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For the Love of Books - Radio Show

Writer's Block is going through some changes. It celebrated its 6th birthday this year after having interviewed some 350 guests and giving a voice to new and existing writers all over the area - and world in some cases.

I have taken up home in the studios at Colne Radio (106.6fm) who I have been working with for two years now.

'Sarah Banham speaks to...' is the name of the show but essentially is still Writer's Block. I will be broadcasting live every Monday night from 2nd July 2018 6-7pm from Wivenhoe.

If you are local to Wivenhoe in North Essex (UK) and are willing to get to the studios to discuss your love of writing/your book/your writing group/your book group, indeed anything creative writing related, get in touch with the show's Facebook page: "Writer's Block Local Radio Show" or my twitter feed @sjbwrites. You can also catch up with the show on demand at Big Ears Radio. Look for me there on line.

Since May 2012, my guests have included the following:

  • Julie Aldridge, Fantasy Author
  • Stuart Ayris, Fiction Author
  • Linda Gruchy, Thriller Author
  • Malcolm Brown, Poet
  • Paul Churchouse, Proofreader
  • Chloe Banham, Voice Actress
  • Megan Crisp, Voice Actress
  • Danny Crates, Paralympion. Autobiography
  • Ruth Dugdall, Crime Author
  • Dan Yeager, Historical Crime Author
  • Dave Monk, BBC Essex Presenter
  • Seona Ford, Essex Book Festival Chair
  • Gina Gardner, Self Help Author
  • Ian Ayris, Fiction Author
  • JC Piech, Fantasy Author
  • Bob French, Military Fiction Author
  • Bernardine Kennedy, Saga and Romance Author
  • Matt Johnson, Author
  • Roz Morris, Ghost Writer
  • Jane Davis, Author
  • Peter Snell, Book Shop Owner
  • Dr Carol Cooper, Author
  • Anita Belli, Author
  • Karen Inglis, Author
  • Alex Clare, Author
  • Bob Clarke, Author
  • Patrica Hutson, Author
  • Sue Cook, Author
  • James Mortimer, Poet
  • Rob Jelly, BBC Presenter
  • Patrick Forsyth, Author
  • Owen Knight, Author
  • James Fanthorpe, Graphic Designer
  • Paula Readman, Thriller Author
  • Elizabeth Lord, Romance Author
  • Pat O'Keeffe, Crime Author
  • Robert Banham, Photographer
  • Jo Barnard, Self Help Author
  • Juliet Mushens, Literary Agent
  • Andrew Burton, Writing Coach
  • Syd Moore, Thriller Author
  • Ceri Norman, Fantasy Author
  • Peter Jones, Self Help Author
  • Della Galton, Agony Aunt for Writer's Forum Magazine and Columnist
  • Emma Biddulph, NaNoWriMo Officer
  • Saskia Young, Arts Student
  • Neil Hesman, Websmith
  • Heather Lealan, Spirit/Fantasy Author
  • Sam Callahan, Song Writer
  • Peter Jones, Author (2nd visit)
  • Dave Monk, BBC Essex Presenter (2nd Visit)
  • Seona Ford, Chair, Essex Book Festival (2nd Visit)
  • Belinda Farrell, Co-ordinator, Essex Book Festival
  • Jules Eastlea, PR Consultant, Essex Book Festival
  • Patricia Rennoldson-Smith, Author
  • Paul Wreyford, Author
  • Andrew Burton, Writing Coach and Script Writer
  • Oliver King, Writer & winner of Get It Writ competition
  • Maren Feller, Proofreader and Translator
  • Maggie Freeman, Author
  • Bernardine Kennedy, Author, (2nd visit)
  • Paul Smith, Speech Writer/Eulogy Writer
  • JC Piech and Tim Chante, Authors
  • Lee Pasifull, Song Writer
  • Marion Hough, Author and Writing Tutor
  • Claire Owen, Magazine Editor
  • Liz Fisher-Frank, Teen Lawyer and Author
  • Liz Trenow, Author
  • Robbie and Nicky Claydon, Young Writer
  • Neil Hesman, Websmith and Copywriter (Regular guest)
  • Karen Bowman, Author
  • Alan Walker, Author
  • James Cracknell, Tutor
  • Joe Wenbourne, Radio Presenter and Author
  • Steve Hannam, Blogger
  • Tony Baws, Author
  • Jan Williams, Story Teller
  • Emma Biddulph, Author (regular guest)
  • Sarah-Jane Bird, Author (regular guest)
  • Gerald Hornsby, Author
  • Dan Yeager, Author (regular guest)
  • Sheena Cundy, Author
  • Neil Hesman, Beta Reader, Websmith (regular guest)
  • Caroline Ogden, Author

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Image 6: Some of the many fascinating guests who have appeared on Writer's Block over the years
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Image 7: On Writer's Block, Sarah has entertained many fascinating guests from the world of writing and publishing
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