Category Archives: Meet the Author

83. Beneath the Wake (Ross Pennie)

Have you ever thought about what happens when people die on a cruise ship?  Would you have considered that cruise ships are equipped with morgues?  Would you think that there is the possibility of a burial at sea?  Death on … Continue reading

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Lynne Kutsukake: Grimsby Author Series

It is hard to believe that the 2016-17 season of the Grimsby Author Series is over!  The season has been full of amazing authors, great reading and wonderful introductions, not to mention the wine and snacks.  It is certainly worth … Continue reading

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Charlie Lovett: The Moveable Feast Event

“The epigram sums up what the book is about, to save and preserve the past” The weather was a bit cool but we enjoyed the Southern hospitality during our March Break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The kids still had fun … Continue reading

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A Year in Review – 2016

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on my 2016 reading and thought that I would share a few highlights from the year. My goal had been to read 110 books this year and I am … Continue reading

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Novel Questions – Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin‘s latest  novel, Yiddish for Pirates was short-listed for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.  I had the privilege to meet him at the Between the Pages event in Toronto leading up to the announcement of the winner.  Gary’s sense … Continue reading

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94. The Wonder (Emma Donoghue)

The Wonder has been short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year and I have been looking forward to reading it since meeting Emma Donoghue at the Grimsby Author series in September.  I found the topic of fasting girls was unique and … Continue reading

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Jodi Picoult Event: small great things

“One of the great things about writing fiction is that it can be a springboard.  You can use it as a diving board to jump into a conversation.” After a hectic day, commuting to Toronto and getting a bit lost … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue – Grimsby Author Series

Although this was my first time meeting Emma Donoghue, this is her 3rd time presenting at the Grimsby Author Series.  She is an accomplished author, best know for her novel and subsequent screenwriting for the movie Room which was nominated … Continue reading

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Steven Price – Grimsby Author Series

Last night was the opening night of the 15th season of the fabulous Grimsby Author Series.  The room was filled to capacity with an audience eager to hear the readings of Steven Price and Emma Donoghue, the first 2 authors of the 2016-17 … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Alexandre Trudeau & Madeleine Thien – Eden Mills Writers Fest

The keynote event of the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival took place at the University of Guelph’s War Memorial Hall today.  It featured a lively conversation, about China, between authors Alexandre Trudeau (yes Sacha, brother of Canada’s current Prime Minister) and … Continue reading

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