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Chissick Chat

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...

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,...

Chissick Chat

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...

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...

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...

Chissick Chat

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...

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...

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...

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...

By Lynn Willoughby A Banquet of Consequences    Elizabeth George This author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels has been around for 2 decades.   I have read many of her...

By Syl Dinada Positive-negative, even good-bad. It’s just terminology really. Those in-between spaces like when painting, aren’t really negative spaces are they? They’re just different spaces. Like silence is essential to music. But silence is...

Chissick Chat

Chissick Chat with Elaine R. Chissick and Rachel Coverdale Today, I’m saying hello to a very excited Rachel Coverdale, children’s author and all round lovely person who has recently conquered her technofear!...