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Author, Tracey West, Interviews Author, Mark James!

Playwright & Actor Mark JamesI’m delighted to introduce you to one of our fabulous authors, Mark James. 

Today, his award-winning play, Dear Mother has been published by us as a play script.

Mark is an actor, a music teacher and playwright based in the South West. I wanted to find out a bit more about what makes him tick and asked, which of those three hats he enjoys wearing most?

Hi Tracey, I can honestly say that the best part about my career is the variety that I get in it. I love my job and couldn’t pick an area that I enjoy the most out of them. Each one leads itself around to the other.

You were introduced to me as an actor. When did you first get the bug to act, what was your first role and in which performance?

I had always wanted to act since being at school, it was a huge passion from a very early age. Unfortunately, the school I went to was an all boys secondary that had no theatre or drama departments and music was restricted to an after school club. When I left school, life just got in the way and a new career started.

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Anthony Ravenwood, Author of 'The Breathing Wheel', on the BBC

The Cover of The Breathing Wheel by Anthony RavenwoodWe are delighted to inform you that our fantasy fiction writer, Anthony Ravenwood, is whooping up a stir with pre-publication publicity for his exciting new book.

He’ll be in the studio at BBC Radio Northampton on Wednesday 24th August (tomorrow) chatting to John Griff about his début title ‘The Breathing Wheel‘ and explaining how the book came to be.

You can catch the interview live by clicking here sometime soon after 3pm tomorrow.

We will endeavour to narrow the time-frame down if possible and we hope to be able to bring you a recording of the interview, so you can tune in at your leisure at a later date.

Watch this space, or rather, listen to this space.

Radiophonically yours,

The Team

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Exclusive Interview: Anthony Ravenwood, Author of 'The Breathing Wheel'

Image of Anthony RavenwoodHi Anthony, thanks for taking time out for this, I know you are incredibly busy moving house right now, tell us a bit about you and your book.

My name is Anthony Ravenwood, I’m from Northamptonshire and my book is called ‘The Breathing Wheel’.

Tell us a little about what inspired you to write the story.

I was on a holiday with my family in 1987 and we visited a watermill museum. The old mill was creepy and set my imagination on fire. The original idea was to compose a concept album set around life in a watermill in the 20th Century, but I enjoyed writing the story so much, it kind of overtook.

Have you any idea how long it was in the making?

I have been dipping in and out of the writing ever since, so you could say it’s taken me 26 years!

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