Category: FIF

Friday In Focus with Erin Lawless

Friday In Focus with Erin Lawless

Tell us a little about you. I am a simple creature: writer of quirky romance; blogger of history; wearer of pjs; Instagrammer of selfies; drinker of wine. Tell us about your new book I am currently working on Bridesmaids, a series of four seasonal novellas (so about 20-25k words in each instalment) that all together chart the year leading up to the wedding of Nora Dervan through the eyes of her four best friends. It’s full of secrets and champagne and a lot of people are really enjoying it, which is lovely! You have the choice of reading each quarter […]



Friday In Focus with Rebecca Raisin

Friday In Focus with Rebecca Raisin

Tell us a little about you Thanks for inviting me here! I’m a romance writer from Perth, Australia and I can usually be found with a glass of wine in hand as I wrangle my twin boys, and fall in love with fictional characters. Tell us about your new book It’s a little different from the other books, as it’s more plot driven. There’s a jewel thief on the loose and our main character Anouk is out to catch him because antiques are precious to her and she’s had a brush with a love rat who has crushed her confidence, […]



Friday In Focus with Cressida McLaughlin

Friday In Focus with Cressida McLaughlin

Happy Friday!!!! Today I am thrilled to be joined by Cressy for some Q&A. Tell us a little about you I am Cressida – Cressy – McLaughlin, I’m 34 years old and I live in Norwich with my husband David, four Lava Lamps and a whole heap of books.   I have always been a huge bookworm, I studied English Literature at university, and then I decided I wanted to try and write a book of my own.  Being able to create characters and settings and scenarios from scratch – to let my imagination run wild – and then have other […]



Friday in Focus with Chess Desalls

Friday in Focus with Chess Desalls

Calla Winston’s mobile devices sit in a corner of her room, covered in dust. Weeks ago, she shared photos and laughs with her best online friend. Now, after having felt the sting of betrayal, she prefers being hidden and friendless. She equates privacy with security and technology with pain. Then she meets Valcas, an otherworldly time traveler who traverses time and space with a pair of altered sunglasses. When an ethereal being knocks Calla to the ground near her family’s lakeside cottage, Valcas uses the Travel Glasses to help her escape. He offers his further protection in exchange for a […]



Friday In Focus with Samantha Tonge

Friday In Focus with Samantha Tonge

Happy Friday you lovely people. Today I am joined by Samantha Tonge for a lovely Q&A session. Tell us a little about you I live in Cheshire, with my lovely family and a very diva-ish cat called Mitzie! I am lucky enough to write full-time and do so at a tiny desk. I have sold around 80 short stories to women’s magazines and in 2015 my summer bestseller, Game of Scones, won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. Oh and I hate housework and love cake! Tell us about your new book Breakfast under a Cornish Sun. is for […]



Friday In Focus Jenny Hale

Friday In Focus Jenny Hale

It’s Friday! WOOOOO. Today I am excited to be joined by Jenny Hale to learn more about her and her new book. Tell us a little about you. When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me. While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a […]



Friday in Focus with Rosie Blake

Friday in Focus with Rosie Blake

Even though it was a short week I’m glad it Friday again. This week on Friday in Focus I am excited to be joined by Rosie Blake to get to know her a little better. 1. Tell us a little about you I’m a rom com writer and HOW TO FIND YOUR (FIRST) HUSBAND is my third novel. I love writing stories that are unashamedly FUN and I think this book delivers on that front (there are a lot of monkeys in it). I live in Berkshire with my lovely husband and my 3 week old son. I spend a lot […]



Friday In Focus T.A. Williams

Friday In Focus T.A. Williams

It’s almost the weekend!!!! This friday I am excited to be joined by Trevor Williams to learn a little more about him…. Tell us a little about you I’m a man, and an old one as well. It may seem strange that my chosen genre is chicklit/romantic comedy, but that’s what works for me. I’ve written all sorts, from historical fiction to thrillers, but it was my editor at Carina UK (part of Harper/Collins) who suggested I start writing for women. I’m married and live with my wife in a little village in rural Devon. Tell us about your new […]



Friday in Focus with Catherine

Friday in Focus with Catherine

Happy Friday! Today I am joined by Catherine Ferguson to talk about what she wishes she knew when started writing. Seven things I wish I’d known when I started writing You have to be incredibly single-minded and just a little bit mad to actually make it. It can be really challenging, treading this (often lonely) path to success. It’s incredibly deflating when you’ve sent off your precious manuscript with a mix of hope and apprehension in your heart, to receive word after a nail-biting wait (that might only be a few weeks but feels like six months) that it’s a […]



Friday In Focus Jules

Friday In Focus Jules

Happy Friday!!!!!! Today I am joined by the  wonderful Jules Wake to talk about writing her fourth book. Escape to the Riviera is the fourth book you’ve had published. Do you find writing a book has become easier? In some ways yes in others no.  I still find it hard work and set myself very strict daily writing goals. I’m brilliant at procrastination and there are times where writing just seems like damned hard work and I’ll do anything than plonk myself in front of my laptop. Thankfully there are others where the story just unfolds and pours out. I […]