The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Tuesday 29 March 2016

Another Turning Pages interview - this one's a little different

Here's another in the series of interviews from last season of Turning Pages.  The show concerns itself with all things literary and this particular interview was a real treat for me.  At the 2015 Elora Writers' Festival (following which a good number of these interviews were filmed) two of our authors were represented by the same literary agent.  When I discovered that she was attending the festival I took her aside and asked her if she would allow me to interview her for the show.  It was an excellent opportunity to show our viewers publishing from a different perspective.

Please enjoy my informal chat with literary agent, Carolyn Forde of Westwood Creative Artists.

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Clifford Jackman interview

Here's another interview from Turing Pages that we shot last season.  Since the interview, Clifford Jackman has enjoyed some much deserved critical acclaim for his novel, The Winter Family including being shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General's Award.  Here's a link to Clifford's CBC interview about the book but before you navigate away, please enjoy my much better interview with him right here...

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Another Interview...and a near miss

I'd been waiting for some time to hear back from a place where I'd submitted a bit of longer fiction.  They'd had the story for (quite) a while but a month or so ago they posted that they were taking longer to make decisions and asked for patience.  Well, I heard back from them yesterday and although they said they really enjoyed the story they had filled their available slots and won't know if they'll continue soliciting this length of fiction until they see how this initial offering sells.  They apologized for holding the story so long and emphasized how near a miss it was.

That's the way it goes.

On another note - Roxanne and I will be filming a few spots this evening for the new season of TURNING PAGES.  Tonight we have a young person who I know very well speaking with Roxanne about British YA novelist, Derek Landy and Roxanne and I will review the novel IRENE by Pierre LeMaitre.

For your viewing pleasure here's an interview from last year's season.  I've spoken about Richard Pierpoint, the early black settler who won a tract of land about five hundred meters from where I type for his service in the War of 1812.  Author and editor Peter Meyler speaks to me about Captain Dick and another notable early black settler from up Chatsworth way.