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Author Interview with Lisa Dalrymple

An interview with Lisa Dalrymple, author of 11 books for young readers, picture books, novels, and non-fiction, most recently Fierce: Women who Shaped Canada. Hear her advice on creating tension, her attraction to wilderness settings, and her lifelong fear of dark water. 20 minutes. All ages. Listen here, on Podbean, or from your favourite streaming platform. ReadContinue reading “Author Interview with Lisa Dalrymple”

Author Interview with David McArthur

An interview with David McArthur, author of the bestselling picture book, What Does a Caterpillar Do? Hear about David’s preference for first person point of view, his love of fantastic takes on real-world settings, and his favourite scary story. 20 minutes. All ages. Listen here, on Podbean, or from your favourite streaming platform: Read the full transcript: ShowContinue reading “Author Interview with David McArthur”

Author Interview with Sarah Raughley

An interview with Dr. Sarah Raughley, author of young adult fantasy novels including The Effigies series – Fate of Flames; Siege of Shadows; and Legacy of Light – which she describes as “Sailor Moon meets Pacific Rim.” Hear about her love of third-person point of view, her advice on getting unstuck in your story, and her experience of getting the bestContinue reading “Author Interview with Sarah Raughley”

Author Interview with Don Cummer

An interview with Don Cummer, author of the “Jake and Eli” series set during the War of 1812: Brothers at War; A Hanging Offence; and Blood Oath. Hear about Don’s love of historical characters, his thoughts on the business of writing and publishing, and his collection of beautifully polished first chapters for books he hasn’t finished. (I have such aContinue reading “Author Interview with Don Cummer”

Kate Inglis

Author Interview with Kate Inglis

And interview with Kate Inglis, author of 5 books for all ages, including the middle-grade novels The Dread Crew and Flight of the Griffons; the non-fiction memoir for adults, Notes for the Everlost, and the picture books, If I were a Zombie and A Great Big Night. Hear about her addiction to endless revision, the companionship she finds in fictional characters, and howContinue reading “Author Interview with Kate Inglis”

Author Interview with Lena Coakley

An interview with Lena Coakley, author of critically acclaimed young adult and middle-grade fantasy novels, including Witchlanders, Worlds of Ink and Shadow, and Wicked Nix. Hear about Lena’s love of worldbuilding, her ambition to write a sweeping Dickensian story, and her thoughts on the importance of daydreaming. 20 minutes. All ages. Listen here, on Podbean, or from your favourite streamingContinue reading “Author Interview with Lena Coakley”

Author Interview with Cary Fagan

An interview with Cary Fagan, multi-award-winning author of over 40 books, including short story collections, picture books, middle-grade novels, and adult novels. Hear about his typically lengthy revision process, his love of texts within texts, and his experiments with narrative voice and how he has come to look differently at the idea of rules for writingContinue reading “Author Interview with Cary Fagan”

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