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Welcome to my writing blog, which aims to create insightful, relevant content to encourage new writers and support authors with book launches, reviews, guest posts and useful links.  

I average 20,000 visitors a month, about a third US and a third Europe, with a growing audience in Australia and the far-east. The most popular posts are about how and why people write - and get a lot of repeat visits, even over a year later.  To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe by e-mail or have them sent straight to your Kindle.

I like to hear from readers and other authors, so please feel free to get in touch by email tonyriches @ live.com  or follow me on Twitter @tonyriches my Facebook author page and Google+  +Tony Riches 

★ Reviewers are welcome to request free review copies of my eBooks.

★ Writers are invited to guest post on book launches, poetry or anything on writing.

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Book Reviews on The Writing Desk 

Due to the high level of demand I am not currently able to accept new review requests and will update this page when I can consider new reviews. Books are only accepted free of charge with the understanding that gifted material is subject to the same unbiased review standard I use for titles I purchase.

Short Bio

I was born in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and spent part of my childhood in Kenya. After gaining a BA degree in Psychology and an MBA from Cardiff University I worked as a Management Consultant, followed by senior roles in the Welsh NHS and Local Government. 

I wrote several successful non-fiction books before writing historical fiction. I am currently working on the sequel to my bet selling Tudor Trilogy, and have returned to Pembrokeshire, where I enjoy sailing and sea kayaking.