Category Archives: author interviews

Tears still being shed for Guri the horse; refugees sing as they sail past their burning homes, the pain still felt today

When I was in Norway researching for my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ I knew how powerful the stories were, but it’s surprising how a little distance and a different audience can make a writer realise the depth of … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from the inside on the writing of ‘Fire and Ice’ for The Right Word

I spent a couple of hours one day this week talking about my Norwegian scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ with a friend who’s starting out writing a new blog called The Right Word. My friend lives in Philadelphia and … Continue reading

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