Most Recent Episode Best of Binge Reading 2022 Part II
Happy New Year and welcome back to Part Two of the Best of Binge Reading 2022, and the seven top shows for the year as selected by you, our listeners. We ran the first part of the Best of Binge Reading 2022 Part 1 in the first week of January,
Happy New Year and welcome back to Part Two of the Best of Binge Reading 2022, and the seven top shows for the year as selected by you, our listeners.
We ran the first part of the Best of Binge Reading 2022 Part 1 in the first week of January, so if you missed out on that, do check it out.
Hi, I'm your host Jenny Wheeler. The seven authors represented here, like those before them, range across the whole field of popular fiction from romance maestro Jayne Ann Krentz to Kate Quinn and her remarkable spy story - set - it in of all places – in Ukraine - during the Second World War.
We travel from from Patti Callahan's inspirational revisiting of Narnia and the story of the love affair between CS Lewis and Joy Davidman, to a surprise nonfiction book, our first ever, but such a good story. Kate Langbroek’s Ciao Bella, her heart warming account of taking her family of six to Italy for a year.
As you'll know if you heard Part One, the selection is based solely on the number of people who listened to the shows that ran between December 1st, 2021 and December 1st, 2022. Taking those dates allows us to compile and edit the show. In time for posting in January 23.
To give you the flavor, we include selected highlights from each show. We hope that you might discover new authors you've missed first time round or find books you might want to get into in 2023.
Just as our listeners hailed from all over the world so do the authors represented here so here it is, Part Two of the Best of Binge Reading 2022.
I do hope you do enjoy it, and if you do, leave us a comment or a review so others will find us too
Introducing romantic suspense author Jayne Ann Krentz
Jayne Ann Krentz is an internationally celebrated author who has sold 35 million copies of her books worldwide. But when she started out, she spent six years battering on publisher's doors trying to find her way in. I asked her about those years.
Jenny Wheeler: And you were writing for yourself and really just for the joy of it, for that whole six years?
Jayne Ann Krentz: I wouldn't call it the joy of it. I always say that if you're doomed to write, you don't have any option.
It really is a kind of an addiction. It's a compulsion, and if you can quit writing, you will quit writing because there are enough frustrations in the business that you're not going to fight it. Every writer I know has just kept at it. That's how it works.
I think it's because we can't stop and I say that, but there does come a time for some writers when they do stop, all of a sudden.
I look back in their names that have just gone, and I have no idea where they went. I guess they just walked away. I can't do that.
Creating a 'Jayneverse' for her readers
Jenny Wheeler: Yes. That's interesting. So now you've created what you described at the end of one of your recent books as a Jayneverse, A universe but it's a Jayneverse. Now that's an interesting concept. It's something that almost seems to have stolen up on you?
Can you explain to readers who don't know what a Jayneverse is?
Jayne Ann Krentz: Well, I have my editor to thank for pointing it out. We were talking one day about the next book, what would the next book be like, what did I want to work with? And with so many of my books, I want to work with similar things.
I love working with the psychic vibe, and with a certain kind of hero and a certain kind of heroine. Certain kinds of plots. I don't do gore, or serial killer plots.
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