Chris Hammer, internationally bestselling author of Scrublands
Professional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats with author Chris Hammer about his internationally bestselling debut, Scrublands. They talk about his career in journalism, planning vs. pantsing, the current state of journalism, and much more. Together We Read is a Digital Book Club that is featuring participating libraries in Australia and New Zealand.During this two-week programme, there will be no waitlists and no holds for the selected ebook. Download Libby to borrow the free ebook from your library using your phone or tablet. Learn more or download the app below. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
AWW21 Charismatic Crime Fighters - Chris Hammer and Emma Viskic
Adelaide Writers' Week
Australian crime writers are riding a wave of global success, consistently creating compelling and charismatic characters who investigate heinous crimes with tenacity and often dry humour. Emma Viskic’s celebrated Caleb Zelic series, featuring a Deaf, articulate, obstinate, brilliant outsider as the private investigator protagonist, launched in 2016 with Resurrection Bay, with the recent Darkness for Light the third in the series. Chris Hammer’s debut Scrublands (2018) was a bestselling sensation, and his two follow up novels, Silver and Trust, all featuring the gritty and emotionally scarred journalist Martin Scarsden, have been equally acclaimed. Emma and Chris talk to Cath Kenneally about crafting compelling protagonists, and the long-term commitment required to write a series.
Craig and Irma talk about the ins and outs of writing gigs on cruise ships. Then they both chat with Chris Hammer about the unexpected international success of his debut crime novel, Scrublands, how the publisher you are with effects sales (and it’s not just big versus small), the value of awards (those that sell books and those that launch careers), forgetting your own character’s name during publicity, faux pas on meeting a super famous author, and what a walk-on part in his own movie might look like.
Once again, Chris Hammer’s protagonist, Martin Scarsden, confronts murder and corruption but this time Sydney is where the action takes place. Martin doesn’t know if he can trust anyone – not even his paramour Mandalay Blonde. Appropriately, the book is entitled, 'Trust'.The 'Tiny White Lies' are told to protect the ones we love or perhaps they are to cover the secrets we are embarrassed to have exposed. Fiona Palmer has written another family drama with beleivable characters and issues.
WRITER 361: Meet Chris Hammer, author of the crime thriller 'Trust'.
So you want to be a writer
Meet Chris Hammer, author of the crime thriller 'Trust'. Discover what you need to know about traditional publishing and 8 signs you'd be a great freelance/content writer. Catch up on the Your Kid's Next Read author talk with Jacqueline Harvey. Plus, we have 3 copies of 'Life After Truth' by Ceridwen Dovey to give away. Read the show notes Connect with Valerie, Allison and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook Visit WritersCentre.com.au | AllisonTait.com | ValerieKhoo.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mettle Minds Podcast Ep. # 18 - Dr Chris Hammer, 2X Paralympian – Reconstructing a Stronger House
Mettle Minds Podcast
Dr. Chris Hammer is a two-time Paralympian who competed in the 2012, London and 2016 Rio Games. He has a doctorate in sport psychology and coaches the women’s triathlon team at Davis and Elkins College. In discussing his research on individuals with acquired disabilities, Chris describes the feelings of incompetence and lack control that traumatic injuries induce. Using the analogy of reconstructing a house in the aftermath of a natural disaster, Chris suggests that individuals who grow following their injuries are those who reconstruct a “bigger, better and stronger house”. He talks about the importance of coping with pain, the motivational role of hope, and ensuring athletes have opportunities to experience successful performance accomplishment. For further assistance dealing with the challenges of injury or for performance enhancement consulting visit: podlogconsulting.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/leslie-podlog/support
Chris Hammer - 'One Of The Joys Of Writing Is Trying Out New Stuff.'
The Booktopia Podcast
Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. For many years he was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline. He has reported from more than thirty countries on six continents. His first book, The River, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, and his first novel Scrublands, his first novel, was published in 2018 to similar acclaim. He followed it up in 2019 with Silver, earning similar critical praise.Ahead of the release of his third book, Trust, Ben sat down with Chris to discuss his new book, following up on his previous efforts, writing from new perspectives, setting and atmosphere, the world of Sydney, and more.Books mentioned in this podcast:'Trust' - Chris Hammer: https://bit.ly/3gDjUfYHost: Ben HunterGuest: Chris HammerProducer: Nick Wasiliev
TRUST by Chris Hammer, read by Nicholas Osmond - Audiobook Extract
The stunning new novel from the No.1 international bestselling author of Scrublands and 'master of Australian noir' Chris Hammer.On a bright sunny day in Port Silver, ex-journalist Martin Scarsden misses a call from his girlfriend Mandy. Checking his voicemail later, all he hears is her terrified scream before the phone cuts off.Back at the house, he finds a policeman unconscious on the floor, and Mandy gone.So starts a twisting tale of intrigue and danger, as Martin probes the past of the woman he loves, a woman who has buried her former life deep.And for the first time, Mandy finds denial impossible, now the body of a man has been discovered - a man to whom she was engaged to marry. It's time to face her demons once and for all; it's time she learned how to trust.Set in a Sydney riven with corruption and nepotism, privilege and power, TRUST is the third riveting novel from award-winning and internationally acclaimed writer Chris Hammer.