Patti Miller on her passion for memoir

What is it about the genre that attracts you to memoir? To answer this question, I’m going to commit the unpardonable by quoting (or misquoting) from myself – from Writing True Stories: ‘Let me confess the true extent of my passion to know what life is like for other...

Seeing the world through nature, with Inga Simpson

You’ve written both fiction and non-fiction, with strong ties to nature in both. Do you find the process of writing nature into your work easier for either of these genres? All my writing seems to come from my connection to nature. Nature seems to write itself in –...

Writing across genres with Marianne Delacourt

You write across a broad range of genres, including speculative fiction, crime and young adult fiction. Do you have different writing processes for each? Honestly, I don’t think so. Of course the window dressing is different e.g. the language. But my stories always...

Busting self-publishing myths with Joel Naoum

What inspired you to pursue a career in books? I was always a big reader and fascinated with books, but I think my grown-up interest in the publishing industry came from my mum. She was lucky enough to be published by one of the big publishers in the early 2000s and I...