Janet Kellough talks about the festival of Canadian women crime writers, Women Killing It, that she and others have organised to be held in Picton ON, September 1st to 3rd. Great writers including Maureen Jennings, Susanna Kearsley, Mary Jane Maffini and many others will take part in four exciting events. Janet also discusses her newest book in the Thaddeus Lewis mystery series which has just been released.
Millie Morton talks about her book, Grace: A Teacher’s Life, One Room Schools and a Century of Change in Ontario. A memoir of her mother’s long career as an educator, the book has been a great success with its readers.
Patricia Calder was born into a family of eight authors and started writing at age 11 in a Hilroy notebook, which she carried on field adventures. Always a lover of stories, she studied fiction writing under Canadian authors Matt Cohen, Katherine Govier, Anne Simpson, and Christy Ann Conlin, among others. Patricia has published many short stories and creative nonfiction pieces. In 2015 she released her novel Roadblock. Since then Pat has written, and illustrated with her photographs, an account of her visit to Sable Island and 2 new short stories will be published this November in Hill Spirits III
Patricia Arato’s book The Language Thief is her “personal story, one that has taken a life-time to unfold” her memoir tells of her many years caring for and rehabilitating her aphasic ex-husband and how , because of that work, she became the driving force behind an independent speech recovery centre, which has become a model for similar centres around the world
Marie Lynn Hammond has written poetry, plays, short fiction, radio essays and non-fiction magazine pieces, as well as two screen plays as well as co-writing a YA novel. She is also an experienced editor. But her primary focus has always been song-writing. She released her latest CDs in 2013, entitled Hoofbeats and Creatures. She is directing and performing a staged reading of her play De Beaux Gestes/Beautiful Deeds at the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts. on November 3rd 2017