It was wonderful to speak to Barbie Robinson the producer of 'Write On' for Art Sound FM, Canberra. Sign up for podcasts! It's a great radio station.
Read Sally Piper (Grace's Table) great review of 'Le Chateau' here. Link below. I loved Grace's Table' and have reviewed earlier here (see journal section) so I was thrilled to read her review of 'Le Chateau' which she calls 'a sensual and sexy romance. It draws on Gothic tropes, which bring a deep sense of foreboding to its deliciously evocative and authentic French setting.' Read the full review at the link: http://www.sallypiper.com/sallys-blog/
What do you think of Le Chateau's new cover? Out in bookstores June 1.
The new cover is a departure in the brighter colours, the rendering of the Chateau and a depiction of Charlotte. I love the continuation also of all the fonts: title and author name. I also love the excerpt quote from Melissa Ashley, brilliant author of 'The Birdman's Wife'. I'm so thrilled Melissa loved my book enough to appear on the cover! details on my facebook page: SarahRidout/ Author and the Bonnier.au page.
Aus Rom Today calls Le Chateau 'an elegant, engrossing read that will certainly last the test of time with readers. It is delivered in a vividly poetic style and provided an additional layer of nuanced beauty to the story line. Le Chateau is a must-read novel from one of Australia's newest storytellers.' Thanks J'aimee Brooker and the Aus Rom Team. I hope the Aus Rom Community love Le Chateau!
Here's the link and screen shot:
Pleased to talk about 'travel to research novels' on this podcast with Amanda Kendle. Other authors on this episode are Kate Forsyth and Natasha Lester.
Screen shot and link here. I hope you enjoy.
It was fun to chat with Amanda Kendle about travel especially Souvenirs. Here's the link below and a screenshot summary. I hope you enjoy.
I had fun talking to Perth based writer Nadia King we talked about my hero David Bowie, my favourite Bowie songs (very hard to choose). We talked about Le Chateau and ideal casting of 'Le Chateau' THE Movie. See it was fun. Click on the link below to read the full interview.
Pleased to be interviewed by Liljana Frey about Le Chateau, my WIP I'm focusing on for my Katherine Susannah Pritchard Fellowship, and my thoughts on the Scandinavian practice of paying authors a wage. I think it's a good one with many benefits to the country but economically and culturally.
Here's a screen shot and the link is in the caption below that.
Delighted to be AusRom Today's Author of the Month for February. I hope members enjoy reading Le Chateau! and French immersion. The full story is here: https://ausromtoday.com/2017/02/01/author-of-the-month-sarah-ridout/
I was pleased to be interviewed by the dynamic Barbara Bos for ''Women Writers, Women's Books' on how my life as an expat in Europe altered my writing of 'Le Chateau'. I hope you find it interesting. Let me know! Follow the link below.
Avid Salon event 8 March, featuring Booker shortlisted author Graeme Macrae Burnet. My BWF partner in crime Cass Moriarty Author will be reading from her upcoming book (Exciting!). I've been invited to read too. Thanks Avid Reader Bookshop and Cafe Book now peeps! details below in screen shot and on clickable link. Hope to see Brisbane peeps there! 'Le Chateau' will be in stock too and I'd be happy to sign copies.
August 31, 2016
'Vividly realised, well-crafted contemporary Gothic fiction' Review by Kerryn Goldsworthy, Spectrum, 5 November, 2016
Better Reading interview on Le Chateau
It was great to talk to Cheryl Akle live in the Better Reading Offices in Sydney about 'Le Chateau'. It was fun and exciting to hear live comments from Better Reading members. What an engaged group. I hope you all enjoy 'Le Chateau'.
The interview is on the link below.
Le Chateau is Better Reading's 'Weekend Read'
Thrilled to hear Cheryl had loved 'Le Chateau' so much it was this week's 'Weekend Read'.
First Chapter of 'Le Chateau' on Better Reading
The first chapter of 'Le Chateau' is also there: http://www.betterreading.com.au/news/first-chapter-read-le-chateau-by-sarah-ridout/