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Welcome to the Writing Community Chat Show, where we bring together some of the brightest and most talented writers from around the world to discuss their craft, share their stories, and offer advice and inspiration to fellow writers. Join us each week as we delve into the fascinating world of writing, and learn from the experts as they share their insights, experiences, and wisdom. Whether you're an aspiring writer, a published author, or simply a lover of words, the Writing Community Chat ...
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We hosted a special live interview with renowned author Manda Scott on The Writing Community Chat Show! We explored her fascinating life and illustrious career in three exciting parts. Part 1: The Road To Writing Dive into Manda's early years and journey from a Scottish veterinary surgeon to an acclaimed novelist. We'll discuss her education at the…
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Join us for an Exclusive Bonus Episode with Karin Slaughter! We're thrilled to announce a special guest for The Writing Community Chat Show: the phenomenal Karin Slaughter! Tune in for an exclusive bonus episode where we chat with this New York Times bestselling author whose gripping novels have captivated readers worldwide. Here's why you don't wa…
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Join us on the Writing Community Chat Show for an exciting episode featuring Tasha Coryell! About Our Guest: Tasha Coryell’s debut novel, Love Letters to a Serial Killer, is set to be released in 2024 by Berkley (US) and Orion (UK). She is also the author of the critically acclaimed book of short stories, Hungry People, published by Split Lip Press…
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We welcomed the talented author Lily Samson! Lily, an Oxford English graduate and publishing professional, splits her time between the bustling cities of London and Paris. When she's not working, you can find her indulging in Hitchcock movies or exploring her creative side as a freelance artist. In this episode, we dove into her thrilling debut nov…
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Welcome to another exciting episode of The Writing Community Chat Show! We had the pleasure of hosting the incredibly talented author Freya Berry. We dive into her fascinating career journey and explore her latest historical thriller, "The Birdcage Library." Part 1: The Road to Writing In the first part of our interview, we’ll discuss Freya's caree…
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📚 Welcome back to our Writing Community Chat Show! We're thrilled to announce the return of the legendary author Jonathan Stroud, known for his captivating works, including the Netflix hit series "Lockwood and Co." and the beloved "Bartimaeus" series. After the immense success of our first interview, where we delved into Jonathan's fascinating jour…
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Welcome to our exclusive interview with Chloe Seager! Chloe is not only a seasoned literary agent at the MM Agency, but she's also an accomplished author with a knack for crafting captivating YA and MG books. In 2019, she made a notable move to MM Agency from Northbank Talent, where she honed her skills over four years, shaping a vibrant children’s…
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We sat down with the extraordinary Amanda Lees for an insightful conversation about her remarkable life journey and prolific writing career. Born in Hong Kong, Amanda's upbringing was anything but conventional, navigating through a convent boarding school and a Jesuit boys’ school before embarking on a path fueled by her parents' adventurous spirit…
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We sat down with Louise Jensen, the mastermind behind gripping psychological thrillers that have taken the world by storm. With over 1.5 million copies sold worldwide, Jensen's acclaimed novels such as 'The Sister', 'The Gift', and 'The Surrogate' have captivated readers in over thirty territories and have been translated into twenty-five languages…
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Welcome back, book lovers! In this episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the talented author, Erin Young, to delve into the captivating world of her debut thriller, "THE FIELDS." From discussing Erin's illustrious career as Robyn Young, a renowned historical novelist with eight bestselling novels under her belt, to exploring the immense…
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We sat down with A.J. West, an award-winning former BBC journalist and broadcaster hailing from Buckinghamshire. With contributions to national newspapers, magazines, and appearances on esteemed television programs such as BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, and This Morning, A.J. West's career has been nothing short of illustrious. Not to mention…
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Join us for an engaging conversation with Jennifer Bardsley, the talented author behind captivating contemporary romance novels. With the release of her latest works, "Postcards from the Cove" and "Photographs from the Cove" on February 15th, followed by "Notes from the Cove" on March 20th, 2024, Jennifer brings her enchanting storytelling to our s…
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5 ideas to become a better storyteller with Nathan Baugh | The WCCS podcast. 🎥🎙 Join us this Friday for an insightful interview with author and storytelling expert, Nathan Baugh. With a unique background merging tech, engineering, and storytelling, Nathan is on a mission to decode the secrets behind successful storytelling in the business world. Di…
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Welcome to The Writing Community Chat Show, where we bring you inspiring authors and their remarkable stories. This Friday, join us as we sit down with Af Marseh, a multifaceted individual whose journey is as diverse as it is captivating. Af's life is a whirlwind of adventures, from managing international sports events like the Olympics and FIFA ma…
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Join us this Friday for an exclusive interview with Simon McCleave, the million-selling crime novelist whose gripping tales have enthralled readers worldwide. Simon skyrocketed to literary fame with his debut novel, "The Snowdonia Killings," which soared to the top of the Amazon UK Chart, selling over 300,000 copies and securing the coveted No. 1 s…
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We sit down with the talented Lizzy Barber! Lizzy studied English at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University before delving into "previous lives" in acting and film development. Currently, she serves as the Head of Brand and Marketing for a restaurant group, collaborating with her brother, a restaurateur. Her literary journey includes the awar…
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About the author Born and raised in Sheffield, in the week before leaving school Matt was asked by his careers teacher, Mr. Marron, what he wanted to be when he left. When he replied that he wanted to be a writer, Mr Marron said "Well Coyne, I wanted to be Burt f*cking Reynolds". He then handed Matt an application form to become an apprentice fitte…
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Unlocking the Magic of London: An Exclusive Chat with Ben Aaronovitch! Join us for an enthralling conversation with Ben Aaronovitch! Born and bred in London, Ben's upbringing may have seemed mundane, but it sparked two enduring passions: imbibing and Science Fiction. Fortunately, his love for the latter propelled his early career as he penned episo…
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Join us for an exclusive interview with acclaimed author Tim Lebbon as we delve into his illustrious writing career and his latest bone-chilling eco-horror masterpiece, "Among The Living." Hailed as the master of eco-horror, Tim Lebbon has captivated readers worldwide with his gripping narratives and atmospheric storytelling. Born in London in 1969…
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Join CJ and Chris Hooley, the dynamic hosts of The Writing Community Chat Show, for an engaging live chat session about the most anticipated books of 2024, insights into the writing process, life's adventures, and much more! This interactive session welcomes the live audience to participate in a lively Q&A, offering a unique opportunity to connect …
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🎙️ Join us as we sit down with the multi-talented N.J. Gallegos, Emergency Medicine Physician by day, and horror author by night. Her unique blend of medical expertise, love for horror, and fascination with wicked women seeking revenge has birthed gripping tales that are as thrilling as they are chilling. 📚 Dive into her debut novel, "The Broken He…
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📚 Join us for an exclusive live interview with Jules Swain, the reigning Book Blogger of the Year! 🏆 With a background as a seasoned paramedic and clinical supervisor, Jules brings a unique perspective to the world of literature. 🚑 For the past 14 years, Jules has served in the Ambulance Service, with 12 years as a qualified Paramedic. In 2019, she…
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📚 Welcome to our Writing Community! 📚 In this episode, we're thrilled to sit down with the multi-talented author, Hayley Reese Chow, the creative mind behind "Odriel’s Heirs" – the 2020 winner of the Florida Author Project and a 5th place finalist in the 2021 Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards. 🌟 Hayley's literary prowess extends beyond novels, …
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📚 Join us on the Writing Community Chat Show for an exclusive episode with acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Ruth Kelly, airing on Wednesday the 13th of December! 🔍 In this episode, we delve into Ruth's fascinating journey as a journalist who has ghosted numerous Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, including the widely acclaimed "The Prison…
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Join us for the opening of season 13 as Chris & Chris chat about last season and discuss the upcoming guests of season 13. We were joined by the brilliant Tina Baker to chat about all things writing, life and more. Thank you to author Chris Lynch for sponsoring this show with his book, Welcome To Neverbury. Please support him on social media and bu…
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Join us as we welcome the enigmatic and boundary-pushing author, Will Carver, to The Writing Community Chat Show. It's been exactly a year since our last interview with him, and he's back with exciting news! Will's books are often hailed as 'LITERARY CRIME NOVELS' and have even been described as genre-defying, making them a challenge to neatly cate…
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Join us for an exciting episode of the Writing Community Chat Show, where we'll be sitting down with the award-winning former journalist and acclaimed author, Fiona Cummins. Learn more about her journey from journalism to novel writing, the success of her debut novel "Rattle," and the gripping bestsellers that have followed. Fiona has introduced us…
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Join us this Wednesday for a captivating interview with Leyla Cardena, a multi-talented author who has taken the literary world by storm. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, on August 2, 1990, Leyla's journey from a corporate assistant to a renowned author is nothing short of inspiring. Since childhood, Leyla was drawn to various creative mediums, includi…
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Welcome to another exciting episode of the Writing Community Chat Show! 📚🎥 In this week's show, we're delighted to host two incredible guests, Noelle Holten and Sharon Bairden, both accomplished writers with fascinating backgrounds. Here's a little sneak peek into their remarkable journeys: 🌟 Noelle Holten: Noelle is a multi-talented individual who…
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Join us on The Writing Community Chat Show for an exclusive interview with D. V. Bishop, the acclaimed author of the Cesare Aldo mysteries set in the enchanting backdrop of Renaissance Florence. Published by Pan Macmillan, D. V. Bishop's crime-fiction debut has taken the literary world by storm, and he's here to share his journey and insights with …
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Join us for an exciting live interview with the multi-talented Ian Moore on The Writing Community Chat Show! Ian Moore, known for his roles as a Comedian, Author, Columnist, Corporate Speaker, Blogger, Podcaster, and Chutney Maker, occupies a unique position in British comedy. He lives in rural France but commutes to the UK for work, where he's a T…
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Queer Indie and The Writing Community Chat Show are hosting an interactive, live-streamed panel diving into the construction and destruction of fictional worlds and characters. Topics will include harvesting inspiration, various approaches to process, and how to incorporate realistic and relevant conflicts and motivations. Panelists include Dr. Mar…
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This week, we have the pleasure of hosting the talented Stuart Robertson, also known as "Stuart" because, let's face it, "S.D." just sounds a bit odd on its own! 🤣 Stuart's journey to becoming a novelist is nothing short of inspiring. After spending nearly a decade as a journalist and even serving as a local newspaper editor, he decided to follow h…
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Join us on The Writing Community Chat Show as we sit down with the incredible John Marrs, a former freelance journalist turned bestselling author! John has had an illustrious career, interviewing celebrities for top publications, including The Guardian, OK! Magazine, and more. But that's just the beginning! In this live YouTube interview, we'll del…
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Join us this Friday for an exciting YouTube interview with the multi-talented author Natali Simmonds! We're thrilled to have Natali as our guest, and we'll be delving into her incredible author journey, her diverse range of books, and so much more. Natali wears many creative hats in the literary world. Under the name Natali Simmonds, she crafts thr…
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Welcome to another inspiring episode of The Writing Community Chat Show! In this interview, we're thrilled to have the brilliant Melanie Herschorn, a seasoned nonfiction and children's book marketing strategist. 🎉 About Melanie Herschorn: Are you an author, coach, consultant, or speaker seeking to illuminate your book and brand? Look no further tha…
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Sarah's debut, Someone Else’s Skin won the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year and was a World Book Night selection and a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. In the US, it was a Silver Falchion and Macavity Award finalist. No Other Darkness was shortlisted for a Barry Award. She's a Programming Chair for St Hilda’s Crime Fiction Weekend in Oxford, and co…
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When Catherine Miller became a mum to twins, she decided her hands weren’t full enough so wrote a novel with every spare moment she managed to find. By the time the twins were two, Catherine had a two-book deal with Carina UK. There is a possibility she has aged remarkably in that time. Her debut novel, Waiting For You, came out in March 2016. Cath…
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Anna Gomez was born and raised in the city of Makati, Philippines before she met and married her best friend who whisked her away to Chicago over twenty years ago. You may recognise Anna as she has been on our show twice before. She came on alongside actor and author Kristoffer Polaha. They wrote a book series together and we talked about the diffi…
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Join us for an insightful and enchanting conversation with acclaimed author Jonathan Stroud, known for his captivating Lockwood & Co series. In this podcast interview, Jonathan takes us on a journey through his early years, sharing how his passion for storytelling and art intertwined from a young age. Discover how his love for fantasy literature bl…
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Chris Hammer Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction novelist, author of the internationally bestselling Martin Scarsden series: Scrublands, Silver and Trust. Now Chris has started a new series, beginning with Treasure & Dirt (Australia & New Zealand) / Opal Country (UK & international) and followed in 2022/23 by The Tilt/Dead Man’s Cree…
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Danielle Stewart is a USA Today Best Selling Author of over forty books. Her series include The Missing Pieces Series, The Brave Moments Series, The Piper Anderson Series, The Edenville Series, The Clover Series, The Piper Anderson Legacy Mystery Series, The Rough Waters Series & The Barrington Billionaire’s Series, The Broken Mirror Series. She ha…
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In this episode, Tetyana joins us late. If you are interested in the Chris & Chris chat, along with WCCS news, then listen on. If you would just like to hear the awesome Tetyana story, skip to around 25 mins. However, we urge you to listen to it all! Tetyana Denford is a Ukrainian-American author and freelance writer. She is also a translator for F…
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Gareth L. Powell is a British author known for using fast-paced, character-driven science fiction to explore big ideas and themes of identity, loss, and the human condition. He has twice won the coveted British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel, and has become one of the most-shortlisted authors in the award’s 50-year history. He has…
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Lauren writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. Lauren also writes book club thrillers as LC North. Lauren's love of psychological suspense has grown since childhood and her dark imagination of always wondering what's th…
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Dr. Douglas Lumsden is a former history professor and private school teacher. After he retired, he wrote an urban fantasy series featuring hard-boiled private eye Alexander Sutherland as he cruises through the mean streets of Yerba City and interacts with trolls, femme fatales, shape-shifters, witches, and corrupt city officials. This series is ado…
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Jack Jordan is the global number one bestselling author of Anything for Her (2015), My Girl (2016), A Woman Scorned (2018), Before Her Eyes (2018) and Night by Night (2019). His latest thriller, Do No Harm, was an instant Times bestseller and shortlisted for the Most Recommended Book in the DeadGood Reader Awards. Coined the thriller of the summer …
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Jessica grew up in Kansas City, later moving to the Pacific Northwest where the mountains and Puget Sound became home. Beyond writing, she loves to run, rock climb, and explore the great outdoors with her daughter and husband. She is also an RN. When holding still, which isn’t often, you’ll find a book in her hand and a cat or dog in her lap. Jessi…
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📚 Join us on The Writing Community Chat Show as we dive into the thrilling world of action-adventure novels with acclaimed author Nick! Known for his gripping storytelling and fast-paced plots, Nick crafts the kind of books he loves to read, ensuring an exciting and captivating experience for his readers. If you're tired of boring, slow-paced stori…
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Audrey Burges writes novels, humor, short fiction, and essays in Richmond, Virginia. Her presence is tolerated by her two rambunctious children and very patient husband, all of whom have become practiced at making supportive faces when she shouts, “listen to this sentence!” She is a frequent contributor to numerous humor outlets, including McSweene…
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