For this episode we took a walk on the dark side. Horror fiction author Edward Rosick told us about his love for the horror genre, gruesome tales, writing short stories and the darkest parts of the human mind. Enjoy!

In this episode we had the pleasure of welcoming another returning guest, the lovely Cassie Rush aka Caroline Goldsworthy. Cassie spoke about her cosy mysteries series featuring a part-time vicar, being an independent author and her future plans. Enjoy!

Cross-border talks with two lovely ladies, Linda Huber and Louise Mangos, took place for this episode. Over a glass of Prosecco, we spoke about their new books, the danger of bears and the sweet taste of Gummibärli, writing and the influence of Switzerland on those two ex-pats and their writing. Enjoy!

For this episode we had a wonderful chat with the lovely Rosie Walker about her second book “The House Fire”. We spoke about arson, derelict houses, spotting psychopaths in real life, family dynamics and why every family seems weird except your own! Enjoy!

For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the lovely Teri M. Brown and her first book “Sunflowers Beneath the Snow”. Three generations of women and a journey through history. Learn more about character driven stories, the fine line between patriotism and nationalism and why ballroom dancing and bridge should be fun. Enjoy!

In this episode we have the pleasure of talking to Icelandic crime fiction author Johann Thorsson, whose first novel “Whitesands” is a dark, thrilling tale with a touch of the supernatural. Johann told us about the evolution of his novel, writing short stories to help develop his craft as a writer and more. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is lesbian romance fiction author Ellen Hoil. Ellen’s new book “Osprey Calling” came out in 2022 and tells about life in small town America and the trials and tribulations of coming home and finding love. Find out what inspired Ellen to write her books, how she found her characters and what she wants to transport in her novels. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is crime fiction writer James Michels. His second novel “The Ballad of Johnny Carlo” and the fascinating history of the mafia was the main topic of our chat. James also shared his experience as an independent author with us, as well as all things to do with writing, marketing and everything in between. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is no other than the famous Dr Noir aka Jacky Collins! Crime fiction enthusiasts, founder, host and organiser of Newcastle Noir. We spoke about about everything crime fiction related. Books, authors, plots, the genre itself and so much more. Enjoy!

Crime fiction author Barbara Nadel is our guest in this episode. We spoke about her new book “Bride Price”, the differences and similarities of London and Istanbul, her inspirations for her character, what is important for aspiring authors and more. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is crime fiction author Sarah Hilary, author of the Marnie Rome series and the highly acclaimed stand alone “Fragile”. Sarah spoke with us about supporting new authors, the advantages of going online with literary events, her writing process and inspirations for her books. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is Icelandic crime fiction author Lilja Sigurdardottir, who is also a playwright and screenwriter. She told us a lot about Icelandic society and it’s rapid changes, her interest in domestic violence as a topic for her novels. The influence of screenwriting in writing novels is also a topic as well as the importance of the Iceland sagas for every Icelandic author. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is New Zealand author Michael Botur. He writes short stories, poems, novels for adults and young adults. Learn more about the art of writing short stories, his inspiration for his novel “Crimechurch” or his YA novel “Moneyland” and why science is also important for children. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is writer and storm chaser Lucy Lakestone aka Chris Kridler. We had a lively conversation about the art of mixology, chasing storms and writing novels, of course. Enjoy!

Returning guest, romance fiction author Jazzy Mitchell spoke with us about her new book, the promotion of books in these trying times and women in the field of new tech and gaming. It was fun to meet Jazzy again, to talk about helping new authors to become visible and so much more. Enjoy!

Romantic fiction author A. L. Brooks spoke to us about her new book “Chasing Dreams”, writing romantic fiction, being an author and working full-time in the financial sector. Our lovely guest spoke about plots, setting and characters as an important part of every novel and what it’s like to get your book published faster than expected. Enjoy!

This is the podcast version of our book launch event on Saturday 16th April for “Fractures and Hinges”. 
The MoCs Lori L. Lake and C. A. Farlow did me the honour and asked the tough questions! Enjoy!

We had the great pleasure of welcoming another returning guest on our show! Crime fiction author Mari Hannah joined us to talk about her latest Kate Daniels novel “Her Last Request”. She told us about the challenges, ideas and new projects she is working on. It is absolutely an episode you shouldn’t miss! Enjoy! 

For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful chat with lesfic author J. E. Leak. We spoke about the 40s, spies and the wartime. Romance during trying times, being an indie author in a very niche genre and so much more! Enjoy!

For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the lovely TJ Logan. Author of the romantic suspense series “O’Halleran Security International’. She told us about her experience in the security sector, having to stand up to five brothers and how this prepared her for becoming an independent author. Her writing and the importance of the writing community. Enjoy!

For this episode we had the pleasure of welcoming a returning guest, C. A. Farlow, and the narrator of her audio books, Hillary Huber. We learned about the art of narrating, how important the relationship between writer and narrator is and bringing the written word to the audience. Enjoy!

In this episode we have the pleasure of talking to the youngest author ever on our show. YA author Shanti Hershenson joined us for an intriguing chat about her ideas, aliens, dystopian landscapes, her writing process and how she manages being an author and a student. Enjoy!

South African expat Jill Wallace joined us for a lively conversation about history, South Africa, script writing and becoming an independent novelist. We learned about the business of film making, researching in libraries and on the internet and what you should do to make your life a little bit more exciting every day! Enjoy!

In this episode we have the pleasure of a conversation with our first guest from Down Under. Australian romance fiction author KJ joins us to talk about her latest book “Ignis”, the art of having a Tim Tam slam, her writing process, Christmas in Australia and more. Enjoy!

We had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the lovely Linda Jämsen, who was seeking true love. Follow us and our guest on a journey from the USA to Europe on her quest and find out what and if she found what she was looking for! Enjoy!

Are you still looking for some books to give for Christmas or to buy for yourself? Look no further! In this episode our guest Eoin shares with us his list of book recommendations across the genres. There is something for everyone! Enjoy!

Crime fiction author Christoffer Petersen told us a lot about Greenland, its society, the cold, the Northern Light and the Midnight Sun. We learned how to survive at -40° C and what it means to be an independent author. He told us about his writing process and why he quit social media and more. Enjoy!

Enjoy our first Christmas Special of 2021 with two lovely and hilariously funny ladies, Harriet Armstrong and Simone Carter! We spoke to them about the inspiration of living under the paw of two very famous cats, their human friendship, why laughter is so important in this trying times and much more. Have fun with this special episode!

For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful chat with YA author Naomi Ulsted and Cynthia Huijgens. Those two lovely ladies talk about writing, publishing, the dangers of social media and their impact on young people. Naomi’s book will be out on 7th December with Cynthia’s indie publishing house Idle Time Press. Cynthia also published book two in her “Boy between Worlds” Series! Enjoy!

We had a lovely chat with Icelandic crime fiction author Óskar Guðmundsson for this episode. We spoke about writing, women, a very personal experience which led to this book, his writing process and future projects. Enjoy

In this episode we had the pleasure of a chat with a returning guest, romance author Clare Ashton. We spoke about her new book “The Tell Tale”, a dark mystery set in Wales in the 70s. Clare shared her thoughts on life in the 70s. What is was like for women and everyone who didn’t seem to fit. She told us about the ins and outs of writing a mystery and more. Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is new author Emily Rotondi who exchanged the classroom for a life at the keyboard. Her debut novel “The Wedding Toaster” is a book that has been a long time in the making. Now it is out and she has new projects on the way. She tells about her life changing decisions, her first book and future projects! Enjoy!

In this episode our lovely guest C.A. Farlow told us about her upcoming novel “Paris Contagion”. A political and military thriller that turns into a medical thriller! We spoke about writing during a pandemic, research and more! Enjoy!

For this episode we had the pleasure of a chat with author Karmen Spiljak about her new book, a culinary noir. She told us about the ideas and recipes for the book, her writing process and everything she learned about self-publishing. Enjoy!
 
 

For this episode we had the pleasure to talk to Chris Ould, screenwriter, crime fiction author and YA author. Find out how he came to choose the Faroes Islands as a location for his trilogy, what inspired him to write “Citizen Detective” and a lot more! Enjoy!

For this episode we spoke to Romanian crime fiction author Bogdan Hrib about the links between Austria and Romania, his novels, his character Stelian Munteanu, snipers on Mariahilfer Strasse, where to find the best coffee and food. Enjoy!

In this episode we have a wonderful chat with the lovely Natalie Hibberd. Author of a dystopian sci-fi novel for YA. Learn more about her way as a writer, her inspiration and her future plans! Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is the lovely Linda Huber, author of psychological suspense novels. She told us everything about writing, character development and much more! Enjoy!

Space exploration, Sci-fi, character traits that where neglected in the past and a lot more where the topics of our lively and fascinating conversation with Dr Allen Stroud. Enjoy!

Meet nurse, author, motivational speaker and ghostwriter Ankit Shukla! Listen to a lovely conversation about his work as a nurse, his inspiration as an author and all his new and upcoming projects! Enjoy!

In this episode we have a chat with the lovely Sólveig Pálsdóttir about her latest book “Silenced”. She told a lot about what interests her in her characters, Iclandic culture and her upcoming projects. Enjoy!

Listen to our lively and fascinating conversation about real female pirates with author Anna M. Holmes. Anna told us a lot about live as a pirate and even more so a female pirate under harsh conditions on sea. Her debut novel “Wayward Voyage” came out in April 2021! Enjoy!

Our guest in this episode is Michael R. French. Author of more than twenty book for adults, young adults. History, our present times, change and how it will affect our future were the topics that touched upon while discussing his new book “Cliffhanger”. Enjoy!

In this episode we spoke to JR Pomerantz about method writing, cli-fi and creating new genres.

Listen to our conversation with Louise Mangos about psycological thrillers, Switzerland, sports and the deceptive nature of the Alps!

We had the pleasure of welcoming back romance fiction writer Jazzy Mitchell to talk about her latest book “Undertow”. It’s about growth, politics and the things life tends to throw at you to see how you cope with it. Enjoy!

For this new episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the charming James W Voyce. He told us everything about his book “Ending Samsara”, his love for writing and exploring different genres. Enjoy!

Listen to our lively conversation with up and coming thriller author Christie Newport. Her first novel “Whittingham”, which waits to be published, takes us not only back in time but also to a disturbing place. Even more so with a killer on the loose. We also talked about research, writing, hit-lists and aunties who specialize in belly dancing! Enjoy!

In this episode we talk to biographer/illustrator Harriet Armstrong, who lovingly captures the daydreaming adventures of Stumpy Cat for children! But also adults, who are still young at heart! Harriet tells us what is means to live under the paw, her art and also her fascinating day job. Enjoy!

Enjoy a lively episode with bookshop owner Helen Stanton of Forum Books, who told us everything from owning a bookshop to finding books for her costumers and organizing events with writers and their readers.

Listen to a wonderful conversation with the lovely and funny Deborah Masson, who told us everything about flash fiction, writing a crime novel and the darker sides of Aberdeen! Enjoy!

We had a great conversation with the lovely Clare Ashton about writing, publishing, plotting and more. Enjoy!

Crime fiction author Mari Hannah joined us for a wonderful conversation about her books, new ideas and writing and she didn’t hold back! Learn more about her characters and Mari’s source of inspiration! Enjoy!

A brand new episode with debut author Diane Zinne. She just published her very first novel “The All-Night Sun”. Listen to what she has to say about writing this book, being an author and future projects! Enjoy!

In this new episode I had the pleasure of talking to Naomi Ulsted. Screenplay writer, essay writer and soon to be published YA writer. Listen to a lively conversation about writing for young adults, publishing and the differences between novels and screenplays! Enjoy!

Looking for reading material? Look no further! There is something for everyone! Two charming ladies, Cynthia and Karmen, joined us for a wonderful conservation about reading tips for your staycation! Or beach reading, whichever it is! Enjoy!

Listen to a fascinating conversation with Lori L. Lake, author and founding mother of “The Golden Crown Literary Society”. We touched a lot of topics and had a wonderful chat. Enjoy!

Third time’s the charm! Which is absolutely true in this case! Listen to a wonderful conversation about writing, being a woman in the American South and current and future books. Enjoy!

Independent author Caroline Goldsworthy joined us for a lively conversation about writing, her books, the creative process and much more. Enjoy!

Vaseem Khan takes us from the present to the 1950s and beyond. Enjoy!

Listen to a lively conversation with Kate Griffin, author of the wonderful Kitty Peck Series! Enjoy!

I had the pleasure of talking to Jazzy Mitchell, author of: Lost Treasures, You Matter,  Musings of a Madwoman. Enjoy!

I had the pleasure of talking to Cynthia Huijgens, author, publisher and member of the Brussel’s Writer Circle. Enjoy!

Should we read reviews before we buy a book or rather no? What about the pros and cons of reviews? Let’s talk about it! Enjoy!

Only recently the Chattering Teacup received a parcel and we are going to find out what was inside! Enjoy!

Another episode with a list of books that should help you to spend the long dark evenings in an exciting way. It’s a short one, but we hope you still enjoy it.

Just before Christmas, for all late time shoppers, a few ideas. For family, relatives, friends or one self. We hope you like this episode and wish you all: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a happy New Year!

Another episode of more first impressions and everything to do with books. Enjoy!

What kind of books do we like and why? Why do we start to write our own stories? Are there books we could recommend? Enjoy!

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