There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.
In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.
Meet Barbara Silkstone
Barbara Silkstone’s most current series is COLD CREAM MURDERS ~ GLOSSY LIPS, SMOKEY EYES ~ SOAP ON A ROPE ~ SUN SCREAM ~ LAVENDER TOES. And a bonus novella GRAMS’S CHRISTMAS BABY. This series will have at least 6 books when complete. The adventures take place in the imaginary burg of Starfish Cove, Florida ~ a place near and dear to Silkstone’s hometown of Redington Beach on the Gulf of Mexico just north of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Barbara currently lives in Central Florida with her eccentric kitty who adores Liam Neeson and chasing lizards (the cat, not Barbara) 🙂
Recent series: Florence Nightingale Comedy Mysteries…THE GIGGLING CORPSE, THE KILLER CORSET, and THE CHEEKY CORONER. Victorian cozies.
Silkstone is the best-selling author of both Regency Pride and Prejudice variations, including the popular the MISTER DARCY SERIES OF COMEDIC MYSTERIES ~ PRIDE AND PREJUDICE contemporary variations. All her books are light-hearted adventures based on Jane Austen’s timeless tales of love denied and love discovered. “Feel good” tales to warm your heart.
She is also the author of the Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery series. Five coffee-snorting tales that combine Cozy with outrageous adventures.
Plus a mixed bag of standalone cozy comedy mysteries: Zo White and the Seven Morphs, Cold Case Morphs, The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland … and more.
A selection of books by Barbara Silkstone
One of the recent reviews for Makeover Murder
What a fun read. Very surprising end!!
Olive is up to her neck trying to solve a murder.
When a customer calls and wants Olive to come and give her a makeover before she goes in to an inquest, on her husbands life, Olive ends up sick and her customer ends up dead.
While sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong, there are two attempts on her life.
With Granny’s antics and Lizzy’s flirting ways can they find the killer before the killer gets Olive?
Very surprised with the ending, I did not see that coming?
These characters are so much fun I keep wanting more!
Meet Janet Gogerty
I have been writing frantically for 12 years and still enjoy being part of two writing groups. I am inspired by anything and everything and enjoy writing about ordinary people; but usually they find themselves experiencing strange events!
When I was encouraged to tackle a novel my daughter suggested I use my short story ‘Brief Encounters of the Third Kind’ as she wanted to know what happened to Emma, whose fate had been left in the air at the end of the story. The novel became a trilogy, Three Ages of Man and finally Lives of Anna Alsop, published in March 2015.
Quarter Acre Block was inspired by my family’s emmigration to Australia.
My new novel is called At The Seaside Nobody Hears You Scream. When Toby Channing’s girlfriend disappeared without trace he was the last person to see her…
I enjoy writing fiction of any length and have had many short stories published online.
Books by Janet Gogerty
One of the recent reviews for At The Seaside Nobody Hears You Scream.
This work is a series of short stories on the theme of ‘missing persons’ linked by the central character, Toby who is an amateur detective, himself attempting to find a missing girlfriend. The settings and characters are reminiscent of seaside postcards and evoke a bygone England of conventional households and family relationships. Most of the stories were gentle mysteries and there are references to familiar pub chains and English tourist destinations. The only parts that jarred for me were the elements containing a robot and one with a ghost, both of which were implausible in the context of the other stories.
Meet Eloise De Sousa
A crime fiction writer with a penchant for penning poems and children’s stories.
Eloise was born in Zimbabwe, Africa. After emigrating to the United Kingdom with her husband over twenty years ago, she settled down in the Berkshire countryside to raise her four children, four cats and dog whilst writing her first series of children’s stories and crime thrillers.
Now saying good-bye to her role as School Librarian and Specialist Literacy Teaching Assistant, Eloise is embarking on a new adventure.
Her enthusiasm for teaching others to find their own creative voices and helping to build the confidence required to share those stories has encouraged her to start a mentoring service for novice writers, as well as writing workshops for all ages.
Books by Eloise De Sousa
One of the recent reviews for The Iron Pendulum
This book was an impulse purchase. I was looking for something different and enjoy reading material by less well known and/or up and coming authors. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a gripping page turner than offers a fantastic and unexpected twist at the end. I am always fascinated by the ideas that get woven in to novels. This story is full of characters you can try to get inside the mind of. Super. Highly recommended!