Behind The Book (Series 3).


Jan Baynham.

Launching a debut novel during lockdown is not the easiest task but a trip to a sun-drenched Greek island, especially with a mystery to solve, seems like just the escape we could all do with at the moment – even if it is all in our heads.

Jan tells me about writing Her Mother’s Secret along with her path to publication.

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Cass Grafton.

With her latest book, Cass Grafton branched out into the world of contemporary romance – with great success, if the reviews are anything to go by.

In my third Behind The Book post of the year, she talks about her inspiration for writing The Cottage In A Cornish Cove and shares some top author tips.

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Juliette Lawson.

As a beta reader for Juliette Lawson’s debut, A Borrowed Past, I was delighted to be able to talk to her about her inspiration for this historical novel.

I was amazed to discover that Juliette didn’t start creative writing until the age of 52 after putting together a parish history.

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Miriam HalahmyMiriam Halahmy.

A Carnegie Award nominee, Miriam Halahmy has many strings to her bow but is perhaps best known for her books for children, teens and young adults.

In my first Q&A of series 3 of Behind The Book, she explains the inspiration for her latest novel, Always Here For You, and shares her top tips for those wanting to write for a younger audience.