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Friday In Focus: Rachel Dunning

Friday In Focus: Rachel Dunning

I was raised in the slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was seventeen. Morty figured my father’s passing meant I would automatically take on dad’s debts. I refused. And I paid for that refusal. So did my sister. So now I fight. All I know how to do is fight. The best cash is in the states, so that’s where I am now. A big fish called Vito came along offering me a “favor” when I arrived. Another debt. I paid for that one too. I knew Kyla Hensley would be trouble […]



Friday in Focus: Debbie Johnson

Friday in Focus: Debbie Johnson

Today is such an exciting day because I am joined by Debbie Johnson to talk about birthdays and her new book the Birthday That Changed Everything.  Birthdays are funny things, aren’t they? I look at my kids, and it’s all about the parties. The soft play centres and swimming pools and  discos and bouncy castles. The balloons and party bags full of sugar-rush sweets and coming home and unwrapping all the presents. As you get older, it changes slightly. My oldest turned 18 this year, and he also wanted a bouncy castle – he’s mature like that – but at […]



Friday In Focus: Zara Stoneley

Friday In Focus: Zara Stoneley

It’s Friday again and this week I’m excited to be joined by Zara Stonely!!! Loving Lottie When I first started to plan out the Tippermere series, it started with Lottie. She’s the type of girl I’d love to have as a friend – warm-hearted, generous, slightly disorganized, thoughtful and good fun to be around. Because of her impulsive nature, you never quite know what’s going to happen next though. In each book in the series, Lottie has grown stronger, more confident and proved herself capable of handling the problems that life has thrown at her. At the start of ‘Stable […]



Friday in Focus: Katey Lovell

Friday in Focus: Katey Lovell

I’ve spoken before about how difficult I find it to write about something I can’t envisage.  It’s one of the reason I spend far too much time searching through Pinterest boards and Google images when I’m working on a project – what can I say?  I’m a visual creature. When writing about places, whether that’s countries, cities or somewhere more specific, like a particular restaurant, I’d much rather write about somewhere I have first hand experience of.  If I’ve been there, I’ll know if it’s bitterly cold there in November, or if the buses are silver, or if there’s lemon […]



Friday in Focus: Fiona Valpy

Friday in Focus: Fiona Valpy

It’s officially the most depressing time of the year 🙁  By the end of January we often find ourselves broke (all that Christmas splurging coming home to roost on top of a bit more temptation in the New Year sales), fed-up (it’s SO hard to get up on these still-dark mornings; those New Year’s resolutions to lose half a stone and adopt a healthier lifestyle lie abandoned in a corner as we order a large slice of cake with our cappuccino just to get us through the day) and, to make matters worse, we’re bombarded with ads for glamorous holidays […]



Friday in Focus Laura Barnard

Friday in Focus Laura Barnard

Sadie had a bumpy upbringing but she’s still managed to drag herself out and carve a career for herself. That all comes crashing down when she, along with the women she manages; Mags, Lexi & Steph, get made redundant. She’s screwed. In hindsight she shouldn’t have attacked her colleague in a moment of rage. There goes the reference. When they all bump into each other a few months later at the job centre Sadie finds she’s not the only one in a hole. Steph’s boyfriend has left her holding the baby, Lexi’s stuck in an abusive relationship and poor Mags […]



Friday in Focus: Jo

Friday in Focus: Jo

It’s Friday again and today I am excited to welcome Jo to Star Crossed Reviews to talk about her journey with writing. I would like to thank Emma for inviting me to take part in her Friday in focus feature.  I had so many things I could have written about but what I will write about is never giving up on your dreams. I’ll start my post going back to when I was at school I always loved reading and then I found I enjoyed writing too, but my problem was when I was at school.  It was all you […]



Friday In Focus: Aven Ellis

Friday In Focus: Aven Ellis

Hello and welcome to my first Friday In Focus post. This is a new post that I will be running every Friday and everyone is welcome. Bloggers, authors, readers. The aim of these posts is to promote you guys. So without further ado my first post is from the lovely Aven Ellis and we’re talking New Years Resolutions. Resolution Time! January is actually one of my favorite months of the year. Do you know why? Because January always feels like a clean slate. Time to flip the page in the calendar, start fresh, and make some New Year’s resolutions to […]