Write-Off with Francesca Steele


Anna Hope

Season 1, Ep. 1

Anna Hope has written three very successful novels, the last of which, Expectation, was published to much fanfare in 2019 and which has been optioned for film. But before that Anna experienced plenty of rejection as an actor, and then when she turned to writing her first novel failed to sell.

Anna was such a joy to speak to and she felt like the perfect first guest for Write-Off, talking openly and honestly about quite how difficult that experience was and how she got through it to become the hugely successful novelist she is today.

Anna's novels are Wake, The Ballroom and Expectation and you can find them in all good bookshops as well as my own online bookstore link: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/francescasteel

Many thanks to Scott Elliott for his invaluable podcast advice, and to Robin Stannard for my lovely Write-Off logo.

Find me on Twitter @francescasteele #writeoff.

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