A Guest Post by Jo Fenton

The shock of a reader.

Social Anxiety Revealed

I was delighted to receive the following guest post from Jo Fenton, author of The Brotherhood, due for release on July 25, 2018. I’d love to hear what you think of it:

Whilst doing some research for the sequel to The Brotherhood, I began reading Social Anxiety Revealed by Miriam Drori. I was shocked to discover that this was a condition I suffered from badly in my teens and through into my twenties. Occasionally, 20 years on, I still find myself in a situation that reminds me it never quite goes away.

Jo FentonMy main symptoms in my twenties showed up at work. Prior to that, I had put everything down to the typical teen angst of a frequently bullied, nerdy and uncoordinated young girl. During my university years, most of the symptoms disappeared. I made loads of friends, had a great social life, and met the man…

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Selfishly Selfied

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Originally posted on Jennifer C. Wilson:
A couple of weeks ago, I set the first of the competitions linked to the launch of my upcoming release, Kindred Spirits: Westminster Abbey, and it’s been great to see entries coming in! I…

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Author Q&A with Joan Livingston

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Today I’m so pleased to welcome fellow Crooked Cat author Joan Livingston, whose brand new crime novel Chasing the Case was published last Friday (18th May). I can’t wait to start reading it – here’s a bit about the book:

IMG_7298How does a woman disappear in a town of a thousand people? That’s a 28-year-old mystery Isabel Long wants to solve.
Isabel has the time given she just lost her husband and her job as the managing editor of a newspaper. (Yes, it’s been a bad year.) And she’s got a Watson — her 92-year-old mystery-loving mother who lives with her.
To help her case, Isabel takes a job at the local watering hole, so she can get up close and personal with those connected to the mystery.
As a journalist, Isabel never lost a story she chased. Now, as an amateur P.I., she’s not about to lose this case.

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Letters from Elsewhere: Joseph Flynn

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Letters from Elsewhere

Today’s guest has travelled here through air and time. Joseph Flynn comes from 18th Century Ireland, where he plays an important role in Heart of Stone by John Jackson. He is Agent to Lord Belvedere, the former Robert Rochfort. He also forms part of an intelligence network, put in place in a turbulent Ireland, following the Cromwellian Wars.

Joseph has brought a letter to Mr Stafford, a very highly placed functionary at the Horseguards, headquarters of the British Army. Let’s read what he wrote.

To Mr. Stafford,
Principal Secretary,

My dear Mr Stafford,

As requested, I have been following the activities of my employer here in Westmeath.
As your Lordship knows, the Rochfort family remain a dominant force here. The harvest has been terrible, and Mr George Rochfort seems determined to force as many families from their farms as possible. Lord Robert and his lady wife are a curious couple…

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Letters from Elsewhere: Hunter

An' de walls came tumblin' down

Letters from Elsewhere

Welcome readers and welcome to my guest today. He’s called DI Hunter Wilson and that sounds to me a fitting name for a detective. Hunter has come all the way from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and he’s told me how much he loves his city and is devoted to solving its crimes. I’ll always remember visiting Edinburgh many years ago and being shown a group of shiny, new, stationary police cars by a tour guide who told us that showed there was no crime in Edinburgh!

Hunter has brought a letter to his daughter, Alison, who lives in Shetland. In it Hunter tells Alison about the death of his friend and his determination to get revenge for this evil act.

Dear Alison,

I hope you are well and that your job is going well. I hope you will manage to visit me in August so that we can go to…

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