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Interview with Annabel Kantaria, Author of Coming Home

Posted by: Carole on Friday August 28, 2015 (16:11:36)
Expat Focus talks to Annabel Kantaria a British journalist and author living in Dubai.

In 2013, she won the inaugural Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Her work caught the critical eye of top London agent Luigi Bonomi and Annabel went on to secure a three-book contract with Harlequin’s MIRA. Her debut novel, Coming Home (MIRA, May 2015), is the reworked version of the prize-winning manuscript.   more ...


My Father, The Assassin

Posted by: Carole on Thursday March 06, 2014 (04:47:21)
Expat Focus talks to June Finnigan about her first novel ‘My Father, The Assassin’ - the first of a trilogy. June writes her stories in a villa overlooking the Chianti hills in Tuscany, with Barty her grey tiger cat curled upon her lap or purring close by.

June, please tell us a little about yourself.

My mother was the daughter of wealthy middle class parents and my father was a Romany Gypsy. They married, despite all objections from my maternal grandparents and as anticipated, the union turned out to be a horrible mismatch. I was conceived in a Devon field and born the following June 1951 in the local midwife’s cottage next to Exmouth railway station.   more ...


Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery of Einstein's Daughter

Posted by: Carole on Monday January 27, 2014 (02:48:18)
Expat Focus talks to Tim Symonds about his latest book "Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery of Einstein's Daughter".

Tim, please tell us a little bit about yourself.

I live in what's known as the Sussex Weald - a series of forested hills and valleys in East Sussex, south of London. In the Summer, just down the track from my home, tourists stream to visit the house where Rudyard Kipling lived, the author of the Jungle Books etc. Kipling’s parents were ex-pats in India at the time of the British Empire.

I was born in London but grew up mostly in England's rural counties and the Channel Island of Guernsey.   more ...


Mental Pause

Posted by: Carole on Friday May 17, 2013 (01:19:46)
Expat Focus talks to Anne O'Connell about her latest book, "Mental Pause", the story of a middle-aged housewife and mother who is having a tough time with her ‘change of life’.

Anne, please tell us a little bit about yourself

I’m an expat Canadian, a Maritimer actually from Halifax, Nova Scotia, now living a quiet island life in Phuket, Thailand. I am what someone recently labeled a ‘multi-genre’ writer, which either means I enjoy variety or maybe haven’t decided what I want to be when I grow up! I do feature writing and blogging as well as copy writing for corporate communications, marketing and PR.   more ...

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