Join us here to learn how authors may be launching their new books in this difficult time of pandemic. Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning writer of books for kids and teens. She is also an editor and workshop presenter. Her first picture book Fast Friends, illustrated by Claudia Dávila, is published by Scholastic Canada and available in both English and French from July 21st, 2020. In 2015 she visited us on Word on the Hills to tell us about Betting Game, when her debut novel with Orca Books was published. She also writes short stories, fantasy and historical fiction. Heather lives in Peterborough, Ontario.
This weekend we are rebroadcasting the show we made last summer with Jessica Outram when she was appointed fourth Poet Laureate of Cobourg. During the past year Jessica has begun a number of the projects she was planning then and several more in response to Covid. Subscribe to Poetry Present which will bring you a poem by a local poet every Saturday morning and, to find out more about Jessica, her life and work visit her blog at sunshineinajar.com
This week we welcome Vicki Delany. 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 and is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Tea by the Sea mysteries for Kensington, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane Books, the Year Round Christmas mysteries for Penguin Random House, and the Lighthouse Library series (as Eva Gates) for Crooked Lane.Vicki is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada and co-founder and organizer of the Women Killing It Crime Writing Festival. She is the 2019 recipient of the Derrick Murdoch award for contributions to Canadian crime writing. Vicki lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
Sharon Ramsay Curtis talks about the evolution and publication of her latest picture book, GLADIOLA SLEEPS IN. Sharon is the author and illustrator of two picture books for young children. She is also a watercolour artist, potter and gardener. Sharon says, ” I love useful things and my pottery, while decorative, is always functional and ergonomically designed. I am inspired by growing things, change, words and their meanings, colours, lines, and patterns. These are the elements, which show up in my work most frequently. I create because creating is the conduit by which I am able to best understand the world and myself.”