Category: Readers’ Corner



    In today’s Indie Spotlight, I want to introduce you to a British Author whose works I have become fascinated with over the past year. Her name is May Jackie Panayi and as the title indicates she has written books across a number of genres, both fiction and non-fiction. ​May first came to my attention when I […]

  • Interview: Glynis Smy – author of historical romance with a twist

    Interview: Glynis Smy – author of historical romance with a twist

    Interview with Glynis Smy by: Peter Best One good thing about being an author is that a great deal of people take an interest in your work. Normally it’s just a chat in a bar or talking to friends. However, every now and again some authors get the chance to be interviewed. Sometimes by a […]

  • Interview: Jan Ruth

    Interview: Jan Ruth

    Interview with Jan Ruth by: Peter Best Well friends, once again I have been lucky enough to have the pleasure of talking to yet another extremely talented author, Jan Ruth. Her work has been described in many forms as you will soon find out. But one word I will use is… Brilliant. Let’s here about […]

  • We are all being watched, all the time….

    We are all being watched, all the time….

    Under Observation On Boxing Day there was a post on our community Facebook page – had anyone found a small red drone in their garden; a Christmas present lost on its first trial. No one had, though the comments ranged from great amusement (mine included) to questions as to what his drone was doing over […]

  • Reading For Free

    Reading For Free

    Reading For Free  Most writers may hope, but do not expect, to be properly remunerated for their hard work or to make a living out of it. The explosion of e-books and Kindle self publishing, with books selling far more cheaply than paper books on the shelves of a bookshop, has increased the fear that […]

  • Author Jane Davis on Writing

    Author Jane Davis on Writing

    Jane Davis is the author of six novels. Her debut, Half-truths and White Lies, won the Daily Mail First Novel Award and was described by Joanne Harris as ‘A story of secrets, lies, grief and, ultimately, redemption, charmingly handled by this very promising new writer.’ The Bookseller featured her in their ‘One to Watch’ section. […]

  • Interview: Holly Kammier

    Interview: Holly Kammier

    Holly Kammier is the author of the books Kingston Court (Acorn Publishing 2015), and Could Have Been Hollywood. Kingston Court, a chick lit novel with a sharp edge, is scheduled for release on September 10th. A UCLA honors graduate, Holly is the co-creator of Acorn Author Services & Publishing as well as a former journalist […]

  • The Shock of the New

    The Shock of the New

    Yesterday evening I went to a seminar (don’t ask). As I arrived, the sun was shining, the leaves rustling in the breeze. Three hours later, as I stepped outside the building, the roads glistened with rainwater and the scent of spring hung in the air. We paused, four of us who happened to be exiting […]

  • Downriver


    As we strolled along the Thames one day I wondered where musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists would be without rivers and bridges. We walked from Waterloo Station along the South Bank to Tate Modern, stopping to enjoy the views from Waterloo Bridge. Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks, Waterloo Bridge, a 1930 play that became films in 1931 and 1940 […]

  • HORROR: Flu – Wayne Simmons

    HORROR: Flu – Wayne Simmons

      I hate zombie novels. They make me groan and roll my eyes, perhaps a little unfairly and perhaps a little judgementally. I do try, however, to read a novel from each genre that irritates me, every now and then, in order to confirm my fears and give me an argument to back up my […]

  • Q & A with Si Page – Missing Gretyl

    Q & A with Si Page – Missing Gretyl

    When did you first come up with the idea for Missing Gretyl? I was taking a stroll with my wife, Solana along the beach in Lytham St. Annes back in 2008 (not long before my first child, Ruben was born). We were told that walking ‘among other things’ might hasten his arrival! Where did the […]

  • SCI-FI: Aeonosphere – Jo Roderick

    SCI-FI: Aeonosphere – Jo Roderick

    Aeonosphere is an exciting adventure that crosses time and space quite spectacularly.  Tom Scandari, our intrepid hero, is on the edge of a great discovery – and no doubt, a great story for the newspaper he works for.  As he investigates his case, he discovers something that even he can’t quite believe.  It is, and I […]