Guest Author Blog

All previous guests have been moved to Archives along with old spooky blogs!

Thanks for coming over xxx

Guest Author questionnaire OR they can send me whatever they wish to promote – you choose 🙂


Now for someone slightly different – A Blogger!

A very nice blogger of books, Joanne

Me Reading

Like the glass of wine there Joanne!

I’m  Joanne and I just love reading! I enjoy a wide variety of books but would say my favourite genres are contemporary fiction or thrillers and I also enjoy a good love story. I love hearing about what others are reading and look forward to sharing what I am reading. I am a member of two book groups plus THE Book Club and Book Connectors on Facebook so have plenty people offering inspiration about what new books to read. And plenty people to share details of what I’ve been reading. I review for Lovereading, New Books magazine and Netgalley, as well as sharing my reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.

Please see my review policy page for details of what I like to read and how to contact me.

Tell us what your blog is about

My blog is mostly book reviews although I do also have author guest posts or Q&As, a blogger spotlight feature and occasional cover reveals or giveaways. The past week I have been posting reports about events I’ve been to at The Edinburgh Book Festival

How did it begin? 

I have always read a lot and like to chat about books. Starting the blog was a way of connecting with other avid readers and sharing what I’ve enjoyed about a book.

What’s your favourite thing about blogging and why?

The blogging community is just brilliant, so supportive. It’s always lovely to hear that someone has enjoyed your review and ordered a book on the strength of it.

What’s your least favourite thing and why?

It can be a bit dis-spiriting when I write a review of a book I’ve loved and for some reason it’s one that not many people read. I know it’s not about numbers, but I want to share the love! 

It seems you enjoy a book or two – what’s been your favourite this year and why?

What – only one?? I am going to cheat and choose three and even that is hard. I’ll pick Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave, The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan and Another Love by Amanda Prowse – but there are so many more 5* reads I could have chosen. 


Who has been your most enjoyable/memorable author to interview and why? 

Oh that’s a hard question! I think I might say Sharon Maas was one of my favourite interviews as she’s had such a fascinating life.

Tell us a little about yourself besides blogger. 

Well I’m married with two teenage daughters (how did that happen??). I live by the sea. I love to cook and bake as well as read. I have recently been learning to play the flute.


How can people find you and interact? 

My blog is

I’m on Twitter @portybelle

And have a blog facebook page

Thank you so much for coming on my website and sharing a little insight into the life of a book blogger. I know it can be difficult to think of just one book that catches the imagination and wish I had time to read a novel as much as I’d like as Barbara Erskine has a new one out and I’m chomping at the bit to get it!!

I also appreciate that you’ll be having me as a guest September 30th and are happy to shout out about my novella Diary of Margery Blake out now and the launch of it on the 17th.



9 Responses to Guest Author Blog

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me here, Paula. Love your blog. I was a wonderful experience interacting with you. God bless.

  2. Paula says:

    Always a pleasure Assaph – keep writing 🙂 xx

  3. Assaph Mehr says:

    Thanks much for hosting me, PJ! 🙂

  4. Paula says:

    Absolutely Jane – lovely having you. Onwards as always – never look back! xx

  5. Jane Finch says:

    Thanks, Paula, for hosting me. Onwards and upwards to the next challenge 🙂

  6. Paula says:

    Guest questions are in the questionaire page

  7. Where do I find the Qs for an author to fill out? I would like to participate but cannot find the Qs. Thanks.

  8. Paula Roscoe says:

    Great having you Mary, will be reading your book asap xx

  9. Mary Morgan says:

    Many thanks for hosting me, P.J.! I loved being on your blog. 🙂

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