Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon host this podcast which answers questions about being an author.
Bestselling authors Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon discuss the many truths about being an author, and feature expert insider interviews.
Tune in for discussions, interviews with new and upcoming authors, and honest answers to listeners’ questions.
Meet the Founders
My first book, Try Not to Breathe, was published in 2016 and went on to be a bestseller in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Australia. A USA Today bestseller, it was also an audiobook, paperback, and e-book bestseller in various countries.
My second novel, don’t close your eyes, was published in July 2017 in the UK, USA, and many other countries. In May 2o18, it hit number one in the audiobook charts.
Love will tear us apart was published in June 2018.
The Hitlist will be published in ebook on 28 August 2o20 and in paperback in April 2021.
I’m one-half of the Honest Authors, co-hosting a fortnightly podcast on the realities of life as a published author.
I am the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of five novels. They are all standalone and can be read in any order:
- Everything But The Truth
- Anything You Do Say
- No Further Questions
- The Evidence Against You
- How To Disappear
- That Night
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Selected Podcast Episodes
- Honest Authors S6 E1 – How Giovanna Fletcher writes a novel
Sunday Times no.1 bestselling author Giovanna Fletcher talks about how she writes her novels. She starts from how she used to read on the subway as a student growing up in London and how this sparked her love for writing. She also talks about how before she became a mother she has a more leisurely approach to her writing and how that changed after she gave birth.
- The Honest Authors’ Podcast S5E09 – With Jane Fallon and Lindsey Kelk
Finding fresh ideas, giving readers what they want and writing through these weird times with fascinating and funny veteran writers, Jane Fallon and Lindsey Kelk. PLUS some quick fire listener questions.
- The Honest Authors’ Podcast S5E08 – With special guest Tim Weaver
Tim Weaver talks standalone novels, keeping a series fresh and how success is not always linear.
- The Honest Authors’ Podcast S5E07 –
Redrafts, professional jealousy, and finding time to write
Gilly and Holly talk about redrafting, how long it takes to write a book, dealing with professional jealousy and finding time (and space) to write.
- The Honest Authors’ Podcast – S5E02 –
Prolific authors who publish more than one book per year
The Honest Authors talk to prolific authors who publish more than one novel per year.