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Author Interviews - Get to Know your Favorite Fiction Authors!

Betsy Reavley

Bloodhound Books is a digital publisher of crime and thriller fiction started by a husband and wife team. To date we have sold over a million books, have 20 international top 100 bestsellers and now have a stable of nearly 50 authors.

I am a writer of psychological thrillers and have published 5 books to date. Being a writer is what led me to start the company with my husband, who has expertise in marketing.

The company has gone from strength to strength, over the three years it has been up and running, and we are now launching an imprint for women’s fiction.

Betsy Reavley interview

Angela Petch

Salve! (I’m in Italy and that means hi!) Thank you for inviting me on your site. My name is Angela Petch and I have self-published two novels so far, both set in and around the beautiful Tuscan Apennines. The first, Tuscan Roots was written with my Italian mother-in-law in mind. She was a young war bride, having fallen in love with a British army captain. They moved to England straight after the war and her stories fascinated me. She is now suffering from Alzheimer’s and I’m so glad she managed to read this book before it was too late. The second, Now and Then in Tuscany, continues the story of the same present day family, but dips into the past and the story of the shepherds’ transhumance at the turn of the century. It’s difficult to describe the genre of this novel. Historical-documentary-romance? I also write flash fiction and stories, which have been published in The Writing Magazine, on the MASH web-site, NHS Dying Matters, and, more recently, in PRIMA magazine. (May 2017). I won the Ip-Art Short Story Award in 2008 and that was my springboard.

Angela Petch interview

Ross Greenwood

Ross Greenwood, author of several books, was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until he was 20, attending “The King's School” in the city. He then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.

He found himself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually when things had gone wrong. It was on one of these occasions that he met his partner about 100 metres from his back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. He is still a little stunned by the pace of it now.

Ross Greenwood interview

Sarah Northwood

Hi everyone, please allow me to quickly introduce myself.

My name is Sarah Northwood, I write fiction for both Adults and Children. I guess you would say these are at opposites in terms of styles and genres and that’s one of the things I love about being an Indie Author. The ability to write where your heart takes you. That describes me as a person too, I’m led by my heart!

I dabble in Poetry, write piano music and songs for fun. I enjoy; wine, films, food, animals and generally love life completely! I’m married with two children who I adore and have inspired me so much. To say I’m proud doesn’t do them justice.

Sarah Northwood interview

Hillary Tubin

Hillary Tubin, M.S.Ed | NBCT, is an educator with 20+ years of experience in the field of literacy and a lifelong lover of books, reading, and fiction writing. She wrote 'Boys and Books' because she believes the daily reading habit is fundamental to thrive and that it’s not too late for non-reading 9- to 14-year-old boys to read for pleasure. Her passion and specialty is helping discouraged parents feel confident to re-shape reading at home so boys will read.

Hillary Tubin interview

Richard T. Burke

Richard T. Burke is the author of two full length books, The Rage and Decimation: The Girl Who Survived. He was also a contributor to the Bloodhound Books charity Christmas anthology, Dark Minds, with a story called A Christmas Killing. He is currently working on his third book, provisionally titled The Colour of The Soul. You can read about forthcoming books on his blog at www.rjne.uk and find him on Twitter and Facebook. When he’s not writing, he can often be found walking his dog in the woods around his home in North Hampshire, UK.

Richard T. Burke interview

Victoria LK Williams

I was born and raised in the Niagara Falls area of New York State. I had a typical childhood with great parents and a loving extended family. I met my husband in high school where we became best friends, and after we graduated from college we got married. I have one son who is in his third year of college. Two demanding cats make up the rest of the household. I have been doing some form of landscape design for over 30 years, so I guess you could say it’s in my blood. I currently live in South Florida, on the Atlantic coast in a small-town where you know your neighbours. I love to be outdoors and thankfully my job keeps me there.

Victoria LK Williams interview

Corinda Pitts Marsh

Like most people, I don’t really like talking about myself, so I always find a way to explain myself by talking about my writing. I am a seventy-one year old Florida Cracker, a real one. My daddy herded cattle through the swamp cracking a whip when he was twelve years old, so that must qualify me as the real thing. I love my Southern heritage, but I’m old enough to know everything about my heritage isn’t as I would like it to be. I try through my books to explain life as I see it with the hope that some of my readers might come to see their own hearts more clearly. I stand up for what I see as right even when it gets me in hot water, which it definitely does sometimes.

Corinda Pitts Marsh interview

Shaun L. Griffiths

Shaun Griffiths was born in South Wales where he studied Electronic Engineering at Llandaff College, graduating top of his class. After 5 years in the workforce he grabbed his travel boots, discovered some interesting places, and met all kinds of people. He returned to London for a while until finally settling in Poland with his wife and family. They live on the edge of a pine forest, which, together with his upbringing in Wales, gives him inspiration for his tales of fantasy and adventure for young adults.

Shaun L Griffiths interview

Jacky Dahlhaus

Jacky Dahlhaus is an Aussie girl who was brought up in Holland. She is a bit of a gypsy having moved house 13 times. Unlucky for some, but not for Jacky! She lives in Scotland where she and her husband are currently renovating an historic property and breathing new life into the building. She started writing in 2015 and enjoys entertaining people through her books. She has also embarked on a film producing career where she writes, produces and directs some of the short stories that she has written.

Jacky Dahlhaus interview

Michael R. Davidson

Michael R. Davidson was raised in the Mid-West. Heeding President Kennedy’s call for more young Americans to learn Russian he studied the language, and military service took him to the White House where he served as translator for the Moscow-Washington “Hotline.” His language abilities attracted the attention of the Central Intelligence Agency, and following his military service Mr. Davidson spent the next 28 years as a Clandestine Services officer. Seventeen of those years were spent abroad in a variety of sensitive posts working against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. In the private sector he worked as a business owner and security and economic development consultant before devoting full time to his writing.

Michael R. Davidson interview

Cherime MacFarlane

Meet the fascinating award winning, bestselling author Cherime MacFarlane, who lives in Alaska. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her ‘been-there-done-that’ and ‘no nonsense’ attitude of life. She has tackled several different genres; Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal and written about all sorts of characters and plots that evolve from a vivid imagination.

Cherime MacFarlane interview

Nancy Jardine

Nancy Jardine lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. After her primary teaching career ended in 2011, she ventured into fiction having already published local historical non-fiction. She reads across many genres but it’s no surprise that her seven published novels since 2011 are historical adventures or contemporary mysteries since she devours those genres!

Nancy Jardine interview

Kaelia Stevens

Kaelia Stevens has always written, and even when she wasn’t ideas and characters would talk to her that insisted on being heard and so she converted these ideas into stories. From an early age she devoured all things magical and mystical. To this day, she hesitantly struggles to keep one foot in reality while the rest of her remains firmly rooted in the fantastic and insane. In 2015, she finally worked up enough courage to share her stories with more than just her family, and was encouraged by the fact that she wasn’t eaten alive for it. She may be the crazy lady that talks to bugs and stares incessantly into the sky, but don’t mind her. She’s just thinking.

Kaelia Stevens interview

Eric Thomson

Eric Thomson is the pen name of a retired Canadian army officer and former IT executive who became an author almost by accident in 2014 when, more as a lark than anything else, he decided to test the publishing waters with something he wrote long ago. To his astonishment, he not only found a readership but also a career alternative that allowed him to shed the suit and tie for good.

Eric Thomson interview

Beverly Knauer

Beverly Knauer lives in sunny San Diego, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University. She served in the role of Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the County of San Diego, working with other occupational and physical therapists who provide therapy to children with special needs.
These days you’ll find her walking barefoot on the sandy shores of California’s gorgeous beaches searching for seashells, sipping and tasting different varieties of wines at the local vineyards, and writing fiction. Her debut novel is called The Line Between and her new novel, The Soul’s Hope, is coming out soon.

Beverly Knauer interview

Lorraine Bartlett

The immensely popular Booktown Mystery Series is what put Lorraine Bartlett’s pen name Lorna Barrett on the New York Times Bestseller list, but it’s her talent - whether writing as Lorna, or L.L. Bartlett, or Lorraine Bartlett - that keeps her there. This multi-published, Agatha-nominated author pens the exciting Jeff Resnick Mysteries as well as the acclaimed Victoria Square and Lotus Bay Mystery series, and the Tales of Telenia adventure-fantasy saga, and has many short stories and novellas to her name(s).

Lorraine Bartlett interview

Caroline Easton

I am a happily married forty something year old mum from Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. I started writing in 2012 after telling a friend about a little idea I’d had about a story. I haven’t stopped since.

Caroline Easton interview

Mary Anne Yarde

Mary Ann Yarde is an award-winning, international bestselling writer of historical novels. She lives in England and, in true British fashion, is a copious tea-drinker!

Mary Anne Yarde interview

Eva Jordan

Eva Jordan, born in Kent but living most of her life in a small Cambridgeshire town, describes herself as a lover of words, books, travel and chocolate. She is also partial to the odd glass or two of wine. Storytelling through the art of writing is her passion. Providing her with some of the inspiration for her writing, Eva is both a mum and step mum to four children. Her career has been varied including working within the library service and at a women's refuge. Eva has had several short stories published and currently writes a monthly column and book review for local magazine, The Fens. 183 Times A Year is Eva's debut novel.

Eva Jordan interview

Richard Murray

Richard Murray is a British writer of 12 published novels covering fantasy, science fiction and horror. Despite his numerous novels, Richard is very humble and still considers himself a novice at the writing game.

Richard Murray interview

Mark Tilbury

Tucked away in a beautiful Cumbrian village, is author Mark Tilbury, once a Navy man and now a talented writer. Mark has always enjoyed writing and his latest novel, a dark psychological thriller, has recently landed him a publishing contract with Bloodhound Books. If you haven't heard of this author it is time you did!

Mark Tilbury interview

Susanne O'Leary

I'm the Swedish-born, Irish-married author of more than twenty novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. I have also written four crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. I have been the wife of a diplomat (still am), a fitness teacher and a translator. I now write full-time from either of two locations, a rambling house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When I am not scaling the mountains of said counties, or keeping fit in the local gym, I keep writing, producing a book every six months.

Susanne O'Leary interview