Author Interview with Frieda Wishinsky

An interview with Frieda Wishinsky, award-winning author of more than 70 books for young readers, both fiction and non-fiction. Hear about her aversion to horror, her fondness for chronological order, and the similarities she finds in writing and gardening. 20 minutes, all ages. Listen here, on Podbean, or from your favourite streaming platform. Read the fullContinue reading “Author Interview with Frieda Wishinsky”

Author Interview with Karen Bass

An interview with Karen Bass, award-winning author of 8 young adult novels including Graffiti Knight, The Hill, and Blood Donor. Hear about her favourite fictional monster, her preference for third-person point of view, and her memory of growing up on a farm telling herself stories. 25 minutes, all ages. Listen here, on Podbean, or from your favourite streaming platform.Continue reading “Author Interview with Karen Bass”

Author-Illustrator Interview with Chris Jones

An interview with Chris Jones, illustrator of 25+ picture books and leveled readers plus multiple magazine features, and author-illustrator of graphic novels and comics for all ages. Hear about his love of wild settings, his resistance to the bound pages of a sketchbook, and his method of creating narrative tension by putting his characters through emotionalContinue reading “Author-Illustrator Interview with Chris Jones”

Author Interview with Marty Chan

An interview with Marty Chan, playwright and award-winning author of 18 books for young readers. Hear about his intricate revision process, his deep appreciation of young readers and writers, and his delight in making things hard for his characters. 25 minutes, all ages. Listen here, on Podbean, or from your favourite streaming platform: Read the fullContinue reading “Author Interview with Marty Chan”

Author Interview with Jeff Szpirglas

An interview with Jeff Szpirglas, author of over 20 books for all ages, including scary novels, short story collections, and “choose your own ending” adventures. Hear about his love of the horror genre, his interest in dramatic ironing and shifting points of view, and the inspiration for his scary stories. 20 minutes. All ages. Listen here,Continue reading “Author Interview with Jeff Szpirglas”

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 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 Kari-Lynn Winters

An interview with Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters, associate professor of language arts and author of more than 27 books for the very young, fiction and non-fiction, standalones and series. Hear about her love of unreliable narrators, her balance of many writing projects at once, and her fear of dogs, horses and ghosts. 25 minutes. All ages. ListenContinue reading “Author Interview with Kari-Lynn Winters”

Author Interview with Ishta Mercurio

 An interview with Ishta Mercurio, author of the picture book, Small World, and co-author of the non-fiction picture book, Bite into Bloodsuckers. Hear about her favourite first lines, her love of characters that push the boundaries of expectations, and her penchant for telling truths through metaphors. 25 minutes. All ages. Listen here or from your favourite streaming platform:Continue reading “Author Interview with Ishta Mercurio”

Talking Tales: Plotting (Episode 4.5)

Guest authors Cary Fagan, Philippa Dowding, Raquel Rivera, Ishta Mercurio, and Kari-Lynn Winters, talk about plotting fiction—how and when they plot, how they feel about tormenting characters with obstacles, and what they recommend to those who want to improve their own plotting.  Listen to the full episode here or subscribe on your favourite streaming platform:Continue reading “Talking Tales: Plotting (Episode 4.5)”