• Dragon Speaker Officially Rated Five Stars

    July 19, 2016 Blog, Interviews

    Last night, we took a few minutes to check in with Elana to see how she was feeling after some great news. Here’s what she said . . .

    Readers’ Favourite is a reputable book review web site, and they’ve just awarded you a five star badge for Dragon Speaker. How did you feel when you heard the news?

    Very excited, and quite a bit relieved! I saw that I’d gotten the review early in the morning, but …

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  • Bags packed and ready to launch

    July 13, 2016 Blog, Interviews

    Whilst the writer of Dragon Speaker sat at JFK airport waiting to embark on the journey that would eventually bring her to Barnstaple, we squeezed in on last interview.

    So you’re sat at the airport ready for your flight to England. Is it finally sinking in that your first novel is about to be released? How do you feel?

    Right now I think I’m somewhat in shock. The past few days I’ve been working at my day …

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  • Interview with Rozana McGrattan – Street Girl

    February 22, 2016 Interviews

    I guess we should start by saying that Street Girl certainly isn’t for the feint hearted, is it?

    No, not really. It’s a tough story about a hard life, but it comes good in the end. I’m hoping it will be inspirational for many readers, particularly women readers. I’m sure many of them will be able to identify with some of the things I went through.

    With this story being a memoir, and particularly one with such …

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  • Interview with Elana A. Mugdan – Dragon Speaker

    February 21, 2016 Interviews

    PWM: Where did the inspiration for Dragon Speaker come from?

    ELANA: I started writing Dragon Speaker on the day I turned 14. I was a socially awkward kid, just a little too weird to fit in, and I had an existential crisis on my birthday – or at least, as existential a crisis as a teenage girl can have. “Who am I?” I wondered. “Where is my life headed? What sort of person am I going …

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  • Interview with Jody Medland – The Moors

    February 18, 2016 Interviews

    PWM: What made you write The Moors?

    JODY: It’s a tough question to answer because it’s one of the very first things I wrote, and why does anyone work on that first project? I was studying at the time. I adored films, but the film studies course I was on was incredibly limited and with too much theory for my liking – so I wrote The Moors as a screenplay.

    The book started as a screenplay?

    Yes, it …

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  • No Man’s Land

    May 11, 2015 Interviews

    Note: The interview contains a handful of spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it already, give No Man’s Land a watch before reading any further.

    How did the idea for No Man’s Land come about?
    Patricia Doyle, who is a very well established theatre director, had the beginnings of an idea for a silent film set in Germany. As I had assisted her on her first short film in 2011, she approached me and asked if I …

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