The Writers' Show

The Writers' Show

A podcast about writing, featuring interviews with authors and songwriters at all levels of success. Inspiring and successful authors reveal the secrets about writing, creativity and the business of independent publishing and songwriting. Featuring interviews with successful authors and songwriters excited to share the journey from idea to published book and song. Host Geoff Hughes is the founder of Madhouse Media Publishing More info on the Writers Show Website


August 30, 2023 20 mins

In this episode of The Writers' Show podcast we sit down with multi-talented author Robert Markowitz, a man whose life reads like a novel. A former musician, criminal lawyer, and teacher, Robert took an unconventional detour when he decided to leave it all behind to become a clown. And he's penned an incredible novel, "Clown Shoes," based on his journey.

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Today's guest isindie author David R. Shoorens who has written a book about the dark side of the Washington January 6th riots. It's called REFUGE and he imagines a presidential coup that actually succeeded. What would that look like? Turns out, not good at all. David has written a chilling alternate history/political horror story . The action is set not in big politics Washington but in a small Canadian border town.

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Today, we've got an absolute banger of a show. Hugh Howey talks about his initially self-published SF classic WOOL which has been turned into the top-rating Apple TV+ series SILO. Hugh has been a champion of self-publishing from the very start of his career. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to talk to him about SILO, Wool, self-publishing and writing. He's a humble guy who has kept his ego on an even keel despite his phenom...

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March 31, 2023 36 mins

On todays show I'm talking to Michael Fidler who is about to release his debut novel. It's called Spin and it's a hilarious look at the world of corporate marketing, skullduggery and spin doctoring. 

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December 15, 2022 21 mins

We're travelling to the steamy tropical city of Darwin to talk to emerging author Pete Mitchell about his stunning debut novel Darwin's Wake.

Arriving in Darwin to accept a job offer from his old school friend Roland Redman, Paul Winter discovers that his friend has disappeared. At the same time, a sea container left on the docks in Australia’s searing Top End heat reveals a shocking crime of international significan...

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Western Horror is one of my favourite sub-genres, and I'm pleased to bring a chat with the one and only B.L Blakenship. He is a prolific writer of western and splatterpunk horror from East Tennesee. He writes horror that is grounded in real American history, which gives his writing an uneasy, visceral punch. I spoke to B.L Blakenship about his new book God Walks The Dark Hills IV. 

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On this episode of The Writers' Show, Karen Hamilton-Viall talks about her fantastic new book The Curious Life of Ada Baker. It's a very funny paranormal detective story with lovely whimsical humour, not unlike Douglas Adams.

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Today I'm talking to Sarah Townsend who has a new book out called The Little Book of Confusables. Have you ever been caught out using the wrong phrase or the wrong word? Have you mixed words up in a weird word salad and made people snigger at your poor grasp of the King's English? Sarah has written just the book for you. 

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August 29, 2022 26 mins

Today we're talking to GC Lam about his first novel The Card Collector. It's a brooding, dark thriller about obsession, the deep dark web and an ultimate clash of good versus evil.

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Today we're delving into the world of graphic novels with Australian author Morgan Quaid. Morgan loves building rich, complex worlds and exploring those worlds through fast-paced narratives which take the reader on a thrill ride they’ll never forget!If you're a fan of speculative fiction, steampunk horror and kickass fantasy, then listen up and find out what you need to do to produce a graphic novel.

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Today we've got memory expert Anthony Metivier on the show. Do you worry about your memory? Afraid that you're losing it? Finding it hard to recall simple facts? Well, keep listening, because Anthony is the king of memory.

He's founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a systematic, 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, dreams, names, music, poetry and much more in ways that are easy, elegant, effective...

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Today we're talking to self-publishing success story Pauline Bailey - who has recently published Volume 3 of her epic Blues Portrait series.

Blues Portrait is a loving exploration of the Australian Blues Scene. In Volume 3, 42 musicians share their stories of how they discovered the blues, what connects them to the music and the challenges of being creative during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Today we're talking about 'The Weary God of Ancient Travellers' - which is my favourite title of the year, and also my favourite book by U.S author Jessica Stilling.

Jessica publishes under the pen names Jessica Stilling (for literary fiction) and JM Stephen (for Science Fiction and Fantasy novels.)  Jessica has studied literature and creative writing at The New School and City College of the City University of New York....

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We continue our songwriting series with Nashville songwriter and gun for hire Bill O'Hanlon. There is a rich tradition of co-songwriting in Nashville, and Bill has had incredible success. He's also an amazingly prolific songwriter, having written over 1000 songs. More remarkably, he's done all this after deciding on a career change in his 60s. Bill is also a renown author. He's published over 39 books, appeared on Oprah promoting h...

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February 24, 2022 22 mins

We talk to visual effects artist and Author Vicki Lau about her book  'WHY I DO VFX'.

Vicki writes about what its like to work behind-the-scenes as a Hollywood VFX artist. From the city of Singapore to working on over twenty Hollywood blockbuster films and TV series such as “The Walking Dead,”“Guardians of the Galaxy,”“Aquaman,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes,&rdq...

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Lachy Doley talks about songwriting, why he loves the Hammond B3 organ, his upcoming tour with Roger Waters and his brand new album The Studio 301 Sessions.

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Jimi Fritz talks about his new book Confessions of an Ethical Drug Dealer. 

In his new book, Jimi Fritz takes us on a journey both geographical and philosophical, while sharing a half-century of adventures in buying, selling and consuming psychedelic drugs. Along the way we learn the difference between smart drugs and dumb drugs, the truth about religion, and how to make a perfect cup of tea.The book outlines Fritz's fifty-ye...

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On this episode of The Writers's Show we continue our special Songwriters series.

Dan Hopkins is an Australian blues and roots singer, songwriter and producer. His new album Different Economy reached #18 on the Australian Blues and Roots Charts in 2021. 

In this episode of The Writers Show, we talk to Dan about songwriting, music, the blues and the writing of his new album Different Economy.

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Sarah Townsend is a freelance copywriter with a story to tell about living your best freelance life. In the podcast we talk about the dark art of copywriting and her new book Survival Skills For Freelancers.

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In this episode of EBR - The Writers' Show we talk to songwriter and Bluesman Darren Jack about his new album Lost in Living, the songwriting process and much more. 

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