Writing buddy Jaye Ford and I talk to Better Reading's Cheryl Akle about writing, friendship, crime, Newcastle, family, writing ...
It's a bit like one of our cafe conversations, really 🙂 ...
In this podcast we talk to authors Wendy James (The Golden Child) and Jaye Ford (Darkest Place) about their friendship, crime fiction, and differing writing processes. Click here to listen: apple.co/2o4eWOs
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Author Talk: Wendy James
July 29, 2017, 2:00pm - July 29, 2017, 1:00am
Wendy James has been described as Australia’s Queen of Domestic Suspense. She is the author of seven works of fiction, including the best-selling The Mistake and Out of the Silence.
The Golden Child is a novel that grapples with modern-day spectres of selfies, selfishness and cyberbullying. It plays with our fears of parenting and culpability, and it blows wide open the personas that teenagers construct for themselves in both the playground and online – worlds so often hidden from their parents. Wendy James demonstrates that the parenting stakes have never been higher as social media adds layers of complexity and intensity to growing up, sometimes with tragic consequences.
Long time, no blog!!
Therefore, here is a new #blog post, written in collaboration with the extremely lovely and interminably clever author, Wendy James.
Disclaimer: please note, when we refer to 'bad reviews' in this piece, we're talking about the seriously SCATHING reviews, which leave us weeping on the floor and reaching for the vodka. Not the wonderful well-thought out reviews filled with perfectly fair constructive criticism that the book blogging community often write and we so appreciate!
What do you know about Wendy James? I discovered plenty more than that she has two historical novels and a collection of stories on top of her four contemporary domestic noir novels published to date, and an Australian Crime Writers' Association Ned Kelly Award under her belt. Now, look into those eyes, then have a read. I hope you enjoy and thanks very much to Wendy for stopping by.