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Kristen Bailey is our first guest of season 2 and what a treat it was. The humour in her books shines through in her glowing personality. Her books HAS ANYONE SEEN MY SEX LIFE and CAN I GIVE MY HUSBAND BACK have flown up the Amazon charts and have received lengthy wonderful reviews. We think Kristen has a big future as an author.
Our first Indie Wednesday guest of season 2 was the radiant Lali A Love. Who quite literally disrupted her connection with her positivity. We could feel her smiles on the other side of the sound waves! She talks in-depth about the darkness within her book and the light that came out of it which was the all-important message.
CJ Tudor is the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE CHALK MAN and THE TAKING OF ANNIE THORNE and THE OTHER PEOPLE. Her books have been highly rated and have even been reviewed by the man of horror himself, actual Stephen King! Her interview is great, insightful and she is most certainly worth following on twitter. @cjtudor
Matt Adcock's book has created quite a stir! It has hit the number 1 bestsellers list on Amazon on more than one occasion and often in the Christian futuristic fiction section. It is a futuristic and robotic action-packed adventure! His humour shines through in this episode and we talk about how Matts artwork for this novel is the best we have ever seen! @Cleric20
Christopher Moore is a NY Times bestselling American author of absurdist fiction. He grew up in Mansfield. He is the author of 16 novels including Lamb, Fool, A Dirty Job, NOIR, & Shakespeare for Squirrels. Listen to his charming interview. @TheAuthorGuy
"I am a British writer who lives in Wales and writes absurdist fiction."
After receiving 76 rejection letters from publishers, Jasper's first novel The Eyre Affair was taken on by Hodder & Stoughton and published in July 2001. Set in 1985 in a world that is similar to our own, but with a few crucial - and bizarre - differences (Wales is a socialist republic, the Crimean War is still ongoing and the most popular pets are home-cloned dodos), The Eyre Affair introduces literary detective named 'Thursday Next'. Thursday's job includes spotting forgeries of Shakespeare's lost plays, mending holes in narrative plot lines, and rescuing characters who have been kidnapped from literary masterpieces.
Luckily for Jasper, the novel garnered dozens of effusive reviews, and received high praise from the press, from booksellers and readers throughout the UK. In the US The Eyre Affair was also an instant hit, entering the New York Times Bestseller List in its first week of publication.
During his 20-year career with a Scottish Sunday newspaper, Craig Robertson interviewed three recent Prime Ministers; attended major stories including 9/11, Dunblane, the Omagh bombing and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. His debut novel, Random, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger and was a Sunday Times bestseller.
ALEX NORTH is guest 4 of The WCCSFEST!!! @writer_north Alex North is a British Crime writer. His books are the cause of many nightmares and awesome reviews. As you can see below, he often gets the stamp of aproval from well-established authors. 'Alex North has achieved the seemingly impossible. The Whisper Man is a thriller that is both terrifying and utterly heartbreaking. Mesmerising and masterful' Mark Billingham
JOSEPH KNOX is guest 6 of The WCCSFEST!!! Author of SIRENS, THE SMILING MAN & THE SLEEPWALKER! This is a fantastically insightful interview!
"Oozing dread, full of surprises and with a powerful sense of outraged humanity, The Sleepwalker is Joseph Knox’s finest novel yet." (The Times)
"Knox’s pitch-black novels are among crime fiction’s most compelling"
LAURA CAYOUETTE Joins host CJ Aggett for this weeks Friday night chat show! Tune in to hear Laura discuss working in Hollywood with the biggest names in the industry and how her novel Know Small Parts gives inspiring actors tips and advice about the Hollywood industry! A very insightful and fun interview!
Steve "S. J." Watson (born 1971) is an English writer. He debuted in 2011 with the thriller novel Before I Go to Sleep. Rights to publish the book have been sold in 42 different countries around the world and it has gone on to be an international bestseller.
His work was optioned and turned into a movie in 2014.
Why should you listen... well... a quote from NJ herself - post-interview "Check me out chatting past life regressions, vampire sex scenes and witchcraft!"
The first thing to point out is that CJ Aggett is an Idiot and was having too much fun and forgot to press record until we were 10 mins in! So, unfortunately, we did miss the introduction. We pick up with David Jackson talking about his book The Resident. (David, Chris apologises endlessly and if you want to see the panic just watch his face at the start!) Apart from the start, we get a fantastic insight into the creepy thought of someone living in your own house without your knowledge! What a thought that is! This interview is one to see and hear!
Having written 15 books and three award-winning feature films in under 15 years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of Britain's most diverse writers. Perhaps best known for penning the multi-award winning feature Green Street, his writing career began in 1996 when after 18 years service with the RAF, he co-authored the best-selling non-fiction work Everywhere. A further 14 books have followed including the crime thriller The Crew which has topped the Amazon sports book download charts for EIGHT years. May 2020 saw the publication of In The Know.
Caedis Knight is the name for two awesome writers named NJ Simmonds and Jacqueline Silvester. They chat about the amazing book series soon to be released. It already sounds like a Netflix tv series! Vampires, werewolves, sex and crime. What more do you need?
They have huge plans moving forward and it is well worth listening to if you are planning on developing a well-worked series.
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The fabulous Cesca Major joined us for the second time after the interview was mistakenly deleted. Due to her awesome kind nature, she returned and joined is for a fantastic conversation. She is the author of the super well-received THE OTHER GIRL. She is also known as Rosie Blake @RosieBBooks who wrote the awesome GIN O'CLOCK CLUB!
C.L. Taylor is the six times Sunday Times bestselling author of seven gripping stand-alone psychological thrillers: THE ACCIDENT, THE LIE, THE MISSING, THE ESCAPE, THE FEAR, SLEEP and STRANGERS.
Her books have sold in excess of a million copies and hit the number one spots on Amazon Kindle, Audible, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play. They have been translated into over 25 languages, selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, and optioned for television.
TT Banks enjoys spending time with her wife and furry family – not writing this bio – the fact is, she’d rather be doing anything other than writing in the 3rd person about herself. She writes books – this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you – you’re currently reading her author bio – so there’s that. She writes funny, quirky – sometimes nerve-racking – always sexy lesbian fiction novels. She taught middle school math for one terrifying year and has since been a successful entrepreneur. She needed an outlet for her creative, goofy, slightly dark side – and that’s what you’ll find in her books. (Courtesy of Goodreads)
Anya Pavelle is the author of The Moon Hunters: A Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Adventure story. She is a fantastic supporter of authors on Twitter and a fantastic supporter of our show. Her book has received fantastic reviews and should be checked out.
WILL CARVER is guest 5 of The WCCSFEST!!! @will_carver Will Carver is a 31-year-old author who lives in Reading, England. He has written the Detective Inspector January David series, comprising Girl 4, The Two and Dead Set.
ASH KNIGHT who also known as Forgotten Astronaughts is our last guest of the festival!
She is the author of Stay - A quiet coffee shop gives two men who have lost too much a chance at love.
"I adored their instant connection. Joe doesn't trust anyone. He doesn't like being touched by anyone, yet Madden makes him feel safe. Madden is pretty freaked by his sudden, strong feelings for someone he barely knows. However, this is NOT an instalove story. It takes time for these boys to figure things out, but author Ash Knight portrays their growing connection with beauty and brilliance."
MARIO Dell'Olio is this week's Indie Wednesday guest! He joins the Chris's to chat about his books Body & Soul and Coming about. We discuss how his writing has changed throughout his releases and talk about his future releases! We also discuss writing techniques and tips. We also chat about the amazing Queer Indie directory and website that he and many other great Indie Authors put together.
Host and author CJ Aggett gets to see the other side of things as he is interviewed for his latest book release Deep: The Embers of Life.
Murray Bailey joins the Chris's in this weeks WCCS chat show! By day Murray Bailey is an international consultant and lecturer in risk and statistical models.
However crime-thriller writing is his main passion. Singapore 52 sees the introduction of a new series staring Ash Carter, ex-Special Investigations Branch British MP, and set in Singapore in the 1950s. Check out this insightful and emotional interview as the Chris's get personal with the wonderful Murray!
Sophie Cousens worked as a TV producer in London for more than twelve years and now lives on the island of Jersey in the UK, balancing her writing career with working for an arts charity and taking care of her two small children. This Time Next Year is her first novel! This interview is certainly one to watch and if you are into warm romantic comedies with more substance than most, then you should most definitely pay attention to this interview and her novel.
Miranda Jewess joins the Chris's in tonights fantastic Friday night chat show. If you ever wanted to know the ins and outs of traditional publishing then this great guest gives us insights we would never know without this interview. If you have publishing in mind then this show is a must. Miranda is fun, relaxes and engaging. Don't miss out.
Author Stu Turton joins the Chris's for tonight's Friday Night Chat Show! They discuss the massive success that is The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and the new release The Devil and the Dark Water! We have a great chat about his life as a new super successful author!
Indie author Catherine Yaffe joined us for a fantastic chat. We had plenty of laughs and some great questions about the craft of writing were answered. We also discussed her book THE LIE SHE TOLD.
Mike Carey joins the WCCS for a great informative chat. He is the author of The Girl With All The Gifts, The Book of Koli and many many comics. Be sure to check out this author tip-filled show where we delve into what it's like being on the film set of your own story.