It's always a delight to share launch week with a debut novelist on The Hobcast Book Show. Rachel Corsini once dreamed of Broadway and ballet success, especially during her teenage years as a student at one of Manhattan's famed performing arts high schools. While she watched friends and contemporaries reach their dreams, Rachel's path to creative success was far longer and tougher. It was an aunt who suggested she express herself as writer instead, and the result is her debut novel, Sushi and Sea Lions,which launches on Tuesday 16th May. This is a delightful and inspiring interview.
Also this week, we present the show from Crimefest 2023 in Bristol, where concerns about the impact of AI dominated discussions.