She does her part in feisty, tender, wild poems, in music, song, turning and building or sharing spaces for others to express. Tanya Evanson, in full flight, on stage and in interview, is a physical thrill. “Sometimes on stage, between offering the work, I turn into the audience too, I say, ‘It’s ok. Ok. Put your phone down. Just rest a while. Close your eyes.’ That can feel dangerous to some of us, but here is the secret language, and thirty seconds of sweet nothing can provide wonderful things.”
Andrew Joyce joins us again to talk about his new novel Yellow Hair, about the importance of research, some of the mistakes he’s made along the way, the difference in how he’s approached his books, on writing historical fiction, on immersing himself in the Sioux culture, and more.
Editorial Assistant Laurence Kilpatrick talks about The Pigeonhole, a unique electronic reading platform, including how it came about, what it offers that other readers don’t, how the books are chosen, which types of book work best, the next big development, tips for readers, and more.
Madison Windsong talks about growing up in Amish country, about when and why she started writing, about her style, her favourite authors, her covers, the travel she’s done for her books, her biggest challenges, advice for other writers, work in progress, and lots more.
The author of Stripped Bare talks about her setting in Nebraska Sandhills, some of the most surprising things she found in her research for the book, what fascinates her about writing, her typical workday, her other books, her upcoming project and lots more.
The author of We.Are.Family talks about his new novel, about his need to write, about some of the key themes in his book (among other things, ghosts, angels and UFOs), on writing difficult scenes, his characters, the unusual structure of the book, on moving between genres, the two best pieces of writing advice he’s ever received, some of his favourite books, on living the writing life, and lots more.
The author of The Summer that Melted Everything talks about her latest novel and its inspiration, her characters, on writing sad stories, favourite quote from the book and why, the nature of the devil, her publishing journey, and more.
The author of No Rest for the Wicked. drops by to talk about his work, his editing process, where he gets his ideas, his secret novel, his writing routine, his favourite books, best writing advice, promotion tips, and lots more.
The author of Deep Quarry talks about why he’s re-releasing nine of his novels in less than a year, sci-fi versus fantasy, the way he comes up with book ideas, his research, on the nature of writing, his favourite authors, how the study of Physics has informed his writing, his influences, work-in-progress, and lots more.
The author of Rarity from the Hollow talks in some detail about his new multi-genre novel, about why it’s not for the “prudish, faint of heart, or easily offended”, his characters, what draws him to science fiction, about the charity his book supports and why, and lots more.