The House That Alice Built by Christine Penhall

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Talking to my friends about Books: Claire Sheldon – The Source

Here's another recorded chat with a fellow book lover for Talking to my friends about Books. This time its Ruby Fiction writer, Claire Sheldon, author of Perfect Lie and Silent Child. Unsurprisingly crime and thrillers are at the top of her favourites list, including...

Talking to my friends about Books: Jodie Halford – Back Home

I am really enjoying finding out what my friends are reading and adding more and more novels to my list of Must Be Reads! This time, my Talking to my friends about Books pal is  Jodie Halford, She talks about books and motherhood and rediscovering her reading mojo...

Talking to my friends about Books: Ella Cook on Terry Pratchett

I've now got a very long list of recommendations of books to read as a result of chatting to my friends about their favourite reads. In this edition of Talking to my friends about Books, Ella Page, author of Beyond Grey explains why Terry Pratchett is so important to...

Talking to my Friends about Books: Owen Ward on Tombland

Because I love talking to my friends about's another one. Imagine discovering that one of your ancestors was famous! Host of the Essex By the Sea podcast, Owen Ward chats with me about a book that's based around events involving a distant relative of his,...

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The House That Alice Built won the Choc Lit Search for a Star Competition 2019. Published by Ruby Fiction it’s  available on all platforms. Find out more here.

The sequel, New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun is published by Ruby Fiction. Please click here for further details.

In July’s edition of Essex Life Magazine I wrote about how I achieved my ambition and became a published author. Click here to read it.