Interviews, Guest Posts and Articles
3rd September: I Write. I Read. I Review. My Top 10 Writing Tips for Shelley Wilson’s weekly blog series.
31st August: ALLi (Alliance of Independent Authors) blog. Talking about the Benefits of Writing Conferences.
8th to 14th July: Pause for Thought, BBC Radio Devon. A series of snapshots of Russia: visiting Moscow, Kostroma, Kursk, St Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok.
25th June: Myths, Legends, Books and Coffee Pots. Talking about the inspiration behind Gorgito’s Ice Rink.
15th April: Mature Preneurs. Chatting with Diana Todd-Banks about Giving It All Up To Write.
10th April: The Devonista. Reviewing WITCH: a Circle of Spears production by Tracey Norman.
11th to 17th March: Pause for Thought, BBC Radio Devon. A series of reflections on television through the decades from 1950s (Monday) to 2010s (Sunday).
13th February: Val Penny’s Book Reviews. Answering Val’s 5 Questions of Writing.
3rd January: Random Things Through My Letterbox. A Day In The Life…Two versions of my writing day: what I would like it to look like; and reality!
4th June: Deano’s Grill. A grilling interview with James D Mortain’s fictional detective, Andrew ‘Deano’ Deans.
16th February: With Love For Books. With Love For Romantic Books Cold. A romantically-themed interview to suit the date, plus a great review of Gorgito’s Ice Rink.
1st February: Tiverton Community Radio. In THE LIBRARY discussing travel, writing and books with Caro B.
30th January to 5th February: Pause for Thought, BBC Radio Devon a series of reflections on Music and Me: the music that has influenced me throughout my life. Monday (parents and piano lessons); Tuesday (singing mealtimes); Wednesday (memorable rock concerts); Thursday (musicals on stage and screen); Friday (singing for my supper); Saturday (opera) and Sunday (dance, especially ballet).
8th January: Jennifer C Wilson Sunday Sojourn – Romanov’s Russia a stroll around some of my favourite places in Russia, each with associations to the most famous dynasty in Russian history.
14th November: Being Anne An interview and chat about Counterfeit! with the wonderful book blogger Anne Williams.
5th August: Oapschat (hosted by Jan Rosser) Sisters: relations or friends? Why there are so many sisters in my novels and short stories?
5th August: Wild Words (hosted by Bridget Holding) A day in the life of a writer. Hard work or just too much fun?
4th August: Exeter Writers A round-up of my publishing news; three books in two months.
1st August: Veronica Bright Things are not always black and white; why some people ‘go bad’.
31st July: Creative Writing Matters (hosted by Cathie Hartigan) My writing experience; fighting the fear.
30th July: Carol Hedges Being interviewed by The Pink Sofa about the writing of Counterfeit!
29th July: First Draft (hosted by Rebecca Bradley) Being interviewed about the first draft of Deception!, book 2 in the Suzanne Jones series of thrillers.
28th July: A Girl and Her Cats Write (hosted by Liz Hurst) Answering questions about blogging, reading, and how much of myself goes into my stories.
26th July: Pamela Vass Offering self-publishing advice for authors who are thinking of going it alone.
23rd July: BDHawkey Author (hosted by Bridget Hawkey) In conversation on the manufacturing of medicines and the dangers of counterfeit drugs, especially in the developing world.
16th July: Oapschat (hosted by Jan Rosser) A Grown-Up Thing To Do: taking a working holiday in Portugal just prior to launching my novel.
In March 2013, Sharon Cook and I had our first taste of the celebrity press. Not OK or Hello, but we were interviewed by Lucy Walton of Female First, a website bringing us “the very latest celebrity news and gossip as well as the best in lifestyle, entertainment and fashion news”. Well, how could we refuse? At one point, our interview was sharing a page with a video interview with David Beckham and a review of Kate Mosse’s latest book. We answered questions on the process for collaborative writing, the influence of place on our work, and that old favourite: our favourite authors. You can find the full interview here.
Rebeccah Giltrow publishes interviews with writers and representatives of writing groups on her website Rebeccah Writes. She published an interview with one of the members of my own group, Chudleigh Writers’ Circle back in November 2012. In April 2013, she published my answers to her questions about being a member of a writing circle, about my writing routine (did I hear someone snigger then? I do have a routine – honestly) and about the two anthologies Sharon and I published. You can read the interview here.
Richard Hardie publishes weekly “interesting interviews with famous (and not so famous) people”. I guess I fall into the latter category (although according to my husband, I am famous in Chudleigh as one of the bossiest people in town; and I was once interviewed on the morning national TV news – in Ukraine). When Richard published his interview with me in April 2013, we talked about moving from the noisy, dirty, very dry South East to Devon, which is the opposite on all three counts; about the theme of my novel and about the month’s writing challenge that turned into a book. You can read the full interview here.