This week I’d like to welcome Annie Douglass Lima who spent most of her childhood in Kenya. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since childhood, and to date has published seventeen books (fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Heartsong is her 18th novel and she has kindly made the first chapter free to anyone who wants to download it. Download Heartsong Chapter 1 to read now!
This week I’d like to introduce you to David Litwack, the author of The Seekers dystopian series for young adults. The Children of Darkness is the first of the novels. David has been writing since the age of 16 and is the author of four books so far.
Please welcome Tracey Mathias, a writer of novels for children and young adults; author of the Assalay Trilogy, of which A Fragment of Moonswood is the first book; a lyricist at the Da Capo music foundation; lover of music, London and Wales.
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.
Hi everyone, this week I’d like to introduce Melody Winter, a North Yorkshire lass who seems to love tea almost as much as I do. She still lives in North Yorkshire with her husband and sons, dreams of moving to Spain to enjoy Sangria watching the sunset over the rooftops and currently writing her third novel in the Mine series, Sachael Delusions.
This week I’d like to welcome Brydie Walker Bain author of The Secret of Sinbad’s Cave to the Thursday Throng hot seat. Hailing from New Zealand, she studied History and Theatre & Film at Victoria University of Wellington and then continued her studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the USA.
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.
It’s my great pleasure to introduce Shay West on today’s Thursday Throng author interview. Shay has a doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. And when she isn’t writing she’s teaching biology classes at Colorado Mesa University. She is a passionate scientist and loves magic and fantasy.
I’d like to welcome Gary Bonn to the Thursday Throng chair today. Gary lives in Scotland with his family and an alarming number of accident-prone chickens. His writing is informed by his long experience working with children with social, behavioural or mental health difficulties and equally by his fascination with hunter-gatherer societies. He throws a mean spear.
Huw Thomas is an unusual character for an author, not only is he a prolific writer but he exercises too – I love the fact that he rode 10,000 miles on a tandem with his wife to raise money for Shelterbox; well done Huw, that’s an amazing achievement. In addition to this interview he’s doing a lot of work raising more money for Shelterbox with a competition linked to the book; you can find out more on his blog here: http://hdthomas.wordpress.com/other-projects/competition-unlock-the-vault/