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A Cup of Tea with Alan is an opportunity to really get to know the person behind your favourite books. I aim to get to know the person behind the author, spending hours making that book a reality. Sit back, put the kettle on and enjoy A Cup of Tea with Alan.
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On Episode #16 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I was joined by Alyson Sheldrake. Alyson is an artist, a blogger and a writer living in The Algarve region of Portugal. After moving to The Algarve ten years ago, Alyson became a professional artist exhibiting and selling her work. In the last year she has published three books about the area they have decided to make their home. You can find out more about Alyson and her work at her websitehttps://www.alysonsheldrake.com/And download her latest book here https://smarturl.it/ANewLifeAlgarve
This weeks guest on A Cup of Tea with Alan is Annemarie Rawson. Annemarie is a New Zealander, who decided, with her husband to have some 'late life adventures'. They chose to leave their comfortable life behind and take a job looking after an estate in France (and dealing with the estate's owner!). After that they decided again to go off, this time choosing the UK and travelling some of Europe's best known cities! You can find out more about Annemarie and her travels at her website - https://www.annemarierawson.com/
This is Part 2 of my chat with Nick Albert. Nick is based in Ireland and writes memoirs about his life there, renovating an old property and the animals in his adventures. There was so much in this interview I have had to split it into two episodes, and this week is the second half of the interview. If you would like to check out Nick's books, contact him or find him on social media, you can find all that info on his website https://www.nickalbert.co.uk/
In the latest episode of A Cup of Tea with Alan I was joined by Nick Albert. Nick is based in Ireland and writes memoirs about his life there, renovating an old property and the animals in his adventures. There was so much in this interview I have had to split it into two episodes, so this week you get the first part of the interview. Come back next week to hear part two. If you would like to check out Nick's books, contact him or find him on social media, you can find all that info on his website https://www.nickalbert.co.uk/
Episode #12 - Amy Daws

Episode #12 - Amy Daws

2021-04-0436:21

In Episode #12 of A Cup of Tea with Alan, I was joined  by romance author extraordinaire, Amy Daws. Amy's writing career started with a memoir about her difficulties in carrying a pregnancy to full term, and has continued with romance books set in different locations, even one that came from her writing in a tire shop waiting room. Amy has loads of books, so the best place to go to find them is her website, which you can find here https://amydawsauthor.com/You can find Amy on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/amydawsauthor/And on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/amydawsauthor
In Episode #11 of A Cup of Tea with Alan, Simon Michael Prior was gracious enough to get up at 6am and speak to me as the start to his day! Simon has had many adventures, starting life in Bath in the UK, moving to London, New Zealand, traversing Tonga and settling down in Australia - hear about some of those adventures on this episode! You can find out more about Simon on his website https://simonmichaelprior.com/You can download The Coconut Wireless here https://smarturl.it/cocowirelessand An Englishman in New York here https://smarturl.it/EngMan
In Episode 10 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I was joined by Jackie Lambert. Jackie and her husband spend their time 'seizing the day' and travelling Europe and further afield with their pack of four dogs and adventure caravanning! Jackie has great tales of visiting Transylvania and even renovating an old Army truck during the lockdown. 'The Beast' will be their new home once freedom is returned! You can read Jackie's blog here https://worldwidewalkies.blog/2020/12/13/dog-travel-author-qa-jackie-lambert/You can get her books from here https://worldwidewalkies.blog/my-books-adventure-travel-with-dogs/
In Episode 9 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I was joined for a chat by Andy Palmer. Andy has written and self published a book called Drowning: A Memoir which is the story of his journey through addiction and depression as a young man. Andy's journey is a warning to everyone and shows how easy it can be to go too far down a bad road. Thankfully now Andy is happy, calm and sober. You can download Andy's 5 star rated memoir here https://smarturl.it/drowningandyIf you would like to discuss anything from this conversation with Andy, you can contact him at his email address andypalmer_91@hotmail.com or find him on Facebook or Twitter. 
In Episode #8 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I was joined by Joe Cawley. Joe is based in Tenerife, and is a travel writer, who now writes memoirs and thrillers and also works on other projects. Joe and I spoke about life in a band, opening up a bar and working on a fish market as well as other things! To find out more about Joe, check out his website here https://www.joecawley.co.uk/You can download his first memoir, More Ketchup Than Salsa here https://smarturl.it/ketchupjoeAnd you can connect with Joe on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/JoeCawley or email him at writer@joecawley.co.uk 
Episode #7 - Val Poore

Episode #7 - Val Poore

2021-02-2737:00

In Episode #7 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I spoke to Val Poore who is based in The Netherlands. Val has lead a really interesting life, leaving the UK with young children and moving to South Africa, before later on in life moving on to life in The Netherlands. Val lives aboard a Dutch Barge and has written a number of memoirs about her different stages of life. You can read her blog here https://rivergirlrotterdam.blogspot.com/You can buy the first of Val's Africa memoirs here https://smarturl.it/valafricaYou can buy the first of Val's Watery memoirs here https://smarturl.it/valwater
In Episode #6 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I was fortunate to be joined by Hugh Howey. Hugh was one of the breakout Indie authors when Kindles and Kindle publishing was first launched, and has since had a hugely successful writing career. He is now turning towards Hollywood as well as spending as much time sailing around the world as he can. Tune in to this weeks episode to find out more about this amazing author. You can find everything Hugh Howey at his website, including book links and all social media https://hughhowey.com/
In Episode #5 of A Cup of Tea with Alan, I welcome crime author, Cara Hunter to the podcast. Cara writes the hugely successful DI Fawley series of books set around the city of Oxford. To be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of Cara's All The Rage - please head over to the Podchaser page for this podcast, and post a review for THIS episode. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on social media. To check out Cara's books, please visit her author page on Amazon here https://www.amazon.com/Cara-Hunter/e/B077YKNJGN/You can follow Cara on Twitter here Cara Hunter (@CaraHunterBooks) / TwitterFollow on Instagram here Cara Hunter (@carahunterauthor) If you would be interested in NetGalley which Cara mentioned in the interview, this is the link for their website NetGalley
In Episode #4 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I welcome Shawn Inmon to the podcast. Shawn is the author of 26 books, ranging from memoirs about being reunited with his first love, through to two series of time travel adventure books. Shawn has had a varied career from crab fishing, to radio host and real estate agent. Now Shawn is a successful independent publisher and author. To download Shawn's first memoir, Feels Like The First Time click here https://smarturl.it/firsttime1To download the first book in Shawn's Middle Falls series, click here https://smarturl.it/ThomasWeaverTo download the first book in Shawn's Alex Hawk series, click here https://smarturl.it/AlexHawk1To contact Shawn find him on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ShawnInmonWriter
Episode #3 - Kim Nash

Episode #3 - Kim Nash

2021-01-3135:20

In Episode #3 of A Cup of Tea with Alan I welcome Kim Nash to the podcast. Kim is a writer of three books out now, and a fourth due out around the end of March. Kim is also the successful host of a live interview series with authors on her Facebook page, Kim the Book Worm. Kim's books are feel good, summery romantic comedies, and can all be found on Amazon. Please check out Kim's Amazon author page here https://smarturl.it/KimNashAuthorPageYou can also check out Kim's website here https://www.kimthebookworm.co.uk/
Tony James Slater is the second guest of A Cup of Tea with Alan. Tony has written a series of 6 adventure travel memoirs documenting his travels. There are also 8 Science Fiction books.  To get the first book in the travel series, That Bear Ate My Pants you can download that here https://smarturl.it/thatbearpantsTo get the first book in the Science Fiction series, Earth Warden, you can download that here https://smarturl.it/EarthWardenTonyIf you would like to contact Tony, you can find out more about him at his website http://tonyjamesslater.com/If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe. Next weeks will be a good one. If you feel able to, leaving a review would be a great way to show support. If you are an author who would like to be featured on A Cup of Tea with Alan you can contact me via direct message on social media or please email acupofteawithalan@gmail.com 
In the first ever episode of A Cup of Tea with Alan my guest is Beth Haslam. Beth is the author of the Fat Dogs series of memoirs about their life in France. You can get her latest book, Fat Dogs and French Estates 5 by using this link https://smarturl.it/FatDogs5If you would like to get in touch with Beth you can find her on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005130648927Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fatdogsandfrenchestates/Twitter - https://twitter.com/fatdogsfranceIf you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe. Next weeks will be a good one. If you feel able to, leaving a review would be a great way to show support. If you are an author who would like to be featured on A Cup of Tea with Alan you can contact me via direct message on social media or please email acupofteawithalan@gmail.com 
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