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The Write and Wrong Podcast

A podcast for writers, storytellers and creatives. New guests every week. Authors, agents, editors and everything in between!

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#76 - Lily Lindon

Editor and author, Lily Lindon, joins Jamie this week to tell us all about her debut novel, Double Booked, a bisexual rom-com. Turns out even experienced editors experience all of the same woes and stresses that other debut novelists go through! Lily goes on to tell us all about her work at Penguin Random House's Vintage before she moved over to Novelry. If you hang around to the end you will be treated to the two of us waxing lyrical about sausage dogs, Terry Pratchett and Lily's hypothetical book that answers the questions of life the universe and everything.

40mins

11 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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#75 - Amber Caraveo

Editorial director turned literary agent, Amber Caraveo joins us this week to tell us all about her amazing career in publishing. We talk all about setting up Skylark Literary Agency with Joanna Moult, how they operate and work with each author on an individual bespoke basis. Amber also lets us in on her list, how she approaches submissions and what  sort of authors and books she's looking for at the moment. An incredible episode for anybody who is thinking about or in the midst of querying their manuscripts.

45mins

4 Jul 2022

Rank #2

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#74 - Danielle Pender

Writer, editor and creative consultant, Danielle Pender joins us fresh off the release of her first book, 'Watching Women & Girls". We talk all about the book, why she chose to do it as a collection of short stories and how it is an extension of her magazine, Riposte, which she founded to advocate for women's voices.

35mins

27 Jun 2022

Rank #3

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#73 - Sandra Sawicka

Sandra Sawicka drops in this week to tell us all about her work as an agent and foreign rights manager over at Marjacq Literary Agency. We go deep on the submission process, the dos and don't as well as what she is looking to add to her list. A really great episode for anyone querying their work and looking to tighten up their submission. Zencastr Click on this referral link to get 30% off your first three months with Zencastr! Bookshop.org Click here to find all of our guests' books as well as the desert island library over at bookshop.org. Support the show

31mins

20 Jun 2022

Rank #4

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#72 - Melissa Welliver

Melissa is back! This time we talk all about the craft, the best advice and lessons we've found and of course her rigorous and calculated planning structure that maps out her plot points almost down to the exact word number! Lots of great stuff about world building, story arcs and how a novel is constructed. Zencastr Click on this referral link to get 30% off your first three months with Zencastr!Bookshop.org Click here to find all of our guests' books as well as the desert island library over at bookshop.org.Support the show

41mins

13 Jun 2022

Rank #5

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#71 - Kirsty Eyre and Adam Simcox

It's two guests this week with the writing power-couple of Kirsty Eyre and Adam Simcox. We hear about Kirsty's latest release 'You Had Me At Halloumi' and Adam's upcoming release 'The Generation Killer' as well as how they help each other with critique between school runs!  Zencastr Click on this referral link to get 30% off your first three months with Zencastr!Bookshop.org Click here to find all of our guests' books as well as the desert island library over at bookshop.org.Support the show

31mins

6 Jun 2022

Rank #6

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#70 - Joya Goffney

Fresh off the heels of her second novel, 'Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl' Joya pops by to tell us all about how her first book, 'Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry' went through the publishing rollercoaster and the challenges of writing something new after a very successful debut. We also talk about the struggles that come from outside of the writing like the publicity and interviews, and how she balances those with the rest of her life. Zencastr Click on this referral link to get 30% off your first three months with Zencastr!Bookshop.org Click here to find all of our guests' books as well as the desert island library over at bookshop.org.Support the show

28mins

30 May 2022

Rank #7

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#69 - Eleanor Rose

Eleanor is back! Catching up, we talk all about her past year and her knew job, moving from production into marketing and publicity and also from academic books into children's. We go in depth about the processes of how books are marketed, her interaction with the authors and the new wave of TikTok marketing that's taking over publishing. Zencastr Click on this referral link to get 30% off your first three months with Zencastr!Bookshop.org Click here to find all of our guests' books as well as the desert island library over at bookshop.org.Support the show

27mins

23 May 2022

Rank #8

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#68 - Jendella Benson

The amazing Jendella Benson is in this week's episode telling us all about her long journey with storytelling, social journalism and photography, and how it all led to the publication of her debut novel, 'Hope and Glory'. She shares the story of how she signed with her agent, Juliet Pickering, the push back she gave on the cover for the novel and the wonderful, if at times challenging, experience of publishing a novel. Zencastr Click on this referral link to get 30% off your first three months with Zencastr!Bookshop.org Click here to find all of our guests' books as well as the desert island library over at bookshop.org.Support the show

34mins

16 May 2022

Rank #9

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#67 - John Bond

Co-founder and CEO of Whitefox, John Bond shares a wealth of experience from decades in the publishing industry as well as everything that is going on at Whitefox and what it is they offer to writers, agents and publishers. We also talk a little bit about some new directions that John thinks publishing might head in the future. An incredible insight for anybody writing and looking to get their work published as well as anyone in publishing looking for an experienced team to work with across various parts of the process. Zencastr Click on this referral link to get 30% off your first three months with Zencastr!Bookshop.org Click here to find all of our guests' books as well as the desert island library over at bookshop.org.

37mins

9 May 2022

Rank #10