Hello and welcome back to You Wrote The Book, a book based podcast hosted by Simon Savidge. Each fortnight over the coming months he will be joined by a special guest author to discuss their life as a writer and as a reader, from the current novel they have published to the first book they read and everything in between.
The guest for this episode is Erin Kelly whose latest novel ‘The Burning Air’ tells of the MacBrides who initially seem like the perfect family. However everything changes at a gathering where ekdest daughter Sophie’s is abducted by one of her siblings new girlfriends and soon secrets, memories and grudges from the past return for revenge. Erin is also the author of two more psychological thrillers, ‘The Sick Rose’ and ‘The Poison Tree’ which was a Richard and Judy choice and was also adapted for television. Simon caught up with her last week to discuss psychological thrillers vs. crime, how to trick a reader, what the rules for writing a truly gripping tale and a multifaceted villain are, why she doesn’t want to write a series and much more.
Coming up over the next few episodes will be authors including Charlotte Mendelson and Susan Hill. If you have any questions for them, would like to suggest authors you think I should be getting on the show, or simply want to have a natter about books, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on twitter @youwrotethebook.
If you want to hear Simon talking more books do join him every other week with Thomas Otto on The Readers Podcast, you can also find him chatting and reviewing book on his blog Savidge Reads. Until next time thank you for listening… And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can find previous episodes with Evie Wyld, Keith Ridgway, Niccolo Ammaniti, John Boyne, Hannah Kent, Taiye Selasi, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Damian Barr, Maggie O’Farrell and many more.