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Katie Isbester of Claret Press on creating the audio for “Term Limits”

Posted on 8th November 2018 by Catherine O'Brien

Brace yourselves because I’m about to make two contradictory statements. Here goes the first: It is my passionately held belief that the essence of storytelling has not changed over the millennia. It can’t change because we haven’t changed. Our species… Read more »

Thoughts on “Term Limits” by Katie Isbester of Claret Press

Posted on 11th October 2018 by Catherine O'Brien

As a Canadian I just celebrated Thanksgiving. As a European, I wasn’t given any days off for it. So instead I stuffed a turkey in the trunk of the car, poured pumpkin pie mix into a bowl and stuffed it… Read more »

So here’s something I hadn’t considered: the anti-hero of my young adult novel might be a little too anti and not enough hero-y. When I read BlackOut by Sam Grenfall for the first time, I took to this kid. He’s… Read more »

Jessie Cahalin – Accidental Novelist and Blogger

Posted on 8th August 2018 by Catherine O'Brien

I am an accidental blogger who never dreamed I would become synonymous with books and handbags.  My creative journey has gathered pace and led me to mysterious destinations. However, I always knew writing a novel would be a chapter in… Read more »

    Liam Gerrard and I have recently finished work on the audio production of my historical novel, The Hidden Village. For me, it was an exhilarating and thrilling process to be working with a professional actor and hearing the… Read more »

Family favourites for the festive season

Posted on 20th December 2017 by Bryony Robertson

1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L Frank Baum  You’re no longer stuck in gridlock on the way to Grandma’s, you’re skipping down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and co. Drown out the honking horns and placate the… Read more »