In this episode, we try our hand at recording an interview over the phone. The technology required to do this is a bit tricky, so you might hear some echoes and noises at certain parts of the recording. Please bear with us!
Because Rudi, Gabby and I are based in the same city, whenever we cover events, we’re limited by geography. So we wanted to chat with other readers about some recent literary events in different cities. Claire Parnell and Adele Walsh are both from Melbourne, and they’re passionate advocates for romance fiction, so we knew we wanted to have them on the show.
We recap the RWA conference and MWF, and later in the episode we talk about the place of romance authors in mainstream festivals. We talk about romance reader events in 2017 and what types of events we’d like to see more of. We also talk about new adult and I ask Adele and Claire how they define this term. Their answers might surprise you!
Claire Parnell — Media tutor, Deakin University: @cparnell_c
- BT | Amz | Aud — Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (on Bookthingo)
- BT | Amz | Aud — Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (on Bookthingo)
- BT | Amz | Aud — Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar (review)
- BT | Amz | Aud — The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta (review)
- BT | Amz | Aud — Swimming to Tokyo by Brenda St. John Brown
- BT | Amz | Aud — Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy
Catherine M Roach, Jodi McAlister (BT004 & BT005), Lisa Fletcher (BT007), Keri Arthur, Heather Graham, Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, Meg Rosoff, Anita Heiss (BT013), Tricia Stringer, Jane Sullivan, Kate Mildenhall, Kate Cuthbert (editor; BT001 & BT002), C. S. Pacat, Nick Earls, Jacinta Halloran, Kirsty Eagar, Melina Marchetta, Courtney Milan, Kristen Callahan
- Romance Writers of Australia conference
- Melbourne Writers Festival and Artistic Director Lisa Dempster
- Feminist Writers Festival
- Unladylike Podcast — Episode 8 talks about festival programming
- Sydney Writers’ Festival
- Books By The Bridge
- Australian Romance Readers Convention
- Fictionally Yours
- Romantic Times Convention