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I'm so pleased to see how many people now listen to them. Many years ago the spoken versions were really only for the visually impaired and they were seen as the poor relation of publishing. But now audio books are seen as entertainment that everyone can enjoy. I think the arrival of smartphones and download technology has had a lot to do with the surge in popularity. In the old days they came on dozens of tapes, then CDs, and they were bulky and expensive. Now the price has come down and like eBooks they can be downloaded instantly. I get free copies of all my audio books and I often listen to them.
I'm always impressed the quality and it's a very different experience from reading. How important do you think finding the right reader is? I'm lucky in that the amazing Paul Thornley does many of my audiobooks. He's a great actor, so great he was able to play Ron Weasley on stage in the Harry Potter play despite not being ginger! He has a great sense of pace and timing and goes to a lot of trouble to make sure he gets the voices of the characters right. He often emails me for the backstory of the character in my books so he can nail the accent.
He's a real professional. I find audiobooks are great while driving. I tend to get bored with music on long drives and audiobooks are a terrific way of passing the time, with the advantage of course that you can keep your eyes on the road! If you find yourself on the Tube in London during rush hour there's often no room to open a book or a newspaper, so audiobooks come in very handy there! They're also a great way of drifting off to sleep late at night, though I would hope that my books are so exciting that they'd keep you awake!
I spent much of my childhood in libraries. I did most of my homework in the local library as I had four siblings and our house was always bedlam.
By the 5th Century, the annual Athens drama festival, known as the Dionysia in honour of the god of the theatre, Dionysus had become a spectacular event, lasting four to five days and watched by over 10, men , source: Sisters of Holmes County Sisters of Holmes County. To be honest, my involvement has been minimal, though I did visit the set several times. I wrote a draft in about two months and not much changed over the years. I was thrilled when one of these agents, Judith Murdoch, asked to see the rest of the book, then going on to secure my first publishing contract. Given how long you've played a farmer, do you think you could have a fair crack at farming yourself?
During the school holidays where I didn't have a job I would read up to ten books a week from the local library - mainly science fiction. I couldn't afford to buy books and relied on the library for pretty much all my reading material. Libraries are a vital resource and it is shameful the way the government -irrespective of the political party in power - have slashed library budgets and caused so many to be closed. The older I get the more I realise that the men and women in power in our country do not have the best interests of our citizens at heart.
But they are closing down resources like libraries that cost the user nothing. Anyone can use a library and benefit from the knowledge within.
But our Government doesn't care about libraries because they don't earn money. It's all about money. Universities earn money, libraries don't, so they promote the former and shut down the latter. I understand that with the growth of the internet people have access to information no matter where they are. But libraries are more than just collections of books. They are safe places where people - no matter who they are and what their circumstances - can study and learn. And let's not forget librarians, a free resource for anyone who wants to widen and expand their knowledge. I'm pretty sure it's a class thing.
Most working class homes are crowded and noisy and don't have many books. Middle class homes are generally quiet and supportive and filled with books. So who benefits most from libraries? Working class kids. Your average politician - be they Conservative, Labour or whatever - really has no idea what it is like to be working class kid who has to struggle to learn, so they really don't care about libraries. The more I think about it the angrier I get, so I'd best stop now! As both authors are debut novelists we're all very excited for what they do next.
Anthony Peardew is the Keeper of Lost Things. Forty years ago he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Broken-hearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects - the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidentally left behind - and writing stories about them.
Now, in the twilight of his life, he worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting housekeeper Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions that trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters New name. New family. Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police.
But out of sight is not out of mind. As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water. Good me. Bad me. She is, after all, her mother's daughter Before her writing career took off, she worked as a student nurse, a bookseller and went to Cambridge University to study Archaeology as a mature student.
She enjoys medieval cookery and lives in Cambridge. It was something I always did, but about ten years ago I joined a writing group. That galvanised me, and after that I never looked back. I do carry a notebook, which I'll sometimes use if I'm out on the road. For story ideas and snippets I'm more likely to use my phone because I always have my phone, but don't always have my bag!
There's an app called Evernote which is just fantastic - not only can I type in bits and pieces, but I can record my voice and take photos too. Why did you choose to write crime fiction and psychological thrillers? I love writing the thrillers particularly because they are an opportunity for me to examine my own fears - fears of the dark, of strangers, of being alone or betrayed.
It's very cathartic. So many! I'm a big fangirl of the Gothic. It was also so much more - I thought it was amazing. Oh yes, for all the good it does! But the only thing you can guarantee is that the descriptions will radically change. When I write a chapter breakdown the same thing happens - no way will it resemble the finished book, but it's a place to start. To quote Eisenhower: "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Where did the inspiration come from for Dear Amy? I wrote a draft in about two months and not much changed over the years.
It's very peculiar, as that almost never happens for me. Normally there are bits and pieces - a single scene at the heart of the book, a sense of a character and the central dilemma of their life, and I build the book out of that. How did you research it? Reading, the internet, and also, for the Grove, the house at the heart of the novel, I drove out and visited some Jacobean houses, such as Gravetye Manor and Felbrigg Hall. There is nothing quite like being in the place to get your imagination firing.
I set a target of a thousand words a day. Inspiration is something you plough forwards towards - it rarely appears on demand. What do you most enjoy about writing? Losing yourself in it. There are times when hours pass by in the blink of an eye, and when you look back over the words you don't remember putting them down. How has the success of Dear Amy affected your life? It's transformed it in that I get to do what I love first and foremost, instead of trying to fit it into the cracks of everything else. But it's also scary, because previously there were no consequences for failure, and your failures are how you grow as a writer.
That said, I wouldn't change it for the world. Yes, I can! She's astounded and devastated by this as she had no idea anything was wrong. As she digs deeper, she discovers that her mum, Nina, was involved with a cult in her youth - and furthermore was about to publish her experiences It's coming out in February next year, and I couldn't be more excited. What are your plans for the future? Well, I'm working on the third thriller now no title yet , which is set in Orkney, and about Fiona, an archaeologist that hates digging, that agrees to go up there to help out a friend and gets much more than she bargained for.
I'm really enjoying it as Orkney is a fantastic setting, full of the sea and sky, and the book speaks to a lot of the things that fascinate me - secrets that people keep, even from themselves, and the front that we put out to the world. Sarah Hawkswood is the author of the Bradecote and Catchpoll Investigations series. An alumni of Oxford University, the series has received rave reviews from media and the public alike.
Ordeal By Fire, the second in the series has recently been published as an audiobook by Isis Publishing. You've written a number of books now, have you always had an interest in writing? Yes, I have to say that I began writing creatively at eleven, poetry and a few short stories in those days, and I have always loved words.
I think writing stems from pleasure in reading, and my father was a keen reader, and encouraged me. I grew up on a core of Kipling's verse, C S Forester, Georgette Heyer, and a lot of military history books, since that was my first love. Obviously a degree such as history requires one to write, but the pressures of an essay crisis are not conducive to crafted prose. Having the time to finesse what one wishes to convey, whether within factual writing, or in fiction, is a wonderful luxury.
What attracted you to writing mysteries? At the risk of a bad pun, I like the skeleton. By this I mean there is an essential structure around which one builds the musculature and detailing of the story and one always knows when it has reached the end! I also enjoy the weaving of the plot, which I liken to creating a pattern welded sword, crafting the individual elements into one strong and beautiful weapon. When writing the first novel, Servant of Death, did you plan to write a series or was it a stand-alone novel that evolved?
Whilst I wanted it to work as a stand-alone, I always saw Servant of Death though it had a different working title as the first in a series, and knew that it was just the beginning of the arcs for my central characters. Being an introduction, I know it has its limitations, but it was a solid base upon which to build. Did you find writing Ordeal By Fire easier because some of the characters were already established through the first book? I did, not because Bradecote and Catchpoll were established as much as I was able to add to them and bring them on, which would have been overload in the first tale.
Having said which, other than the central pairing and William de Beauchamp, the lord sheriff, all the characters were new in the second book. Why did you decide to base Ordeal By Fire in? I think because I had set the first story in and did not see Bradecote and Catchpoll hunting one murderer a year. I picked because it was long enough after the year of great flux, , when King Stephen was incarcerated after the Battle of Lincoln and it looked for some time as if the Empress Maud would be crowned in his place.
I wanted the Anarchy to be still ongoing, but that huge uncertainty removed by a little space of time. What were some of the challenges you found writing in this time frame? I think the biggest challenge is actually for my 'detectives', in that we are dealing with a time not just before modern forensics, but before there was any chance to take notes. Every interaction with a witness or suspect has to be filed in the mind without any recourse to written material, and that means one has to factor in 'losing' important facts amongst all the information they have to store mentally.
My 'team' is therefore fallible, and does forget things, or give things the wrong importance. The only 'forensic' aspects they can have are what is visible to the senses, and what is learned by experience. They also have to view everything from a 12 th C perspective, and whilst I make every effort to achieve that mindset I doubt I have it perfectly. Did you do a lot of research into the 12th century before writing?
The framework was already known to me, but the political history etc does not equip one for details of day to day living, and I have researched both the archaeological record and indeed experimental archaeology to get details on everything from how they cooked to how they were tanning hides at the time. I also consult some very helpful doctors and a lot of local history, using the old Victoria County History as a starting point, since it is good provider of sources.
I try to create the most accurate 'world' that I can, and certainly attempt to give the right feel to the atmosphere. You read Modern History at Oxford, do you think your background helped you during the writing process? Modern History at Oxford at least back in my day began in AD as the Roman legions left Britain, and which elements one covered in depth was in part down to the tutors one was assigned.
I was very fortunate in having a tutor who specialised in the Anglo-Norman period, which was new to me in all but basic detail. I find the continuity within the period even more fascinating than the change, looking at how people lived, and indeed how the language began to evolve. I was also taught to analyse and challenge sources, and that helps when 'detecting' with my characters, and to justify my opinions under 'cross-examination' by tutors. The audiobook is read by Matt Addis. What were your first thoughts when hearing Ordeal by Fire was to be turned into an audiobook?
I actually think an audiobook, if given a good narrator as I have found with Matt Addis and Ordeal by Fire, is the most perfect 'media translation' for me as an author, because the words and characters that I crafted are unadulterated, and yet given a whole new layer through the vocal interpretation. I can say in all truth, that when I started out as a writer, the greatest 'prize' beyond actually being in print, was the dream of one day hearing my books as audiobooks. Ulverscroft, through Isis audiobooks, have given me that.
I am over the moon. Is there somewhere you'd recommend listening to Ordeal By Fire?
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That is a difficult question, because some people listen to audiobooks only when doing certain things such as travelling on long journeys, or doing the ironing. I have to say that listening in bed is the one way I find awkward, because even if the book is interesting and the reader has a wonderful voice, and I think Matt Addis is superb , that wonderful voice can encourage me to drop off enough to lose track of where I am in the plot, which is pretty important for a murder mystery.
So I would say listen wherever you are at ease with the words and voice, and enjoy it. Kitty Neale writes family sagas set in and around South London, where she grew up. Both her parents worked full-time in local factories and she spent her childhood exploring Battersea and Clapham Common. She worked in various jobs before starting a family. The tragic loss of her son eventually sparked a desire to start writing in the year and she has since penned more than 15 novels. She now writes from her home in Spain where she lives with her second husband.
Magna have published her collection in large print and we will be publishing her latest book, A Mother's Sacrifice, next year. My ideas originally form from a character. A small scene with a character will pop into my head, and from that scene, a whole story will develop.
It most often happens when I'm in bed at night, just about to drift off to sleep. Of course, once the story begins to form, sleep will evade me! After losing my son and then chairing a bereavement group for two years, a friend suggested starting a writing circle. With no experience and a lot to learn, I began my first novel. I needed help with the formatting, and punctuation, but despite this the story seemed to flow as I became embroiled in the lives of my characters. When the book was completed, fellow writers in the circle encouraged me to send the first few chapters and a synopsis to some literary agents.
I was thrilled when one of these agents, Judith Murdoch, asked to see the rest of the book, then going on to secure my first publishing contract. How long have you lived in Spain? Do you know many other writers over there? What are the pros and cons of living abroad? My hubby and I have lived in Spain for thirteen years now and love it.
We live inland, close to a mountain village with wonderful scenic views.
It's a peaceful, lovely location, perfect for writing with few distractions. On the negative side, it was hard to leave my daughter and grandson when we moved here and I missed them terribly. However, my daughter and her husband now live in Spain too, with us all looking forward to visits from my now grown up grandson. I prefer writing in the mornings, though once started, and on a good day when the story is flowing, I can still be at my desk until the early evening.
Most of your books are set in London, can you tell us about this? My books are mostly set in South London, and as I lived in the area from the age of two, my formative years were spent there. It's a place that holds many memories, and the influences of this working class area, along with the varied characters that crossed my path, shape my novels.
Are you planning to set any novels in Spain?
I'm not planning to, but you never know. Do you plan the whole plot before you start writing? Like I mentioned earlier, a small scene and a character from the basis for my stories, and once I have a story in my head, I will write a more detailed synopsis. It helps me to remember! Quite often, even with the plot planned and written, the story will develop and go off on a tangent from the original plan. Do your personal experiences and the losses you have suffered in your life, influence your writing?
Yes, I think my personal experiences, loves and losses, influence my writing. I feel that everything we go through in life gives us empathy, an understanding of what others have had to face. This can range from negative experiences, such as poverty, illness, cruelty and the devastation of losing loved ones, to positive ones, such as love, marriage and the joys of childbirth. You lost your son in , how did writing help you to get through this terrible tragedy?
However, another story was already forming in my mind, new characters taking shape, and new experiences to explore. Now, many years and books later, I still feel the excitement of starting a new novel. When this happened, nine times out of ten when I looked at this work the following day, I would delete it. I was then advised not to force it - that when my writing wasn't flowing to just get up and walk away - to do something else, such as going for a walk or even tackling the dreaded ironing. It's the best advice I've received and it never fails to work for me. I love the finished product.
It's great to feel you have created something unique that will bring others pleasure. It will be released in February In the meantime, I'm busy writing my next novel plus I have another two stories busting to get out of my head and onto paper! The House of Eyes came out in large print last month and Magna will be publishing a High Mortality of Doves next year.