What a morning of fun I've had alongside the gorgeous Kiren Parmar of Tamworth Book Club and talented novelist Abda Khan on air at Radio Tamworth 106.8fm. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a two hour time slot can fly by. At 10am, you wonder how we're going to talk books non-stop for two hours and at midday, I'm thinking there is so much I didn't say, I think we need another 30 minutes!
The other thing that I love about Kiren's book show is that nothing is scripted. We literally have desk space and a mic in front of us, there's no notes, cue cards, nothing ... except lots of chocolate treats which Kiren always provides.
I can't believe how much we discussed today and the range of topics was huggggggge! Modern day slavery, Jane Austen, Leap year proposals, disability, Bradford, Romeo and Juliet, book prices, St Valentine day hinting, society issues, pantsters and planners, book themes and connections. Plus, Kiren managed to slot a few tunes in between the chatter!
If you missed the live session, I will post the links to the on-demand recording as soon as I receive them.
Now, I'll love and leave you as it is time for me to write.
Click here http://radiotamworth.com/player/?ondemandid=19362… for the 1st hour of the show.
Click here http://radiotamworth.com/player/?ondemandid=19363… for the 2nd hour of the show.
My latest book 'Taking A Chance On Love' revolves about my fascination with 29th February and the age old tradition of females proposing to their beaus. Personally, it is not something I would choose to do but even so, I love the very idea that some women do.
Whilst completing my research, I posed the question to numerous women as to whether they would propose to their partners. Just a handful of women said 'yes' they would which led to me asking more probing questions in search of details and reasoning. After a couple of weeks, I began asking males if they would have liked their partner to propose? I received some eye-opening responses, one man was incredibly honest in relation to his wishes for his young daughter.
I have written an article for Bookends blog, in which I outline the findings of my research: to ask or not to ask on 29th February?
Bookends article: press here to read