The idea for How Novel! came to me in the early stages of COVID19 lockdown when I realized
1. If I didn't find a fun, creative outlet I was going to lose my nut
2. I wanted to make something light, the kind of thing you could engage with when you can't sleep
3. I could not write. Like I would genuinely rather clean the oven than put my fingers to keys.
The solution came like lightning; fully formed and sparkling; ONE SIDED BOOK CLUB WITH MY HILARIOUS BEST FRIEND ON A PODCAST CALLED 'HOW NOVEL!' HOW FUNNY IS THAT NAME??? YOU'RE A GENIUS, ALEXANDRA!
I wasn't sure it would work, Claire isn't the, uh, most productive person in the world (if she doesn't answer her phone there's a 99% chance she's asleep) but she agreed straight away. We trialed an episode and loved it so much we've recorded four more!
I love this project so much, and if you love books, laughter, friendship and middle to average quality audio; YOU WILL TOOOOOO!
Here's the episode One description!!!!
1. Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries.
Alternative title: Fish Mishers Murder Mishteries
The flagship episode of the ultimate one-sided book club! We read Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood. Alex ponders Miss Fisher's clear alcoholism and disdain for anyone who isn't a stone cold ten. Claire is deeply repulsed by all descriptions of food, clothing, art and twee magic. Is it too much to ask for a novel about BLACKBEARD'S PIRATE TREASURE! YARRRR, GIVE ME YOUR CHARTREUSE COCKTAILS AND SMALL CUPS OF CHILLED BOUILLON OR YOU'LL WALK THE PLANK, YE SCURVY SWINE!