all about canadian books
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.
Interview with Author Donna Morrissey
What’s beloved Canadian author Donna Morrissey
been up to? Let’s find out…
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to this week’s episode of all about books. I’m SO excited this week’s guest is Donna Morrissey (you may notice... I can hardly contain myself. But what a great way to end the year)!
Donna has written six best-selling novels--soon to be 7! She has received numerous awards in Canada and internationally. And, she teaches creative writing through Humber College, in Toronto and Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia.
You won't want to miss this interview because Donna gives us a sneak peak at her upcoming memoir Pluck which is scheduled for release by Penguin Canada, Fall of 2021.
To learn more about this lovely Newfoundlander or to purchase one of Donna's books
What inspires Carol Rose Goldeneagle?
Let's find out...
I'm honoured to have Carol Rose Goldeneagle as a guest on this week's episode of crystal's all about books. Carol Rose is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan. She is an award-winning poet, short story writer, playwright, visual artist, musician and, was a journalist for over 30 years. We'll be discussing the inspiration behind her novel The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) which was published by Inanna Publications.
The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) weaves the stories of a group of Aboriginal women--elder Nina, Sandy, Charlene who are committed to helping one another and to heal traumatized Mary Ann. It's a whole lot of Girl Power in action...
A BIG meegwetch to Carol Rose. I enjoyed speaking with her and learning more about what inspires her. To learn more about Carol Rose
Listen to Carol Rose read from The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) It gave me goose bumps!
Dr. Nora Gold Interview: The Dead Man
How did obsession inspire Dr. Nora Gold?
Let’s find out…
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to this week’s episode of crystal’s all about books. I’m pleased to have writer, editor and activist Dr. Nora Gold with me today. She is the prize-winning author of three books. We’ll be discussing Dr. Gold's most recent novel The Dead Man which was published by Inanna Publications.
"She's never been obsessed before"...that's the opening line of Dr. Gold's novel. What a fantastic way to kick off a sensible, intelligent music therapist and composer Eve's haunting tale of loss and love.
To learn more about Dr. Nora Gold
Listen to Dr. Gold read an excerpt from The Dead Man.
What inspires Governor General Award winner Kevin Major? Let's find out...
On this weeks episode of crystal's all about books I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Major. Kevin is a Governor General Award winner and the best-selling author of 20 books. We discussed his latest book Two For The Tablelands, which was published by Breakwater Books. It's the second book in the Sebastian Synard series, it follows the crowd pleaser One For the Rock.
In the off-season, Newfoundland tour guide Sebastian Synard is hiking at Gros Morne National Park with his spirited teenage son when they discover the half-buried body of a murder victim. This puts Sebastian on a dangerous landscape that will leave him face-to-face with a killer.
Watch! our interview to find out the inspiration behind the series.
To learn more about Kevin
If you'd like to go on a murder mystery hike with Sebastian and his son