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Interview #77!

I forgot to mention this yesterday: author interviews are happening once again on TBPL Off the Shelf!  The seventy-seventh went live yesterday. This time I interviewed author Heather B. Moore about researching The Paper Daughters of Chinatown, grappling with different viewpoints, and how her writing and research processes change depending on the book she’s working on.  You can find the interview here.

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#WriteTuesday: The Return!

Happy September everyone!  Did you have a good weekend?  This weekend was Labour Day here in Canada; I was very happy to have an extra day off (although I mainly spent the time reading The Huntress by Kate Quinn – I needed to get through it for a book review that’s due this week)!  I am happy to say though that I also fit in some editing time.  I actually pulled out the notebook I use to break down my goals for the week into manageable chunks (I haven’t used it since February! 😮 ) – I used it just to plan out what I needed to do over the weekend (mostly reading and editing). I’m happy to say that I managed to get through pretty much all of my goals. 🙂

Oh, and earlier in the week, I was also a guest host on the Thunder Bay Public Library’s weekly show Read This Next, which airs on Fridays. Nicole and I chatted about video game books – we gave highlights based on games that are coming out this fall, talked about our personal video game book recommendations, and just generally chatted about video games.  I had so much fun!  Check it out here:

Other than that, I’m still working on French and Ukrainian, mainly on Duolingo.  I tried watching a movie in French without subtitles about a week ago; I couldn’t follow the dialogue, but thankfully I was able to follow the story thanks to the visuals.  Then a few nights ago I watched a movie in Ukrainian, but with English subtitles; my Ukrainian isn’t as strong as my French, but I was happy to be able to pick out a few words on my own here and there.  Oh, and I was really excited: while reading The Huntress, one of the characters has a tattoo on her foot in Cyrillic.  Even though it was in Russian, I was able to understand what it said (it was the numbers for six hundred and sixteen)!

So how’s your week been?  Anything new and exciting? 🙂

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Interview #76!

The seventy-sixth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live yesterday. This time I interviewed author Iona Whishaw about what makes her character Lane Winslow different from other lady detectives, populating her fictional town of King’s Cove, and her upcoming Lane Winslow mystery, A Match Made for Murder.  You can find the interview here.

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Interview #75!

The seventy-fifth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live yesterday. This time I interviewed local author Constance O’Connor about self-publishing her children’s book, Every Family is Different.  You can find the interview here.

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Interview #74!

The seventy-fourth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live yesterday. This time I interviewed local author Clementia Kiele about preserving cultural stories for future generations, the folktale that inspired her picture book, and why she chose to write for children.  You can find the interview here.

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Interview #73!

The seventy-third author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today. This time I interviewed local author Lanie Mores about her vivid dreams, why she self published her first two books, and why she likes writing paranormal romance.  You can find the interview here.

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Interview #72!

The seventy-second author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today. This time I interviewed Linden MacIntyre about going from newspaper reporting to hosting radio and television shows, the difference between writing fiction and nonfiction, and the most interesting fact he found while researching The Wake: the Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami.  You can find the interview here.

This is also the final interview with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) Lit On Tour event; this year the event will be on November 5th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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Interview #71!

The seventy-first author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today. This time I interviewed Rune Christiansen about what first drew him to poetry, the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching, and how involved he was with the translation process of his newest book.  You can find the interview here.

This is also the second interview this year with the three authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) Lit On Tour event; this year the event will be on November 5th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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Interview #70!

The seventieth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live last week (whoops!) This time I interviewed Ann Hui about becoming the Globe and Mail‘s national food reporter, her new book Chop Suey Nation, and what she thought of “chop suey” dishes when she finally tried them.  You can find the interview here.

This is also the first interview of three this year with the authors who are coming to Thunder Bay for the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) Lit On Tour event; this year the event will be on November 5th at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

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Interview #69!

The sixty-ninth author interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today.  This time I interviewed Michael Haynes about why he started writing trail guides, the research involved, and why The Great Trail was published in two volumes.  You can find the interview here.

 

 

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