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    Books,  Interviews

    Interview: Time Travelling With Craig Hallam

    Today on Rock Paper Spirit, we’re doing something a little different. I’ve stolen a time machine and travelled back to Victorian London with author Craig Hallam, who has written the Alan Shaw books, a series of steampunk adventures set in – you guessed it – Victorian London! Craig, welcome to my site and to the 19th century! Can you tell us a little bit about the Alan Shaw books please? Hi Lacey. Thanks for having me along on your time machine. Have you noticed that everything is in black and white? How odd. This is the about the right time period for Alan’s adventures. The series is a trilogy with each book…

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    Author Interview: Wedding Crashing With Jessica Goodwin

    It’s February, spring is just around the corner and love is in the air! So, what better way to interview my next guest on Rock Paper Spirit than by crashing a wedding! I’m here with romance author Jessica Goodwin at the most glamorous society wedding you could imagine to do some writing research. I brought a toaster and added it to the gift pile so I don’t feel like a freeloader. The venue is gorgeous; chandeliers everywhere, wall-to-wall designer outfits and…oh champagne! *takes a glass* Can I tempt you to a canape Jessica? I probably shouldn’t, because I’m struggling to lose these stubborn holiday pounds, but… one won’t hurt. Okay,…

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    People Watching At A Grand Prix With Carol Ann Kauffman

    Interview time again folks and this is an interview first published back in 2013 with a writer I’ve featured previously on RockPaperSpirit. I’ve invited author Carol Ann Kauffman along to have a glass of something fizzy and some canapes at the VIP area of a Grand Prix as we chat about her books, past career as a teacher and, as always, biscuits!  Her novel, The Baslicato is actually set partly in southern Italy and features a racing driver.  A novel featuring one of my favourite parts of the world and motorsport?  That sounds right up my street! Hi Carol, thanks for agreeing to this interview.  Firstly, can you tell us in…

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    My First Radio Interview at Irvine Beat FM!

    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been compiling a list of all my promo links and one of my favourites is the radio interview I did with local DJ Ronnie McGhie at Irvine Beat FM back in September 2014. My first book signing was planned for the following day.  Things didn’t quite work out as planned. On the Sunday before the radio interview, my son fell ill.  Nothing serious – just a tummy bug – but it lasted until the Thursday.  Caring for him while he was unwell left me tired with very little time to prepare.  That, coupled with the referendum happening in Scotland, meant I was totally…