Trust Me - Unconventional Love Story to Commercial Thriller
Zosia Wand will talk about Trust Me, an absorbing and suspenseful psychological thriller, in which a main protagonist’s relationship with her teenage stepson is put in the spotlight. The novel asks if you can ever really trust anybody, including yourself. She will also discuss how she turned an unconventional love story and an affection for her local community, into a commercial thriller.
Author and playwright Zosia Wand was born in London and lives in Cumbria with her family. She is passionate about good coffee, cake and her adopted landscape on the edge of the Lake District. When she is not writing she runs workshops and events for other writers and readers. Her new novel, Trust Me, is published on 5th October, and is set in a fictionalised version of her home town of Ulverston.
Trust Me is an absorbing, suspenseful and thought-provoking thriller in which a young stepmother’s relationship with her teenage stepson is put in the spotlight. Perfect for fans of dark women’s fiction and the recent wave of GripLit, it asks if you can ever really trust anybody, including yourself, and it explores modern themes like grooming, sexting and stepfamilies.
Zosia Wand gained an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in 1999. She has had several plays broadcast on Radio 4, including, The Treehouse, a thriller in 5 parts, broadcast in May 2014. Her stage plays include, Quicksand, The Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster and Theatre By The Lake, Keswick (2011), Pearl, a monologue for Paines Plough Theatre Company, (2012) and Blackout, the Dukes, Lancaster (2013). In 2014 she wrote the script for the Lancaster Williamson Park/Dukes Outdoor Theatre production, Hansel and Gretel and More Tales From The Forest. Her first novel, a psychological thriller, Trust Me, is published on 5th October.. Her second novel, The Accusation, will be published in autumn 2018.
Zosia’s latest venture is The Reading Room in Ulverston, which hosts a range of weekend writing courses led by professionals, suitable for both new and experienced writers. Catering for up to 8 participants at a time, courses provide a supportive, encouraging environment for individual writers. Workshops are informative and well prepared, the company is stimulating, the welcome is warm, and the local food delicious. For more information see Zosia’s website