Desert Island Reads

An author is invited to choose six books,one disc, and one luxury item to take with them as they're cast away on a mythical desert island. Before they leave they will also spend four hours with one fictional character of their choosing.

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Writing on Beach
Reading on the Beach
 

Authors

Many thanks to the wonderful and talented authors for sharing their thoughts. If you are a published author and would like to particpate please email me here desertislandreads@outlook.com

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Anna Wharton

Writer || Sunday Times bestselling ghost || Orwell Prize Nominee. Debut novel THE IMPOSTER

Follow Anna on Twitter @whartonswords

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Tina Baker

Journo/TV presenter/soap queen/ fitness instructor. Debut thriller #1 Amazon Bestseller CALL ME MUMMY out now

 
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Sarah Sultoon

Novelist, Journalist, Mum...

Debut novel THE SOURCE out now.

Follow Sarah on Twitter @SultoonSarah

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Holly Seddon

Bestselling author. The Hit List is out now from @trapezebooks Half of @honestauthors Mrs @jamesseddon

Cold War nerd.

 
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Katie Allen

Everything Happens for a Reason (It's a book title, not my motto) out now in Paperback, Audio & Ebook http://instagram.com/monkey_and_miko

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Philippa East

Fiction writer. CWA Award #LittleWhiteLies published by

@HQstories  @HarperCollinsUK

#SafeAndSound out now. Represented by @SarahHornsley 

Clinical Psychologist by day.

 
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Will Carver

Award-losing writer. Drinker. Non-preachy vegan.

THE BERESFORD. July ‘21. PSYCHOPATHS ANONYMOUS. Nov ‘21. Published by @OrendaBooks 

Agent: @KBBooks  @BFLAgency

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Trevor Wood

Two crime novels with @QuercusBooks

CWA Dagger winner The Man on the Street and its sequel One Way Street. Repped by @oliagent

Volunteer at @PeoplesKitchen

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Keith A Pearson

Bestselling author of vaguely believable novels. Try or buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wdhGfW.

OUT NOW 'Waiting In The Sky' http://keithapearson.co.uk/?p=2261

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Laura Pearson

Author, mum, feminist, reader. I WANTED YOU TO KNOW: http://amzn.to/2H8Feuj Rep'd by @kateeevans @PFDAgents

 
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Bethan Evans

Author of debut YA novel NECROPOLIS https://amzn.to/3ff7Ge4

MH advocate, and all round slightly random individual.

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Guy Morpuss

Author/Barrister/QC. First novel Five Minds @ViperBooks

Rep'd by @OneChapterMore

Order: http://bit.ly/5Mindsamazon

 
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Sarah Edghill

Journalist/novelist Debut novel A THOUSAND TINY DISAPPOINTMENTS coming Sept '21 @bloodhoundbook

Rep'd by @Palindrometodd @MMLitAgency

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Eleanor Ray

Author of EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL THE MISSING TREASURES OF AMY ASHTON

Rep’d by @euanthorneycrof

https://linktr.ee/EleanorRay

eleanorraybooks.com

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Sarah Edghill

Journalist/novelist Debut novel A THOUSAND TINY DISAPPOINTMENTS coming Sept '21 @bloodhoundbook

Rep'd by @Palindrometodd @MMLitAgency

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Eleanor Ray

Author of EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL THE MISSING TREASURES OF AMY ASHTON

Rep’d by @euanthorneycrof

https://linktr.ee/EleanorRay

eleanorraybooks.com

 
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Natasha Boydell

Bestselling author of The Missing Husband

The Woman Next Door now available to buy

 

Published by @Bloodhoundbook

natashaboydell.co.uk

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A.B. Kyazze

Writer & photographer, humanitarian, Londoner.

Debut novel INTO THE MOUTH OF THE LION

Published by @unbound_digital

http://amzn.to/3qmTJ2f

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Sarah Hilary

'Downright dangerous' (Mick Herron). Crime writer. FRAGILE out now from @panmacmillan

Rep: @DHAbooks

sarahhilary.com

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Christina Sweeney-Baird

Debut novel THE END OF MEN @boroughpress

Agent:@Felicityblunt (please email agent for enquiries) Staying up too late since 1993

Buy here amazon.co.uk/End-Men-Christ…

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Mairi Chong

Writes crime fiction with a very unhealthy dose of medicine with @bloodhoundbook

Debut novel Death by Appointment 

Viewbook.at/DeathByAppointment

Learn more here mairichong.com

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Sammy HK Smith

Mother, feminist, award-nominated author, and sufferer of imposter syndrome. she/her

Learn More ammyhksmith.com

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J. A. Baker

Northern lass. Wife. Mother. Writer of psychological suspense not peregrine falcons.

#psychologicalthriller

 

https://amazon.co.uk/J-A-Baker/e/B06XSNWB4T?ref=

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Faye Brann

Writer. Loves sunshine, fine wine & applause. Rep.

@andlynlit  @CWIPPrize Winner

Debut novel Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy pub. by

@HarperCollinsUK

linktr.ee/fayebrann

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Emma Christie

Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize Shortlist

Best Scottish Crime Debut 2021 Shortlist @The_CWA

New Blood Dagger longlist

@LittleHardman @welbeckpublish

emmachristiewriter.com

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N. A. Cooper

Author signed to @Bloodhoundbook

Debut novel, Ripple Effect, due out 31/1/22 

Buy http://mybook.to/RippleEffect

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John Harkin

John Harkin's 5 Star crime thriller is now available. Set in 80's Glasgow. A detective breaks all the rules to achieve truth and justice. http://amzn.to/3e3i1d7

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Maggie Smith

Novelist, Podcaster

Debut novel Truth and Other Lies out now amzn.to/3CrsYk5

Follow Maggie on Instagram @maggiesmithwrites

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Stephanie Sowden

Writing books with @canelocrime

Debut AFTER EVERYTHING YOU DID out Spring 2022. Rep’d by @LiverpoolLit

Cooking food the rest of the time. She/Her

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Fi Phillips

Fantasy author and real life copywriter. My debut novel #HavenWakes was published by

@Burning_Chair

in 2019. Book 2 is out in 2022.

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Eve Ainsworth

Award winning working class author Adult debut DUCKLING out 2022 (Penguin) Agent Hannah Weatherill at@northbanktalent

Buy https://amzn.to/34C5kV6

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Catherine Yardley

Author of Ember. Represented by @sya_susan

Editor-in-chief Frost Magazine. http://frostmagazine.com

Freelance writer available for commissions

linktr.ee/balavageyardley