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Sara Foster chats to fellow crime writer Alexander Thorpe about how life as an editor prepared and failed her for life as an author on this episode of Love to Read Local Radio with Fremantle Press

Sara Foster and Alexander Thorpe have never met, but this podcast feels like the meeting of kindred spirits. From the classic mysteries of Agatha Christie and Josephine Tey to the police procedurals of Val McDermid and the atmospheric psychological thrillers of Nicci French, their discussion of their favourite books is a masterclass in international crime reads.

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This week in Love to Read Local we talk to Westerly Magazine editors Catherine Noske and Josephine Taylor about their own novels, the writing they love and the good, the bad and the brilliant parts of their day jobs as literary editors

Just days before COVID-19 sent us all home, Josephine Taylor and Catherine Noske jumped into the studio with Fremantle Press for an episode of Love To Read Local Radio. The two friends are best known in Western Australia’s literary community as editors of the journal Westerly and as academics and mentors, but this episode provided an opportunity to celebrate the release of Catherine’s debut book The Salt Madonna and to foreground Josephine’s forthcoming novel Eye of a Rook.

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Superstar children's book writers Julia Lawrinson and A.J. Betts join the Fremantle Press podcast to share their new books and their top tips for successful author gigs

In this all-ages episode we're chatting to Maddie in the Middle author Julia Lawrinson about the complexities of female friendships. We ask her whether it's ever okay to do the wrong thing for the right reason and we listen as Julia (who holds a PhD) completely bombs out in her pop quiz (#EpicFail) before she redeems herself with a brilliant reading from Maddie in the Middle.

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