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Radio interview with Paul Stones Radio Reverb

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I was fortunate enough to be called into an interview with the charismatic Paul Stone who works for Radio Reverb in Brighton. The interview was about an hour long and the main subject was my novel, Just Two Weeks. Especially selected music to match the mood of my novel was played in between sections and we talked  about this and that while the music ran its course. To  be honest it was less like an interview and more like a chat. We broached other subjects including  this blog, my disability, what inspires me to write, whether or not I am a bohemian. Oh yes. I did a reading from my novel too! His colleague intercepted occasionally to put across his views of blogs and life in general, and to introduce the next interview with the band Red Diesel.  And the entire interview took place while a large dog who had initially jumped up top greet me, slept peacefully at my feet.

I was sorry when the time was up.

As he says – sit back with a glass of wine/cup of coffee/tea and have a listen….

Enjoy!

P.S. Because Molly our cat was mentioned I gave the interview her picture.

 

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Behind the scenes of Just Two Weeks

 

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I said my next post would be about the inspiration for my novel Just Two Weeks. Well true to my word here it is. I will start off by saying it was a visit to Sri Lanka which inspired me.  Raven Reviews offered me a guest post about the inspiration for my book. They posted it on their blog and included  some excellent photos which really depict my words well. You can read it here.

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Here’s another wonderful review of ‘Just Two Weeks’.

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One of the best psychological  thrillers she’s read, the reviewer said. Praise indeed! Read it here.

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Interview With Author Amanda Sington-Williams (Just Two Weeks, Psychological Thriller)

Interview about my new psychological thriller Just Two Weeks

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In your own words, please describe your book.

Just Two Weeks is about a revenge stalker that the protagonist meets quite unexpectantly on holiday and the terrible consequences that this seemingly innocent encounter brings.

What genre/genres does your book fall under? It is a suspense/psychological thriller.

Is this book part of a series? No

What was the inspiration behind your book? A holiday in Sri Lanka where Part 1 of the book is set.

What led you into writing? Was it a lifelong ambition, or the result of some type of turning point in your life? I’ve always written poetry and short stories but when I had to give up work due to an injury, I went back to university and studied for a MA in Creative Writing. Then the bug took hold.

So far, what has been the greatest moment in your writing career? There have been two: An…

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Review of ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt

I like this review and agree with it, so I have re-blogged it to my blog.

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is a wildly popular Pulitzer Prize winning book, it has been read by millions but it seems to divide opinion. People complain about it’s 864 page length and sometimes unnecessary winding descriptions. Others have issues with the plot itself and the philosophical notions which become more apparent as the book develops. In stark contrast to these views, I loved this book. It was one of the few books I have read recently where time disappeared, where I was completely engrossed in the life of Theodore Decker. It is a book with an explosive start(no pun intended) and slowly drifts along, describing different periods in Theo’s troubled life. I think this book is very much a Dickensian style novel where one could draw comparisons between Pip in Dickens Great Expectations and Theo in this book, both the unwanted boys who must fight every inch to survive…

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Interview with Sarah Gorrell on Radio Sussex

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On 17h October the day after my book launch I had an interview with Sarah Gorrell on Radio Sussex/Surrey Drivetime about my novel ‘Just Two Weeks’. It’s been a month but I’ve only just found out how to put the interview on Sound Cloud! Sarah Gorrell is a great interviewer and she really put me at my ease. Click on Drivetime  to hear the interview!

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Me at my book launch plus another 5* review!

I got this review of my novel from Jack Magnus of Reader’s Favourite. I thought I’d also post a photo of me reading at my book launch!

‘Amanda Sington-Williams’ psychological thriller, Just Two Weeks, is suspenseful and exciting. Jo’s idyllic two weeks in paradise becomes a disorienting and terrifying ordeal. Sington-Williams swiftly immerses the reader in her protagonist’s place, alone with no money in a strange culture, and haunted by a woman whom she supposedly knows. Even after Jo gets back home, everything is strange and altered. Raquel is actively stalking her, and Mark seems strangely complicit. Just Two Weeks feels a lot like a Hitchcock thriller — it keeps the tension up and the reader can’t help but keep on reading and experiencing Jo’s fear first-hand. I had a grand time reading this book. Sington-Williams is a marvelous writer, and her plot is tight, fast-paced and compelling. Just Two Weeks is very highly recommended’.

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