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barry-eva's picture
Apr.09.2013
My guest on today’s show has come a long way since starting work as a cub reporter at the age of 14 making money writing for a local paper. Cheryl Kaye Tardif, has now been described as a “gem in the literary world” and become an international bestselling author. She is best known for her...
lou-allin's picture
Feb.22.2013
              “Abandoning” a series is a harsh word. It sounds like an author tucked the books into a heated drop at a foundling hospital, or a love affair petered out. Maybe sales fell into the abyss.       ...
lou-allin's picture
Dec.11.2012
          On the Queen’s birthday celebration in May 1896, an overloaded trolley car collapsed a bridge, killing over fifty people in British Columbia’s capital.  Victoria has a rich history beginning with the HBC, the Royal Navy, and a few gold...
barry-eva's picture
Nov.11.2012
Rosemary McCracken is today’s guest on “A Book and a Chat” she is the author of the thriller novel “Safe Harbor” or is it “Safe Harbour” (You’ll have to listen to the show to understand that comment). Rosemary is now a freelance journalist who specializes in personal finance and the financial...
lou-allin's picture
Mar.07.2012
  Losing Fifteen Years Overnight Without Botox               In 1993 when I started writing my first crime-fiction series with Northern Winters are Murder, I picked a protagonist nearly identical to myself, a common mistake. Belle...
lou-allin's picture
Nov.27.2011
Morgen Bailey, the talented and intrepid Brit interviewer, asked me what happened on my tenth birthday morning. How did she know?   Lou: Perhaps it started on my tenth birthday in Cleveland in 1955. “Wake up, Louise. Georgia has been murdered. I want you to go to the store for bacon.” Morgen:...
lou-allin's picture
Nov.04.2011
Confessions of a Second-Rate Author           I’m second rate, maybe even third. Feels good to admit it, like coming out of the closet. After ten books in eleven years, I’m still not making much money and probably never will.  Do I have an excuse?...
wen-scott's picture
Mar.16.2011
Does this make sense to you? "Most Senators would rather not have to actually vote against the bill, because they know how popular it is with Canadians of all political views. So, if we can raise a national outcry to demand a vote, we're likely to win. Liberal Senators have already pledged...
harrison-solow's picture
Dec.09.2009
October apples burst from ancient trees and fall among the rich September corn - the end of summer's world. Silent canoes glide peaceably on beast-watched lakes. Steam rises.  Loons in their last refrain point south. Leaves, yellow and unwilling, detach from ruined choirs - brown and...
sharif-khan's picture
Sep.27.2008
Reader’s Digest recently profiled my book, Psychology of the Hero Soul (http://www.herosoul.com), in an article exploring the unique qualities of heroes and how to develop these attributes in ourselves to inspire greater success. The article is titled, “Is That a Hero in the Mirror?” Here’s the...