Episode #052 Genre Jumping with Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan's journey into novel writing is about as unconventional as you can get! In this interview, you'll hear all about it as well as why she's chosen to switch genres and how she still struggles to come up with new ideas even with four books behind her.

Toni wrote the international bestseller Addition (2008) - a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and longlisted for the Miles Franklin award - Fall Girl (2010) and Nine Days (2012), were awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards and named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Toni has also been widely published in newspapers and magazines and teaches creative writing at Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin.

Her latest novel, Our Tiny Useless Hearts, has been described by Liane Moriarty as “a wonderful, witty treat of a novel, both cutting and clever.” It was published in May 2016.

In this week's episode, Kim shares some good news while Vanessa shares some not-so good news. They also discuss what to do when your manuscript is out of your hands and in the hands of someone else, e.g. an agent, publisher or critique partner, and you're stuck waiting.