An interview with Sarah A. Chrisman

In this time of instant and universal email traffic, built-in grammar checkers, desktop publishing and online writing courses, do we ever stop and think just how writers got by in the olden days? Without having Wikipedia at their beck and call, or being able to drag their laptop to any […]

Steven A McKay’s interview with Glyn Iliffe

In the past, we’ve had our fair share of interviews with many talented authors sitting down with us to talk about their passion for literature, getting into what they think is the secret to writing a great novel. This time, we are going to try something a little different, because […]

Interview with Simon Scarrow 

Over the last fifteen years, Simon Scarrow has made a name for himself as one of Britain’s most prolific writers of historical fiction. His immensely popular Eagle series has seen a new adventure almost every year since 2000. Number thirteen, Brothers In Blood came out last year. Apart from this […]

Interview with Linda Holeman

It is said that there’s often a fine line between authors and their characters. Because reading is such a personal affair, it’s easy to read too much into one of your favourite stories, hoping to discover some privileged sense that the writer is confiding in you as a reader. In […]

Interview with David Beers

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. Still, in some cases, it helps to be warned. And The Devil’s Dream by American author David Beers certainly does look pretty ominous, with promises of sinister and bloody subjects lurking under its thin veneer. Indeed, it’s a story of […]

Interview with Steven A. McKay

A writer’s life can take strange and unexpected turns. Our next guest knows that well. One minute, you’re an unassuming meter reader sidelining as a guitarist in a heavy metal combo; the next, you’re talking to crowds of fans about hitting it big at one of the world’s most important literary […]

Interview with Eva Stachniak

Royal histories have enjoyed a resurgent popularity in recent years. Alive with electrifying drama, decadence and power-plays, these tales about kingship have a sensuous appeal that lifts us from the mundane settings of our everyday lives. At the same time, behind these regal visages, we are often struck by the ultimately […]

Interview with Glyn Iliffe – Part 2

Welcome back! Last week, we spoke to Glyn Iliffe, author of The Adventures of Odysseus, about his fascination for Greek mythology and the tremendous role it plays it his writing. In this second part of our interview, we learn more about his struggle to get published, as well as his own adventures […]

Interview with Glyn Iliffe – Part 1

Who knows what stories will stand the test of time? Many books are forgotten, yet there are a few works of literature that endure the march of the ages and keep fascinating new audiences while the world around them has forever changed. Who doesn’t love a classic? In this revered […]

Interview with Jemima Catlin

A love of books and stories is a precious thing which, once sparked, lasts a lifetime. For most of us, this love started out as a childhood infatuation, with that one tale that you read so passionately that it felt like actually living the adventure, wide-eyed and with heart thumping. […]