The Authors Bookshelf – Karen Ankers

Welcome back to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.

This week I’m pleased to welcome Karen Ankers who writes poetry and one act plays, both of which I have to put my hands up and admit to having a very limited knowledge about. I do hope that you enjoy this bookshelf.

What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
The Moon Of Gomrath (Alan Garner)

What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
The Bricks That Built The Houses (Kate Tempest)

Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
Leaving Time (Jodi Picoult)

Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?

The Bricks That Built The Houses (Kate Tempest), Ten Reasons Not To Fall In Love (Linda Green), Keeping Faith (Jodi Picoult), Tell No One (Harlan Coben), Boneland (Alan Garner).

Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
While My Eyes Were Closed (Linda Green)

What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?

My novel, The Crossing Place

Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
The Crossing Place.  This is my first novel and the result of a lot of hard work!

Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
Ten Reasons Not To Fall In Love (Linda Green)

Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
I’m working on my second novel, The Stone Dancers, in which a woman’s desire to reinvent herself is challenged when events from her past catch up with her.

Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?

I’m about to move, so currently all my books are in boxes!

Karen Ankers’ Bookshelf

About Karen Ankers


Karen Ankers lives in Anglesey, North Wales, where she draws inspiration for her writing from Wales’ mythic landscape and from the Celtic storytelling tradition.  She started her writing career as a poet and has had poems published in various magazines and anthologies.   Her first poetry collection, One Word At A Time, was published last year and she regularly reads at local spoken word events.  She also writes one-act plays, in which she tries to give a voice to those usually ignored and unheard.  These plays are published by Lazy Bee Scripts and have been performed in the UK, America, Australia and Malaysia.  The Crossing Place is her first novel.

The Bookshelf


Karen, thank you for taking part, I wish you all the best with your novel.

Taking Part in The Bookshelf
I’ve currently put a pause on taking new applications for The Bookshelf. I recently put a call-out for participants on Facebook and am currently booked up into June so want to get through most of these lovely people before I open the floodgates again. If you already have a form to return to me, feel free to do so, just be aware there is a quite a wait for spots right now.

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