Hello bookish friends and welcome to damppebbles. Today I have something a little different to share with you which I am VERY excited about. As an avid podcast subscriber and a lover of all things crime fiction, I was delighted to hear that the fantastic Crime Time FM are adding another brilliant string to their bow in the form of a new panel show hosted by the fabulous, bestselling author Victoria Selman. Every fortnight, starting TODAY, Victoria will be chatting to household names in crime fiction, as well as rising stars in the genre. Joining Victoria today are two of my favourite authors, Alex North and Sarah Pinborough, so make sure you don’t miss it! Read on for more information…
This June, bestselling thriller author, Victoria Selman will be joining Crime Time FM to host, On the Sofa with Victoria – a new arrow in the quiver of the popular podcast currently presented by Barry Forshaw and Paul Burke.
Victoria’s show will bring audiences panel-style discussions between some of the most exciting names in contemporary crime fiction including Mark Billingham, Sarah Pinborough, CJ Tudor and Chris Whitaker- as well as emerging voices and rising stars such as Abigail Dean, Will Carver and Dominic Nolan.
Each fortnight, she’ll be chatting to authors and industry insiders about everything from serial killers to series fiction kicking off with an examination of supernatural crime crossovers with Sarah Pinborough and Alex North entitled, Anything Can Happen.
Victoria says: ‘I’m thrilled to be joining Barry and Paul on Crime Time FM and can’t wait to explore the huge breadth of themes within crime fiction alongside such an exciting array of guests.’
On the Sofa with Victoria will launch on 15th June. Crime Time FM currently features one on one author interviews with Paul Burke (In Person with Paul) and film and TV reviews with Barry Forshaw (Barry’s Blu-rays).
The trio of hosts will also be getting together on a regular basis for chats about book news, discussions of upcoming events and reviews.
Fancy a sneak peak of today’s episode, Anything Can Happen (Supernatural Crime Crossovers)? Of course you do…
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN- Sarah Pinborough (BEHIND HER EYES) & Alex North (THE WHISPER MAN) discuss supernatural crime crossovers, Scooby Doo and ‘that’ ending.
On the Easy Fix Charge
Sarah Pinborough: Supernatural crime crossovers have to have the rules and beats of a crime novel. You have to have the clues. You can’t just pull it out of the bag.
Sarah Pinborough: If you’re going to blend your genres, you have to decide which is the dominant genre.
Alex North: Just because a book has supernatural elements, that doesn’t mean anything goes. It just means it has a slightly different set of rules.
On the Evolution of the Crossover
Alex North: Serial killers are a stand-in for vampires.
Alex North: Scooby Doo was about unmasking the monster but there was always something rational going on.
On Alex’s Books
Sarah Pinborough: The supernatural in Alex’s books is like a splash of Tabasco in a Bloody Mary. It’s there to add a little bit of ‘extra’ but it’s not the vodka.
I cannot wait to listen to this new series on Crime Time FM and I hope you feel the same. Head on over to your favourite podcast outlet to download!