Love to Read Local 2021: Mel Hall talks to Maria Papas about how her upbringing, a Christian conversion and her curiosity led her to The Little Boat on Trusting Lane
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In this episode of the Love to Read Local podcast Mel Hall tells to our host Maria Papas that curiosity led her to writing her novel, The Little Boat on Trusting Lane. Mel says, ‘I was living in Fremantle and I was pretty curious and a bit questioning about some sort of wellness stuff that I was around … I was also having a lot of good talks with a close friend, who is a massive sceptic. I grew up in the church with faith so we were having really good conversations about what faith and belief are, and what community and church are. It really made me question those things and what they mean to me. And at the same time as that I was having this chronic pain and imaging different therapies about pain management that I thought might work … it all just started to become fiction.’

Love to Read Local is a state-wide, celebration of Western Australian stories, books and writers. Visit the Love to Read Local website to connect with other readers, tell us which local books you love to read and perhaps inspire others to read those books too!

Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from the Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.

Producer: Claire Miller
Mastered and edited by: Aidan d’Adhemar

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