Author Interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Gilana Young

Gilana, how long have you been writing and how did you get started? I started to get ‘nudged’ by God in 2018 and took the prompting seriously the following year after I had left my job at the hospice. My initial thoughts were quite haphazard to put it politely! I knew I wanted to write … Read more …

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Ellie Carter

Ellie, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?

All Saints? is my first book and I started writing it three years ago, although parts of it were swimming around in my head for about a year before that. I had lots of bits of paper with conversations and bits of the plot, which I arranged in order across the floor… Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jenny Sanders

Jenny, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?

I grew up in a house brimming with books and have always been an avid reader – very important for anyone who writes! My imagination was always busy with ideas, daydreams and make-believe scenarios. I’ve been writing stories since I was a little girl; some in my head and some on paper. I remember winning a school radio poetry competition when I was eleven and I wrote a story published in the Girl Covenanter magazine about a year later… Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Karen Palmer

Karen, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?

I’ve always loved writing and, throughout my life, especially during momentous times (good and bad) have found it helpful to get my thoughts out on paper. In my late teens and early twenties I occasionally felt ‘pregnant with poem’ and had to grab paper and pen, sit down and work at rearranging words until they expressed exactly what I was feeling at the time. Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Ben Mears

Ben, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?

I began writing around twenty-five years ago when I was composing far more songs than our band needed (I was in a band called Gethsemane Rose, at the time). To see song after song shelved became a frustration. I was also inspired around that time by several books I had read. These were Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness and its sequel, Piercing the Darkness, and the Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters. Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Henry Pradella

Henry, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
This is my first book, though I have written Bible Study notes for our parish Small Groups at Rainham, which underpinned a lot of our teaching there. I didn’t initially set out to write a book. My creativity is normally expressed in writing songs or painting canvases. So the idea came unexpectedly one day when I was sat down by the river in Rainham, spending time with God.. Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Pamela Brown-Peterside

Pamela, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I’ve been writing creative non-fiction since 2008, but before that I wrote and published some academic articles in public health journals.
African Pearl records personal details of your own journey into discovering and understanding more about your identity – how did you find writing about these things?
I wanted to use Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Andrea Sarginson

Andrea, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I suppose I’ve always enjoyed the process of writing and any research involved but I started to focus on it more when my mother was distressingly ill about eleven years ago; I found writing my thoughts very therapeutic. Then I decided to do an Open University creative writing course… Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Eric Gaudion

Eric, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I began keeping a book journal in 1998 after I became seriously ill and had to stand down from my ministry at Cardiff City Temple, now Cardiff City Church. I felt it was important to record what I was going through and how God was speaking to me through it all. Then, after a visit by Jeff Lucas… Read More »

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Robin Thomson

Robin, did you ever think you would be a published author? I have written several books about Asian culture and religion. But this is a very different area and I never expected to write on this topic. Living with Alzheimer’s deals with a very personal and challenging issue – what were the challenges in recording … Read more …