Author guest spots are an important part of my monthly newsletter.

To quote from the Acknowledgments in Keepers:

People say a writer’s life is a lonely life. For me, it’s the opposite. My writing has brought me many new and wonderful friends, among them many fellow writers.

Which is why I chose to chat to my fellow authors in By the Letter. Enjoy meeting these people behind the books you love or discovering these talented writers and their works for yourself. Enjoy!

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Jay Veloso Batista

In August, I’ll be interviewing the remarkable Jay Veloso Batista who is about to publish the fourth book in his Forerunner historical fantasy series. Jay is also an artist and will be sharing some of his amazing work with us. So, don’t miss out, sign up for the newsletter and read all about it!




LK Wilde

My July newsletter guest author is UK author LK Wilde.
Laura has published two successful historical fiction novels to date, both drawn from real life. She is an avid researcher who brings her characters and their worlds to life.
To read about her writing life, click here.


RS Jonesee

In June, my guest author was romcom author R S Jonesee. Not normally my thing, I’ve found a lot of pleasure in Rebecca’s light hearted, fun tales with their more-complex-than-you-expect characters.
Read her interview here!

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Paula Peckham


Paula was my guest author for May 2022. With a novella and short story published, Paula has now released her debut historical fiction novel, Protecte, published by Elk Publishing. Read my interview with her here.


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Patricia Taylor Wells

My guest author for April 2022 published her first book in 2016 and has since gone on to release a memoir, two novels, and a book of poetry. Patricia’s work has been recognised with several awards and it was a true pleasure to feature her and her books in By the Letter. Read Patricia’s interview here.

J.C. (Joanne) Paulson

My March 2022 guest author is both a freelance journalist and a writer with several mysteries and a historical fiction book under her belt. My interview with Jo went live on 11 March with my newsletter. You can read it here now!


Nina Romano

Nina Romano

Back to the very much living for February 2022’s guest author, Nina Romano. Nina is a prolific author, with over a dozen titles to her credit, and she shows no sign of stopping. Read my interview with her here.

Flora Klickmann


A little something different for January’s author interview. I first came across Flora several years ago and have much enjoyed her books. In the early 2oth c Flora was internationally famous for her Flower Patch series, based in the Wye Valley (near my home in the Forest of Dean). My ‘interview’ of her appeared in my January 2022 newsletter.


Jean Roberts


Jean Roberts was my December guest author. A keen historian, Jean writes historical fiction and historical fantasy as well as maintaining three blogs on books/writing, genealogy and family history. Her most recent novel is The Heron, published earlier this year. To read about her writing and research life in Texas, go here.



Rue Sparks

Multi-talented author and artist was my interviewee for November’s newsletter. To hear Rue talk about their way to writing and their work, including their recent novel, The Fable of Wren, take a look here



Kathleen Cranidge


October’s newsletter highlighted another multi-genre author, Kathleen Cranidge, or KC Ridge as she is also known.
Kathleen’s works to date include a highly readable cosy mystery and an also highly readable but not at all cosy psych thriller. What does go on in her mind? Find out here.


Dreena Collins


In September’s newsletter I interviewed author Dreena Collins, whose alter ego, Jane Harvey released her debut novel, The Landlord of Hummingbird House, on 31 August. Dreena’s own writing tends to be a little more gritty than Jane’s and her short story collections of modern life are insightful and entertaining.

Read Dreena’s interview here.

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D.B. Carter

In July’s newsletter, my guest author was DB Carter.

DB Carter came to writing later in life but has embraced it with enthusiasm. He now has three novels and a novella under his belt and his insightful, sympathetic approach to what makes us human has brought him many fans. Read about DB Carter’s writing life here.

Leia Talon

June’s newsletter featured fantasy author Leia Talon.

Not every fantasy author can say their book is sold in the castle where much of the story is set. Leia can … find out more here!




Karen Honnor

For my May newsletter I interviewed poet, novelist, and playwright Karen Honnor.
Karen’s work is very personal and much of it has connected deeply with her readers and, through them, others in the community. Read her interview here.


Emma Lombard

My April newsletter carried an interview with historical fiction author, Emma Lombard.

Emma was eleven when she started writing her first novel, and at age fourteen submitted her draft to the editor of a big publishing house. Although rejected, the editor was encouraging and Emma’s writing journey has gone a long way since then. Read Emma’s interview here.

Lily Lawson

My March (and first) interview was with English poet, Lily Lawson. I met Lily via Twitter’s wonderful, supportive #writingcommunity and we have become firm, if virtual, friends. In 2020 Lily published two slim poetry volumes.  In this interview, she talks openly and from the heart about life and poetry, and her very exciting plans for the future. Read Lily’s interview here. 








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