Episode 10: I Read Somewhere That

Lots of great info this week! How to grow your writerly pumpkin patch this fall! Plus, an exclusive chat with wonderful author Linwood Barclay, as well as can you plot your book using an online template? I’ll share the skinny about an amazing writer, D.J. McIntosh, who did just that! Plus, a crucial tip from a top agent about what to focus on in the book world!

I Read Somewhere That: Episode 6

I take a look at what Amazon was going to be called before they settled on the moniker that changed our lives forever and, what was their original product? Plus, have Amazon changed their (already dubious) review processes? I chat about a controversial tweet about books needing a timeout, Canada’s non-fiction crisis, whether you should write a memoir or not and finally, should you write every day?

The Girl From Dream City: A Literary Life by Linda Leith

It’s not every day that one gets an email from an Order of Canada recipient* asking you to personally review their new book, a memoir (or ‘essay’ as Ms. Leith prefers to call it) about their life growing up in various parts of the world, escaping the confines of home, gaining an education, raising a …

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Talking to Dr. Nora Gold About the Tenth Anniversary of JewishFiction.net

I have found the various writing communities in Canada to be very supportive of each other, and JewishFiction.net certainly fills an important niche in this country. Jewish Fiction .net is the online literary journal that was founded by Dr. Nora Gold, who continues to act as editor-in-chief to this day. Dr. Gold is also a published …

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Bill Arnott’s Beat: An Emerita in New West

I was meeting with powerhouse writer, publisher, Laureate Emerita Candice James in the literary city of New Westminster, BC’s former capital. Silver Bow Press is the company she runs, having taken over a four-title-a-year publisher and grown production to twenty new books a year – novels and poetry. Next year she anticipates bringing thirty select books to print. The list of submissions is extensive, the majority of it exceptional work from established authors.

The Mariam Pirbhai Interview

[dropcap]Mariam [/dropcap]Pirbhai is the author of the short story collection Outside People and Other Stories (2017, Inanna Publications). In my review, I stated that “Outside People is an exceptional group of short narratives that are appealing, insightful and a treat to read.” Since this was Ms Pirbhai’s first published work of creative fiction, I wanted …

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