Adele Parks – the preview interview, for Essex Book Festival

On Tuesday 4th March, Adele Parks will be at Rayleigh Library as part of the Essex Book Festival, talking about her fascinating new novel Spare Brides. In a huge departure for Adele, Spare Brides takes us back in time, nearly 100 years, to follow the stories of four friends in a generation where few women could hope for a husband, after the appalling destruction of World War One.

In this centenary year of the beginning of that conflict, Adele took time out to answer some questions about her first historical novel from Kate, to give us a taster of what we can expect… Continue reading “Adele Parks – the preview interview, for Essex Book Festival”

Nigel McDowell – the Tall Tales From Pitch End Q&A

We’re thrilled to bring you this Q&A with Nigel McDowell, author of Tall Tales From Pitch End, which has just been shortlisted for the Essex book Award, and which Kate loved when she reviewed it earlier in the year.  Read on to find out more about Pitch End, Nigel’s inspirations and what he thinks about the importance of storytelling.

P.S. Have you listened to the first episode of Adventures With Words Young Adult Edition yet?  There’s a competition to win a signed copy of Tall Tales From Pitch End, but you must listen to the exclusive Tall Tale featured in the podcast to be able to answer… You’ll find the podcast and competition here! Continue reading “Nigel McDowell – the Tall Tales From Pitch End Q&A”

Black Roses Blog Tour: the Q&A

Here’s the second part of the Black Roses Blog Tour here on Adventures With Words, to celebrate the fact that Jane Thynne’s insightful and unusual novel is now out in paperback.

We were really pleased to have the opportunity to put a few questions to Jane about her choice to set the story in Berlin in the years leading up to World War Two, her characters Clara and Leo and why she decided to focus on the women behind the big names of the Third Reich.

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Joanna Rossiter chats to Adventures With Words

Yesterday we published our review of The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter, the Appetite Book Club choice for July and a Richard and Judy Summer Read 2013.

Joanna came along to Appetite, and chatted to us about the book, her writing process and what she’s got lined up in the future.  Afterwards, she kindly agreed to do the same for Adventures With Words, in a little more depth… Continue reading “Joanna Rossiter chats to Adventures With Words”

Lydia Netzer on Shine Shine Shine

We’re really pleased to bring you this interview with Lydia Netzer, about her wonderful book Shine Shine Shine, in which we discover how difficult it is to live up to your own expectations, and those of others, especially when you don’t see the world the same way as everyone else.  I wanted to ask Lydia about how she came to write the book in the way that she did… Continue reading “Lydia Netzer on Shine Shine Shine”