In Episode 269 of So you want to be a writer: Allison and Valerie talk about how your book covers can impact your sales. And they chat to J.P. Pomare, author of the psychological thriller Call Me Evie on plotting, setting and how shaving your legs can help you get into the head of your character. Discover examples of great author Facebook pages, find out how you can win a copy of Candice Fox’s new thriller Gone by Midnight and much more.
Writer in Residence
J.P. has always been drawn to the dark. He grew up on a horse-racing farm in small town New Zealand with two brothers, a sister, two cats and two border collies.
Eventually he would find himself leaving Rotorua and landing in Melbourne, Australia. For three years he has produced and hosted a podcast, interviewing guests from Joyce Carol Oates and Dorthe Nors to John Safran and E. Lockhart. He also worked in marketing but in the evening he was always writing, contributing to a number of Australian publications and beginning to draft what would become CALL ME EVIE.
A first love for literary fiction quickly developed into a taste for sharp, fast paced story telling. Stories that surprised him, stories that tied a cold knot in the pit of his stomach.
His work has been widely published in journals including Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, TLB review of books and The NZ Listener. He has also won, and been short-listed for a number of prizes.
CALL ME EVIE is his first novel and was released in Australia and the UK in January 2019 and the US and other territories later in the year.
J.P. lives with his wife, splitting his time between Melbourne city and Clunes.
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