Tom Kerr

Meet Tom Kerr, a well-known businessman in Campbellford, and noted for his work in and for the community. He and his wife, Rose-Marie run their businesses Frog Whisker’s Ink and Kerr’s Corner Books, from the same centrally located building on Bridge Street but they keep them separate as they have different markets. Rosemarie’s clients for her designer stamps are international while Kerr’s Corner Bookstore is more focused on the needs of the local community. Today Tom talks about his love of community, books and life in a small-town.
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Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany talks about her newest books. Vicki  is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than thirty-five books:  clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea By The Sea mysteries for Kensington, the Year Round Christmas mysteries for Penguin Random House, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library books for Crooked Lane.

Vicki is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada and the co-founder and organizer of the Women Killing It Crime Writers Festival. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario. 

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Patricia Calder

This week we interview  Patricia Calder, who started writing at age 11 in a Hilroy notebook, which she carried on field adventures. Always a lover of stories, she has taught literature, journalism, and creative writing in high schools, community colleges, and at York University. Since devoting herself full-time to writing, ten of her short stories and creative nonfiction pieces have been published, and early 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 now one about her visit to the Spirit Bears of the Great Rain Forest. Today we discuss her latest book, her career as a photographer and the photography contest she is running for the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts.

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Eric E Wright

Eric E Wright grew up in the west-end of Toronto, studied forestry at the University of Toronto then transferred to Columbia International University in South Carolina to receive training in overseas ministry. There he met and married Mary Helen, a nurse from SC. Together they served in Pakistan for 16 years.  While there he wrote five self-teaching textbooks for the seminary he taught at.  On their return to Canada he pastored a church in Toronto for nine years until the passion to write became too strong to deny. Eleven of Eric’s books have been published, some memoirs and five thrillers.

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Janet Kellough

‘The tragic tales, outrageous gossip and fascinating history of Ontario’s Prince Edward County are all grist for the mill…” for Janet Kellough.  Janet is a well-known historical mystery writer as well as being a storyteller, performer and the co-founder and organizer of the very successful festival, Women Killing It, held in Picton over the Labour Day Weekend. Her latest novel in the Thaddeus Lewis series set in Toronto in the 1850s, The Untoward Assassin has just been released.

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