James and Ashley interview Michelle Tom about her stunning memoir 'Ten Thousand Aftershocks.' In it, they discuss the captivating and highly original structure of Michelle's book, the strange parallels between childhood trauma and earthquakes, and the transformative power of owning your narrative.
Learn more about Michelle on her website, and buy a copy of Ten Thousand Aftershocks from your local bookshop, Booktopia or wherever else books are sold.
Join Ashley for a fun online creative workshop, Monday 6 Sept, 6:15pm AEST. Book here!
Books and authors discussed in this episode:
Memoir Writing For Dummies by Ryan Van Cleave; Trespasses: A Memoir by Lacy M Johnson; The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch; Lee Child's Jack Reacher series; To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf; The Return by Rachel Harrison; It by Stephen King; Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon (of course!) Get in touch!
Ashley's Website: ashleykalagianblunt.com Ashley's Twitter: @AKalagianBlunt Ashley's Instagram: @akalagianblunt James' Website: jamesmckenziewatson.com James' Twitter: @JamesMcWatson James' Instagram: @jamesmcwatson