How Internationally Bestselling Author Lucy Clarke Writes

Internationally bestselling author, Lucy Clarke, spoke to me about how her love of travel morphed into a destination thriller, building your readership organically, and the chewy female dynamics in her latest novel THE HIKE. Lucy Clarke is a Sunday Times bestseller and the author of eight destination thrillers including Waterstones Thriller of the Month, The Castaways, Richard and Judy Book Club pick, One of the Girls, and most recently, The Hike.  Told in alternating perspectives her latest thriller “explores the wild side of female friendship and the transportive power of the wilderness.” New York Times bestselling author Sarah Pearse said of the book, “THE HIKE transports you to the Norwegian wilderness where a group of female friends are pushed to their absolute limits and beyond.” Lucy’s novels have sold over a million copies and are published in over 25 territories worldwide. An adaptation of her book The Castaways was filmed on location in Fiji and Greece, and the five-part series is airing on Paramount+. [Discover The Writer Files Extra: Get 'The Writer Files' Podcast Delivered Straight to Your Inbox at] [If you’re a fan of The Writer Files, please click FOLLOW to automatically see new interviews. And drop us a rating or a review wherever you listen] In this file Lucy Clarke and I discussed:  Her past life in advertising and making the transition to fiction The explosion of the thriller genre and her place in it Why she likes to write characters at their crossroads Her remote Zen writing hideout Why maintaining author friendships is so important to longevity And a lot more! Show Notes: The Hike by Lucy Clarke (Amazon) Lucy Clarke Amazon Author Page Lucy Clarke on Facebook Lucy Clarke on Instagram Kelton Reid on Twitter` Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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