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Author: George Penney

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Self-professed bohemian weirdo and fiction author George Penney welcomes writers, performers, artists and other fascinating people who’ve forged an unconventional life. George’s warmth and humour provide guests with a space to talk about what they’re most passionate about in whatever way they’d like. Episodes dropping every Tuesday.
43 Episodes
Today George is talking to the wonderful Kimberly Lemming about all the things that inspired her to write possibly the funniest romance series on the market. They talk anime, author names, how sometimes the right thing happens at the right time and why Kimberly's covers are possibly best in the business. You can find Kimberly at
In this special bonus episode to kick off season 2 of Bohemiana, Bjorn Larssen talks to our producer, Tony Johnson who loved his book, Why Odin Drinks. This is a super fun little episode that will leave you smiling.  You can find Bjorn's books at and everything Tony at
Season 2 of Bohemiana is here! Today's episode is with Spec Fic and literary Viking Bjorn Larssen. This is a fantastic chat about everything that inspires him, writing across genres and much, much more.  You can find Bjorn at
Today George is talking to the lovely and talented Catherine Evans about pretty much anything that strikes their fancy. They talk the 2019 bushfires and the pandemic's impact on creativity. Cath's photography, her alter-ego as erotica author Cate Ellink and a bunch of other fun stuff. Awesome chat!Catherine's contacts: on Instagram
George talks to author Kate Forsyth about her process of creation, her inspiration for her novel Bitter Greens, which turns ten this year and her love of teaching her craft. This is a wonderful, winding talk through the garden of all things writing. Kate Forsyth's website: mentionedJeen-Yuhs: Asia:
Today George is talking to the wonderful Tammie Painter. This is an excellent conversation with one of the funniest comic fantasy people in the business today. Tammie's brilliant and hilarious new novel Beast or Famine is coming out on 19 October 2023 and is available for pre-order. You can get your copy by going to's also the launch day for George's novel OverLondon, a post-Tudor comic fantasy whodunnit which is rather good, we promise you! To buy your copy, just go to
Today George is talking to the hilarious and fun Kim M. Watt, author of rollicking comic fantasy whodunnits and genuinely good egg. This is an excellent conversation that roams all over the place in the best tradition of Bohemiana and may include the joys of being a weird kid and having pet sheep that really want to swim! We can't recommend Kim's books enough and you can find out more at can also go to for all things OverLondon. 
Today's episode is a fantastic conversation with overnight cosy fantasy success and all-round nice guy, Travis Baldree. This is a great, rambling chat. We talk about Travis's arc from writing Legends and Lattes for NaNoWriMo to it becoming an international mega-hit, how focusing on the small things in life is important and everything in between. This is an excellent conversation with an author who has had multiple successful careers while still keeping his feet firmly on the ground. The fact that it's a whole lot of fun too is an added bonus! Travis's next novel, Bookshops and Bonedust is coming out on the 9th of November 2023 and is a must-read. You can learn more at
Today's episode is with the lovely Dan Rabarts. George and Dan talk about their love of fantasy and speculative fiction, Terry Pratchett and ttrpg gaming. This is a really great conversation with one of New Zealand's excellent speculative fiction authors, who just happens to also write some really hilarious fiction too!
Today's episode is an excellent conversation with the lovely Kirstyn McDermott. Conversation ranges from the joys and limitations of being a contrarian, writing a book to procrastinate on a PhD and why and how a lot of Aussie authors end up doing post grads (it's all about the scholarship) with side-step into how wonderful it is to click with a challenging book. This was a really fun, bubbly chat with a phenomenal Aussie author. 
Today's episode is a really fun one. George is talking to Jason Nahrung about vampires in Australian fiction, environmental activism in speculative fiction, with a sidestep into talking music. This is such a fun conversation with a brilliant writer and fellow lover of all things goth! 
George talks to author of Nein, Nein, Nein! and Permanent Midnight, Jerry Stahl about his inspiration behind his latest project and navigating the current climate in the publishing industry. This is a bucket list episode with one of the best gonzo writers living today. 
Today George is talking to the delightful, bubbly Kathleen Jennings and it's an absolute treat. They talk about growing up in rural Australia. The inspirations for Kathleen's art, how she got into designing book covers and her writing process. It's an excellent chat.
Today's episode is with the lovely Susan White, author of the medical suspense thriller, Cut. This is a really great chat about sexism in the workplace and how that inspired Susan to write her book. There are also the usual fantastic tangents. It's a wonderful conversation with the perfect feel after a one-month gap while George has been travelling. 
Today's episode is with the lovely Christopher Shevlin, author of the Jonathon Fairfax series.  The conversation is excellent and covers the topic of shame and success, succeeding despite yourself and the pitfalls of being a comedy fiction author. 
Today's episode is with J.S. Breukelaar, author of The Bridge.  This was a great chat about having a hybrid national identity, writing and everything in between. 
Today's episode is hilarious. George is talking to the wonderful Sasha Cottman about all the things romance authors chat about when no one's around, starting with dino porn, with a side step into Sasha's thriving career as one of the best regency romance authors today. This is an excellent, super fun conversation. 
Today's a big episode. George's guest is Australia's leading author of women's fiction and life lit, the wonderful Rachael Johns. This is a fantastic episode that covers a lot of the nuts and bolts of what it's like to be successful in the Australian publishing industry. 
Today's episode is with Grace Chan, debut author of Every Version of You, a post-apocalyptic-utopic wonder of a novel that George wants to know more about. This is a great conversation that ranges from talking about the importance of utopias in literature, Grace's experiences writing the novel and what could happen if people lived forever! 
Today's a massive episode. George is talking to one of her favourite authors, Caimh McDonnell (C.K. McDonnell) , the author of the Dublin Trilogy and the Stranger Times Series. This is a brilliant talk that ranges from Caimh's stand up career to his screen writing career to his current successful writing career. This is such a marvellous, cracking conversation!
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