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Matthew A. Goodwin has been writing about spaceships, dragons and adventures since he was twelve years old. His passion for fantasy began when he discovered a box set of the Hobbit radio drama on cassette tape in his school's library at the age of seven. He fell in love with fantasy worlds and soon discovered D&D and Warhammer miniatures.
Not wanting to be limited by worlds designed by others, he created Thutopia (now called the Thuton Empire), a fantasy world of his own which he still writes about to this day.
Like many kids with an affinity for fantasy, a love of science fiction soon followed. He loved sweeping space operas and gritty cyberpunk stories which asked questions about man's relationship to technology. That led him to write his first published work, Into Neon: A Cyberpunk Saga, which takes place in a larger science fiction universe.
Carolyn’s successful career in the boardrooms of some of the World’s largest employers helped her hide a secret: she had zero self-worth.
And her personal life was a disaster.
Professionally, she was an expert in change management. Personally, she wasn’t managing to change.
When life decided it’d had enough of her ignoring the warning signs, it taught Carolyn a lesson she couldn’t ignore. After losing everything, she embarked on her greatest change project: herself.
Changing her mindset and body, Carolyn has gone from self-loathing to self-love.
Today she works sharing what she learnt during that incredible transformation.
Her book All the TWATS I met along the way: A story of growing up, moving on, falling down and getting back up again. Was released on December the 15th and two more books are soon to be released!
Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor for young people in care.
'Six Stories' was published by Orenda Books in the spring of 2016 with follow-up 'Hydra' published in the winter of 2017, 'Changeling' in 2018, 'Beast' in 2019 and 'Deity' in 2020.
'Six Stories' has been optioned by a major Hollywood studio and the third book in the series, 'Changeling' was longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers' Award for Best Thriller and Best Independent Voice.
'Beast' won the Amazon publishing award for Best Independent voice in 2020.
Rosamund Lupton has had great success with her novels. The Sunday Times called Three Hours 'a brilliant literary thriller', Ruth Jones, author and actress, is more colourful: 'It's gob-smackingly, heart-stoppingly, breath-holdingly brilliant.. the tension will blow your mind....'
Her new novel Three Hours is a Sunday Times top ten best seller and a best book of 2020 in the Sunday Times, the Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Stylist, Red & Good Housekeeping. It’s a Times and Sunday Times thriller of the month.
Her debut novel Sister, was a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, has been translated into over thirty languages and has international sales of over 1.5 million copies. It was the fastest-selling debut of 2010 by a British author, and was the winner of the Richard and Judy Best Debut Novel of 2011 Award and the Strand Magazine Critics First Novel Award. Film rights of Sister are currently under option.
We were very excited to delve into the mind of a fantastic writer and see what make her write such incredible books!
How did your debut sell? We imagine, very much like ours!
Author Abigail has achieved the dream with her debut book Girl A that was released yesterday. We will be asking all the questions we want to know and if we don't, you can. We will be LIVE at 8pm UK time. Celebrate her launch and Friday with us! Bring a drink and some questions for the writing community question time.
Abigail’s debut novel, GIRL A sold in the UK after a 9-way auction to Julia Wisdom at HarperCollins who will publish in spring 2021. The book also sold in the US to Viking for a seven-figure deal and has quickly sold in 12 other territories including television/film. GIRL A tells the story of Lex, better known to the world as Girl A, who escaped her family home where she and her siblings were held captive by their parents. Now, after her mother’s death, she and her siblings are left the family home. Wanting to transform the House of Horrors into a force for good, Lex must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared.
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'Ian Rankin is a genius'
Need we say more?
We need not introduce this legend of writing. We were blessed with his presence and what unfolded with a barrage of great stories, writing tips and some very funny moments! Look our for the Gif! This will be one of our favorite shows for all of time!
Irishman Caimh McDonnell is a former professional stand-up comedian and TV writer who now concentrates all of his energies on his books. Born in Limerick and raised in Dublin, he has taken the hop across the water and calls Manchester his home.
His TV writing work has seen him work on some of the biggest topical comedy shows on British TV and has earned him a BAFTA nomination. These days he can be found happily writing his next book in the office in the back garden, with only his dog and his imagination for company.
His book 'I Have Sinned' has been nominated for the Kindle Storyteller Award 2019. Previously, his debut novel 'A Man With One of Those Faces' was nominated for best novel at the 2017 CAP awards.
Paula Sheridan is an award-winning entrepreneur and the award-winning author of The People's Book Prize for her debut novel, The Grotto's Secret, written under her pen name, Paula Wynne. Harboring a near-obsessive love of learning the craft of writing, Paula has been scribbling down the stuff in her head ever since she can remember.
Paula came up with the idea for Page Turner Awards when she won The People's Book Prize in 2017 and received her award from Sir Frederick Forsyth at a glittering awards ceremony in London.
When she's not day-dreaming up plots for new historical thrillers while walking her Springer Spaniel in the Andalusian countryside, she's helping Indie Authors to achieve their dream of seeing the novels in a reader's hands, through her reading community on Book Luver. Paula also blogs about writing techniques and reviews writing books on Writing Goals.
SHIVER is a debut book and it sold in a ten-way auction to Headline UK in partnership with Hachette Australia. It has now sold in 20 territories and Firebird Pictures have optioned it for a TV series.
Allie became a full-time writer in 2018. Her short fiction has been published in women's magazines in the UK, Australia, Sweden and South Africa. She has two young children and a cat who thinks he's a dog.
Her debut novel, SHIVER, will be published in the UK and US in early 2021, and in twelve languages that same year.
Samantha Shannon is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bone Season series. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. The Priory of the Orange Tree is her fourth novel and her first outside of The Bone Season series. She lives in London.
THE BONE SEASON SERIES
The Pale Dreamer
The Bone Season
The Mime Order
The Song Rising
On the Merits of Unnaturalness
The Priory of the Orange Tree
Because You Love to Hate Me
The Song Rising was a GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2017.
Dale is a self-publishing advocate, award-winning author, and video content creator. Dale’s inherent passion for life fuels his self-publishing advocacy both in print and online.
After publishing over 40 titles and becoming an international bestselling author on Amazon, Dale started his YouTube channel, Self-Publishing with Dale. Voted by Feedspot among the Top 50 YouTube channels about self-publishing, Dale cemented his position as the indie-author community's go-to authority.
We welcome author S. E. Moorhead. She is the author of Witness X.
“Silence of the Lambs meets Blade Runner."
A dark and gripping crime novel set in a convincing near future – SE Moorhead is the future of crime writing.” STEPHEN BAXTER....
First of all, WHAT A REVIEW.
This show will delve into the inspirations, the struggles and successes of S. E. Moorhead. We will look into her work and her plans as well as ask some sill questions as always.
Eves book THE GLASS HOUSE was a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. She is a Sunday Times bestselling author.
The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde, Black Rabbit Hall, The Birdcage and more.
" I write stories that I'd love to read. Mysteries. Page-turners. Worlds you can lose yourself in. Reading time is so precious: I try to make my books worthy of that sweet spot."
What a special treat it is to be joined by TWO guests.
Autor Anna Gomez aka Christine Brae has joined forces with Kristoffer Polaha!
He is an actor and producer now seeking the challenge as an author.
He along with Anna are set to create a series of romantic novels with the first being MOMENTS LIKE THIS which was released February 2nd 2021. Kristoffer, who owns Podunk Productions, will be producing these books for film and television! This is awesomely exciting for us and all you romance fans out there.
here has been some serious hype about David's work in the crime and thriller genre. And that is not an easy genre to break into!
His book THE ART OF DEATH has had 105 ratings and sits at 4.3/5.
"In 2017 my first novel, an historical urban fantasy called SLEEPER, was published by the Dome Press under the partial pseudonym, JD Fennell. The second in the series, SLEEPER: THE RED STORM, was published in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. In February 2021, writing as David Fennell, my crime debut, THE ART OF DEATH, will be published by Bonnier Books. "
Author DREW DAVIES is an author published by Bookouture and he writes funny, romantic heartwarming stories.
He has a fantastic short vlog on Twitter where he breakdown his word of the day. A fantastic quick watch for any writer.
Left Chris is joined by author, former guest and friend of the show Kristen Baily. She Co hosts this episode.