On Writing – Episode 55
The guest is Rob McDonald debut author of The Nancys. Rob is a fellow Kiwi and The Nancys is a riotous crime/coming-of-age story about Tippy Chan and her uncle and his boyfriend who, inspired by Nancy Drew, set out to solve a crime in a small town in South Island, New Zealand. We talk about ‘breaking through,’ writing small town real life settings and how to write a first novel.
Photo from “Murder in the Library” event
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💖 this @___wolfess @jetlagmama ! Kristy the soap phone 🤩Posted @withrepost • @neweditionbookshop We liked The Nancys so much we made our manicures match (and a soap phone too). 11 year old Tippy Chan, avid Nancy Drew reader and a pretty sharp tack, her Uncle Pike and his boyfriend Devon join forces to solve a murder mystery in small-town South Otago (and makeover their spiky neighbour to take out the annual Show Queen sash). It’s a darkly funny, sweet and shambolic novel and handy for your digital detox too ✨🍷🕵🏽♀️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #inapprops #thenancys #southotago #murdermystery #nancydrew #book #reading #staffpick #goodbook #manicure #rainbowglitter #fiction #newrelease
— Claire Nichols (@NicholsClaire) July 11, 2019
Fresh #yeahnoir voice @rwrmcdonald in this week's issue of the @nzlistener alongside some European crime writing royalty from Iceland and Scotland. Have you read THE NANCYS? @AllenAndUnwinNZ https://t.co/hkeAX1WelH
— Ngaio Marsh Awards (@ngaiomarshaward) July 8, 2019
The Nancys is New Zealand Woman's Weekly Book of the Week !
Posted by RWR McDonald on Monday, July 1, 2019