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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

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 […]

Wielding our power with Julie Mayhew

Our first guest for season 4 has done just about everything. Julie Mayhew is an author, radio dramatist, playwright, screen writer, actress and journalist. We chat with Julie about her new book, Impossible Causes,  what it’s like to write across so many mediums and separating […]

Shownotes: Wielding our power with Julie Mayhew

Welcome Julie Mayhew! Find Julie’s website here, her books here and follow her on Twitter.  Our top reads while on break: Boy Swallows Universe and Our Stop Our top listens: Taylor Swift’s album Lover and the Los Angeles Times podcast, Man In The Window Our top movies: Hustlers […]

Shownotes: Spilling the tea part 3

Shownotes: Spilling the tea part 3

Waterstones founder has ‘no guilt’ over loss of small bookshops Michelle mentioned The Founder which Caitlin is adding to her to-watch list! Idris Elba, star of Cats, doesn’t know what Cats is about either Summer reading: dive into the perfect book Harry Potter book bought for £1 sells for £28,500 at […]

Shownotes: Written in the stars with Danielle Wood

Shownotes: Written in the stars with Danielle Wood

Check out Danielle’s website, Minnie Darke’s website and follow Minnie on Facebook and Instagram. You can check out Danielle’s books here and buy Star-Crossed here.  Michelle had a wonderful weekend in Liverpool, check out her Instagram for photos! Time for a The Castle reference! It’s the vibe, it’s the constitution, […]

Shownotes: Learn, write and rise with Renee Watson

Shownotes: Learn, write and rise with Renee Watson

Welcome Renee Watson! Find her books here, follow her on Instagram, Twitter and check out her website.  Michelle’s been reading This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay (Goodreads) (which she was confusing with When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi) Caitlin’s […]

Learn, write and rise with Renee Watson

Learn, write and rise with Renee Watson

Renee Watson is a New York Times best selling author and has published multiple middle grade and young adult novels. Her poetry and fiction explores the lived experiences of black girls and women, and the intersections of race, class, gender, and body image. We talk […]

Grieving in words with Helena Fox

Grieving in words with Helena Fox

Our guest is very well travelled and is now based in Wollongong, New South Wales. Helena Fox is celebrating the publication of her debut, How It Feels To Float. We talked to her about grief being a unique and individual experience, mental health, characters, and […]

Shownotes: Grieving in words with Helena Fox

Shownotes: Grieving in words with Helena Fox

Thank you for joining us Helena! Follow Helena on Instagram, Twitter and checkout her website. Buy How It Feels To Float from Pan Macmillan. Michelle’s been watching Santa Clarita Diet in her rainy weather! Michelle finally reread Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix We were both very […]