March 30, 2020
In last week's podcast, The Versatile Writer talked about the importance of story-telling. This week* begins the first of 12 chapters to be read on the podcast.
*some episodes may be released sooner than the following week.
A little background: this novel was first self published in 2008 and was the third novel from SJ Banham. It will soon be edited and e published.
Synopsis: A serial killer with a weakness for brunettes, is on the streets of Boston, Mass. Detective Tim Angel and his partner Dale Faulkner are assigned the case. But to make matters muddier crime writer Jayne Murray has hitched a lift every night for a week to gain insight into the seedier side of life for her next novel. Will Tim stop the murderer before another citizen is killed or will Jayne become the next victim?
March 23, 2020
In the spirit of entertainment in this isolating times, The Versatile Writer offers to read chapters of 3 different novels: Dicing with Danger, Guardian Angel or Jenna's Dad (to be retitled as First Time in LA), all written by SJ Banham and self published between 2006 and 2008. There is also a fourth book, an anthology of short stories and first chapters.
Sarah is awaiting your say-so. Please let her know via Face Book Sarah Banham or her business page For the Love of Books, Twitter @sjbwrites or via her website www.loveofbooks.co.uk
March 15, 2020
Episode 22 is 9.5 mins of looking at the history of story telling from cave men drawings through to camp fire stories, from the Modernism movement to current day.
The Versatile Writer considers the sharing, narrating, hearing, watching and writing of stories. Included is a bit about Joss Whedon's sci-fi western series, Firefly.
March 8, 2020
The Versatile Writer considers how our accents yield judgement - good and bad - from others.
Do our accents help us get friends, a job, a partner? Do you judge others on how they speak and the words they use?
Do you change how you speak when you are with your family? Your friends? Your co-workers? Do you use different words?
Are you drawn to specific accents from around the world?
March 1, 2020
After a short gap over the festivities, regular guest Hannah from Pages, Places and Plates joins me to discuss her thoughts on 3 books she's recently read.
In this episode, Hannah reviews The Gift of Happiness by Holly Martin, Though the Wall by Caroline Corcoran and Salvador Dali at Home by Jackie De Burca.
February 17, 2020
For my 20th episode, via Skype I'm speaking to Dr Philippa East, author of Little White Lies, published by HQ/Harper Collins.
We talk about how Philippa's day job merges with her writing career and how she gets into the heads of her characters, especially for her debut novel, Little White Lies, available from February 2020.
The quality of this Skype call was a little wobbly at first but do stick with it :O)
January 27, 2020
This week's The Versatile Writer considers several topics: Indie publishing, success, legacy and attitude. I take each one and give it thought as I apply it to my past and future career.
I hope you enjoy it. As always, if you'd like to respond to any of the topics I've raised, please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm also available on Twitter @sjbwrites and Face Book Sarah Banham.
January 20, 2020
Author of One?, Jennifer Cahill caught up with me and discussed her writing, her career and her new novels via Skype*.
*There are some Skype-related wobbly bits in the sound quality and some listeners may even hear my cat wanting so badly to be involved. Apologies or yay depending on your viewpoint.
January 13, 2020
In this abridged episode, I talk about the intense editing it undertook over Christmas 2019 and talk about the story itself and its development from 20 years ago when it was written.
A longer version of this episode can be heard on www.bigearradio.com
December 9, 2019
The Versatile Writer interviews Hannah Read from Pages Places and Plates on three different books. They are:
An Excuse for Murder by Vanessa Westermann
Post Molecular Comfort Food by Anton Eine
A Gentle Hug for The Soul by Lindsay Coldrick
The sound quality is a little wobbly for the first few minutes but please stick with it - it is outside of my control, apologies.