Chatting Sirens

Last night on #SJsTwitterBookClub

Hi everyone,

Last night Joseph Knox (@josephknox__) joined us for #SJsTwitterBookClub to talk about Sirens, his brilliant debut.

We started off talking about why Joseph had chosen Sirens and how important a book it was to him.

We talked about Joseph’s process…

… and whether he shares any similarities with the protagonist of Sirens, Aiden Waits.

Ian Rankin popped by to ask Joseph about his new book, which is a standalone called True Crime Story.

And Joseph told us about the inspiration for the world of Sirens.

And finally we talked about writing advice and what he’d learned from writing the book.

It was a fun chat, and the time flew by! It, and all the books we are chatting (or indeed, have chatted) about on #SJsTwitterBookClub, are available on my virtual bookshelf at

Next week (Thursday, April 29th, 7.30pm UK time) we will be welcoming author and activist @PaulBurston to talk about his book - The Closer I Get. Dont’ miss it!

Tom is a successful author, but he’s struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone.Evie is smart, well read and unstable; she lives with her father and her social-media friendships are not only her escape, but everything she has.When she’s hit with a restraining order, her world is turned upside down, and Tom is free to live his life again, to concentrate on writing.But things aren’t really adding up. For Tom is distracted but also addicted to his online relationships, and when they take a darker, more menacing turn, he feels powerless to change things. Because maybe he needs Evie more than he’s letting on.

Happy reading!


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