Friday, 5 November 2021

Award Winning Author, Liz Martinson talks about her education, love of writing & photography

Visiting PBHQ this week, is award winning author and landscape photographer, Liz Martinson. Please help yourself to a glass of bubbly and make yourself comfortable and meet my lovely guest.

Liz Martinson has a Master’s Degree, and has gained a distinction from the University of Lancaster after completing a one-year Creative Writing course. She has a background in teaching and Special Needs Education, specialising in Literacy Support. Her twin sons having left home, Liz lives in the beautiful North Yorkshire Dales with her husband and two cats, and enjoys a variety of interests, such as walking, cycling, kayaking, triking and landscape photography. In her books, she loves to describe the beautiful countryside of Great Britain, which she knows well, and has received specific praise about her descriptions of this countryside in her books, with people saying “they could see it”, “they felt they were actually there” or simply that “they loved it”. Her knowledge of outdoor activities has led to praise for some of the scenes in Ullandale, specifically the mountain rescue, and has also fuelled other scenes in both Counterpoint and Takeover.

An avid reader, Liz has written several novels and short stories. Of the short stories, one was a runner-up in the Good Housekeeping Short Story Competition, and the others have been accepted by her new publisher, Next Chapter, to form an anthology . Three of her novellas have been published in charity anthologies in aid of Breast Cancer.

She has four novels, Belonging, Ullandale, Counterpoint and Takeover, available on Amazon as e-books, paperbacks and hardbacks, and all are available in KU. These are contemporary romance with life events, some drama and tension being very much a part of the stories.

Now she has been accepted by Next Chapter as one of their authors, Liz has committed to revising Ullandale, Counterpoint and Takeover, although the storylines won’t be changing. She has also had other novels accepted by the publisher, as yet unfinished, which will be issued within the next couple of years.

Her latest book, Belonging, is a story of a woman betrayed by her husband, a man whose goodness makes her suspicious, and a precious daughter.

“After top journalist and soon-to-be single mother Liz meets Marc, a reclusive star of stage and screen, they find themselves deeply attracted to one another.

When tragedy hits Liz's estranged husband and her small daughter, Liz will need to learn to trust Marc not only with her heart, but with the life of her child.

But will they ever belong to each other and find happiness?”

There are some very good reviews for all Liz’s books on Amazon.

You can find out more about Liz and her books, or contact her here:


 As always, thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed meeting Liz and finding out about her award winning books.

 Until next time, keep smiling and I hope the sun be shining on your face and in your heart.




Liz Martinson said...

Such a wonderful interview. Thank you so much Pauline.

Kit Domino said...

Lovely post, ladies. I have Belonging waiting on my TBR list and am looking forward to reading it. Can vouch for the stunning photographs Liz takes, some of which are waiting on my to be painted list too! Keep up the good work, Liz and Pauline.
Best Wishes

April Taylor said...

i find Liz’z books uplifting because if you are in the middle of the doldrums or going through an especially difficult time, her books take you out of yourself. They are so engaging with well drawn characters and I find her a perfect solution when i need to find some smooth water for a few hours.

Pauline Barclay said...

Thank you April for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend. Pauline

Pauline Barclay said...

As always, thank you Kit for visiting. Hope all is good with you both. Take care. P x

Pauline Barclay said...

You are welcome Liz. Have a great weekend.