up the challenge and her book is now available on Amazon. Well done Emma :-) Continue reading An Interview With Emma Ruthven-Stevenson, author of Ina

An interview with James Struck, author of The Curious Snowflake

This week I’m really pleased to introduce James Struck to my lovely blogging audience. James is the author of this beautifully written little book which is perfect for this time of year. Continue reading An interview with James Struck, author of The Curious Snowflake

Meet Tracey Glasspool, winner of the short story category, Hysteria 2014

Tracey Glasspool is the final category winner of the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. She has been writing seriously for about three years now and during that time has had stories for adults and children published in magazines, short story collections and online. She is addicted to entering competitions and has been lucky enough to win or be placed in several. As well as the thrill of winning Hysteria 2014, she has also won first place in the Choc Lit winter competition 2013, Exeter Writers Short Story Comp 2013/14, plus a win with Writers Forum magazine and a second place in Writing Magazine, amongst others.

Continue reading Meet Tracey Glasspool, winner of the short story category, Hysteria 2014

Meet Polly Hall – Winner of Poetry Category, Hysteria 2014

Polly Hall is the second of our category winners in the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. Her background in holistic therapy and healing has given her a strong foundation in understanding the interconnectedness of life and, as a result, is rarely shocked by anything. She is fascinated by people’s motivations and backgrounds and loves getting into the meaning of things and her aim as a writer is to make the reader feel something whether that be a sense of dread or joy. She published her first book, The Art of Foot Reading, in 2009. Continue reading Meet Polly Hall – Winner of Poetry Category, Hysteria 2014

Meet Helen Chambers – Flash Fiction Winner of Hysteria 2014

In April this year The Hysterectomy Association launched it’s third annual Hysteria Writing Competition with three categories, Flash Fiction, Poetry and Short Stories. This week, I’d like to introduce you to Helen Chambers – Flash Fiction winner. Helen’s winning entry can be found in Hysteria 3, the anthology of the top ten winners for each category. Helen is is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Essex, where her 50-second play ‘Revolution’ was recently performed as part of Essex’s Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations. Continue reading Meet Helen Chambers – Flash Fiction Winner of Hysteria 2014

An Interview with Ryan Hartung, author of Lightning: Book 1 (World’s Divide)

This week I’d like to welcome Ryan Hartung to the Thursday Throng. He’s the author of four books altogether, three in the World’s Divide series so far and another titled Spurious. The background to World’s Divide is of worldwide war between the East and the West driven by the cataclysmic divide between the richer western nations and the poorer East.  However, shadowed behind the veil of impending war is new evidence suggesting the Greek and Roman gods of legend might have been real after all….. Lightning is the first of the series. Continue reading An Interview with Ryan Hartung, author of Lightning: Book 1 (World’s Divide)

Meeting Meghan Hill, Author of Making Room for You

This week I’d like to introduce Meghan Hill to the interview room. Meghan is the author of Making Room for You: A Practical Guide to Organizing Your Home. Meghan is a professional organiser often overhauling entire homes and commercial offices. She loves organizing, writing, reading, crossword puzzles, fireside time with loved ones, and sharing ideas. Continue reading Meeting Meghan Hill, Author of Making Room for You