Five on Friday

‘Five on Friday’ is a regular blog feature which is proving popular with readers as well as those taking part. The idea grew out of a Q&A post I was putting together for an author who said they were fed up of either being asked the same questions or asked random (& sometimes bizarre) odd questions.

I’ve opted for a series of standard questions whose answers can be light and fun, or offer the scope for a deeper response depending on how the author wishes to respond. Ideally the answers will be a mix of the two, but I hope the questions are such that they allow readers to get a sense of the author, and their personal likes, desires and hopes. The aim is to learn more about the person behind the books. The feedback from readers has indicated that not only has this feature introduced them to new authors, but also encouraged them to try genres outside their norm based on the fact they ‘like’ an author’s responses and are keen to investigate further. It’s also a reminder to go back and revisit some old favourites.

The following (and me!) have all taken part, just click on their name to see their responses.

Alexander, Rose

Ashman, Rob

Barclay, Linwood

Barrow, Judith

Beech, Louise

Berriman, Amanda

Billingham, Mark

Blake, Mollie

Booth, Sharon

Browne, Sheryl

Butland, Stephanie

Cable, Jane

Chase, Clare

Chilton, Esther

Coates, Anne 

Copperthwaite, Barbara

Crouch, Robert

Cumming, Graeme

Cummings, Harriet

Davis, Audrey

Delargy, James

Dixon, Patricia

Doyle, Jill (aka Jill’s Book Cafe)

Edwards, Jan

Edwards, Martin

Ellis, Kate

Enger, Thomas

England, Caroline

Erskine, Fiona

Evans, David

Featherstone, Sue

Field, Kate

Finch, Paul

Forder, Tony J

Foskett, Keith

Furniss, Jo

Gale, Patrick

Grand, Mary

Green, Erin

Greenwood, Juliet 

Griffiths, Elly

Griffiths, Rebecca

Hall, Lisa

Hannah, Mari

Harvey, Bev

Herwin, Misha

Hewitt, Sue 

Hogan, Faith

Hogan, Ruth

Hollingdrake, Malcolm

Holten, Noelle

Howard, Rosie

Huber, Linda  

Isaac, Jane

James, Caroline

Jeffrey, Diane

Johnson, Julia Claiborne

Johnstone, Doug

Kelly, Karen

Kirkham, Gina

Langdale, Kay

Lingwood, Alison

Lloyd, Chris

Lumsden, Richard

Mason, Amanda

May, Nicola

McDonnell, Caimh

McGinn, Marjory

McGinty, Rose

Mark, David

Michael, Simon

Minett, Graham

Missen, Belinda

Mitchell, Lucy

Moore Thorne

Mullen, Owen

Nolan, Dominic

Osborne, Susi

Oswald, James

Pape, Susan

Perrat, Liza

Pollard, Helen

Quantrill, Nick

Radford, Cherry

Rhodes, Kate

Riley, Mary-Jane

Robson, Amanda

Ruth, Jan

Sargeant, Rachel

Shaw, William

Sigmarsdóttir, Sif 

Sigurðardóttir, Lilja 

Skea, Margaret

Smy, Glynis 

Stoneley, Zara

Trotter, Janet MacLeod 

Tyce, Harriet

Tyler, Terry

Videcette, David

Wainwright, Noreen

Waller, Anita

Webber, Christine

Wilfred, Ian

Wilkinson, Laura

Wyer, Carol