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Wolfsangel by Liza Perrat
November 05, 2013 06:21 AM PST

Back in July 2012, we broadcast a podcast of Liza Perrat’s debut historical novel, Spirit of Lost Angels. Here, the author reads an extract from the second book in L’Auberge des Anges, series: Wolfsangel, which will be officially launched under the Triskele Books label on 16th November, 2013 at the Chorleywood Literary Festival.

1943. Provincial Lucie-sur-Vionne is under the heel of the German occupation, and as the villagers pursue treacherous schemes to deceive and swindle the enemy, Céleste embarks on her own perilous mission as her passion for a Reich officer flourishes. Wolfsangel is one woman’s unforgettable journey to help liberate Occupied France.

Liza Perrat is an Australian living in rural France, and you can read more about her writing, and about the true WWII crime on which Wolfsangel is based, on her website: www.lizaperrat.com


Disappearing Acts by Max Orkis
June 18, 2013 07:37 AM PDT

Disappearing Acts is a short story by Max Orkis.

Something strange is happening to Maria. She's behaving quite out of character.

Max Orkis is a screenwriter, teacher, father and one of the original members of The Café Schober Writers.

His story is read by JJ Marsh.

Ziptux's Incredible Cricket Adventure
December 12, 2012 05:48 AM PST

A Christmas stocking filler for you: the opening chapters of Ziptux's Incredible Cricket Adventures, a children's novel by Brijesh Luthra, read by the author.

Ziptux is a cricket-crazy 9-year old boy living in Switzerland, who dreams of being the best cricketer on Earth. His Swiss friends have no interest in the game, so he spends his time playing cricket with his silent partner – an abandoned scarecrow. One day, while trying to find his lost ball, Ziptux meets a man who calls himself Mr. Trick-them-all, from the planet Kiri-Kiri-kit, who may just have been the person who introduced cricket to the Earth in the first place. Can Ziptux prove himself spiffy enough for this new world? And what will happen if he does?

You can find out more about the author and his writing at http://www.brijeshluthra.com/

An Interview with David Mitchell
September 20, 2012 12:41 PM PDT

In this short podcast, Words with Jam interviews the author David Mitchell, best known for his novel, Cloud Atlas. In this extract from October's interview, he discusses the film adaptation of the book.

To read the rest of the interview, to be published in the October issue of Words with Jam, just go to the WWJ website, and subscribe FREE to our online edtion.

Imagine, by Libby O'Loghlin
August 20, 2012 01:29 AM PDT


Imagine, read by the author, Libby O'Loghlin.
Everyone remembers what they were doing when the news broke: when Kennedy was shot, when Princess Diana died, when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Centre. Yet everyday lives continued with their own ups and downs. The Bridge House anthology On This Day brings us a collection of short stories about those everyday lives and how they are gently connected with a world-shattering event. 
Imagine is one of these stories. It follows young Cleopatra Smith as she navigates school friendships, the demise of a terminally ill aunt and the death of John Lennon.
Libby O'Loghlin is an Australian who lives in Switzerland. A writer and editor by trade, she hataught scriptwriting at university level and writes regular reviews for UK gaming site, GamePeopleShe is co-founder of the Nuance Words collective and co-curator of The Woolf literary e-zine.
Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat
July 17, 2012 02:39 AM PDT

Our latest podcast is an extract from the novel, Spirit of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat, read by the author.

Spirit of Lost Angels traces the journey of a bone angel talisman passed down through generations.  The women of L'Auberge des Anges face tragedy and betrayal in a world where their gift can be their curse. Amidst the tumult of revolutionary France, this is a story of courage, hope and love.

You can read more about Spirit of Lost Angels and at Liza Perrat at www.lizaperrat.com.  Liza is a member of the exciting new writers' collective, Triskele Books.

Phoenix Bright Eagle, by Alexandra Yudovich
April 12, 2012 01:28 AM PDT

This month’s podcast is the opening chapters of Phoenix Bright Eagle, a dark and complex retelling of a classic Russian fairytale by Alexandra Yudovich, read by the author.

Yudovich knew and loved this tale as a child and wanted to translate it. But when she first tried
writing it down in English, it soon became clear that a straight translation would not to work. Taken out of its native tongue, the story didn’t have the same feeling, the same poetry. So this retelling borrows from Western traditions and blends them seamlessly with the Russian. One traditional element, however, remains firmly centre stage. In Russian fairytales, the woman is no passive figure waiting to be rescued. Like Alenushka in this story, it is she who sets out on a quest; she who, more often than not, must save the prince.

Alexandra Yudovich is a former employee of Radio Free Europe. She now lives in San Francisco.

Restless Apple Jackson, by Lee Williams
February 22, 2012 02:51 AM PST

On the Isle of Wight in the 19th century, a parson finds himself inconvenienced when one of his flock declines to stay dead.

A short story, read by the author.

Lee Williams is a writer from the Isle of Wight in England. He has had a number of short stories published in print and online (most recently at the Cafe Irreal) and has received hundreds of encouragingly polite rejections from all over the world! His latest project is a spoof fantasy gamebook, 'The Tower of Clavius Boon'.

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
January 22, 2012 06:23 AM PST

This is our first anniversary.  Yay! We've been going for a whole year.  And our anniversary podcast is really something special:  Amanda Hodgkinson reading the opening chapter of her book, 22 Britannia Road.

At the end of the Second World War, Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England. After living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is lost. Waiting in Ipswich is Silvana’s husband Janusz, who has not seen his wife and son for six years. He has found his family a house and works hard planting a proper English garden to welcome them. But the six years apart have changed them all. To make a real home, Silvana and Janusz will have to come to terms with what happened during the war, accept that each is different and allow their beloved but wild son Aurek to be who he truly is.

When 22 Britannia Road came out in hardback last year, it was chosen as one of Waterstone's 11 best debut novels of 2011.  The paperback edition is coming out on 2nd February, and we are delighted to announce that it has been named as the Orange New Writers Book of the Month for February.

Diary of a Small Fish, by Pete Morin
January 04, 2012 02:24 AM PST

Our first podcast of 2012 is the opening of Pete Morin's fabulous legal thriller, Diary of a Small Fish, read by the author.

When Paul Forte is indicted by a federal grand jury, everyone suspects prosecutor Bernard (don’t call him “Bernie”) Kilroy has more on his mind than justice. Then the FBI agent in charge of Paul’s case gives him a clue to the mystery: Kilroy is bent on settling an old family score, and he’s not above breaking the law to do it.

Paul is already dealing with the death of his parents and divorce from a woman he still loves. Now, with the support of an alluring grand juror, Paul must expose the vindictive prosecutor’s own corruption before the jury renders a verdict on his Osso Buco.

Diary of a Small Fish is published in paperback and as an ebook.

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