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INCEPTIO and PERFIDITAS by Alison Morton

INCEPTIO and PERFIDITAS by Alison Morton

Author Alison Morton   INCEPTIO New York, present day, alternate reality. Karen Brown, angry and frightened after a kidnap attempt, has a choice – being eliminated by government enforcer Jeffery Renschman or fleeing to mysterious Roma Nova, her dead mother’s homeland in Europe. Founded sixteen centuries ago by Roman exiles and ruled by women, Roma […]

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Masquerading as Male in Crime Writing: A Pseudonym Story

Masquerading as Male in Crime Writing: A Pseudonym Story

Rightly or wrongly, there is a perception, in certain quarters in Britain, that women cannot write as convincingly and authentically as men about guns, weapons, biological, or otherwise, explosions, flying off in helicopters, tearing off on motorbikes and security service issues. I suspect, although I have no evidence to support it, other than the fact […]

November 21, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Revolt by Qaisra Shahraz, Released October 7, 2013

Revolt by Qaisra Shahraz, Released October 7, 2013

Revolt by Qaisra Shahraz is Launched Arcadia Press launched Revolt by the international best-selling English / Pakistani author Qaisra Shahraz. We have been following her international travels to exotic literary festivals in China, India, Indonesia, Germany just to name a few. In preparation for Qaisra stepping up as Site Sponsor for Women Writers, Women Books, […]

October 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alternative History…What if women were in charge?

Alternative History…What if women were in charge?

A small child, curls bobbing on a head she’s forgotten to cover with the sunhat her mother insists on, crouches down on a Roman mosaic floor in north-east Spain. Mesmerised by the purity of the black and white pattern, the craftsmanship and the tiny marble squares, she almost doesn’t hear her father calling her to […]

September 5, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
How Guernsey Evacuees Changed My Life

How Guernsey Evacuees Changed My Life

In May 2008 I was an administrator at the University of Manchester and also a part time history student. One day whilst working in a Manchester archive, I discovered that over 17,000 Guernsey evacuees had arrived in England in June 1940, just before the Nazis invaded their island. I was totally astounded! I knew that […]

September 1, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
A day in the life of… Joanne Harris

A day in the life of… Joanne Harris

Ever since I left teaching in 1999, I’ve been waiting for a typical day to come along, so that I could describe it to all the people who kept asking. Some time ago, I realized that typical wasn’t really a word that fitted my life all that easily. When I was a teacher, I had […]

August 26, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More
Women Vs Thrillers

Women Vs Thrillers

All writers need inspiration. For me, it’s the “what if” scenario: What if your neighbour turns out to be a serial killer? What if the supermarket at the end of your street is a cover for an international drugs cartel? What if the old man who owns the second-hand bookshop is actually a ghost? It’s […]

August 22, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
When Life Starts to Resemble your Writing

When Life Starts to Resemble your Writing

People often ask me if the mother character, Maman, in The Night Rainbow is based on myself. The short answer is no.   I’m not a big fan of ‘write what you know’. So many interpretations of this axiom lead to pretty unimaginative stories. Of course our lives inform our writing, because we have experiences […]

August 17, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More
Writing with Dyslexia

Writing with Dyslexia

I wasn’t diagnosed with dyslexia until I was in my twenties and at university. Apparently my tutor thought my handwriting ”looked like someone with dyslexia” and sent me off to be tested. When they confirmed I was, I purposefully didn’t look into what that meant. I didn’t want to be labelled. But as my middle child grows and […]

August 5, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
But Who will Want to Read it?

But Who will Want to Read it?

An esteemed British writer, one whose novels have been published for half a century, advised me recently not to read my own book reviews – unless they’re written by someone whose opinion you respect. Good reviews will make you vain, they told me, and the bad ones will crush you. Since then, I’ve tried to […]

August 3, 2013 | By | 12 Replies More