Georgia Clark: An Aussie author in New York

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This week, Georgia Clark joins us on the podcast from New York where she lives and works as author. Her latest novel, The Regulars, was released by Simon & Schuster in August 2016. Described as a saucy, sexy story that’s one part cautionary tale, one part social commentary, and one part screamingly hilarious comedy.

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Joel Naoum’s new consultancy for authors

joelnaoumquoteThis week, I’m flying solo in our introduction for the podcast as Vanessa continues her writers’ retreat in Italy. At the time of this recording it was pre-NaNoWriMo time and I want to know who is thinking of joining in on National Novel Writing Month this year? Share your NaNoWriMo plans by reaching out to us via Twitter @kimberleyfoster and @v_carnevale

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Literary agent Alex Adsett on contracts

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This week’s episode is a biggie. We start off by coming to you from Italy, where Vanessa is hosting her first ever writers’ retreat. During our intro chat, Vanessa talks a little bit about the setting that inspired her debut novel, The Florentine Bridge (out January 2017) and what it was like to meet her agent, Cassie Hanjian from New York agency Waxman Leavell, in person for the first time. You can listen to her interview with Cassie in a previous episode.

Speaking of agents, I had the pleasure of interviewing literary agent, Alex Adsett, who is a special guest this week. Alex is an Aussie agent specialising in genre fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, and romance. She is also a freelance publishing consultant offering commercial contract advice to authors and publishers. She has more than eighteen years experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry and has managed Alex Adsett Publishing Services since 2008. Alex represents a select stable of authors including Maria Lewis, Shannon Horsfall, Kylie Chan, and Gary Kemble.

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Sally Hepworth on fear & writing

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This week, Vanessa chats with Sally Hepworth, the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives, which has been labelled “enchanting” by The Herald Sun, “smart and engaging” by Publisher’s Weekly, and praised by New York Times bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin as “women’s fiction at its finest” and “totally absorbing”.

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On editing with Dianne Blacklock

DiBlacklockquoteIf editing is consuming your world right now, then we urge you to take a break and listen to this cracker of an interview with Dianne Blacklock. With nearly 15 years in the book publishing industry, Dianne knows words (like really!) As a successful author in her own right, she now splits her time between writing and editing other people’s novels, including those of Susan Murphy and Tess Woods.

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