Books and Tunes with Chris Penhall

Sundays, 10am
repeated Mondays, 4pm and Thursdays 10am

Join author Chris Penhall as she chats to writers and readers about the books they have written and the stories they love.

About Chris Penhall

Chris Penhall is an author who writes uplifting stories set in gorgeous places.

She won the 2019 Choc-Lit Search for a Star competition, sponsored by Your Cat Magazine, for her debut novel, The House That Alice Built.

Having found her writing mojo, she has now written six books and is working on another one.

Chris is also a freelance radio and podcast producer.

As well as this, she runs a monthly buddy writing meet up in a local cafe with fellow author, Lizzie Chantree to encourage people to write.

She has helped make radio programmes for many years, mostly in BBC local radio, and many, many, many, many years ago at BBC Radio One and Radio Four, was an Associate Producer for the Richard and Judy Book Club Podcast with Jibba Jabba Pods for 9 years and has also interviewed authors at Essex Book Festival events.

A lover of books, music and cats, she is also an enthusiastic salsa and tap dancer, a keen cook, and loves to travel. She is never happier than when she is gazing at the sea.

You can find more information about her on

or follow her on twitter: @ChrisPenhall

Instagram: christinepenhall