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If you LOVE books...I interview new & established authors to find out the
author's story (SO fun to get to know them) & the story behind their book.
Anne Stone Discusses Girl Minus X
What inspires an author who writes about a virus that robs people of their memories?
Today's guest on all about books is Anne Stone. Anne teaches creative writing and literature at Capilano University. She has written four books and we’ll be discussing her latest Girl Minus X.
The world is collapsing around fifteen-year-old Danny and her five-year-old sister due to a memory eroding virus. The sisters are on the edge of their own personal apocalypse--separation at the hands of child services. To survive Dany faces a series of devastating choices: Can she make the dangerous attempt to break her aunt out of the prison-hospice? And, just how much is Dany willing to sacrifice to ensure her sister and her friends survive?
You'll have to read it to find out what happens! But in the interim, be sure to watch our interview.
So fun to chat with Anne. To learn more about her,
Girl Minus X was published by Wolsak and Wynn.
Moving to Climate Change Hours
What inspires a retired oil guy turned poet?
Let's find out...
On all about books today's guest is a ‘retired oil guy,’ poet, photographer, documentary film maker, and energy and climate change columnist Ross Belot. We discussed his latest poetry collection Moving to Climate Change Hours which was published by Wolsak and Wynn.
As the title suggests, his collection contemplates the end of the oil industry and the urgency for change. Ross' working man poems knocked me into a stunned silence. You won't want to miss his powerful reading of First Day. It's is a work poem from Gulf Oil Refinery, Clarkson, ON, 1979.
It was a pleasure speaking with Ross. If you'd like to learn more about Ross, I highly recommend visiting his website where you'll find fantastic video poetry readings and the stories behind the poems.
A Novel that Houses Many Secrets
What inspires an author who has his PhD in American Gothic studies? Watch! our interview to find out.
I was delighted to interview Gerard Collins on all about books. Gerard is an award-winning author, an educator, he’s led writing workshops and retreats in Canada, the US and Europe. We chatted about his 3rd book, The Hush Sisters which I couldn't read fast enough because I was dying to know how it ended! Here's what it's about...
Sissy and Ava Hush are estranged. With both parents dead, they have to decide what to do about the house they've inherited. This proves to be difficult because they can't agree AND. they're dealing with a house full of dark secrets and sinister forces. Do the sisters face these forces together or are they ripped apart forever?
To learn more about Gerard
The Hush Sisters was published by Breakwater Books
Fiddling with Fire
How does the fiddle inspire Prairie Métis author Michelle Porter? Let's find out...
On today's episode of all about books I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle Porter. Michelle is a poet, a journalist and a writer. In her debut novel, Approaching Fire, Michelle embarks on quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer, Léon Robert Goulet. It was published by Breakwater Books.
To learn more about Michelle and to purchase a copy of her novel