A star is born? Probably not, but...

Yesterday, I was invited to take part on an Amazon Book Chat Live on amazon.com (US and rest of world) to talk about my favourite books. It was great fun!

Amazon BookChatLive Jan022 with Alison


The host was the affable Tim Lewis of Stoneham Press which focuses on conference reviews, self-publishing, podcasting and networking. He hosts the popular #indieAuthorChat on Twitter, the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast www.beginselfpublishing.com), cohosts @ONNAnotherLiveS and runs the Amazon Live show Bookchat.live.

Before the chat, I have to pick out 15-20 of my favourite books. Aaaargh! 

This was the most horrendous part of it. I read over a hundred and twenty fiction books each year plus non-fiction. In the end, I just had to dip in and select favourites from the different genres I like. For series, I (mostly) chose the series starter.And I was allowed to include some of my own books. Then at the end, I had to choose a mystery item – something I’d love to have if money was no object. You may well laugh when you see it at the end of the video!

Authors whose books I picked included CS Lewis, Robert Harris, Georgette Heyer, Rosemary Sutcliff, Tom Clancy, Lindsey Davis, Ruth Downie, Suetonius, Daniel Silva, JD Robb, Mick Herron. You can find out the which books I mentioned and what I thought of them here: https://www.amazon.com/live/broadcast/a2dc3d11-8d82-49e8-b884-de1acad34a81

I don’t think I’ll be getting the call from Hollywood any time soon – I probably wave my arms about too much – but talking about books is always energising and fun. And is there a better topic of conversation?


UPDATE: And very chuffed to find my thoughts about Robert Harris’s novel Fatherland are now on its book page on Amazon.com above the reviews. 😉


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series.Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers. Double Pursuit, the sequel, is now out!

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