Lauren Sams on building an author platform

laurensamsquote2As the year comes to a close, Vanessa and I decided to check in with a few former guests, who have previously appeared on the show. This week, I catch-up with Lauren Sams, who returns to the podcast to chat about her latest novel, Crazy Busy Guilty (out early 2017).

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Meet Literary Scout Kate Loftus O’Brien

kateloftusobrienquoteEver wondered about how books get optioned for film and TV? Well, in episode #57 of the podcast, Vanessa chats to Kate Loftus-O’Brien, of KLO Scouting about her role as a Literary Scout for the entertainment industry.

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Tess Wood is back with a special guest!

tesswoodsquote2This week on the podcast, we have a special double guest inteview lined up. Many of you will be familiar with Australian women’s fiction author, Tess Woods, who Vanessa interviewed a couple of months back. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to check out episode 39 for their chat.

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Monique Mulligan of Serenity Press

podcastquote-1Monique Mulligan, co-owner of Serenity Press, chats to Vanessa this week about Writing the Dream, an anthology of 25 stories by Australian writers that explore each writer’s writing and publishing journey.

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Also a book reviewer and author, Monique chats about reviewing and writing books, as well as her forthcoming writing retreat to be held in Ireland in 2017.

You can order a copy of Writing the Dream here.

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Michelle Wright a.k.a. the “Queen of Comps”

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Her friends call her the “Queen of Comps” and for good reason too. Michelle Wright’s short stories have won several awards including The Age and Alan Marshall Short Story Prizes. They have been published in many Australian and international anthologies and journals.

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