Simon Dawson - Book Club interviews

Ben Fogel

Simon was joined by Ben Fogel in his garden! 

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James D Mortain 



Simon Interviewed Author James D Mortain

Former British CID Detective with the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, turned crime fiction writer, James D Mortain brings compelling action and gritty authenticity to his writing through years of police experience.

He began writing in 2012, following a chance encounter in a Bath bar with SAS veteran, TV personality and author, Chris Ryan. Using his own real-life experiences within a busy CID department, James creates gripping, fast-paced crime thrillers that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat until the very last page.

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Norman Holmes 


Simon spoke to Norman Holmes from the Samaritans about their Literary Event

"How to keep going"

Motivational literary event at which five different speakers/authors talk about their books and their journey through life's challenges.

Raising funds for the local Samaritans branch.

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Garry Abson



Simon spoke to Garry Abson about his latest book 'Motherland'

MOTHERLAND is the first in a gripping series of crime novels set in contemporary St Petersburg, featuring sharp and intriguing policewoman, Captain Natalya Ivanova.

When the daughter of a Swedish billionaire goes missing in St Petersburg after a night out with a friend, Captain Natalya Ivanova is assigned the case but nothing is as straightforward as it seems.


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Chris Marco Flores


Simon spoke to Chris about his new book 'The Weight is Over' and his new workshops, aiming to get participants educated about healthy living, achieving a healthy weight and making 'the impossible, possible' 

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Billy Billingham

Today Simon talked to the incredible Mark 'Billy' Billingham. They talked about life in the SAS, his book and his upcoming talk at the Queens Theatre 

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11/02/2020 Simon Dawson's Book Club

Chris Reeves and Helen Perks 




Chris Reeves is a local fitness expert offering a range of exercise technique coupled with nutritional advice and motivational support.

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Helen is a registered Nutritional Therapist who graduated from the University of West London with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Medicine (BSc).

Helen founded The Hygeia clinic to guide and coach others with her clinical expertise to wellness, with a focus on gut and hormone health, but helps her clients address all manner of symptoms and health conditions.


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03/02/2020 Simon Dawson's Book Club

Karen MacRae 




"I woke up three years ago with the idea for a novel. Since then, I've experienced the joy of words seeming to pour from my fingertips just when I need them to, the surprise of a new character suddenly appearing from nowhere, the frustration of word block and tip-of-the-tongue forgetfulness, the high of getting the first paperback proof copy, the low of discovering that friendship does not necessarily equal reviews, and possibly everything in between"

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8/01/2020 - Simon Dawson's Book Club 

Liam Smith 


Liam is a local veteran that has taken to writing poetry in order to maintain positive mental health. His poems are brilliant! 

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