Where have we been?!
The Page One Podcast
by Write Gear
3d ago
We know - we've been away far longer than we said. This is a very short explanation/apology for that and a teaser of our imminent return! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Christmas Special 2023 - Authors Nicholas Binge & David Goodman discuss their 2023 writing & reading highlights with us
The Page One Podcast
by Write Gear
2M ago
A slightly different - but bumper-length - episode this time as we are joined by authors Nick Binge and Dave Goodman for our review of 2023! Nick is a previous podcast guest and is an internationally bestselling author of speculative fiction, sci-fi, and horror. His novels include Ascension and Professor Everywhere. Dave is a thriller and SFF novelist and short story author with stories in Clarkesworld and Analog. His debut novel is coming from a major publisher in 2024. We loved finishing off the year chatting with Dave and Nick about their writing highlights and hearing about what they ha ..read more
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Ep. 181 - Cassandra Khaw and Richard Kadrey on writing with another author, why authors shouldn't be ashamed of making money and more!
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by Write Gear
4M ago
Cassandra Khaw is an award-winning game writer, and USA Today bestseller. Khaw's work can be found in places like Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Tor.com. Khaw's first original novella, Hammers on Bone, was a British Fantasy award and Locus award finalist. Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir series. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime,” and is in development as a feature film. Some of Kadrey’s other books include King Bullet, The Grand Dark, Butcher Bird, a ..read more
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Ep. 180 - Gareth Rubin on why he wanted to write a tête-bêche novel, why he loathes writing and more!
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by Write Gear
4M ago
Gareth Rubin writes about social affairs, travel and the arts for British newspapers. In 2013 he directed a documentary about therapeutic art at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London ('Bedlam'). His books include Liberation Square, set in Soviet-occupied London; The Winter Agent, about British agents in Paris on the eve of D-Day and The Turnglass, two entwined mysteries that take place in Essex in 1881 and Los Angeles in 1939. We loved chatting with Gareth and hearing how he moved into writing fiction from journalism, why he thinks you should never give your book to friends to read, and w ..read more
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Ep. 179 - Susan Lewis on writing 50 bestsellers, why screenwriting was her apprenticeship, and George Clooney's pot-bellied pig...
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by Write Gear
5M ago
Susan Lewis is the internationally bestselling author of fifty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s. Following periods of living in Los Angeles and the South of France, she currently lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, James, and her dog, Mimi. Her latest book is I Know It's You. We enjoyed chatting with Susan about how she got her start in TV and why it was advice from a producer that led her to become a nov ..read more
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Ep. 178 - Ian Moore tells us why he is happy to have left standup for novel writing, and discusses cosy crime and why his latest is a more serious crime story
The Page One Podcast
by Write Gear
5M ago
Ian Moore is a leading stand-up comedian, known for his sharp, entertaining punditry, who regularly headlines at London’s world-famous Comedy Store. A TV/radio regular, he stars in Dave’s satirical TV show Unspun and Channel 5’s topical comedy Big Mouths. Ian lives in rural France and commutes back to the UK every week. However, he has recently moved into the world of novel writing, with Death and Croissants being released to great reviews as the first in a new cosy crime series. His latest book, The Man Who Didn't Burn, sees Ian turn to a more serious side of his thriller writing. We had a g ..read more
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Ep. 177 - Caimh "CK" McDonnell on moving from stand-up to novel writing, and why he enjoys jumping between self-publishing and trad
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by Write Gear
5M ago
Caimh McDonnell is the internationally bestselling author of the Dublin Trilogy which is set in his hometown. His debut novel A Man with One of Those Faces – a darkly comedic crime thriller – was published in 2016. It went on to spawn the increasingly uncountable Dublin Trilogy (seven and a half books and counting) and the McGarry Stateside series. The books have been ranked #1 in their Amazon categories in the UK, Ireland and the USA, have been translated into several languages and optioned for television. He also writes the critically acclaimed The Stranger Times series under the name of C.K ..read more
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Ep. 176 - RJ Barker on the worst writing advice he ever received and more
The Page One Podcast
by Write Gear
5M ago
RJ Barker is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of fantasy fiction. He won the 2020 British Fantasy Society (BFS) Robert Holdstock award for Best Novel for his fourth novel, The Bone Ships. His debut trilogy The Wounded Kingdom (Age of Assassins, Blood of Assassins and King of Assassins) was nominated for the David Gemmel Award, the Kitschie Golden Tentacle, The Compton Crook and the BFS Best Debut and Best Novel awards. He followed this with the award-winning Tide Child Trilogy: The Bone Ships, Call of the Bone Ships and  ..read more
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Ep. 175 - Sunyi Dean on the fickleness of being an author and why she wants to raise the curtain on the publishing industry
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by Write Gear
6M ago
Sunyi Dean is a biracial autistic author who was born in Texas, grew up in Hong Kong, and now resides in North England. She writes speculative fiction with a weird slant, and has both too many books and too many children. In her spare time, she can be found hiking, weight lifting, wild-swimming, and dying in jiu-jitsu. She also founded and co-hosts the Publishing Rodeo Podcast with fellow Tor author, Scott Drakeford. Sunyi’s debut novel, THE BOOK EATERS, launched Aug 2022 and was an instant #2 Sunday Times Bestseller. We had a great time chatting with Sunyi and hearing about her difficult jou ..read more
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Ep 174 - Alexander Darwin on how to succeed in self-publishing and making the change to trad
The Page One Podcast
by Write Gear
6M ago
Alexander Darwin is an author living near Boston with his wife and three daughters. Outside of writing, he teaches and trains martial arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). He’s inspired by old-school Hong Kong action flicks, jRPGs, underdog stories and bibimbap bowls. Outside of writing fiction, Alexander has written for publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style and SF Signal. His latest piece, The Lost Diary of Anthony Bourdain, was a featured piece in Rolling Stone’s January 2022 Issue. His debut novel, Combat Codes, is out now. We had a great chat with Alex, hearing about how he g ..read more
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