Allyson Tufts is the author of LessonsFrom Behind the Glass. Allyson has always followed her passions in the careers she’s chosen, working as Campaign Manager for the United Way, when she and her team raised over a million dollars for the community; then working for Hospice– comforting the dying and also facilitating several grief support groups for both children and adults. Three years ago she returned to a career in Human Resources. Meanwhile she has been raising 2 children and become a passionate hockey Mom. Her book grew out of her experiences in the arena watching her son play.
This week a conversation with Bernie Morin who was a film producer/director of television and radio advertising in Toronto for about twenty years. He then purchased a summer house that he eventually discovered was heavily haunted. The journey that ensued as a result of that realisation changed his life. He wrote a short story which he put away for many years Much later two friends encouraged him to write the story into a play. Six years of revisions culminated in the play entitled “In Continuum”. It was produced this past year for 89.7 with the assistance of the Northumberland Players Guild.
Janet Kellough is well-known for her historical mystery series featuring circuit rider, Thaddeus Lewis. On a previous visit to Word on the Hills she discussed her novel Wishful Seeing, set in Cobourg, which was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award Best Book category for 2016. She has since published a new Thaddeus novel Heart Balm Tort and released another book, this time set in the future. She also talks about the second, Women Killing It literary festival which she and Vicki Delany are organising over Labour Day weekend, since the first festival was such success last year.
An interview with William Donald McKay, who was born and raised in Bracebridge, Ontario. Don moved to Belleville in the summer of 1989.. There he worked at retouching colour film negatives by hand then setting up his own wedding photography business which he ran for a number of years. Don has had several cover photos and articles published in nationally distributed magazines. Having always been a writer, he recently decided he should start to publish. His creative focus now is on writing science fiction, and he has completed a trilogy of novels titledThe Lanark Chronicles which were released in 2013-2014. He is now working on a fourth novel at his home in Foxboro.