The 2021 Romantic Novel Award Winners Interviews with…. Julie Houston

Originally posted on A Little Book Problem:
Today I am delighted to be interviewing the winner of the?Sapere Books Popular Romantic Fiction Award in the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards 2021 with her novel Sing Me A Secret. Please welcome to the blog, author… Julie Houston. Julie, congratulations on your win and thank you very much…

Why I love…writing a new book

So, today’s ‘what I love’ is actually about something I’ve just started…again. There’s something about the very beginning of a new novel; when the details aren’t there, when you’re feeling your way, and things are just vague shapes in your mind. For me, it starts with the end. I generally, although not always, know how […]

Why I love…the Shipping Forecast

I’m going to try to follow my daughter’s example with this blog, and post more regularly for the next few weeks. As a result, I thought I’d do some shortish posts where I write about things I love. Welcome to the first in the series! So…the Shipping Forecast. Put simply, it’s a list of the […]

Art Imitating Life – 10 ‘true’ things in my novels.

Like most authors, I often get asked if I base my characters or events on real life things, and, like most authors, I always say no! However, now that my latest novel, ‘Snowflakes Over Bay Tree Terrace’, has been published, I thought it would be nice to talk about the elements of reality in my […]

Fear and Darkness in The Karate Kid. (Or, how I learned to look properly at Johnny Lawrence.)

If someone had told my thirteen year old self I’d be writing a blog post (not that there were such things as blogs when I was thirteen!) on the subject of The Karate Kid’s chief antagonist, Johnny Lawrence, I’d have giggled pathetically and pledged eternal allegiance to Daniel LaRusso.