Aria welcomes Lisa Hobman

A passion for writing is something that gripped me from a very young age. But as time went on, the opportunity to put pen to paper became less and less. However, a move from Yorkshire, north of the border to Scotland in 2012 changed all of that. During a visit to the west coast of Scotland, and specifically to the little stone bridge at Clachan Seil, the idea for my debut novel popped in to my head. I told my hubby all about the idea and he encouraged me to give writing a go once again. 

Jill Steeples: 'Write What You Know!' & extract from SUMMER AT THE DOG & DUCK

As a newbie writer, there’s lots of writing tips out there and one little nugget that crops up time and time again is the one that says ‘write what you know.’

Meet Karen Osman

Hello! My name is Karen and I’m from the UK. I have lived the expat life though for almost 20 years across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. I currently live in Dubai and have been here for 13 years.

I have always worked in the writing and communications fields and in 2011, I set up a content writing and communication company called Travel Ink, specializing in the luxury hospitality industry.

Matthew Harffy - Author Spotlight

Matthew Harffy talks revenge, research and rock music...

Purple Fish featuring Matthew Harffy (on vocals) have written the perfect soundtrack for reading this article, Sail On, inspired by The Serpent Sword. Check out more Purple Fish here.

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A Life Without You - read a sneak peek

Chapter 1 


She would hate that it wasn’t a spectacular occasion. Quite an ordinary day really. Not good enough. Not good enough at all.

A Sunday morning in January. Dull outside. The clouds a blanket of foreboding, a grey persuasion that staying inside, under a duvet, was the best course of action.

We didn’t take much convincing.

Aria welcomes Adele O'Neill

I couldn’t have been happier when I heard that an office full of adults sobbed because of me, not because I am wicked or have a malicious streak coursing through my veins but because it was confirmation that the story I had sent to Caroline and the team at Aria, had made them cry just as much as it did me.

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