Podcast E2: From copywriter to full-time novelist

In the second episode of Coffee, Tea or Something Stronger?, Clare Lynch talks to author Rosie Fiore (aka Cass Hunter) about how Rosie carved out the time to write her most recently published novel, The After Wife. In their chat, Rosie shares how selling the rights to The After Wife allowed her to give up her day job to write fiction full time. It’s what every aspiring novelist dreams of. But, as Rosie reveals – reality doesn’t always live up to the dream…

Tune into this episode now to hear about:

  • Spotting trends – and how to use them to get a publishing deal

    1. How to carve out time to write a novel around the day job

    2. The benefits of taking a writing class – even once you’re published

    3. Why an author might choose to publish under a different name

    4. The challenges of writing for theatre – and writing academically!

    5. Tech tools to help you finish that novel


About Rosie Fiore

Rosie Fiore was born in South Africa and moved to the UK in 2000. She has worked as a writer for television and theatre, and as a copywriter and journalist for thirty years. As an author, she has published eight books, including After Isabella, What She Left, Babies in Waiting and Wonder Women. The After Wife, written as Cass Hunter, has been translated into nine languages and optioned for a film in China.

She lives in North London with her husband and two sons. She is currently undertaking an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The After Wife

What She Left