Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog! Following the Easter break, I’m chatting with Amelia Chambers, an author living in Ireland who loves mystery stories, Shakespeare, and Hardy, but hates platform shoes! Amelia, welcome to my blog. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? “If reading be the food of… Read More
Every once in a while you get to read something special and this is what John Sharpe: No. 1,348 by Riley J Froud is – something very special. To be honest, I had always intended to read this, but I guess the title was strange enough to make me move it down the to be… Read More
Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog. We are starting April by saying hello to Janet Gogerty, an author from Dorset in the UK who likes to embarrass her family … welcome to my blog. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? I’m Janet Gogerty and I always write… Read More
Can you keep a secret? Most authors can, often the plots of novels depend on them. A writer polishing her first book told me that in her next novel nobody would have secrets from anybody; it was too stressful remembering what each character knew and who they were keeping secrets from. I have just finished… Read More
By Syl Sabastian “Drought always ends in rain.” Sometimes, the profoundly obvious, is also profoundly impactful. We received rain last night, after half a year of no-rain. I love the rain. Rain brings me joy, comfort, peace and a profound happiness. It’s as if I am feeling the earth receiving this profound bounty. As I was imbibing… Read More
Welcome to the Chissick Chat Blog! Today I’m saying hello to Kimberly Livingston, an author from Colorado who loves language, believes in happy endings and is currently on a blog tour! And today, it’s my turn. Please, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? Hi Elaine thanks for inviting… Read More
By Lynn Willoughby Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa Will Ferguson I knew this book of non-fiction would not be an easy read, but I like Ferguson’s style of writing so wanted to get into his newest book. He can take a very dark subject – Rawanda, and while… Read More
This is an interesting little book based on the infamous Kinmel Riot, at the end of the First World War, in a repatriation camp for Canadian Soldiers in Wales. It is called Canadian Historical Fiction, which I guess I have to take at face value, although it read more like an actual report based on… Read More
By Syl Dinada I came upon a post. Well, “post” is perhaps charitable in the context. This err… let’s just say, less-than-positive display, did not relate to the goals of that particular Writers’ Group. A long convoluted, interesting, and sometimes even slightly bizarre comment thread developed. Much of the discussion revolving around the lack of… Read More
Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Dr. Liz Walder Welcome to the twelfth edition of Chissick Chat, where we are saying hello to Dr. Liz Walder, British author of non-fiction works on architectural history. Welcome to my blog. Please can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your books? Dr Liz Walder, academic and architectural… Read More
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