My guest on this episode took an earth-shattering life event and turned it into a novel – Josie Lloyd is a best-selling author and mum of three. She has written 15 bestselling novels including the number one hit Come Together, which she co-authored with her husband, Emlyn Rees.
In 2017, Josie was diagnosed with breast cancer and, urged by a friend to keep fit, she went down to the seafront in Brighton where she lives and joined a running group. These were all women, who, like her, were going through cancer treatment and they soon became firm friends. She didn’t realise at first that it was actually a training group for the Brighton Marathon 10K and she ended up running the race just before her third session of chemo. The whole experience was so utterly uplifting and inspiring that she decided she had to write about it in her latest novel The Cancer Ladies’ Running Club.
Josie chats to me about what that experience was like and how she couldn’t find any fiction books about surviving and thriving after cancer, so she wrote one.
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Producer: Imogen Hart
Music: Epidemic Sound
Artwork: Eleanor Bowmer