Chris Stagg presents Words & Sound, the arts and culture podcast on Phoenix FM. In episode 1 of this brand new series, my special guest is award winning best selling author Michelle Harrison. Michelle and I talk about her influences, her approaches to writing and of course her brand new book, part 2 of the Widdershins Trilogy; A Sprinkle of Sorcery. All music played has been specially selected by my guest, and tune in to find out how Michelle does on the returning Words & Sound quiz. Michelle is also a huge fan of horror, magic and folklore and 90s music, so of course is welcome on my show any time!
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Songs played in this episode:
The Cranberries – Dreams
Alanis Morissette – Hand in my Pocket
The Prodigy – No Good (Start the Dance)
Michelle Harrison is the author of eight novels for children and young adults, and her work has been translated into 18 languages. Her first book, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. The Other Alice won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award. A Sprinkle of Sorcery is her eighth novel and a sequel to the best-selling A Pinch of Magic.
Prior to being a full-time writer, Michelle worked as a bookseller and then an editor at Oxford University Press. She lives in Essex and has a son, Jack, and three cats: Marmite, Sorsha and Widdershins.