Radio Broadcasting

Most recently Sue presented two series of The Write Lines on BBCOxford Radio bringing together her passion for writing, journalism and live broadcasting.

Listen again to both series of The Write Lines using the links below.

Series 1

BBCOxford Radio LogoEpisode One: LISTEN NOW
Episode Two: LISTEN NOW
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Episode Four: LISTEN NOW

Series 2

Episode One: LISTEN NOW
Episode Two: LISTEN NOW
Episode Three: LISTEN NOW


Sue’s radio career began as commercial radio hit the UK. She was one of Capital Radio’s very first names, broadcasting and producing shows from rock and pop music to poular current affairs.

From there, Sue was headhunted by the BBC where she presented Radio 4’s You and Yours and a range of programmes across all the networks.

From 1998 to 2006 she presented the popular weekly programme Making History for Radio 4.

Sue was voted one of Britain’s favourite radio voices.


The Write Lines latest podcasts

1. ebook publishing and getting a traditional book deal

Sue Cook talks to three writers who have all enjoyed success by self-publishing ebooks. Mark Edwards (Catch your Death, Killing Cupid), Roz Morris (My Memories of a Future Life) and Mel Sherratt (Taunting the Dead, Somewhere to Hide) share their experiences of going it alone and, in Mark’s case, of securing a traditional book deal.

Topics covered include getting to the top of the Amazon Kindle charts, building a buzz about your book, formatting a book for Kindle, cover design, the benefits of agents and editors, digital vs print publishing and pricing strategies.


2. How to build a career as a writer

Sue Cook is joined by Julie Cohen (novelist, tutor), Sue Moorcroft (novelist, short story writer, tutor) and Nicola Morgan (fiction for children/YA and non-fiction for adults, tutor) to talk about how to build a career and profile as a writer.

Topics covered include ways to get into writing, making money from writing, recycling your writing, using Twitter for research, holding a book launch, getting book reviews and author networking.


3. How to market your book

Sue Cook talks to Dr Alison Baverstock (author, publishing expert and university tutor), Catherine Ryan Howard (successful self-published author) and Jane Wenham-Jones (fiction and non-fiction writer, journalist and speaker).

The guests share their experiences, with advice about writing marketing copy, identifying a market for your book, building a readership, avoiding the hard sell, how publishers promote books, cheap and free books and using social media.