Behind the Bestseller #2 | Sam Blake talks to Shane Dunphy

From critically acclaimed non fiction that has spawned a movie in production, to beselling fiction, and now an exciting audio adventure, Shane Dunphy’s career started with a book he needed to write. In this episode of Behind the Besteller Sam Blake delves into Shane’s path to publication, his experience as a child protection worker and the issues surrounding using real life, extremely sensitive stories, to his fiction writing process and his top tips for anyone starting out. Tune in to Behind the Bestseller to find out where and how Shane writes and how this contributes to his million book sale success.

Shane Dunphy (also writing as S.A. Dunphy) is the million-selling author of ten books. He is an Irish and London Times bestseller, and the movie adaptation of his memoir, The Boy They Tried to Hide, is in development with Hollywood production company Rumble Films

His series of non-fiction titles, relating the years he spent as a child protection worker, have been internationally successful and sold in translation across several territories. These include the Number 1 bestseller Wednesday’s Child and The Girl Who Couldn’t Smile, which spent five weeks on the London Times Top 10 list.

Shane’s series of crime novels (written under the name S.A. Dunphy), and featuring the emotionally damaged criminologist David Dunnigan, debuted in 2017 with After She Vanished, garnering much acclaim. The series continued in March 2018 with When She Was Gone. Shane is an accomplished musician (he is a multi-instrumentalist) and has composed soundtracks for television and radio. He is an award-winning documentary maker. He has done script-editing for film and has written audio adventures for Doctor Who. He writes regularly for Independent newspapers.

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