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

Alexander, Rose

Ashman, Rob

Barclay, Linwood

Beech, Louise

Berriman, Amanda

Billingham, Mark

Blake, Mollie

Butland, Stephanie

Chase, Clare

Coates, Anne 

Copperthwaite, Barbara

Cumming, Graeme

Cummings, Harriet

Dixon, Patricia

Doyle, Jill (aka Jill’s Book Cafe)

Enger, Thomas

England, Caroline

Erskine, Fiona

Evans, David

Field, Kate

Forder, Tony J

Foskett, Keith

Furniss, Jo

Grand, Mary

Greenwood, Juliet 

Griffiths, Elly

Hall, Lisa

Hannah, Mari

Hewitt, Sue 

Hogan, Faith

Hogan, Ruth

Huber, Linda  

Isaac, Jane

Johnson, Julia Claiborne

Johnstone, Doug

Kirkham, Gina

Langdale, Kay

Lumsden, Richard

May, Nicola

McDonnell, Caimh

McGinty, Rose

Mark, David

Michael, Simon

Michaelides, Alex – The Silent Patient

Nolan, Dominic

Pape, Susan

Perrat, Liza

Pollard, Helen

Quantrill, Nick

Radford, Cherry

Robson, Amanda

Ruth, Jan

Smy, Glynis 

Stoneley, Zara

Trotter, Janet MacLeod 

Tyce, Harriet

Tyler, Terry

Videcette, David

Wainwright, Noreen

Webber, Christine

Wilfred, Ian

Wyer, Carol