Genre Fiction Podcast

Authors Harry Colfer and Jack Roney interview fellow authors and writing / publishing industry experts to chat about all things fiction writing. Uploads every Monday morning.

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Episodes

4 days ago

In this episode, Harry Colfer and Jack Roney interview bestselling author, Clare Connelly.
Clare is the  author of more than one hundred angsty, passionate romance novels. Having self-published her first book in 2014, by the end of that year, she was an Amazon All-Star in the US and UK and has since sold millions of copies of her books. She continues to self-publish and also writes her trademark romances for Harlequin and Tule. 
In 2023, alongside three other bestselling romance writers, Clare launched the How to Write Academy, a one-stop shop for aspiring genre writers. 
The next course starts on 1st August 2024 so make sure you check this out.
In this episode, Clare explains some key strategies for authors looking to self publish.

Monday Jul 15, 2024

In this episode, Harry Colfer, Jack Roney, and thriller author Andy Edwards continue their chat from episode one and dissect more key elements that make up a banger thriller novel. They discuss the importance of field research, how to create relatable and flawed characters, a hero’s dark mirror, authentic dialogue and realistic human responses, traits of an engaging villain, and how to write a fast-paced action scene. Some excellent advice for emerging thriller writers.

Monday Jul 08, 2024

Andy Edwards (A.C. Edwards) is a former policeman, paratrooper and Special Forces officer. He served in the Australian Army with operational deployments in South East Asia and retired at the rank of Major.
Andy has also worked as a security adviser across SE Asia, as a bodyguard and as a security contractor in the Middle East and Afghanistan. He ended his career recently as the Regional Security Director (Asia Pacific) for a multi-national company, and has now exchanged the corporate grind for full-time writing.
Born in Singapore, Andy has lived and worked for much of his life across Asia Pacific. Today, he lives between Brisbane, and Hong Kong where his new thriller books, The Dragon Series are set.
In this episode, Andy shares his journey from international security specialist to thriller fiction writer. Harry Colfer, Jack Roney and Andy discuss some of the key elements to writing page-turning thrillers, including authentic protagonists, anti-heros, settings as character, research and authenticity. A must listen for emerging thriller writers.

Monday Jul 01, 2024

Graham Bartlett returns for episode 3 of his chat with Jack Roney and Harry Colfer to discuss how his 30+ years policing experience influenced his fiction writing. The guys chat about common mistakes writers make when it comes to referencing police and paramedic procedures in crime fiction. Graham, Jack and Harry all offer services to writers to help ensure authenticity and accuracy for their manuscripts. Check out this episode to find out how they can help you.
See Graham's website for more information.

Monday Jun 24, 2024

Graham Bartlett returns for episode 2 of his chat with Jack Roney and Harry Colfer to discuss how his 30+ years policing experience influenced his fiction writing. Graham also explains the services he offers to support crime writers.
See Graham's website for more information.

Monday Jun 17, 2024

This is the first of three episodes featuring UK crime author Graham Bartlett.
Graham is a former detective and now a crime fiction and police advisor to authors and TV writers as well as a Sunday Times best selling crime writer. He delivers programs to help writers create authentic plots, police characters, procedures and scenes, sharing his 30+ years experience as a detective, firearms commander and city police chief. Graham and his network of experts take writers behind the curtain to show how crimes are investigated and solved, form the corpse to the courtroom.
In this episode, Graham chats with Harry Colfer and Jack Roney about his transition from police officer to writer, and how he teamed up with prominent author Peter James to write two true crime books based on intriguing real cases.

Michael Bracken episode 2

Monday Jun 10, 2024

Monday Jun 10, 2024

In episode 2 of the interview with award winning author Michael Bracken, he explains the many options for getting your short stories published and ways in which you can graft out a career in writing short stories. He discusses how to find markets, turning sales into multiple sales, maintaining career momentum, moving from the slush pile to an editor's invitation list and building networks that will provide short-term and long-term career benefits.

Monday Jun 03, 2024

Michael Bracken is an award winning author of novels and short stories, based out of Texas USA. In this episode he chats with Jack and Harry about the craft of writing short stories and ideas to inspire and elevate your own writing. 

T.M.CLARKE episode 3

Monday May 27, 2024

Monday May 27, 2024

In this episode, Jack Roney and Harry Colfer continue their chat with author T.M.CLARKE about how her African upbringing influenced her writing as well as the research she did to raise the authenticity of her writing to another level. Tina also candidly discusses her decision to move away from traditional publishing to publishing under her own imprint.

Introducing author T.M.CLARK

Monday May 20, 2024

Monday May 20, 2024

Zimbabwean-born T.M. Clark now calls Australia home. Tina weaves her fascination for diverse cultures, wildlife, and storytelling into her literature. She has published seven adult novels as well as three children's books and been nominated for a Queensland Literary Award and is a Children's Book Council Notable. Tina is the winner of the 2022 Killer Nashville, Claymore Award for Best Action Adventure. She coordinates the CYA Writers and Illustrators Conference and also co-hosts the Writers At Sea retreat onboard cruise ships.
In this first episode, Tina chats with Jack Roney and Harry Colfer about her publishing journey and writing inspirations.

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About Jack and Harry

Jack Roney spent 33 years as a police officer, serving as a general duties officer, detective, police academy instructor, firearms and operational skills instructor, media advisor and strategic policy officer, before retiring to focus full time on writing. His crime fiction is inspired by his real life experiences. 

Harry Colfer is a critical care paramedic who’s seen stuff that’ll turn your hair white. His murder mystery and action thriller novels are told through the unique perspective of a paramedic. He has released a series of short stories based on his frontline experiences. 

Together, Jack and Harry interview special guests including authors and writing / publishing industry experts to discuss all things fiction writing.

Uploads every Monday morning.

Check out their websites:

www.harrycolfer.com
www.jackroney.com.au

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