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Book Lover's Companion - The English Version

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Episode 9 - Writing in Brussels: An interview with Cynthia Huijgens

Book Lover's Companion - The English Version

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Episode 35 - Inside Out: Dystopian Sci-fi for young adults. A conversation with Natalie Hibberd
In this episode we have a wonderful chat with the lovely Natalie Hibberd. Author of a dystopian sci-fi novel for YA. Learn more about her way as a writer, her inspiration and her future plans! Enjoy! Book by Natalie Hibberd: Inside out. Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E 
45:01
July 19, 2021
Episode 34 - Psychological suspense at the lake with Linda Huber
Our guest in this episode is the lovely Linda Huber, author of psychological suspense novels. She told us everything about writing, character development and much more! Enjoy! Books by Linda Huber: Daria's Daughter The Attic Room: A psychological thriller The Runaway: a gripping family drama Death Wish: gripping psychological suspense Stolen Sister: a gripping family drama Chosen Child The Paradise Trees Ward Zero: ...the dead ward The Cold Cold Sea: gripping psychological suspense Baby Dear: a gripping psychological thriller Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
42:23
July 5, 2021
Episode 33 - Fearless in Deep Space with Allen Stroud
Space exploration, Sci-fi, character traits that where neglected in the past and a lot more where the topics of our lively and fascinating conversation with Dr Allen Stroud. Enjoy! Books by Allen Stroud: Fearless (Fiction Without Frontiers) Elite: Lave Revolution: An Official Elite Dangerous Novel (The Lave Trilogy Book 1) The Forever Man Dreams of Chaos: Official Fiction of Chaos Reborn (The Death of Gods Trilogy Book 1)  ToryTimes: A Collection of Tragic Poems The Sword of Wisimir (The Wisimir Tales Book 1) The Dragon of Wisimir (The Wisimir Tales Book 2) The Lord of Wisimir (The Wisimir Tales Book 3) A Bag of Bedtime Tales  Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
01:14:45
June 28, 2021
Episode 32 - Bedside manners and food for thought. A conversation with Ankit Shukla
Meet nurse, author, motivational speaker and ghostwriter Ankit Shukla! Listen to a lovely conversation about his work as a nurse, his inspiration as an author and all his new and upcoming projects! Enjoy! Book by Ankit Shukla: CROSSING THE BEDSIDE: HEALTHCARE WORKERS' MOST MEMORABLE STORIES Don't Live the Good Life; Live the Better Life GOING GLOBAL: THE LIFE OF A TRAVELING NURSE I Love You, APU I Love Your Food! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
36:35
June 14, 2021
Episode 31 - Silenced: A conversation with Sólveig Pálsdóttir
In this episode we have a chat with the lovely Sólveig Pálsdóttir about her latest book "Silenced". She told a lot about what interests her in her characters, Iclandic culture and her upcoming projects. Enjoy! Book by Sólveig Pálsdóttir: The Fox (Ice and Crime Book 1) Silenced (Ice and Crime Book 2) Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
55:25
May 17, 2021
Episode 30 - Wayward Voyage: Talking Real Pirates with Anna M. Holmes
Listen to our lively and fascinating conversation about real female pirates with author Anna M. Holmes. Anna told us a lot about live as a pirate and even more so a female pirate under harsh conditions on sea. Her debut novel "Wayward Voyage" came out in April 2021! Enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
48:40
May 10, 2021
Episode 29 - Cliffhanger: Our Past, Present and Future. A conversation with Michael R. French
Our guest in this episode is Michael R. French. Author of more than twenty book for adults, young adults. History, our present times, change and how it will affect our future were the topics that touched upon while discussing his new book "Cliffhanger". Enjoy! Books by Michael R. French: Cliffhanger: Jump Before You Get Pushed The Beginner's Guide to Winning an Election Once Upon A Lie Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima  Lang Lang: Playing with Flying Keys The Reconstruction of Wilson Ryder Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
56:16
May 3, 2021
Episode 28 - New Espionage, Cli-fi and Knitting. A conversation with JR Pomerantz
In this episode we spoke to JR Pomerantz about method writing, cli-fi and creating new genres. Books by JR Pomerantz: Corporate Torsos Need Not Apply: A near-future cli-fi action-adventure comedy novel Love in the Time of the Improvised Explosive Device Published short-story by JR Pomerantz in: Make Them Pay: A Thriller Anthology (ed. Craig Martelle) Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
45:32
April 26, 2021
Episode 27 - Switzerland, the Alps and the Secrets of Strangers. A conversation with Louise Mangos
Listen to our conversation with Louise Mangos about psycological thrillers, Switzerland, sports and the deceptive nature of the Alps! Book by Louise Mangos: Stranger on a Bridge Her Husbands Secret Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
46:21
April 12, 2021
Episode 26 - Undertow. Talking Books and American Politics with Jazzy Mitchell
We had the pleasure of welcoming back romance fiction writer Jazzy Mitchell to talk about her latest book "Undertow". It's about growth, politics and the things life tends to throw at you to see how you cope with it. Enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
48:05
March 29, 2021
Episode 25 - Ending Samsara. Talking Literature with James W Voyce
For this new episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the charming James W Voyce. He told us everything about his book "Ending Samsara", his love for writing and exploring different genres. Enjoy! "Ending Samsara" can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ending-Samsara-J-W-Voyce/dp/1800941102/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ending+samsara&qid=1615148301&sr=8-1 Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
56:08
March 15, 2021
Episode 24 - Whittingham: Between Fact and Fiction. A conversation with Christie Newport
Listen to our lively conversation with up and coming thriller author Christie Newport. Her first novel "Whittingham", which waits to be published, takes us not only back in time but also to a disturbing place. Even more so with a killer on the loose. We also talked about research, writing, hit-lists and aunties who specialize in belly dancing! Enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
01:09:47
March 1, 2021
Episode 23 - Purrrfect Paws. Harriet Armstrong and the Adventurous Stumpy Cat
In this episode we talk to biographer/illustrator Harriet Armstrong, who lovingly captures the daydreaming adventures of Stumpy Cat for children! But also adults, who are still young at heart! Harriet tells us what is means to live under the paw, her art and also her fascinating day job. Please enjoy this first new episode of 2021! The Stumpy Cat books: Stumpy Cat - A Pawful of String Stumpy Cat - Adventures in No-Napsland Stumpy Cat - Destiny in the Desert Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
43:10
February 1, 2021
Episode 22 - Forum Books and the Adventures in the Book Trade
Enjoy a lively episode with bookshop owner Helen Stanton of Forum Books, who told us everything from owning a bookshop to finding books for her costumers and organizing events with writers and their readers. Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
48:59
December 11, 2020
Episode 21 - Bloody Aberdeen: In conversation with Deborah Masson
Listen to a wonderful conversation with the lovely and funny Deborah Masson, who told us everything about flash fiction, writing a crime novel and the darker sides of Aberdeen! Enjoy this new episode! Books by Deborah Masson: Hold Your Tongue Out For Blood Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
41:28
December 7, 2020
Episode 20 - Capital Romance. A conversation with Clare Ashton
We had a great conversation with the lovely Clare Ashton about writing, publishing, plotting and more. Enjoy this new episode! Books by Clare Ashton: Pennance After Mrs Hamilton That Certain Something The Goodmans Poppy Jenkins Finding Jessica Lambert Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
52:23
December 3, 2020
Episode 19 - Murder in the North: Talking crime novels with Mari Hannah
Crime fiction author Mari Hannah joined us for a wonderful conversation about her books, new ideas and writing and she didn't hold back! Learn more about her characters and Mari's source of inspiration! Enjoy! Books by Mari Hannah: Kate Daniels Series:  The Murder Wall (DCI Kate Daniels Book 1) Settled Blood (DCI Kate Daniels Book 2) Deadly Deceit (DCI Kate Daniels Book 3) Monument to Murder (DCI Kate Daniels Book 4) Killing for Keeps (DCI Kate Daniels Book 5) Gallows Drop (DCI Kate Daniels Book 6) Without a Trace (DCI Kate Daniels Book 7) Stone and Oliver Series: The Lost (Stone and Oliver Book 1) The Insider (Stone and Oliver Book 2) The Scandal (Stone and Oliver Book 3) Matthew Ryan Series: The Silent Room (Matthew Ryan Book 1) The Death Messenger (Matthew Ryan Book 2) Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
01:15:46
September 28, 2020
Episode 18 - The All-Night Sun. A conversation with debut author Diane Zinna
A brand new episode with debut author Diane Zinne. She just published her very first novel "The All-Night Sun". Listen to what she has to say about writing this book, being an author and future projects! Enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
43:22
September 14, 2020
Episode 17 - Talking Young Adult Fiction with Naomi Ulsted
In this new episode I had the pleasure of talking to Naomi Ulsted. Screenplay writer, essay writer and soon to be published YA writer. Listen to a lively conversation about writing for young adults, publishing and the differences between novels and screenplays! Enjoy this episode! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
50:37
August 31, 2020
Episode 16 - Summer Reading Tips with Cynthia and Karmen
Looking for reading material? Look no further! There is something for everyone! Two charming ladies, Cynthia and Karmen, joined us for a wonderful conservation about reading tips for your staycation! Or beach reading, whichever it is! Books from this episode: Mark O'Connell: Notes from an Apocalypse, A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back Amy Stewart: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks                            Wicked Plants: The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend José Saramago: Blindness Herman Koch: The Ditch Kazuo Ishiguro: Remains of the Day Lucy Foley: The Hunting Party Stephen King: On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft                            Needful Things Zoe Sharp: Bones in the River Naomi Ulsted: The Apology BoX YA fiction 2021/2022 Colin Walsh: Magic Potatoes and Green Welts, audio version, 11/11/2018 BBC Radio 4 Anne Enright: The Green Road William Sieghart: The Poetry Pharmacy: tried and true prescriptions for the heart, mind and soul Diane Zinna: The All Night Sun George RR Martin: Dance of Ice and Fire Alis Hawkins: The Black and the White                            None So Blind (The Teifi Valley Coroner 1)                           In Two Minds (The Teifi Valley Coroner 2)                           Those Who Know (The Teifi Valley Coroner 3) Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
01:06:32
July 20, 2020
Episode 15 - Talking Romance and Crime with Lori L. Lake
Listen to a fascinating conversation with Lori L. Lake, author and founding mother of "The Golden Crown Literary Society". We touched a lot of topics and had a wonderful chat. Enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
01:19:22
June 29, 2020
Episode 14 - Southern Blues: A conversation with Jane Alden
Third time's the charm! Which is absolutely true in this case! Listen to a wonderful conversation about writing, being a woman in the American South and current and future books. Books by Jane Alden: Across A Crowded Room, Desert Palm Press, 2018 Jobyna's Blues, Desert Palm Press, 2019 Enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
51:10
June 8, 2020
Episode 13 - When Crime meets Fiction: The Tangents of Murder. A conversation with Caroline Goldsworthy
Independent author Caroline Goldsworthy joined us for a lively conversation about writing, her books, the creative process and much more. By Caroline Goldsworthy: Tangent (A DCI Ronnie Carlson Novel Book 1) Recompense (DCI Ronald Carlson Book 2) Synnöve: The King's Cupbearer Old Haunts and Other Stories Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
44:39
May 25, 2020
Episode 12 - From Mumbai to Bombay: Talking books with Vaseem Khan
Vaseem Khan takes us from the present to the 1950s and beyond. Enjoy this new episode! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
01:01:31
April 27, 2020
Episode 11 - Talking Crime Writing, Victorian London and Kitty Peck's "Paradise" with Kate Griffin
Listen to a lively conversation with Kate Griffin, author of the wonderful Kitty Peck Series! Book 1: Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders Book 2: Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune Book 3: Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow Book 4: Kitty Peck and the Parliament of Shadows Please enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
57:40
April 6, 2020
Episode 10 - From Fanfiction to Original Fiction: The Way of the Writer Jazzy Mitchell
I had the pleasure of talking to Jazzy Mitchell, author of: Lost Treasures You Matter   Musings of a Madwoman. Enjoy our enlightining conversation! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
37:23
March 23, 2020
Episode 9 - Writing in Brussels: An interview with Cynthia Huijgens
I had the pleasure of talking to Cynthia Huijgens, author, publisher and member of the Brussel's Writer Circle. Author of:  "The Boy between Worlds", "Polar Bear and the UFO", "My Grandmother's Memoir" Curator of: "The Circle 19" Check out her homepage: https://cchuijgens.com Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
24:38
March 9, 2020
Episode 8 - Reviews: Pros and Cons
Should we read reviews before we buy a book or rather no? What about the pros and cons of reviews? Let's talk about it! Do you agree or disagree? Let us know! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
18:08
February 10, 2020
Episode 7 - The teacup's reading list
Only recently the chattering teacup received a parcel and we are going to find out what was inside! Enjoy! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
15:09
January 27, 2020
Episode 6 - Getting through the winter
Another episode with a list of books that should help you to spend the long dark evenings in an exciting way. It's a short one, but we hope you still enjoy it. Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
09:31
January 13, 2020
Episode 5 - The Christmas Episode
Just before Christmas, for all late time shoppers, a few ideas. For family, relatives, friends or one self. We hope you like this episode and wish you all: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a happy New Year! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: Christmas Village by Aaron Kenny Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv6nLSvrur4
14:16
December 23, 2019
Episode 4 - More first impressions
Another episode of more first impressions and everything to do with books. Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
11:23
December 9, 2019
Episode 3 - Spying for Sci-fi Part 2. An interview with Karmen Spiljak
An interview with Karmen Spiljak. Karmen's first book: A Perfect Flaw: An uplifting coming of age story about identity Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
21:59
November 25, 2019
Episode 3 - Spying for Sci-fi Part 1. An interview with Karmen Spiljak
An interview with Karmen Spiljak. Karmen's first book: A Perfect Flaw: An uplifting coming of age story about identity Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
20:15
November 25, 2019
Episode 2 - Reading, Writing, Recommending
What kind of books do we like and why? Why do we start to write our own stories? Are there books we could recommend? Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
13:32
November 11, 2019
Episode 1 - Quantum Stories Part 2. A conversation with C. A. Farlow
An interview with C. A. Farlow. The sci-fi trilogy by C. A. Farlow: A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy Book 1) A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy Book 2) A Quantum Singularity (Nexus Book 3) Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
15:40
October 28, 2019
Episode 1 - Quantum Stories Part 1. A conversation with C. A. Farlow
An interview with C. A. Farlow. The sci-fi trilogy by C. A. Farlow: A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy Book 1) A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy Book 2) A Quantum Singularity (Nexus Book 3) Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
17:27
October 28, 2019
Trailer
Trailer for Book Lover's Companion - The English Version! Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/book_companion  Feedback is always welcome: bookcompanioncontact@gmail.com Music: English Country Garden by Aaron Kenny Video Link: https://youtu.be/mDcADD4oS5E
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August 29, 2019