Once a month I talk to some of my favourite people about the creative process.
Sarah Jane Barnett & Chloe Lane
Sarah Jane Barnett’s collection
In A Man Runs into a Woman, set a record on crowdfunding site Pledge Me by meeting its donation target in less than 24 hours. Her debut book of poetry was also Hue & Cry's first book. I talk to her and publisher Chloe Lane about how they found each other, poetry and publishing.
From children's books to peculiar love stories. Penelope talks about writing, editing, publishing and the challenges is for ebook publishers.
Helen Heath - that's me!
I've finally got around to doing a video post. I've been thinking about how many of you may have read my words but we've never met in real life so I thought I'd let you laugh at my accent and inflict some of the questions I've asked other interviewees on myself!
Keri is a much loved writer / illustrator turned guerilla artist. She is the author of several bestselling books about creativity including the funtastic "Wreck this Journal". Keri answers questions about community, politics in art and the contagiousness of delight.
An artist, blogger and tea drinker (not necessarily in that order) who has been blogging since 2004, he lives on the side of hill near the west coast of Wales and likes to keep things simple. Michael answers questions about maintaining a sustainable level of creativity.
Arguably New Zealand's best loved poet. His creative writing course set up at Victoria University in 1975 has been highly influential on young writers. Bill answers questions about musicality, collaboration, lightning strikes and the muse.
A rare being - internationally successful, award winning writer and presenter of The Good Word - Emily Perkins answers questions about what happens when acting and writing converge, Books vs Paintings and acting in the movie of the Novel About My Wife.
Elizabeth Knox &
Best selling author Elizabeth Knox and publisher Fergus Barrowman are New Zealand's hottest literary couple. They answer questions about what makes great fiction, taking risks, what makes publishers keep reading your manuscript and - most importantly - Zombies vs Vampires.