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Book Lover's Companion - The English Version

84 EpisodesProduced by EZ FictionWebsite

A podcast about books, authors, genres, readers and more.

84 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Episode 80 - Cleopatra's Revenge: History, Spies, Conspiracies and Propaganda. A conversation with Avanti Centrae

December 5th, 2022


For this episode we had the pleasure of a chat with action thriller author Avanti Centrae about her new standalone novel "Cleopatra's Revenge". A fast paced thriller about the past, secret brotherhoods, conspiracies and …

Episode 79 - The Raven's Mark: A debut by Christie J. Newport

November 28th, 2022


For this episode we had the pleasure of welcoming returning guest and debut author Christie J. Newport. We spoke about her first published novel, research, writing, the support of the writing community much more. Enjoy!

Episode 78 - Deceit: Murderous Relationships in Iceland. A conversation with Jónína Leósdóttir

November 21st, 2022


For this episode we spoke with author and playwright Jónína Leósdóttir about her new book "Deceit", relationships, family, the modern Icelandic …

Episode 76 - Harm: Haunted People, Icelandic Nature and the Quest for a Murderer. A conversation with Sólveig Pálsdóttir

November 14th, 2022


For this episode we had the pleasure of a conversation with returning guest Sólveig Pálsdóttir. We spoke about her newly published and translated book "Harm", the importance of mental health, how she is very much …

Episode 77 - Special: A Fish Called Andromeda. A conversation with Cynthia Huijgens and Yusuke Watanabe

November 13th, 2022


Enjoy the podcast version of the livestream for the book launch of "A Fish Called Andromeda"! Our wonderful guests tell us all about the evolution of …

Episode 75 - Doublecrossed: Psychological Suspense with Laury A. Egan

November 7th, 2022


For this episode we had a thrilling chat with the lovely Laury A. Egan about psychological suspense, locked room mysteries, the art of designing a …

Episode 74 - Stories of Antyfas or Fantasy for Children. A conversation with Laura DiNovis Berry

October 31st, 2022


For this episode we spoke to children's fantasy author, poet and probably best aunt in the world, Laura DiNovis Berry about her love for playing rugby, finding a presents for her nieces and nephews birthday and what all …

Episode 73 - The Secret Field: Treasure Hunting for Gold, Family and Home. A conversation with Susan Dennis

October 17th, 2022


For this episode we met our guest, the lovely Susan Dennis, right in the middle of a storm. She told all about her first novel "A Secret Field", the …

Episode 72 - Joy: Tipping into Poetry. A conversation with Francis Daulerio

October 10th, 2022


In this episode, our guest, Francis Daulerio, is the first poet ever on our show. We are tipping into the art of writing poetry, how it is done, what …

Episode 71 - Horror, Krampus and Lilith: In Darkness We Walk. A conversation with Kamaya Tarpley

October 3rd, 2022


For this episode we spoke to the lovely Kamaya Tarpley about her love for all things dark, mysteries and horrible. She told us all about her 2022 …

Episode 70 - Deep Roots: Darkness and Horror in Detroit. A conversation with Edward Rosick

September 26th, 2022


For this episode we took a walk on the dark side. Horror fiction author Edward Rosick told us about his love for the horror genre, gruesome tales, …

Episode 69 - Part-time Vicars, Murder and English Village Life. A conversation with Cassie Rush aka Caroline Goldsworthy

September 20th, 2022


In this episode we had the pleasure of welcoming another returning guest, the lovely Cassie Rush aka Caroline Goldsworthy. Cassie spoke about her …

Episode 68 - Swiss Noir and Prosecco. A conversation with Linda Huber and Louise Mangos

August 29th, 2022


Cross-border talks with two lovely ladies, Linda Huber and Louise Mangos, took place for this episode. Over a glass of Prosecco, we spoke about their new books, the danger of bears and the sweet taste of Gummibärli, …

Episode 67 - The House Fire: Between Family Dynamics, Arsonists and Psychopaths. A conversation with Rosie Walker

August 22nd, 2022


For this episode we had a wonderful chat with the lovely Rosie Walker about her second book "The House Fire". We spoke about arson, derelict houses, …

Episode 66 - Sunflowers Beneath the Snow: Tenacious Women in Ukraine. A conversation with Teri M. Brown

August 15th, 2022


For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the lovely Teri M. Brown and her first book "Sunflowers Beneath the Snow“. …

Episode 65 - Whitesands: Between Darkness and Hope. A conversation with Johann Thorsson

August 8th, 2022


In this episode we have the pleasure of talking to Icelandic crime fiction author Johann Thorsson, whose first novel "Whitesands" is a dark, …

Episode 64 - Osprey Calling: Returning Home and Finding Love. A conversation with Ellen Hoil

August 1st, 2022


Our guest in this episode is lesbian romance fiction author Ellen Hoil. Ellen's new book "Osprey Calling" came out in 2022 and tells about life in …

Episode 63 - Johnny Carlo and the Heirs of the Godfather. A conversation with James Michels

July 25th, 2022


Our guest in this episode is crime fiction writer James Michels. His second novel "The Ballad of Johnny Carlo" and the fascinating history of the mafia was the main topic of our chat. James also shared his experience as …

Episode 62 - The Doctor is in the House. An appointment with Dr Noir

July 18th, 2022


Our guest in this episode is no other than the famous Dr Noir aka Jacky Collins! Crime fiction enthusiasts, founder, host and organiser of Newcastle …

Episode 61 - Between Istanbul and the East End. A conversation with Barbara Nadel

July 11th, 2022


Crime fiction author Barbara Nadel is our guest in this episode. We spoke about her new book "Bride Price", the differences and similarities of …

Episode 60 - Killer Women and a Touch of Fragile Gothic. A conversation with Sarah Hilary

July 4th, 2022


Our guest in this episode is crime fiction author Sarah Hilary, author of the Marnie Rome series and the highly acclaimed stand alone "Fragile". Sarah spoke with us about supporting new authors, the advantages of going …

Episode 59 - Cold as Hell: The Dark Side of Iceland. A conversation with Lilja Sigurdardottir

June 20th, 2022


Our guest in this episode is Icelandic crime fiction author Lilja Sigurdardottir, who is also a playwright and screenwriter. She told us a lot about …

Episode 58 - Between short stories and novels: Crimechurch and more. A conversation with Michael Botur

June 6th, 2022


Our guest in this episode is New Zealand author Michael Botur. He writes short stories, poems, novels for adults and young adults. Learn more about …

Episode 57 - Stormy Cocktails with a Dash of Romance. A conversation with Lucy Lakestone

May 23rd, 2022


Our guest in this episode is writer and storm chaser Lucy Lakestone aka Chris Kridler. We had a lively conversation about the art of mixology, …

Episode 56 - Leveling Up: Women, Tech and the Gaming Industry. A conversation with Jazzy Mitchell

May 9th, 2022


Returning guest, romance fiction author Jazzy Mitchell spoke with us about her new book, the promotion of books in these trying times and women in the field of new tech and gaming. It was fun to meet Jazzy again, to …

Episode 55 - Doing the Mundane Job OR Chasing Your Dreams. A conversation with A. L. Brooks

April 25th, 2022


Romantic fiction author A. L. Brooks spoke to us about her new book "Chasing Dreams", writing romantic fiction, being an author and working full-time …

Special: Book Launch of "Fractures and Hinges"

April 18th, 2022


This is the podcast version of our book launch event on Saturday 16th April for "Fractures and Hinges". 

The MoCs Lori L. Lake and C. A. Farlow did me the honour and asked the tough questions! Enjoy!

You can purchase …

Episode 54 - Methodology, Technology, Misogyny and Northern Crime. A conversation with Mari Hannah

April 11th, 2022


We had the great pleasure of welcoming another returning guest on our show! Crime fiction author Mari Hannah joined us to talk about her latest Kate …

Episode 53 - Wartime, Spies and Love. A conversation with J. E. Leak

March 28th, 2022


For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful chat with lesfic author J. E. Leak. We spoke about the 40s, spies and the wartime. Romance during …

Episode 52 - Deadly Talk: Romantic suspense with TJ Logan

March 14th, 2022


For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the lovely TJ Logan. Author of the romantic suspense series "O'Halleran …

Episode 51 - Writing and the Art of Narrating: A conversation with C. A. Farlow and Hillary Huber

February 28th, 2022


For this episode we had the pleasure of welcoming a returning guest, C. A. Farlow, and the narrator of her audio books, Hillary Huber. We learned about the art of narrating, how important the relationship between writer …

Episode 50 - Dystopian Landscapes for Young Adults. A conversation with Shanti Hershenson

February 14th, 2022


In this episode we have the pleasure of talking to the youngest author ever on our show. YA author Shanti Hershenson joined us for an intriguing chat about her ideas, aliens, dystopian landscapes, her writing process …

Episode 49 - Of Friends, Foes and the Dangerous Beauty of South Africa. A conversation with Jill Wallace

January 24th, 2022


South African expat Jill Wallace joined us for a lively conversation about history, South Africa, script writing and becoming an independent novelist. We learned about the business of film making, researching in …

Episode 48 - Australian Affairs: Tim Tams, Humour and a Mystery. A conversation with KJ

January 10th, 2022


In this episode we have the pleasure of a conversation with our first guest from Down Under. Australian romance fiction author KJ joins us to talk about her latest book "Ignis", the art of having a Tim Tam slam, her …

Episode 47 - Odyssey of Love. A Memoir of Seeking and Finding. A conversation with Linda Jämsen

December 31st, 2021


We had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the lovely Linda Jämsen, who was seeking true love. Follow us and our guest on a journey from …

Episode 46 - Christmas Special no. 2: The All you can hear-Christmas catalogue

December 20th, 2021


Are you still looking for some books to give for Christmas or to buy for yourself? Look no further! In this episode our guest Eoin shares with us his list of book recommendations across the genres. There is something …

Episode 45 - Greenland Noir: Talking Murder and Fishy Business with Christoffer Petersen

December 13th, 2021


Crime fiction author Christoffer Petersen told us a lot about Greenland, its society, the cold, the Northern Light and the Midnight Sun. We learned …

Episode 44 - Christmas Special no. 1: Life under the paw and how it inspired us. A chat with Harriet Armstrong and Simone Carter

December 6th, 2021


Enjoy our first Christmas Special of 2021 with two lovely and hilariously funny ladies, Harriet Armstrong and Simone Carter! We spoke to them about the inspiration of living under the paw of two very famous cats, their …

Episode 43 - The Apology Box: Youthful Mistakes and Consequences. A conversation with Naomi Ulsted and Cynthia Huijgens

November 29th, 2021


For this episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful chat with YA author Naomi Ulsted and Cynthia Huijgens. Those two lovely ladies talk about …

Episode 42 - The Commandments: Iceland's Past and Present. A conversation with Óskar Guðmundsson

November 15th, 2021


We had a lovely chat with Icelandic crime fiction author Óskar Guðmundsson for this episode. We spoke about writing, women, a very personal experience which led to this book, his writing process and future projects. …

Episode 41 - The Tell Tale: Mystery and Romance with Clare Ashton

November 1st, 2021


In this episode we had the pleasure of a chat with a returning guest, romance author Clare Ashton. We spoke about her new book "The Tell Tale", a dark mystery set in Wales in the 70s. Clare shared her thoughts on life …

Episode 40 - The Wedding Toaster: Talking Chick Lit, Life as a Writer and Everything Between with Emily Rotondi

October 18th, 2021


Our guest in this episode is new author Emily Rotondi who exchanged the classroom for a life at the keyboard. Her debut novel "The Wedding Toaster" is a book that has been a long time in the making. Now it is out and …

Episode 39 - Paris Contagion: Medical Thriller, Global Politics and Angst in Fearful Times. A conversation with C.A. Farlow

October 4th, 2021


In this episode our lovely guest C.A. Farlow told us about her upcoming novel "Paris Contagion". A political and military thriller that turns into a …

Episode 38 - Add Cyanide to Taste. A culinary conversation with Karmen Spiljak

September 20th, 2021


For this episode we had the pleasure of a chat with author Karmen Spiljak about her new book, a culinary noir. She told us about the ideas and …

Episode 37 - Citizen Detective: Between the Faroes Islands and a Strange Case. A conversation with Chris Ould

September 6th, 2021


For this episode we had the pleasure to talk to Chris Ould, screenwriter, crime fiction author and YA author. Find out how he came to choose the …

Episode 36 - Romanian Crime Connections and Killer Food. A conversation with Bogdan Hrib

August 16th, 2021


For this episode we spoke to Romanian crime fiction author Bogdan Hrib about the links between Austria and Romania, his novels, his character Stelian Munteanu, snipers on Mariahilfer Strasse, where to find the best …

Episode 35 - Inside Out: Dystopian Sci-fi for young adults. A conversation with Natalie Hibberd

July 19th, 2021


In this episode we have a wonderful chat with the lovely Natalie Hibberd. Author of a dystopian sci-fi novel for YA. Learn more about her way as a …

Episode 34 - Psychological suspense at the lake with Linda Huber

July 5th, 2021


Our guest in this episode is the lovely Linda Huber, author of psychological suspense novels. She told us everything about writing, character …

Episode 33 - Fearless in Deep Space with Allen Stroud

June 28th, 2021


Space exploration, Sci-fi, character traits that where neglected in the past and a lot more where the topics of our lively and fascinating conversation with Dr Allen Stroud. Enjoy!

Books by Allen Stroud:

Fearless …

Episode 32 - Bedside manners and food for thought. A conversation with Ankit Shukla

June 14th, 2021


Meet nurse, author, motivational speaker and ghostwriter Ankit Shukla! Listen to a lovely conversation about his work as a nurse, his inspiration as an author and all his new and upcoming projects! Enjoy!

Book by Ankit …

Episode 31 - Silenced: A conversation with Sólveig Pálsdóttir

May 17th, 2021


In this episode we have a chat with the lovely Sólveig Pálsdóttir about her latest book "Silenced". She told a lot about what interests her in her …

Episode 30 - Wayward Voyage: Talking Real Pirates with Anna M. Holmes

May 10th, 2021


Listen to our lively and fascinating conversation about real female pirates with author Anna M. Holmes. Anna told us a lot about live as a pirate and …

Episode 29 - Cliffhanger: Our Past, Present and Future. A conversation with Michael R. French

May 3rd, 2021


Our guest in this episode is Michael R. French. Author of more than twenty book for adults, young adults. History, our present times, change and how …

Episode 28 - New Espionage, Cli-fi and Knitting. A conversation with JR Pomerantz

April 26th, 2021


In this episode we spoke to JR Pomerantz about method writing, cli-fi and creating new genres.

Books by JR Pomerantz:

  • Corporate Torsos Need Not …

Episode 27 - Switzerland, the Alps and the Secrets of Strangers. A conversation with Louise Mangos

April 12th, 2021


Listen to our conversation with Louise Mangos about psycological thrillers, Switzerland, sports and the deceptive nature of the Alps!

Book by Louise …

Episode 26 - Undertow. Talking Books and American Politics with Jazzy Mitchell

March 29th, 2021


We had the pleasure of welcoming back romance fiction writer Jazzy Mitchell to talk about her latest book "Undertow". It's about growth, politics and …

Episode 25 - Ending Samsara. Talking Literature with James W Voyce

March 15th, 2021


For this new episode we had the pleasure of a wonderful conversation with the charming James W Voyce.

He told us everything about his book "Ending …

Episode 24 - Whittingham: Between Fact and Fiction. A conversation with Christie Newport

March 1st, 2021


Listen to our lively conversation with up and coming thriller author Christie Newport. Her first novel "Whittingham", which waits to be published, takes us not only back in time but also to a disturbing place. Even more …

Episode 23 - Purrrfect Paws. Harriet Armstrong and the Adventurous Stumpy Cat

February 1st, 2021


In this episode we talk to biographer/illustrator Harriet Armstrong, who lovingly captures the daydreaming adventures of Stumpy Cat for children! But …

Episode 22 - Forum Books and the Adventures in the Book Trade

December 11th, 2020


Enjoy a lively episode with bookshop owner Helen Stanton of Forum Books, who told us everything from owning a bookshop to finding books for her …

Episode 21 - Bloody Aberdeen: In conversation with Deborah Masson

December 7th, 2020


Listen to a wonderful conversation with the lovely and funny Deborah Masson, who told us everything about flash fiction, writing a crime novel and …

Episode 20 - Capital Romance. A conversation with Clare Ashton

December 3rd, 2020


We had a great conversation with the lovely Clare Ashton about writing, publishing, plotting and more. Enjoy this new episode!

Books by Clare Ashton:


After Mrs Hamilton

That Certain Something

The Goodmans

Poppy …

Episode 19 - Murder in the North: Talking crime novels with Mari Hannah

September 28th, 2020


Crime fiction author Mari Hannah joined us for a wonderful conversation about her books, new ideas and writing and she didn't hold back! Learn more …

Episode 18 - The All-Night Sun. A conversation with debut author Diane Zinna

September 14th, 2020


A brand new episode with debut author Diane Zinne. She just published her very first novel "The All-Night Sun". Listen to what she has to say about …

Episode 17 - Talking Young Adult Fiction with Naomi Ulsted

August 31st, 2020


In this new episode I had the pleasure of talking to Naomi Ulsted. Screenplay writer, essay writer and soon to be published YA writer. Listen to a …

Episode 16 - Summer Reading Tips with Cynthia and Karmen

July 20th, 2020


Looking for reading material? Look no further! There is something for everyone! Two charming ladies, Cynthia and Karmen, joined us for a wonderful …

Episode 15 - Talking Romance and Crime with Lori L. Lake

June 29th, 2020


Listen to a fascinating conversation with Lori L. Lake, author and founding mother of "The Golden Crown Literary Society". We touched a lot of topics …

Episode 14 - Southern Blues: A conversation with Jane Alden

June 8th, 2020


Third time's the charm! Which is absolutely true in this case!

Listen to a wonderful conversation about writing, being a woman in the American South …

Episode 13 - When Crime meets Fiction: The Tangents of Murder. A conversation with Caroline Goldsworthy

May 25th, 2020


Independent author Caroline Goldsworthy joined us for a lively conversation about writing, her books, the creative process and much more.

By Caroline …

Episode 12 - From Mumbai to Bombay: Talking books with Vaseem Khan

April 27th, 2020


Vaseem Khan takes us from the present to the 1950s and beyond. Enjoy this new episode!

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Episode 11 - Talking Crime Writing, Victorian London and Kitty Peck's "Paradise" with Kate Griffin

April 6th, 2020


Listen to a lively conversation with Kate Griffin, author of the wonderful Kitty Peck Series!

Book 1: Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders

Book 2: …

Episode 10 - From Fanfiction to Original Fiction: The Way of the Writer Jazzy Mitchell

March 23rd, 2020


I had the pleasure of talking to Jazzy Mitchell, author of:

Lost Treasures

You Matter  

Musings of a Madwoman.

Enjoy our enlightining conversation!

Episode 9 - Writing in Brussels: An interview with Cynthia Huijgens

March 9th, 2020


I had the pleasure of talking to Cynthia Huijgens, author, publisher and member of the Brussel's Writer Circle.

Author of: 

"The Boy between Worlds", …

Episode 8 - Reviews: Pros and Cons

February 10th, 2020


Should we read reviews before we buy a book or rather no? What about the pros and cons of reviews? Let's talk about it!

Do you agree or disagree? Let …

Episode 7 - The Teacup's reading list

January 27th, 2020


Only recently the Chattering Teacup received a parcel and we are going to find out what was inside!


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Episode 6 - Getting through the winter

January 13th, 2020


Another episode with a list of books that should help you to spend the long dark evenings in an exciting way.

It's a short one, but we hope you still …

Episode 5 - The Christmas Episode

December 23rd, 2019


Just before Christmas, for all late time shoppers, a few ideas. For family, relatives, friends or one self. We hope you like this episode and wish …

Episode 4 - More first impressions

December 9th, 2019


Another episode of more first impressions and everything to do with books.

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Episode 3 - Spying for Sci-fi Part 2. An interview with Karmen Spiljak

November 25th, 2019


An interview with Karmen Spiljak.

Karmen's first book:

A Perfect Flaw: An uplifting coming of age story about identity

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Episode 2 - Reading, Writing, Recommending

November 11th, 2019


What kind of books do we like and why? Why do we start to write our own stories? Are there books we could recommend?

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Episode 1 - Quantum Stories Part 2. A conversation with C. A. Farlow

October 28th, 2019


An interview with C. A. Farlow.

The sci-fi trilogy by C. A. Farlow:

A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy Book 1)

A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy …

Episode 1 - Quantum Stories Part 1. A conversation with C. A. Farlow

October 28th, 2019


An interview with C. A. Farlow.

The sci-fi trilogy by C. A. Farlow:

A Quantum Convergence (Nexus Trilogy Book 1)

A Quantum Uncertainty (Nexus Trilogy …


August 29th, 2019


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