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  1. Author Jan Harvey shares her inspiration behind her latest book The Slow Death of Maxwell Carrick

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Author Jan Harvey shares her route to writing her first novel, and her inspiration behind her latest latest book. About Jan: My name is Jan Harvey, I am an author and artist living in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. I moved here twenty-one years ago and live in a small, but thriving, village with my husband, Paul and flat-coated retriever, Byron. I write historical fiction and love to immerse myself in the social history of both England and France. I am an avid reader and enjoy everything from the classics to modern gritty novels but, above all, I love a mystery.   When did you start to write? I used to design, write and edit business publications, but as websites became the ‘new media’ I lost...
  2. Interview with Angela Dyson is the author of The Love Detective

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I caught up with Angela Dyson on the inspiration behind her debut novel,  The Love Detective. It’s a very fun read!!! About Angela I’m Angela Dyson. I’m 56 years old. I’m a dreamer, I’m a romantic (currently a single one) and I’ve recently changed my life having moved from London to Surrey to concentrate on being a full-time writer.   When did you start to write? I started writing stories when I was a teenager and have continued off and on ever since. What have been the challenges for you? I always wanted to be a writer but never had the confidence to go for it full throttle until now. Self-belief...
  3. Author Interview: Dee Coxon talks about the inspiration behind her book Polish The Diamond In Your Heart

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon The latest in our interview series of authors over 50. Dee Coxon shares the inspiration behind her book, Polish the Diamond in Your Heart, how to reveal your unique fire and brilliance and use it to start a business in midlife and beyond. About Dee I was born in the North East of England and have been self-employed since I was 18. After 30 years I left my vocational path and entered the world of academia, believing this was what I needed to support a career change. In the year I turned 50 I gained a Master’s degree, a teaching certificate, became a Grandma and lost my mother to cancer after a 2 year battle, during which I nursed her. A quote by Rufus wainwright: you’re born twice, once at your...
  4. Interview with author Christine Webber on her career and inspiration behind her latest book Its Who We Are

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   I caught up with Christine Webber, on the inspiration behind her latest book, It’s Who We Are, and the life issues it explores for women over 50. When did you start to write? As a child, I was always writing stories. I also wrote plays – usually with a good part in them for me! One of these – which owed much to the plot of the Nutcracker Ballet – was called ‘Midnight in the Nursery’ and it was put on in my junior school.  Quite a proud moment.   What have been the challenges for you? My first book was a novel, published by Century Hutchinson in 1987. At the time of writing it, I was a television news presenter at Anglia Television. I had intended...
  5. Judy Leigh talks about the inspiration behind her first novel, A Grand Old Time

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I love to feature women on the website who follow their dreams over 50. Today I am sharing my interview with Judy Leigh, who has published her first book,  A Grand Old Time, and shares the inspiration behind it. About Judy I live in the south west in a tumbledown farmhouse. When I’m not writing, I enjoy yoga, cycling, live music, theatre. I am a Reiki healer and I have three cats. When did you start to write? When I was three. I have always written anything I could – poetry, short stories, songs. I love writing 100,000 word novels most. What have been the challenges for you? Not having enough time to write in the earlier days. When I worked a long day and had a child under...
  6. Author interview: the story behind the memoir ‘ Finding your Way: When Life Changes Your Plans: A Memoir of Adoption, Loss of Motherhood and Remembering Home’

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon V. Lakshmi talks about the road to writing her moving memoirs ‘When Life Changes Your Plans: A Memoir of Adoption, Loss of Motherhood and Remembering Home’ A little about yourself:  I live in the United States, in the Midwest. Author website: www.vlakshmiauthor.com   When did you start to write? Started writing last August. I had graduated from University in May 2017. I have a Bachelors of General Studies with minors in Psychology and Gender Studies. I had gone back to finish my degree. What did you do prior to this? I have run a photography business for the last nine years and still do. When was your first book published? This is my first book and it is coming out in 2018. What is the title of the book? Finding Your Way When Life Changes Your Plans: A...
  7. Book Review: No One But You by Tessa Levy

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Would your life story make interesting reading? Would others want to read about it? I recently interviewed Tessa Levy, who published her first novel, No One But You,  based on her own life story at the age of 86. Firstly, the fact that Tessa had the motivation to write her book in her 9th decade was inspirational, but having read the book, her life to date has been inspirational too. The book is a testament to resilience, ambition and loyalty, at a time when young women were not encouraged to be independent or follow their dreams. As the youngest of six children in a family of Jewish immigrants living in war torn London, Tessa strikes out on...
  8. Interview with author Sue Clark on the inspiration behind her book Note to Boy

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon   Continuing our author interview series as we chat to women publish their first novels over 50 About Sue I’m Sue Clark from an apparently sleepy market town in Oxfordshire, UK, where I worked for many years as a journalist, BBC comedy scriptwriter and PR writer. Newly retired, I’ve now turned my hand to what I’ve always wanted to do – write a novel. The comic novel, Note to Boy, isn’t the first I’ve written, but it’s the first to be published.   When did you start writing? I’ve been writing since I could hold a pen. When I was a schoolgirl I used to write plays and put them on in our garden, cajoling my reluctant friends to be in them and saving the juiciest parts for myself, of course.   What...
  9.  Review of The Italian Regional Cookbook by Valentina Harris – with sample recipes

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon If you want to add just one cookbook on your kitchen shelf , let it be this one. It is absolutely gorgeous.  The Italian Regional Cookbook by Valentina Harris has 325 recipes with 1500 photographs. It is not just a cookbook, but a journey through Italy. The photographs are stunning. The book takes you on a culinary tour of 20 regions of Italy – from the flavours of the Mediterranean to the Trentino region where cuisine is somewhat heartier. The photos of the food combined with the images and history of the food from each region inspire you to want to cook something new -and book your next holiday to...
  10. Interview with author Maggie Christensen on the inspiration behind her book The Good Sister

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon As part of our series of interviews with authors who write for women in midlife and beyond, whose books feature central characters that women over can relate to, Maggie Christensen shares her inspiration behind her latest book , The Good Sister.: A little about yourself: I was born and grew up in Scotland, moving to Australia to teach in primary schools in my mid-twenties. I’m now in my early seventies and live on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast only ten minutes from the beach with my husband of over 30 years. When I’m not writing, I love to read or walk along the beach with my husband and have coffee in one of our favourite cafes. When did you start to write? I’ve written material of one sort or...
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