About the Podcast

Each week in the Conversations with Authors podcast I talk to a published author about what inspires them to write, how they go about the process and what advice they have for other aspiring authors. I talk to writers of fiction, non-fiction and memoir, old and young, first time authors and prolific writers.

Listen to the podcast here on my website or subscribe on all the main podcast platforms.

An if you are a published author (any publishing route, any genre) and would like to be a guest on the podcast, apply here.


  • Conversations with Authors: Lindsay Woodward
    In this episode of Conversations with Authors, Lindsay Woodward gives some useful advice on how to plan novels and talks about how she uses her own life experiences as inspiration for her supernatural love stories.
  • Conversations with Authors: Alan Owen
    In this episode of “Conversations with Authors” I meet Alan Owen, founder of LABRATS and former chair of the British Nuclear Testing Veterans Association. In our conversation, we discuss print on demand versus vanity publishing, why you should never make assumptions, and how to use beta readers to ensure your book is as good as it can be.
  • Conversations with Authors: A.D. Hyde
    In this episode of “Conversations with Authors” I meet A.D. Hyde, author of “The Leukaemia Diaries: Seeing the Funnier Side of Cancer”. In our conversation, Anthony explains how he found his voice as a writer and talks about being bitten by the writing bug.
  • Conversations with Authors: Faigy Liebermann
    In this episode of “Conversations with Authors” I meet Faigy Liebermann, ADHD coach and author of three books aimed at women with ADHD. If you’ve ever been terrified by the sight of a blank page, Faigy gives her thoughts on how to overcome that fear and accept that there is no such thing as perfect when it comes to writing.
  • The Relaunch of the Conversations with Authors Podcast
    Alison Thompson, AKA The Proof Fairy, chats to amazing authors about what inspires them to write, how they go about the writing process and what advice they can pass on to other aspiring authors.

The Original Conversations…

Conversations with Authors originally started back in 2014-15, when I recorded over 20 interviews with authors and published them on my website. Of course, podcasts weren’t really a thing back then – I was a bit of a trailblazer really! Those original interviews still exist and you can listen to them on the links below. Although they may be out of date in some ways, they are still packed with hints and advice for aspiring authors.