E152 - Season Finale - Craig Colby, Jane Enright, Kaitlyn E. Kenealy - CBCA Winners
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
8M ago
This episode is how you end a season! Craig Colby is an executive producer, writer and director, and his productions have appeared on Discovery, ESPN+, TSN, BBC, CTV, and Netflix to name a few. Craig talks about the connections, trauma, and new beginnings behind each cap from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Steelers in his memoir, All Caps. https://www.colbyvision.net/craigcolby Katelyn E. Kenealy is the winner of numerous awards, including Woman of Achievement 2022, Young Professional of the Year 2021, Brainz Magazine 500 Global List, and Woman of Vision and Courage. Katelyn aims to ..read more
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E151 - Sara Desai, multi-published romance author
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
8M ago
Sara Desai is a multi-published romance author. She has been a been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She wrote her first novel when she was three years old.  Sara’s diverse romantic comedy books have appeared in Entertainment Weekly, People, Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Pop Sugar, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Booklist, Hello Giggles, Publishers’ Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, Frolic, USA Today, Woman’s World, and Hello! Canada. Today we talked about her latest romance novel, To Ha ..read more
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E150 - Martha Anne Toll, Author of Three Muses
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
9M ago
Martha Anne Toll is the author of the novel, Three Muses, (her debut novel) which was shortlisted for the Gotham Book Prize and won the Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction. It has received glowing reviews from the Washington Post, Vulture, Kirkus Starred Review, and many more. Martha is a book reviewer and author interviewer at NPR Books, the Washington Post, Pointe Magazine, The Millions, and elsewhere.  She brings a long career in social justice to her work covering writers of color and women writers. Martha also publishes short fiction and essays. In 2021, she was excited to be ..read more
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E149 - W.L. Hawkin, Author of the Hollystone Mysteries
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
9M ago
W.L. Hawkin, writes “edgy urban fantasy with a twist of murder” from Vancouver Island, B.C. Her novels—To Charm a Killer, To Sleep with Stones, To Render a Raven, and To Kill a King each stand alone but form the Hollystone Mysteries series. This coven of West Coast witches, and their eccentric friends, solve murders using ritual magic and a little help from the gods. Although she’s an introvert, in each book her characters go on a journey where Hawkin’s travelled herself. She researches all her locales (Ireland, Scotland, the B.C. Coast) to soak up the sensory landscape. In 2017, she climbed C ..read more
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E148 - Dr. Roger Leslie, Author of Light Come out of the Closet, Memoir of a Gay Soul
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
9M ago
Dr. Roger Leslie is a scholar in the fields of success and education. Through major literary houses, medium and small presses, and his own publishing house, Leslie has published fiction and nonfiction books in multiple genres: historical fiction, inspirational self-help, spirituality, writing and publishing, movie references, teaching and librarianship, biography, history, and a memoir. Roger has won numerous national awards including the ForeWord Book of the Year, The Ben Franklin Award, and Writer’s Digest’s #1 Inspirational Book of the Year. At its inaugural event, Roger received the Housto ..read more
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E146 - YA & Children's Authors: D.F. Whibley and Kelly Shuto - 2022 Canadian Book Club Award Winners
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
9M ago
Kelly Shuto and D.F. Wibley were the 2022 Canadian Book Club Award Winners. They are the first two authors to kick off my summer series as Official Podcast Host for the 2022 Canadian Book Club Award winners. I've included the link if you want to find more information about the Canadian Book Club Awards, presented by the Self Publishing Agency . Kelly Shuto is a kindergarten and grade one teacher on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. She has two boys who are active in sports and a cat who is active in sleeping. She loves exploring nature, spending time with friends and family, and morn ..read more
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E145 - Ling Ge, short story author of She Left as if She Never Came.
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
9M ago
Ling Ge is a Pushcart nominee who studies creative writing and works as a statistician in Toronto. In her literary work, she uses a combination of Eastern and Western styles. Her work has appeared in the Spadina Literary Review, Ribbons, the Rising Phoenix Review, and the Wales Haiku Journal. Today, we talked about Ling’s writing life, her short story She Left as if She Never Came, which can be found online at Ricepaper Magazine. Ling wants to write about unrealized beauty, unrealized issues, and unrealized stories. Podcast art provided by Ricepaper Magazine. Illustration by Anderson Lee.  ..read more
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E143 - D.C. Gomez, Urban Fantasy Author
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
10M ago
D. C. Gomez is an award winner, USA Today Best-selling Author, public speaker, mentor and podcaster. She writes in multiple genres from Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Lit, YA, Children’s Books, and even Devotionals. She has a quirky and at times dark sense of humor that can be seen across her different books. When she is not creating new stories, D. C. is working on her podcast, Inside the Minds of Authors. The podcast features upcoming and popular authors with new episodes each Friday. These fun and inspiring conversations provide the listeners with an inside look at the creation process of book ..read more
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E142 - Hannah Mary McKinnon, Thriller author
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
10M ago
Prolific author Hannah Mary McKinnon joins me today. Hannah was born in Manchester, UK to British & Swiss parents. Her family moved to Switzerland, and Hannah loved the mountains, chocolate, and cheese…or mountains of chocolate and cheese. After completing commercial studies in Geneva, she worked as a PA for DuPont. A year later she moved to Neuchâtel and became the Purchasing Manager for a high-tech company that made motors for industrial and space applications. While working, she returned to university, studying part-time for a Bachelor of Science. Hanna’s writing career began after her ..read more
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E141 - Marian O'Shea Wernicke, Author of Out of Ireland
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by Joanna Vander Vlugt
11M ago
Author Marian O’Shea Wernicke joins me today. She is the author of the stellar and beautiful novel, Out of Ireland. Marian was born and raised in an Irish Catholic family in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of the novel Toward That Which is Beautiful, a finalist in both Literary Fiction and Romance Fiction in the 2021 Independent Book Awards, and a finalist in Multicultural Fiction in the 2021 American Fiction Awards. The 2021 Catholic Press Association awarded the novel an Honorable Mention in Fiction. A nun for 11 years, Marian worked in Lima, Peru, for 3 years. After leaving the conve ..read more
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