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Shownotes: From obsession to contemporary YA with Phil Stamper

Welcome Phil Stamper! Check our Phil’s website and follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Find The Gravity of Us via Bloomsbury in Aus and the UK. Michelle’s favourite news podcasts: The Squiz, The Signal, The Guardian Today in Focus & Hack Our light and joyful […]

Shownotes: Finding your own voice with Anna Whateley

Please welcome Anna Whateley! Check out her website, follow her on Twitter, Instagram and check out her new YouTube channel. Find Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal through Allen & Unwin, pre order now! Anna’s reading recommendations are: Please Don’t Hug Me by Kay Kerr, The Reason […]

Shownotes: Writing about the big questions with Emery Lord

Welcome Emery Lord! Check out Emery’s website, follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Check out all of her books on Goodreads. Michelle’s just read Can You Hear Me? by Jake Jones (Which reminded her of This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay) Caitlin spent […]

Shownotes: A love letter to people watchers with Libby Page

Welcome Libby Page! Check out her website, follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Check out Libby’s books The Lido and The 24 Hour Cafe on Goodreads. If you check out Libby’s instagram, you’ll see photos like this one. So brave, swimming in the cold! Caitlin […]

Shownotes: New chapters and special places with Vanessa McCausland

Shownotes: New chapters and special places with Vanessa McCausland

Welcome Vanessa McCausland! Follow Vanessa on Instagram and check out The Lost Summers of Summers on Goodreads. Caitlin’s current read, Dramarama by E. Lockhart (Goodreads) Have you seen Little Women yet? Should Michelle see 1917? Michelle’s new fave underrated gem, Swimming with Men Michelle has […]

Shownotes: Distance doesn't matter with Tara Eglington

Shownotes: Distance doesn't matter with Tara Eglington

Welcome Tara Eglington! Check out Tara’s website and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Check out The Long Distance Playlist offical playlist on Spotify! In our intro, Michelle talked about seeing Jack Whitehall live! Michelle’s new fave tv show: My Mad Fat Diary Caitlin […]

Shownotes: Inside an indie publisher with Bella Pearson

Welcome to Better Words, Bella Pearson! Check out the Guppy Books website to browse their authors and books. In particular, check out Gloves Off by Louisa Reid! We also chatted about Bella’s career at David Fickling Books. Notes from our introduction, all the Christmas recommendations […]

Shownotes: The highs and lows of online life with Fiona Thomas

Shownotes: The highs and lows of online life with Fiona Thomas

Our guest this week is Fiona Thomas, author of Depression in a Digital Age and kick-ass freelancer we love following online. Check out her website here and follow her on Instagram. Thanks Trigger Publishing for providing Michelle with a copy of the book to prepare […]

Shownotes: The vulnerability of life writing with Bri Lee

Shownotes: The vulnerability of life writing with Bri Lee

Bri Lee is here! Check out Bri’s website, follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Also check out her books Eggshell Skull and Beauty Michelle is finally up to season 5 of Younger! Caitlin read Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian over the weekend (Goodreads) The ‘Always Be Optimising’ essay by Jia […]

Shownotes: Writing the stories we needed with Nina Kenwood

Shownotes: Writing the stories we needed with Nina Kenwood

It Sounded Better In My Head won the 2018 Text Prize (Text Publishing) Check out Nina’s website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram Michelle’s current read, The Multi-Hypen Method by Emma Gannon Caitlin’s speedy weekend read, If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane! Released in Aus in […]