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Author: Deborah Klée

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Castaway Books Author Deborah Klée interviews her favourite authors about the books that have shaped their lives and influenced their writing.
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In this episode Marian Thorpe, author of the Empire Legacy chats with me about landscape archeology, connection to the land, and the poser of story telling through the generations.
Beth Miller is the author of five novels, including Starstruck, and two non-fiction books. She is also a book coach.As well as sharing her wisdom on writing, Beth chats with me about the BBC radio drama, The Archers – one of her non-fiction books is For the love of the Archers, and a real life drama that she experienced at a young age. And then there was that conversation about a naked man on a motor cycle. I loved meeting Beth and hope you will enjoy our chat as much as I did.
I loved chatting to Winnifred Tataw this week about her early years living in Germany, and how this experience along with a love of fairy tales and mythology has helped her to create imaginary worlds. Winnifred Tataw writes Young Adult fantasy and is author of the Gods' Scion series.
This week I chat with Karen Heenan, author of Songbird, about our misspent youth, character development in novel writing, canning tomatoes, and recording audio-books, among other things. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did.
In this week's episode I chat with Rebecca L. Marsh author of When the Storm Ends and other books about adopting a child from overseas, multicultural families, and the benefits of joining a writing group.
I loved chatting to C.D'Angelo, author of The Difference, about her Italian heritage, travel and the writer's journey.
In this episode self-confessed geek Chris Towndrow, author of Tow Away Zone and other books, chats with me about his writing journey and how a science degree led him to his current career making videos. 
In this week's episode I chat to Zelah Roberts, author of Midsummer Man, about how an illustrated children's book helped five year old Zelah settle into school, the Romantic poets, and being a huge Harry Potter fan.
In this episode I chat with Pamela Holmes author of The Huntingfield Paintress about her experiences, emigrating to England from the USA,  a strict boarding school education, life on a commune, and the lead singer in a rock band. 
This week I chat to Gerald Hornsby, who also writes as Jack Warwick, about his life growing up in Birmingham, one of three boys - all engineers, and how Stephen King's book On Writing, inspired him to give up a high powered job to pursue his dream of becoming an author.
In this week's episode I chat with Liz Martinson, author of The Takeover, and other books about travels on her trike, the secret of a long and happy marriage, and we rant a bit about teaching and social care policy - both advocating a system that recognises an individual's strengths not deficits. 
Lizzie Chantree best-selling author of romantic reads, including SHH...It's Our Secret, tells me how a professional background in retail and graphics  helped her as a creative entrepreneur, and shares an inspiring story of how she overcame adversity to launch her successful career as an author.
This week I chat with Gillian Harvey, author of Everything is Fine, about her life as a teacher, relocating to France, and raising a family of five children.
In this episode of Castaway Books Kathleen McGurl author of ten dual timeline books including, The Lost Sister chats to me about her love of science fiction. We explore how. decisions have shaped our lives and the different paths we might have taken.
Lynne McVernon author of The Trouble with Raisins, and Jigsaw Island, talks to me about the books that have inspired her life and influenced her writing. We chat about her life as a theatre director, and how a friendship with a Syrian refugee informed the writing of Jigsaw Island.
In this week's episode Kathleen Marple Kalb, author of the Ella Shane Mystery series, tells me about her life growing up in Western Pennsylvania and her work as a news anchor.
In this episode I chat with Jeevani Chakira about the books that have inspired her life and influenced her writing. We chat about her life growing up in Sri Lanka. Student life at Oxford University where she studied for a Science Phd, and how she lived in a nunnery, which is where she met her husband. 
In this episode I chat with Lynne Shelby author of French Kissing, and The Summer of Taking Chances about the books that have influenced her life and writing. Lynne explains how her love of theatre and experience as a film extra have informed her writing. 
In this week's episode of Castaway Books I chat with Maria Johnson, author of The Boy from the Snow, about the books that have inspired her life and influenced her writing.  I find out about Maria's childhood growing up in rural Wales and what life is like for her now as a Minister's wife.
In this week's episode of Castaway Books Deborah Klée talks to Kim Nash author of Sunshine and  Second Chances about the books that have influenced her life and writing. We chat about the power of friendships and what can be achieved when women come together.
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