I'm so excited to announce today a project I've been working hard on for the last little while.....my brand new podcast series Book Ends: the podcast for writers and book lovers!
I decided to start this podcast series to be a source of inspiration to writers and creative people everywhere after mourning the loss of The Book Show on Australia's ABC Radio National late last year. I used to listen to The Book Show every day on my walk to work and I found it utterly invaluable in terms of staying abreast of what was going on in the literary world and keeping inspired and motivated as I tried to finish writing my own book, daring to hope that the life of a full time writer might be a possibility for me.
So when The Book Show sadly disappeared there was a bit of a void in my life and I thought instead of trying to find another podcast that might measure up….what if I just created one myself?
And so, nearly a year later, here we are! I wanted to create a programme where interesting writers answer interesting questions about their work and their methods, not just what is newsworthy at the time, and share thoughts and wisdom from what they have learned in their writing careers to give hope to the rest of us who would like to follow in their footsteps.
The very first guest on Book Ends, I’m very honoured to say, drum roll please (!), is one of my heroes, the Australian writer Nikki Gemmell, author of With My Body, The Bride Stripped Bare and many other novels and works of non-fiction. After writing this post a few months ago, you can imagine how excited I was to speak to her :)
If you'd like to hear the interview, it's right here! You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.
There are lots of exciting interviews lined up so I hope you’ll tune in each Wednesday to see who’s next!