Monthly Archives: May 2015

Art & Lifestyle Show with Leigh Russell

At last! The debut of my Chorley 102.8 FM Art and Lifestyle Radio Show has taken place. The first show aired on May 19th 2015 with Co-Presenter Hannah Winstanley and will be ongoing every Tuesday night from 6-8pm!


You can listen in from anywhere around the world using The Chorley FM player.

With a follow up on the ‘What’s Your Story Chorley?’ literary event this show was really quite interview intensive. Combing the streets of Chorley and talking to Groups such as The Chorley and District Writers Circle and The Lancashire Authors Association, we also caught up with spectators, authors and playwrights who had given speeches and readings, street dancers and of course the organisers from both The Council and The Creative Network!

Leigh Russell Interview
Photograph by: Michael Leigh

But the highlight of the show for me had to be the three part interview with Internationally Bestselling Crime Writer Leigh Russell who has just brought out a new novel Killer Plan. I caught up with Leigh and her husband Michael at a hotel outside Leeds where she had been participating on a Crime panel at the Leeds Literary festival. You can order any of Leigh’s books by clicking on the thumbnails below or by visiting the Leigh Russell Amazon Author page.

Leigh has had another incredible year; She has sold the TV Options for The Geraldine Steel series and Ian Peterson spin off series to Avalon Television Ltd to be made into a TV series. She remains signed with No Exit Press, Harper Collins US and has just signed a new four book deal with Amazon. Her track record speaks for itself… Last year a finalist in The People’s Book Awards, She has also been shortlisted for the coveted CWA Dagger Award. She has held overall sales positions as follows… #1 iTunes, #1 on Amazon Kindle, Top 20 WH Smith’s. Leigh’s work has also been voted #1 Women Sleuths, Top 10 Miami Examiner, Top Read Eurocrime!

But it doesn’t stop there! Here are a few reviews from other authors readers may have heard of (smirk!)

‘Leigh Russell is one to watch’LEE CHILD
‘A brilliant talent in the thriller field’JEFFERY DEAVER
‘Taut and compelling’PETER JAMES

So, without further ado here is my first official show at Chorley 102.8 FM with a 3 part interview with Leigh Russell!

102.8 CFM Leigh Russell and WYSC Interviews by Simon Dusty Duringer on Mixcloud

Simon Duringer is an award winning blogger, an interviewer and author. His own books can be found on Amazon too by clicking any of the following icons…

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Now y’all have a nice day!