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Interview #89

The eighty-ninth author interview went live today on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed Gloria Koster. We talk about the idea behind her first book, why she had Ruthie and her grandmother making latkes in her newest book, and her exciting new book coming out next year!  You can find the interview here.

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Interview #88

The eighty-eighth author interview went live today on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed Ryan Dowd from Homelesslibrary.com. We talk about his new children’s book, how he started writing books, and what you can do to help your local shelter this holiday season.  You can find the interview here.

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Interiew #87!

The eighty-seventh author interview went live today on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed the Thunder Bay Public Library’s Writer in Residence, Annette Pateman. We talk about her residency, what attracts her to poetry, and performing her work with percussion instruments.  You can find the interview here.

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Interviews 83-86

Oh geeze, I’ve missed posting the author interviews I’ve done on TBPL Off the Shelf since April! So here’s a list of all four, including yesterday’s interview. 🙂

In May I interviewed Elle Andra-Warner about researching historical subjects, travel writing, and the most interesting facts she learned about the lighthouses of the North Short of Lake Superior.

In June I interviewed Eleanor Albanese about what drew her to fiction writing from theatre, how her fiction writing process differs from her theatre process, and the role of midwives in rural Northern Ontario a century ago.

In August I interviewed Roy Blomstrom about writing a wide variety of forms and genres, what drew him to science fiction for his newest novel, and writing a multiverse.

And this month I interviewed Martha Wells about where she got the idea for Murderbot, writing engaging AI characters, and her newest book, Fugitive Telemetry.

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Interview #82!

The eighty-second author interview went live today on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed author Deborah Donahue about her first book, I Used to Live on Banning Street.  You can find the interview here.

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Interview #81!

The eighty-first author interview went live today on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed author Rosemary Keevil about her memoir, The Art of Losing It.  You can find the interview here.

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Interview #80!

The eightieth author interview went live today on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed author Karen Osborne about her new duology, the pleasures of writing short fiction, and world building aliens.  You can find the interview here.

 

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Interview #79!

The seventy-ninth author interview went live last week on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed author Mary Beth Leatherdale about her new book, Terry Fox and Me, sharing stories of people, and co-editing books.  You can find the interview here.

 

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Tuesday Update: Language Progress, Short Story Setback + Guest Hosting!

Hey everyone, how’s it going?  This week I made some great progress on my goals for the month! My Duolingo Ukrainian tree is now to red + (so I’ve got through all the lessons at least three times each; the ultimate goal is to get through all the bubbles 5 times, turning tge tree to gold).  I finished the second section of stories in 100 Easy Ukrainian Texts (these all involved “things” like pens and keys and stuff).  I started another story in Short Stories in French. And I passed the 6th Duolingo checkpoint in French!

I did experience a slight setback though where it comes to editing my short story for the month.  I’ve talked before about choosing the stories I wanted to work on for the remainder of the year.  Unfortunately, I came to the realization that one of the stories isn’t really a short; there’s so much more going on in it, that I think it needs to be a longer work of some sort (perhaps a novella or even a novel?)  A lot more work will need to be done on it than I initially expected because there’s so much more going on. So I made the decision to put it aside for now. 😦

So instead I’m going to see if I can whip the other story I choose into shape. I’ll also have to choose a second story for editing in the hope that I can still make that goal!  I don’t know if I’ll have time to edit two stories now, but I’m still going to try! Wish me luck. 🙂

Oh, and on Friday, I was once again a guest host on Thunder Bay Public Library’s weekly show Read This Next.  Nicole and I talked about the Massey Lectures (which I had been reading when we filmed).  We thought this was really topical as the 2020 Massey Lectures aired this month!  If you’re interested, check it out! 🙂

For this week, other than looking over that other short story, my main plan is to fit in more reading in Ukrainian, French, and English. What about you?  How’s November going? 🙂

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Interview #78!

The seventy-eighth author interview went live last week on TBPL Off the Shelf! This time I interviewed author Nancy Campbell Allen about her Steampunk Proper Romance series, her writing process while working in different genres, and using stationery for planning.  You can find the interview here.

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