Holywell Street

In VENOMOUS SECRETS we first encounter Cait on a mission to retrieve a serpent located above a bookshop on Holywell Street – in an old section of London that no longer exists. Though the street had once been the location of mercers (sellers of textiles) and...

Antibodies and Antivenom

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/008AntibodiesAntivenom-copy.mp3 Anne Renwick discusses the immune system and how it reacts to snake venom, the inspiration behind the creation of Cait’s character and how she becomes the heroine of VENOMOUS...

Hands-Free Tea Pouring

Trapped in a house… the author challenges her readers to try blowing teapots, promising her own version in return if someone sends video. One brave soul calls her out. We’ve seen it on the internet: Teapot Blowing. Now Anne presents her own attempt.  ...

Read for FREE on a Library App

Read for FREE on a Library App Do you have a library card? If so, you might be able to read my books for FREE.   All of my books are in OverDrive, a library program that provides access to books in many countries. If your library possesses a copy of my book (for...

Elemental Bones

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/007Bones.mp3 Bones. Far from static objects. In this podcast, Anne discusses aspects of bone physiology that made their way into THE SILVER SKULL. SHOW NOTES Osteoclasts and osteoblasts Vitamin D Rickets Scurvy...

Getting Medieval

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/006GettingMedieval.mp3 Are researchers really mining medieval texts for ideas they can apply to modern medicine? Yes they are! Listen to Anne Renwick speak about the current efforts that inspired Evie’s...

Medical Mistletoe

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/005MedicalMistletoe.mp3 Mistletoe, it’s not just for kisses! Is it poisonous? At a low dose, can mistletoe be used as a medicine? SHOW NOTES Mistletoe: Good for More Than Free Kisses Durable response of...

Ye Olde Mincemeat

When I began the research for A SNOWFLAKE AT MIDNIGHT, I knew I wanted to include traditional holiday foods, something distinctive with a smell that would bring to mind memories of the season. Mincemeat pies leapt out at me. Why? Because it was a dish dating back to...

Lost Rivers of London

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/004LondonRivers.mp3 Anne Renwick tells the story of how the Effra, one of London’s lost rivers, came to play a key role in THE GOLDEN SPIDER. SHOW NOTES Effra The Lost River Tyburn The Original South London...

Greek and Latin

https://www.annerenwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/003Greekandlatin.mp3 Where do all those strange words come from? Anne Renwick discusses how she often uses Greek and Latin roots to name her various contraptions. SHOW NOTES A Book About Nicholas and Alexandria...

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