INTERVIEW WITH WENDY CARTWRIGHT AUTHOR OF ‘TO YOU THE STARS’

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Last week, the Indie Publishing Experiment reached its long-awaited climax with the publication of ‘To You the Stars’ by Wendy Cartwright, now available via Amazon. Wendy and I finally had the chance to sit down together and talk about the whole process… Jan:  Can you explain how you came to write what is in fact, a very unusual book? Wendy: That’s quite hard to explain!  TO YOU THE STARS is an […]

THE JOY OF MAKING STUFF UP – JOURNALIST NICK COLEMAN TALKS ABOUT HIS FIRST FORAY INTO FICTION WITH ‘PILLOW MAN’.

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William has a good, steady job in retail.  He works in the bedlinen department of an Oxford Street store.  He knows everything there is to know about comfy. Lucy has a portfolio career which, in her view, is no kind of career at all.  Her life is a mess, her love life even more unsatisfactory than that.  Unable to sleep, she thinks a new pillow might be the answer. William and Lucy […]

INTERVIEW WITH SIMON PACKHAM – AUTHOR OF NEW TEEN NOVEL ‘ONLY WE KNOW’

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  Jan: Firstly, congratulations on the publication of your latest teen novel ONLY WE KNOW (Piccadilly Press), sixth in the series set at St. Thomas’ Community College.   I know that before you became a full-time writer you were an actor and a comedian, but have you always been a writer in your heart? Simon: Yes, definitely.  My Dad was a teacher but he also wrote loads of radio plays, so […]

INTERVIEW WITH ARCHERS SCRIPTWRITER MARY CUTLER

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Mary Cutler, longest-serving scriptwriter on BBC Radio 4’s The Archers JAN: Hello, Mary.  Lovely to be talking to you today in your sitting room in Birmingham, with your beautiful cat on my lap…  Let’s start… I know you’ve dipped into other media during your long writing career – prose fiction, theatre and television – but your heart clearly belongs to radio drama and particularly, The Archers.  Why is that?  MARY: The thing […]