Masters Series: Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. Her first novel, When God Was a Rabbit was an international bestseller, her second A Year of Marvellous Ways was a Sunday Times bestseller and … Continue reading Masters Series: Sarah Winman

Masters series: Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a novelist, short story writer, poet and academic. He is the author of three novels: Ghost River, which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSWs Premier’s Prize for Indigenous writing and also … Continue reading Masters series: Tony Birch

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

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

Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

A special episode to kick of 2022! Kate speaks to writer and podcaster, Madeleine Dore about her creative career and her brand new book I Didn't Do the Thing Today: On letting go of productivity guilt. If you're keen for other writerly things to kick off your year, join Kate in her online workshop Basics … Continue reading Bonus: 2022 Kick start with Madeleine Dore on productivity guilt, curiosity and labours of love

Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

Hannah Kent burst onto the world stage with the publication of Burial Rites (2013), which went on to be translated into over 30 languages, won an enormous number of prizes and went into adaptation for film for Sony Tristar. Her second novel The Good People was published in 2016, shortlisted for the Walter Scott award for … Continue reading Hannah Kent on boundaries, historical fiction & Devotion

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