Jane Watkins on publicity, second books and (sadly, a lack of) outrageous demands

In keeping with the second book-related mini series -- this episode we talk publicity with Text publicist and all round excellent human Jane Watkins. She answers many burning questions including: What impact has COVID had on books? What is 'author care'? And of course, how is everything different when you're pitching authors the second time?  … Continue reading Jane Watkins on publicity, second books and (sadly, a lack of) outrageous demands

Shay Gardner on social media, algorithms and why you have to bring salad to the dinner party

Get out your pens and pencils because this is an epic lesson in social media! Kate and Katherine talk to marketing, social media and fashion/lifestyle guru, Shay Gardner. This episode is, frankly, a gift to authors wanting to navigate the world of Instagram and other online entities. It's choc-full of great advice on what to … Continue reading Shay Gardner on social media, algorithms and why you have to bring salad to the dinner party

Excitement and excessive amounts of humidity

It's the start of season 5 (!!) and Kate and Katherine are getting back into normal-ish life. It's hot, there's a lot of humidity in the air, but also: books. Plus, the release of Katherine's The Competition is just around the corner. https://audioboom.com/posts/8021768-excitement-and-excessive-humidity Some books that get mentioned: Animal, Lisa Taddeo Still Life, Sarah Winman … Continue reading Excitement and excessive amounts of humidity

The Competition mini ep #3: First time vs. second time

We're doing something a little bit different the next couple of episodes, in the lead up to Katherine's book The Competition coming out (Feb 2022). (You can pre-order at your local bookshop or here!!). We're starting with a three-part mini deep dive – no spoilers – but a kind of 'behind the scenes', then we'll have … Continue reading The Competition mini ep #3: First time vs. second time

The Competition Mini Ep#2: Writing process

We’re doing something a little bit different these next couple of weeks in the lead up to Katherine’s book The Competition coming out in Feb 2022. (You can pre-order at your local bookshop or here!!). It’ll start with a three-part mini deep dive – no spoilers – but a kind of ‘behind the scenes’, then … Continue reading The Competition Mini Ep#2: Writing process

The Competition Deep Dive: The Weird World of Competitive Public Speaking

We're doing something a little bit different these next couple of weeks in the lead up to Katherine's book The Competition coming out in Feb 2022. (You can pre-order at your local bookshop or here!!). It'll start with a three-part deep dive – no spoilers – but a kind of 'behind the scenes', then we'll … Continue reading The Competition Deep Dive: The Weird World of Competitive Public Speaking

Finale! (for now)

It's the last episode of season 4! https://audioboom.com/posts/7987257-finale-for-now Wide ranging discussion, including mention of: This interview with Stephanie Smee This interview with Maggie Shipstead This interview with Fiona Murphy This interview with Pip Williams This interview with Garry Disher This interview with Meg Mason Recommendations! Maggie Shipstead Great Circle Stephanie Smee and Joseph Ponthus' On … Continue reading Finale! (for now)

Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Garry Disher has been a full-time writer since 1988 and has published over fifty titles across multiple genres: general/literary novels, crime thrillers, story collections, fiction for children and teenagers, anthologies (as editor), creative writing handbooks and Australian History textbooks. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and … Continue reading Garry Disher on crime, perseverance and blue pens

Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Madeleine Ryan is an Australian writer, director and author. Her articles and essays have appeared in SBS, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Vice, Bustle, Lenny Letter, and the New York Times. A Room Called Earth is her debut novel and she is currently working on the screen adaptation. Madeleine lives in rural Victoria. https://audioboom.com/posts/7966218-madeleine-ryan-on-intuition-labels-and-tarotContinue reading Madeleine Ryan on intuition, tarot and labels

Kate and Katherine are climbing the walls

This episode, we're just excited to be seeing each other. Everything has been long and time has lost all meaning. https://audioboom.com/posts/7961489-kate-and-katherine-are-climbing-the-walls Discusion includes: general delirium considerable amount of gushing over Brendan Cowell (here's Kate's interview!) Who is the bad art friend?, the much discussed article by Robert Kolker in the New York Times Magazine Good … Continue reading Kate and Katherine are climbing the walls