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Writer, Broadcaster, Singer, MC & Teacher

Media Training for Authors


I have developed a one-off hour-long individual media training session specifically for writers, to help you to handle the media and publicity side of book publishing. Specifically, the session covers how to make the most of your interviews for print, TV, radio, podcasts and writers festivals. As an arts journalist and broadcaster, and the author of two self-revealing memoirs (‘Shy; a memoir’ and ‘Childless: a story of freedom and longing’), I have spent many years interviewing authors AND I’ve been on the receiving end of some fairly challenging interviews about my own books.

So much of a book’s success these days depends on how you sell your own work to the media, and it’s important that we all find ways to make this process easier on ourselves.

Feel free to contact me on if you’d like to book one of these sessions (either in person or on Zoom). Fee is $150, and there is an optional extra charge for preparation time if you’d like me to read your manuscript beforehand. 

Comments from authors who’ve done the media training:

Jenny Valentish (‘Cherry Bomb’, Allen and Unwin): “Never has playing ‘worst-case scenario’ been so reassuring. Sian is an expert guide through media minefields, generous with her own experience and analytical of yours.”

Emily (Brewin) Stoikovich (‘Hello Goodbye’, Allen and Unwin): Thanks again for the media training – it was really helpful and I look forward to using it in lots (fingers crossed!) of interviews.”