Episode 5

The Re-Read: Gabrielle Tozer and Rhiannon Wilde

We're switching things up for Season 9: Welcome to The Re-Read. In this mini-season, we check in with a selection of past guests to find out what they've been working on. Expect lots of books, some babies and plenty of chat.

This season works a little differently, without book recommendations from us at the start of each episode. But we promise you'll still get plenty of books added to your TBR!

Interview 1: Gabrielle Tozer

Gabrielle Tozer was one of the first guests on the podcast, so she's been very busy since we last spoke. She joins us to discuss her children’s book Melody Trumpet, and another Young Adult novel, Can’t Say it Went to Plan.

You can follow Gabrielle on Instagram @gabrielletozer

In this interview, we chat about:

  • How motherhood has changed Gabrielle's writing career and what styles she wants to write
  • Why every book needs a different writing process
  • Gab's latest YA novel, Can't Say It Went to Plan, and choosing how to portray Schoolies experiences

Can't Say It Went to Plan is available in Australia now. Remind Me How It Ends is now available in the US.

Interview 2: Rhiannon Wilde

Rhiannon Wilde joined us in 2021 to chat about her debut YA novel, Henry Hamlet's Heart. We were itching to discuss her second novel, Where You Left Us, which was released in September. 

Listen to our previous chat with Rhiannon here.

You can follow Rhiannon on Instagram @rhiannon_wilde

In this interview, we chat about:

  • Writing about anxiety while dealing with it as a creative person
  • Second book nerves, perfectionism and confronting your own ambition as a writer
  • Going from writing in isolation to finally visiting writer's festivals
  • What Rhiannon is working on next

Where You Left Us is available now in Australia. Henry Hamlet's Heart is out now in the US.

Books and other things mentioned:

  • Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging (film)
  • Before the Beginning by Anna Morgan
  • Sophie Gonzales' publishing journey (listen to our chat here)
  • Folklore, Evermore and Midnights by Taylor Swift
  • Girl Friend by Holly Bourne

Connect with us on Instagram: @betterwordspod

About the Podcast

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About your hosts

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Caitlin Toohey

Hi, I'm Caitlin! I've been on bookstagram since 2016, a podcaster since 2017, and worked in publishing since 2019. So books and reading are my entire life. When I'm not reading, I like listening to Taylor Swift, watching sitcoms, and generally being a theatre kid.
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Michelle Gately

Hi, I'm Michelle! I'm an Aussie living in the UK, working as a bookseller at Waterstones. I'm obsessed with storytelling in all its forms – I spend as much time watching TV or listening to podcasts as I do reading. Other hobbies include bouldering, hiking and generally obsessing about my pug Percy.