Castaway Books

Each week in Castaway Books, I talk to one of my favourite authors about the books which have inspired their life and influenced their writing. 

Which books would you take with you to this island?

I love the format for Castaway Books and really enjoyed talking to Deborah. She has such a gentle interviewing style which really encourages her guests to relax and open up. Lesley Kara

Castaway Books gives you the time and space to talk about inspiration and motivation which sits alongside our own personal journeys. Gerald Hornsby

A WONDERFUL show! Love every second of it! Kathleen Marple Kalb

A brilliant podcast that I was lucky enough to be a guest on recently. Deborah is a welcoming and professional host, that I immediately felt at ease and had a wonderful time.  Lizzie Chantree

It was so great to connect with Deborah on Castaway Books and chat about writing and books. It was such fun and always fab to talk with a fellow author who understands all about the writing life. Kim Nash

Season Three

Episode one – C. D’Angelo author of The Difference

Episode two – Rebecca L. Marsh author of When the Storm Ends, and other books

Episode three – Karen Heenan author of Songbird, and other books

Episode four – Winnifred Tataw author of The Gods’ Scion series

Episode five – Beth Miller, author of Starstruck and other books

Episode six – Marian Thorpe author of Empire’s Legacy series

Episode seven – Mary Schmidt also writing as S.Jackson

Episode eight – Eva Seyler, author of The War in our Hearts, and other books

Season Two

 Episode one – Kathleen Marple-Kalb author of A Fatal Finale, and A Fatal First Night

Episode two – Lynne McVernon author of Jigsaw Island

Episode three – Jeevani Chakira also writing as Rhoda Baxter

Episode four – Kathleen McGurl author of The Secret of The Château and other books

Episode five – Gillian Harvey author of Everything is Fine and Perfect on Paper

Episode six – Lizzie Chantree author of SHH… Its Our Secret, and other romantic reads.

Episode seven – Liz Martinson author of The Takeover, and other books.

Episode eight – Gerald Hornsby author of The Jerry Sander’s Mysteries, Body on the Beach and other books.

Episode nine – Pamela Holmes author of The Huntingfield Paintress and Wyld Dreamers

Episode ten – Zelah Roberts author of Midsummer Man

Episode eleven – Chris Towndrow author of Tow away Zone, and other books

Season One:

The first episode was a pilot where I chatted with Anita Belli author of Divas Dogs and Dreamers and other books. Information about the books discussed and a link to the pilot episode can be found here

Episode two – Elizabeth Holland author of The Vintage Bookshop of memories.

Episode three – Lesley Kara International best seller of The Rumour and Who Did You Tell.

Episode four – Kirsten Hesketh author of Another Us.

Episode five – Lynne Shelby author of The Summer of Taking Chances and other books.

Episode six – Jessica Redland author of The Hedgehog Hollow series, Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café, and other books.

Episode seven – Deborah Klée  author of The Borrowed Boy and Just Bea.

Episode eight – Kim Nash author of Sunshine and Second Chances, and other books.

Episode nine – Maria Johnson author of The Boy from the Snow, and other books