In our local literary feature today we were joined by local author Tamsyn Murray, who also writes under the name of Holly Hepburn. The first of Holly's series of e-novellas about life in a pub called the Star and Sixpence, set in a quintessential English country village is out this month. Two sisters inherit a pub from their late father, who they have been estranged from for years. Village life, and the challenges they face getting the pub off the ground, provide the backdrop for the sisters to reinvent their lives and make a fresh start.
Snowdrops at the star and sixpence is just the start of a series of e-novellas which will be coming out over the next year, before being compiled into a book for publication.
Holly talked to us about the differences between writing for digital, rather than for print, and how the industry has changed during her time as an author. To prepare for the book she also had to research what it's like to run a village pub - so had the enviable task of spending many a Sunday afternoon sampling many different pubs and the drinks on offer in them.
For more information about Holly's work you can visit her website and her Twitter (@hollyh_author).
Written by Marie Kempley