An interview with Shane Joseph about his recent projects. Shane’s latest novel, In the Shadow of the Conquistador, set partially in Peru, was released in the fall of 2015 and his collection of short stories, Crossing Limbo, was launched in June 2017. Shane is also the editor and part owner of Blue Denim Press, a literary press he founded with his wife Sarah Jacob in 2011. The co-owner of two travel agencies he says that his travelling informs his writing. To-date he has visited 65 countries, one for each year of his life, with a few more to spare. He finished a further collection of short stories, while in Ireland recently on a retreat, which will be released later this year, and is working on a new novel Milltown.
Kathryn Corbett is the owner of Lighthouse Books in Brighton. Kathrynis a former elementary school teacher and librarian. Her career working with books and kids and, as an avid reader herself, gave her the interest and qualifications to take over Brighton’s well-known Lighthouse Books when the previous owners retired. She and her husband Dan, bought the business a couple of years ago and are enjoying the challenges of running an independent bookstore in what many have found difficult times.
Jennifer Bogart, editor and publisher, and Angelica Ottewill, story teller and harpist, talk about the posthumous autobiography of Angelica’s father-in-law, artist John Ottewill, The book, Journey Of An Artist, follows John’s life and career, from his childhood in wartime Britain to Canada and ultimately to Warkworth, where he lived for many years. His autobiography, recently released, will be for sale at the Market on the the Millennium Trail during the Warkworth Lilac Festival on May 26th and 27th.
Linda Hutsell Manninghas had a long and successful career as a children’s author, poet, novelist and playwright. Recently she has been working on a memoir about her experiences teaching in a one-room school on the outskirts of Cobourg. Last year, her 2 act comedy A Certain Singing Teacher was produced by the Victorian Operetta Society in Cobourg and this year she published a new story for children with Common Deer Press, Finding Moufette. Catch up with all Linda’s projects in this episode.
As our final celebration of Poetry Month this year, we are rebroadcasting an interview with Janet Richards . Janet is a journalist and a poet. She has written and edited for many local papers in this area. Her poetry collection Glass Skin, published by Hidden Brook Press, reflects her life experiences after moving from Toronto to the Quinte region. Glimpses of a new world from her special perspective, and poems about home, children and family document the everyday. Janet’s work is included in anthologies: Gas Grass or Ass; Nobody Rides for Free, Brother; My Cup and Eyes of the Poet. She has also been published in Lady Jane’s Miscellany, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Burst! and been featured on the Cherry Muse Website.