Monthly Archives: January 2016

Welsh Wednesdays: LLandeilo Book Fair

Kepp watching for details of authors taking part 🙂


download (3)Inspired by the success of other local book fairs I have decided to organise one in my adapted new home in Wales. I’m pleased to announce that there has been great interest in it and the event will now be held on

Saturday, April 30th,

at the 8big

Llandeilo Fawr Civic Hall Trust, Llandeilo

in the beautiful town of Llandeilo (Carmarthenshire).

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For more information about the event watch this space.

If you are a Welsh resident author and would like to participate please leave a comment.

Thanks to Judith Barrow for all the help and advice and to the talented authors who have signed up for the event already.


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My Monday guest, John Holt, author of hard-nosed crime novels

Great interview with the very talented John Holt

Siobhan Daiko

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome crime-writer John Holt today. Please introduce yourself to my readers, John!

 Born in 1943 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. I now live in Essex with my wife Margaret, who I married in September 1969; my daughter Elizabeth, and our cat, Missy, who actually adopted us deciding that she wanted to live with us nearly three years ago. For many years I worked in local government as a land surveyor, spending some time with the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. In 1972 I was employed by the Greater London Council, as a Senior Project Manager, remaining with them until the Council was closed down in 1986. I then set up my own practice carrying out property surveys, and preparing architectural drawings for extensions, conversions, and new builds. In 2004 I had a heart attack…

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