Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Author of six novels and three collections of short stories, Shane’s second novel, After the Flood, 2009, a dystopian novel of hope, won the Write Canada Award for best novel in the futuristic/fantasy category. His short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in literary journals and anthologies all over the world. His blog at www.shanejoseph.com is widely syndicated; he has a monthly column in The Sri Lankan Anchorman journal, and is the Book Reviews Editor for Devour Art & Lit Magazine. His most recent novel, Circles in the Spiral, was released in October 2020. Shane is the owner and publisher of Blue Denim Press (www.bluedenimpress.com), a literary press he founded in 2011.
Please join us to meet Carole Giangrande who is an award-winning novelist and poet and the author of ten prose works for adults and one children’s book. Her most recent novel, The Tender Birds (2019) won the 2020 Independent Publishers Silver Medal for Literary Fiction. Her poetry has been widely published and her chapbook, The Frailty of Living Things, has just been released by Aeolus House. Her poetry collection, This May Be The Year is forthcoming from Inanna in 2023. Visit her website at www.carolegiangrande.com.
This week, the Word on the Hills team Felicity Sidnell Reid, Gwynn Scheltema and Chris Cameron welcome you to their anniversary show celebrating Word on the Hills’ long run on Northumberland 89.7, since the exciting days in 2013 when the station was proposed and set up. Guests this week are Peter Dounoukos, Executive Director of 89.7 and Kevin Stuart, Station Manager who tell about their vision for the future of of 89.7 FM
This week we are broadcasting one of our favorite episodes from last year with John David Carpenter. David grew up in Toronto, earned degrees at York University and Queen’s University, taught high school English for 25 years at Leaside High School in Toronto, and ran the Special Education programme for 14 of those years. David began his writing career as a poet but in 2001 he turned to writing fiction, primarily murder mysteries. He and his wife Karen live in Prince Edward County