A Q & A with #author Rebecca Powell @BeccaPowellUK

Today I have the pleasure of the company of author of The Brazilian Husband, Rebecca Powell .

Now living in France, but born in Bristol, ‘Rebecca discovered an early love of stories from weekly visits to the local library with her mum, sister and brothers (novelists Gareth L Powell and Huw Powell) and from hours spent with her dad sitting around an old tape recorder making up adventures.

Inspired by her experiences of life, Rebecca followed the advice of just about every literary guru, and started to write what she knew: the joy and insecurities of motherhood; the early loss of a parent; and of course, the country she loved so dearly, Brazil.’

It was the beginning of a story which was to become her debut novel, The Brazilian Husband, which was published earlier this year.

Q & A : Caimh McDonnell @caimh #author #qanda #whitehairedirishman

I was very lucky to get the opportunity to read A Man with One Of Those Faces, the debut novel from Irish Comedian, now writer & all around ‘jack-of-all-trades’, Caimh McDonnell.

To read my full review of this very humorous debut please click here:

Caimh very graciously took some time out from his very busy schedule to answer a few questions in this very interesting Q & A.

Oh……and he knows Sarah Millican 😉

I do hope you enjoy!!

Time to have a Chat with Author Helene Leuschel!! @HALeuschel

Today I am joined by the lovely writer, Helene Leuschel, for a very interesting Q & A.

Helene & myself crossed paths on twitter and I was only too delighted to welcome her onto Swirl and Thread to answer all the questions I threw at her!!

A very interesting person, please do read on to learn a little bit more about Helene and her latest book, Manipulated Lives, a collection of 5 novellas.

Also check out my blog later in the week when Helene writes a fantastic Guest Post on

‘Nature, nurture and the ability to empathize’….. It’s a fascinating post!!

Q & A with Writer Nicky Clifford @NickyNovelist

Theale resident and writer, Nicky Clifford, launches her debut novel, Never Again, on October 21st and her dream of seeing her book in print finally becomes reality.

Never Again has received warm reviews ahead of publication and looks set to storm its way up the Amazon charts in romantic fiction.

I approached Nicky, wondering if she would be interested in answering a few questions about herself for all us readers and to my utter delight…Nicky said YES!!

Please continue reading to find out more about this most talented lady.

Writer Dan Klefstad Drops by for a Q & A @danklefstad

Today I am delighted to welcome American author of ‘Shepherd & the Professor’ , Dan Klefstad to Swirl and Thread.

Dan has agreed to let me have a little snoop inside his world where I have discovered many interesting facts about him.

Along the way, I also discovered that Dan will be making his first ever trip to Ireland later in the year and may even kiss The Blarney Stone!! Here’s hoping he will be awarded the ‘Gift of the Gab’ for that feat of dexterity!