Radio Mearns FM

Thanks to Wendy H Jones and her fortnightly ‘Book Buzz’ show on Mearns FM, a Scottish Community Radio station near Stonehaven in Scotland, I can post a link to her interview of me and my books. It is here below in its abriged version.

In the show, I talked not only about my books but also selected five songs which mean a lot to me. The programme seemed a bit like the BBC’s Desert Island Discs, where well-known people talk about themselves and their work and choose a number of their favourite songs. I would like to post a link to a couple of these songs, as when I write a book, I always choose a song that my characters can sing to each other. It is in effect, their cover song.

For Waireka that song is – You Raise me up sang by Daniel O’ Donnell. This is the song that I feel Eliza would sing to Robert because he raises her out of her difficult situation and gives her renewed hope.

For my first book, Alpha Male, that song is – Draw me close to you by Hillsong  This is the song that I believe Craig, the hero of my novella would sing to the heroine, Amy.

So I hope you will not only take the time to hear a bit more about my two books but also to listen to my music choices to connect a bit more with me and my characters. Thank you.

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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2 Responses to Radio Mearns FM

  1. I enjoyed listening to this interview Sheila and hearing your choice of music. Wendy is a very good interviewer too.


  2. Thanks, Sheila. I originally chose five songs but listening to the whole programme would take you an hour, which most people don't have. The interview is abridged here by my computer savvy son. The two songs I have posted here were the ones directly relevant to my books.


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