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Castaway Books Author Deborah Klée interviews her favourite authors about the books that have shaped their lives and influenced their writing.

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Castaway Books Author Deborah Klée interviews her favourite authors about the books that have shaped their lives and influenced their writing.

    Castaway Books with guest Eva Seyler

    Castaway Books with guest Eva Seyler

    In this episode I chat with Eva Seyler, author of The War in Our Hearts about her life growing up in the Mennonite Community and she introduces me to the story of Opal Whiteley, the once celebrated, then controversial child genius who wrote a best selling diary. A fascinating episode. 

    • 45 min
    Castaway Books with guest Mary Schmidt

    Castaway Books with guest Mary Schmidt

    In this episode author Mary Schmidt talks to me about growing up in the 60s and 70s, her nursing career and how she has survived the challenges life has thrown at her. An inspiring, resourceful, and talented woman.

    • 47 min
    Castaway Books with guest Marian Thorpe

    Castaway Books with guest Marian Thorpe

    In this episode Marian Thorpe, author of the Empire Legacy chats with me about landscape archeology, connection to the land, and the poser of story telling through the generations.

    • 42 min
    Castaway Books with guest Beth Miller

    Castaway Books with guest Beth Miller

    Beth Miller is the author of five novels, including Starstruck, and two non-fiction books. She is also a book coach.

    As well as sharing her wisdom on writing, Beth chats with me about the BBC radio drama, The Archers – one of her non-fiction books is For the love of the Archers, and a real life drama that she experienced at a young age. And then there was that conversation about a naked man on a motor cycle. I loved meeting Beth and hope you will enjoy our chat as much as I did.

    • 51 min
    Castaway Books with guest Winnifred Tataw

    Castaway Books with guest Winnifred Tataw

    I loved chatting to Winnifred Tataw this week about her early years living in Germany, and how this experience along with a love of fairy tales and mythology has helped her to create imaginary worlds. Winnifred Tataw writes Young Adult fantasy and is author of the Gods' Scion series.

    • 43 min
    Castaway Books with guest Karen Heenan

    Castaway Books with guest Karen Heenan

    This week I chat with Karen Heenan, author of Songbird, about our misspent youth, character development in novel writing, canning tomatoes, and recording audio-books, among other things. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did.

    • 53 min

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