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EP44: Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is a phenomenally successful YA novelist. All The Bright Places was a Goodreads Choice Award winner and is now being adapted for film starring Elle Fanning. We spoke to Jennifer not long after her tour of Australia and New Zealand…     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How bravery and honesty […]

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EP43: Martina Cole – Dangerous Lady

Martina Cole is the undisputed queen of British crime fiction. She’s sold over 14 million books and her novels regularly top the Sunday Times bestsellers. She’s come a long way from being told ‘Women don’t write these kinds of books.’ We were delighted to speak on the eve of publication of her new paperback Betrayal. […]

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EP42: The End

We’ve done it, we’ve finished our first draft! After months of writing — and that outline — we discuss what it means to reach this milestone, and what we can expect from the next draft, and we reveal more about our novel… including its working title!     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… […]

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EP41: Deon Meyer Fever!

Deon is a bestselling thriller writer from South Africa whose books have been translated into 20 languages, but with his latest book Fever, he has written a post-apocalyptic epic with a big heart, with Stephen King comparing it favourably to The Stand.     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Why struggle is a […]

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EP40: Laura Barnett’s Greatest Hits

Laura Barnett’s 2015 debut The Versions Of Us was a smash hit, a number one bestseller, and translated into 23 languages. Now she faces that difficult second album syndrome, but Laura has come up with an ingenious solution and a unique piece of fiction.     PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How music […]

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EP39: Million-Selling Children Books | Karen Ball

A children’s fiction special. We talk with Karen Ball who has published some of the bestselling children’s series of the last twenty years, including the Beast Quest which has sold over 11m copies. Recently featured as a 2017 Rising Star in the Bookseller, Karen is the former Little, Brown for Young Readers publisher. She is now […]

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EP38: From The Heart | Erica James

How do you touch the heart of your readers? We get emotional over tea and cake with bestselling author Erica James. Erica has sold over 5 million copies of her twenty books, is winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and she never fails to break her readers’ hearts. We discover how she […]

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EP37: Go For Launch | Susan Kaye Quinn

In the second part of our interview with Susan Kaye Quinn, we talk about how to launch your book, pre-orders, fan-service, promoting your books, the dark art of blurbs, the power of tropes and mythology. PODCAST In this episode you will discover… The ideal model for debut pre-orders. How long you should promote your book […]

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EP36: For Love Or Money | Susan Kaye Quinn

Susan Kaye Quinn is not only a genuine rocket scientist, but she’s also a bestselling indie author in fiction and non-fiction. She runs the incredible For Love Or Money Facebook group, a resource for indie authors to get help with all those questions you might otherwise be afraid to ask. This is Part One of […]

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EP35: The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards is a bestselling author, having sold over two million psychological thrillers including The Magpies. Having been self-published and traditionally-published, Mark is now one of Amazon’s ‘Thomas & Mercer’ imprint’s most successful authors with five number one bestsellers. His extraordinary story will be an inspiration to any writer who’s ever faced rejection, bad publishing, bad […]

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