Book It!

Sine FM

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A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Sheila North, presenter of Sine FM, came to my house. Both Americans who’ve made our homes in England, we had a lot to talk about. We walked the dog, had an ice cream at Yummy’s, tea at The Sovereign and then she joined in with the Holmfirth Writers’ Group. She also interviewed Joyce, Martin and me for Book It! 

Book It! is a monthly programme for book lovers and writers around the world, and is available on on the last Saturday of each month at 10 am BST.  Check out the latest edition at to hear those interviews.

Sine FM, Doncaster’s local radio station, is the first not-for-private-profit station in the area.  It was launched in January 2007, and provides a platform for creative expression and a distinctive, accessible community radio service, celebrating the diversity of Doncaster.

The station has more than 90 local presenters playing great music every week, and reaches over 116,000 households and 7,100 businesses, whilst the website receives 1.65 million hits monthly.

Sine received its FM Broadcasting License in December 2007. The station ran several trial broadcasts before launching full-time service in September 2009 on 102.6 FM acrossDoncaster,alongside its internet radio station / online media service.

A typical edition of Book It! features an interview with a published author, book reviews by our panel of reviewers, and stories or poems read by featured writers. Previous guests include the American poet Thomas Lynch; best-selling novelist Joanne Harris; historian George Goodwin, author of ‘Fatal Colours’; new novelists such as Richard Pierce, author of ‘Dead Men’; Barnsley author Milly Johnson; Michael Stewart, author of ‘King Crow’, and many others. Book It! is produced for Sine FM by Sheila and David North, with frequent contributions by author Stephanie Cage, and members of Doncaster Writers.

For more information on Book It!, contact Sheila at


Free Gift for Book Groups

I’ve belonged to several readers’ groups, both virtually and in ‘real’ life. Once Removed is a story that begs to be discussed so I’ve created a special Readers’ Group Pack to make it more fun. The pack contains a treat, insider information, photos and discussion questions. Even if you’re only a readers’ group of one, feel free to upload the pack.

If you’re not in a book group but are curious/interested in joining or forming one, here are a few book group posts.

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