Tag: James and Ashley Stay at Home

  • Artist statement – on becoming a crime writer

    Artist statement – on becoming a crime writer

    My first publication happened when I was seven, in the Young Saskatchewan Writers school district anthology. In my copy, a message from my grade one teacher reads, ‘Keep writing stories.’ In 2017, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and ended up mostly homebound and unable to participate meaningfully in my own life. I was […]

  • Ep 69 Best Book Recommendations of 2022

    Ep 69 Best Book Recommendations of 2022

    To wrap up every episode of James and Ashley Stay at Home, the podcast I co-host with author James McKenzie Watson, we ask our guests the same question – what are you reading? To close out 2022, we’ve collected the year’s best recommendations into one super book chat ep! It’s a lot of fun and […]

  • The top 11 most popular episodes of James and Ashley Stay at Home

    The top 11 most popular episodes of James and Ashley Stay at Home

    What interviews most intrigued listeners this year? What episodes soared to the top of the charts? Find out here with this year’s top 11 episodes of James and Ashley Stay at Home, a podcast about writing, creativity and health.

  • Ep 67 Learning with a beginner’s mindset with Darryl ‘The Bird Guy’ Jones

    Ep 67 Learning with a beginner’s mindset with Darryl ‘The Bird Guy’ Jones

    ‘I regard my seventh book, Curlews on Vulture Street … as my first real writing. You know, this is the one I’m most proud of. It was the biggest challenge and the one I enjoyed the most.’ Darryl Jones is a Professor of Ecology at Griffith University in Brisbane, where for over 30 years he […]

  • Ep 66 How to say goodbye with Jackie Bailey, author of The Eulogy

    Ep 66 How to say goodbye with Jackie Bailey, author of The Eulogy

    How do you work through a major edit on your book when you have a traumatic brain injury? And how do you write about the death of a loved one while you’re grieving? Jackie Bailey, author of debut novel The Eulogy and professional deathwalker, joins us to discuss her experience with both. Jackie Bailey is […]

  • Ep 65 What people don’t know with author Al Campbell

    Ep 65 What people don’t know with author Al Campbell

    ‘For most people, when they become a carer, it happens in an instant.’ This is the way it happened for Al Campbell, Brisbane-based author and mother to two autistic sons. In episode 65 of James and Ashley Stay at Home, Al joins us to discuss her debut book The Keepers, a fictionalised account of her […]

  • Ep 64 If you kids don’t behave, I’ll turn this podcast around

    Ep 64 If you kids don’t behave, I’ll turn this podcast around

    Heads up, episode 64 of James and Ashley Stay at Their Respective Homes in Separate Cities is full of spoilers for Denizen – but this post isn’t. If you haven’t read Denizen yet (where have you been?), you can still enjoy reading about our special double-guest episode, and then get even more excited to go […]

  • Ep 63 How not to write a memoir with author Bronwyn Birdsall

    Ep 63 How not to write a memoir with author Bronwyn Birdsall

    After contracting glandular fever as a child (aka mono), Bronwyn Birdsall ended up with such bad chronic fatigue, she missed six months of school. This was at a time when there was still significant stigma surrounding the illness. Bronwyn grew up in Sydney. At age 24, she moved to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and worked […]

  • Ep 58 When your body betrays you with author Rae Cairns

    After a broken finger brought on a debilitating illness, author Rae Cairns lost two years as her doctors searched for the right treatment. A bad reaction to drugs caused her hair to fall out. When her health had stabilised enough for her to return to writing, she lost her literary agent. Undeterred, Rae self-published her […]