Clare Flynn’s Blog

Remembering the war after seventy years

Back in 2010, the anniversary of the Blitz, I recorded my elderly mother on video talking about her memories of wartime. Mum had dementia but was still relatively lucid then – she died in early 2016, by which time she was lost deep in a fog. Publishing my new book The...

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Publication Day!

I’m very happy that today is publication day for The Chalky Sea – and by a happy coincidence also Canada Day – and the 150th anniversary at that. As the book is partly set in Ontario and has several Canadian characters that is good news indeed!

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INTRODUCING THE CHALKY SEA

I'm overcome with excitement that The Chalky Sea is finally seeing the light of day! I started writing the book just after I moved house and was working on it while having a new kitchen and bathroom and decorations throughout plus recovering from first a broken wrist...

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW – ALISON MORTON

My guest today is author Alison Morton. Alison lives in France and is crazy about all things Roman. A lifetime of reading crime novels and her six year career in the military has led her to combine her passions in the creation of a series of novels set in a fictional...

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FREE READS FOR YOUR BOOK CLUB (OR JUST FOR YOU!)

This is an offer you can't afford to miss out on! Following the success of the Free Reads for Smart Women promotion in February, a group of twelve of us have got together to share a free e-book together with Book Club discussion questions. That's a whole year's worth...

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW-ROBERT CROUCH

I'm delighted to welcome my guest today, Robert Crouch, a fellow Eastbournian. Robert has the unusual distinction of drawing on his past experience as an environmental health officer to inform his crime fiction. This opens some fascinating doors and methods for a...

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FREE READS FOR SMART WOMEN!

I'm thrilled to announce that I have got together with eleven brilliant authors to create a blockbuster promotion. Each of us is offering a free book and you can download all or any of them from this page, hosted by author friend Helena Halme, between 24th and 28th...

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW – JEAN GILL

I'm delighted to welcome Jean Gill to the blog today. I met Jean in person at the Historical Novel Society Conference in Oxford last year – as is often the case we had crossed paths online and I recognised her face. Jean is a multi-talented individual, combining two...

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5 REASONS TO WRITE A SERIES BASED ON YOUR OWN LIFE

I'm delighted to welcome my guest today, Helena Halme. Helena is a London-based Finnish author who writes in the English language - an amazing feat which she carries off beautifully. She is the author of six novels and is the winner of the John Nurmi prize for the...

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW – JANE DAVIS

I'm delighted to welcome author, Jane Davis onto the blog today to answer my questions about her writing life. Jane is the author of seven acclaimed novels and is a former winner of The Daily Mail First Novel Award for Half-truths and White Lies which was described by...

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THE BOOKS I READ IN 2016 PART 2

Here's the promised follow up to my post of a few days ago on my reading during 2016. Of the 58 books I read, 36 were on my Kindle with a decent 40% of physical books. I find the Kindle Paperwhite is easier to read in bed as I don't need to have lights on and it's...

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THE BOOKS I READ IN 2016-PART 1

I set myself a target of reading a book a week in 2016 and managed to surpass this with 58. I’ve set myself the tougher goal of 60 books - or 5 a month for 2017 as, without a house move to undertake this year, I should be able to fit in more reading time. Goodreads...

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