If you can’t get to a cafe, let Jill’s Book Cafe come to you…

Thanks to Helen Steadman for inviting me onto her blog, and getting me to open up about books, boobs and blogging – with a bit of travel thrown in for good measure.

Helen Steadman

Lots of lovely book bloggers have interviewed me about my books over the past three years or so, and I had so much fun taking part in Jill Doyle’s Five on Friday interview, that I decided to turn the tables and interview a blogger. Jill Doyle has been blogging since 2015, has been nominated for many blogging awards and was voted Best Blogger in the 2019 MyVLF Awards and also Top 100 Book Blog. I must confess that before my first novel was published, I’d never heard of book blogging, let alone something called a blog tour. My publicist at Impress Books gave me a crash course and insisted I up my game on social media. Somewhat reluctantly, I shuffled into the 21st century, muttering and dragging my feet as I got to grips with the world of Twitter and Instagram. But I was in for quite a surprise when…

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11 comments

  1. This is a great read Jill. I could hear your voice as I read your answers. I am so impressed by what you have achieved in 5 short years but most of all so grateful for our friendship . Love Linda

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  2. That was an amazing interview, Jill, which I really enjoyed reading. Comments are closed on Helen’s blog or I’d have said so there 🙂 I feel I’ve learned a lot more about you. I totally agree with all you say about libraries. I still remember the joy of joining my local library. I’d read all the books on our class shelf at school and the teacher persuaded the librarian to let me join at age seven, though in those far off days the joining age was ten. I was in heaven. I fear Covid has given our local councils the perfect excuse for not re-opening some of our libraries.

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    • Thanks Mary, if you made it to the end you deserve a medal! I think Libraries are way down in the pecking order and have been for some time but they really are vital. By the time that fact is recognised it’ll be too late. Reading isn’t just about picture books and leisure reading, it’s the stepping stone to education.

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