Part 1: Mary Jayne Baker & Lisa Swift are the pen names of Lisa Firth, the award-winning romantic comedy novelist from Yorkshire. She’s the author of A Question of Us, A Bicycle Made For Two & The Never Have I Ever Club. All three of them - Mary Jayne, Lisa & Lisa - join presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan to share how to write romantic comedy, examples from their books & reveal the answer to the burning question - are most Mills & Boon authors men? Also joining in is veteran BBC radio sketch show comedy writer Sue Clark to discuss her comedy history, how Kenny Everett stole her joke & her new comedy novel Note To Boy. We also celebrate some bookshops - The Book Corner (Halifax), White Rose Books (Thirsk), Mostly Books (Abingdon) & one whose name we can’t remember in Southport. Get in touch if you frequent or work in a lovely bookshop - we love to tell listeners about you. (*** NB: Apologies for sound quality dips in this episode. We usually do everything face to face with alcohol or a cup of tea, but are getting used to new fangled ways of commuting remotely online. Hopefully we’ll get better at it.) We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers, poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches, scripts, fiction and non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is www.wedlikeaword.com - which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word. We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org - and yes, we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear from you - your thoughts, ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .