GLENDA YOUNG: CREATOR AND WRITER
Glenda Young is a best-selling author and award-winning writer. She’s written Riverside, a weekly soap opera published in The People’s Friend magazine since 2016. Meanwhile, she is the author of two successful book series – gritty sagas set in a northeast mining village in 1919, and cosy crimes set in modern-day Scarborough. She has also written official TV tie-in books for ITV’s Coronation Street.
Glenda says: “Riverside is inspired by my love of soaps. The characters I created on the page are now living, breathing and speaking. Hearing the voices of the characters I’ve created really is a dream come true. I hope that listeners will really enjoy the community of Riverside and feel that they too are part of it all.”
IAN SKILLICORN: WRITER, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
Ian Skillicorn is a publisher, producer and writer. He has written the script for the Riverside audiobook drama based on Glenda’s stories and characters. He also directed and produced the audiobook. Ian’s publishing imprint, Wyndham Books, publishes best-selling fiction by some of the best-loved novelists in the UK and Australia. He was a podcasting trailblazer, producing streaming audio programmes in the early 2000s well before the podcast revolution.
Ian says: “I’ve always been a fan of Glenda’s work, so I jumped at the chance to bring Riverside to the listening public. Writing and producing the audiobook has been a privilege. Riverside’s setting and characters feel very real to me. I hope listeners will enjoy Riverside’s central message of the importance of family, friends and community.”