How does film and television inspire author
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Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to all about canadian books. This week’s guest is Catherine Gourdier. Catherine has worked as an esthetician, cosmetician, sales agent. In 1991, Catherine followed her dream of working in the film and television industry. She’s been in front of the camera and behind as a second assistant director. Today, this screen writer and author will discus her memoir Breathe Cry Breathe. It was published by Harper Collins.
In the fall of 2009, Catherine’s entire family were gathering for a surprise horror themed birthday party for their youngest sister Julie, when the unthinkable happened. Her sister and mother were hit by and car. Three weeks later her father also passed away.
Breathe Cry Breathe is Catherine’s devastating, moving and hopeful journey through grief after the traumatic and sudden loss of three close family members.
To learn more about Catherine, be sure to visit her website.
Catherine's #1 Memoir Writing Tip & Book Reading
For the many individuals who have been contemplating writing a memoir, Catherine encourages you to write from your heart and to write your truth. After having read Catherine's memoir and listening to her reading--it is obvious she followed this advice. Breathe Cry Breathe documents not only Catherine's joyous memories of her family, but also her darkest as we follow her journey to heal her broken heart. Her story will resonate deeply with anyone who has lost a love one.
How does hockey inspire author Leslie Krueger?
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Hi! My name is crystal fletcher. Welcome to all about canadian books. This week’s guest is Lesley Krueger. Leslie Krueger is the author of 5 novels and 7 books. She is a prolific filmmaker—16 films over 16 years—ranging from micro-budget shorts to studio features.
We’ll be discussing Lesley’s novel Time Squared. It was published by ECW Press Here's what it's about:
Robin and Eleanor meet in 1811 at the British estate of Eleanor’s rich aunt Clara. Robin is about to leave to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, and her aunt rules out a marriage between them. Everyone Eleanor knows, including Robin, believe they’ve always lived in these times.
But Eleanor has strange glimpses of other eras, dreams that aren’t dreams but memories of other lives. And their time jumps start as their romance deepens. Robin fights in the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, in Vietnam and Iraq. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to figure out what’s going on, finally understanding that she and Robin are being manipulated through time. Who is doing this, and why?
Arriving in modern times, Eleanor sets off to confront the ones she discovers are behind this — chess masters playing her like a pawn. Eleanor’s goal? To free herself to live out her life on her own terms.
To find out if Eleanor frees herself, you have to read Time Squared!
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Lesley's #1 Writing Tip & Book Reading
I really like Lesley's writing tip and that being to write without being self-conscious. I would also like to apply this to my life!
Enjoy Lesley's reading!