Daryl was born in a small town by a lake. His fiction and poetry have appeared in journals such as The Antigonish Review, Prism International, Wascana Review, Nashwaak Review, paperplates, Zouch Magazine, Quilliad, FreeFall, subTerrain, Filling Station, The Dalhousie Review and the Literary Review of Canada. He has also written for the New York publication Weekly Humorist. His two novels are All My Sins and As the Current Pulls the Fallen Under. His third novel, In the Country in the Dark, is on submission with editors in Canada, the US, and the UK. He currently lives in another small town by a river with his wife, Tara, and their three children: Ethan, Penelope and Abigael.
This week we welcome Richard Grove and Shane Joseph to the show. Richard M. Grove, otherwise known to friends as Tai, lives in Presqu’ile Provincial Park where he runs Hidden Brook Press. He is a Poet, Writer, Editor, Publisher, Photographer and President of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance. and Poet Laureate of Brighton. He has 20 titles of poetry, fiction and memoir including In Search of Cuba published in 2020. He is the Editor-in-chief of Devour: Art & Lit Canada found at: www.hiddenbrookpress.com. His newest poetry collection, Cuba’s Blue Sky in my Pocket was recently released by Black Moss Press.Shane Joseph, a frequent guest on this programme is a Canadian novelist, blogger, reviewer, short story writer and publisher at Blue Denim Press. He is the author of six novels and three collections of short stories. His latest novel, Circles in the Spiral, was released in October 2020. For more information about Shane visit his website at www.shanejoseph.com
This is a rebroadcast of our latest interview with 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: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing five 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. She released her first in a new series set in a resort in the Catskills called DEADLY SUMMER NIGHTS this September with Penguin Random House.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.
This week we talk to Jessica Outram.Jessica says, she’s been lucky to have time to pursue the things she loves. She’s a playwright, director, actor, singer, publisher, reader, teacher, principal, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and poet. She’s member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and a Creativity Coach and Reiki Practitioner. In June 2019 she was appointed Cobourg’s Poet Laureate. For more than twenty years, she’s worked as an educator in Ontario in both Elementary and Secondary schools. This year she begins her new appointment as Principal of Indigenous Education for the Kawartha Pine Ridge School Board. Creativity-in-community is important to her. She is a member of a number of local groups to which she contributes her many talents, including Northumberland Players, SONG and Safe Haven as well as the Northumberland Festival of the Arts.