Episode 169 – Madeline Sonik

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Madeline Sonik is an award-winning and eclectic writer, anthologist, and teacher, who lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Her books include a novel, Arms; short fiction, Drying the Bones; a children’s novel, Belinda and the Dustbunnys; two poetry collections, Stone Sightings and The Book of Changes. Her volume of personal essays, Afflictions & Departures, was nominated for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize, and won the 2012 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. 

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Episode 168 – Debbie Burke

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Meet Debbie Burke, crime novelist. She writes Montana thrillers infused with psychological suspense. Her quirky characters, witty dialogue, and breakneck plot twists are hallmarks of the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with Passion series. In The Job Interview, Tawny Lindholm, 50, hopes to embark on a new career as a novice investigator for brilliant but bombastic attorney Tillman Rosenbaum. Tawny is inexperienced but whip-smart. Tillman has seen too much evil and trusts no one. Their meeting starts off on the wrong foot and careens downhill from there.

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Episode 167 – Laurie Buchanan

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Laurie writes fast-paced thrillers set in the Pacific Northwest featuring a trifecta of malice and the pursuit and cost of justice. and the pursuit and cost of justice. She is a photographer and avid reader, carrying a laptop, book, and camera with her wherever she goes.

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Episode 166 – Brendan McLeod

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Brendan McLeod is a Canadian spoken word artist, musician and novelist. His work often deals with the exploration of social and political commentary, family histrionics, surreal love poems, obscure adventure stories, and powerful personal stories.

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Episode 165 – Emma Côté

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Emma Côté is from a small town in Northern Ontario, where the winters were long but the books were aplenty. As a result, she went on to study journalism, English literature and creative writing and most recently completed a postgraduate certificate in publishing. When Emma isn’t re-reading or re-writing a novel, she can be found taking walks in the forest, and asking people if she can pet their dog. Unrest is her debut novel.

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Episode 165 – Emma Côté

Emma Côté is from a small town in Northern Ontario, where the winters were long but the books were aplenty. As a result, she went on to study journalism, English literature and creative writing and most recently completed a postgraduate certificate in publishing. When Emma isn’t re-reading or re-writing a novel, she can be found taking walks in the forest, and asking people if she can pet their dog. Unrest is her debut novel.

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Episode 164 – Anthony Bidulka

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Suspense, thriller and mystery author. Traveler. Art collector. Foodie. Dog owner. Party giver. 

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Episode 163 – Michael Barclay

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Michael Barclay is the author of the 2018-19 national bestseller The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip and co-author of 2001’s Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-95, both on ECW Press. He’s a broadcaster and award-winning magazine journalist with work in Maclean’s, the Globe and Mail, the New York Times and more. He blogs at Radio Free Canuckistan.
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Episode 162 – Rick Mofina

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Rick Mofina is a Canadian author of crime fiction and thriller novels. He grew up in Belleville, Ontario, and began writing short stories in school, selling his first short story at the age of fifteen. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, the International Crime Writers Association, and the Crime Writers’ Association and Crime Writers of Canada, Rick continues to be a featured panelist at mystery conferences across the United States and Canada. 

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