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Reading West

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/ You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/ Music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.
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Jan 22, 2017

Sally Meadows is a five-time national/international award-nominated author, singer/songwriter, and speaker who lives in Saskatoon. Sally travels all around Saskatchewan and beyond in support of her children’s picture book The Two Trees, raising autism awareness and giving school-age children the opportunity to learn about trees, dinosaurs, minerals, and more through fun hands-on activities.

You can purchase this book at McNally Robinson, Turning the Tide, and My Whimsey Store, all in Saskatoon. It can also be ordered from major bookstore retailers including Chapters/Indigo/Coles, Amazon, and at sallymeadows.com. If you'd like Sally to read at your school, local library, or other non-profit, please contact Sally at sally@sallymeadows.com. Funding is available for such readings through the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild.

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

Theme music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.

Jan 18, 2017

If you're a fan of true crime or genealogy, this episode's book is for you. Entangled Roots, the Mystery of Peterborough’s  Headless Corpse, was published by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing, Nov. 2014. It was reviewed in Canada’s History Magazine.

From the 49th Shelf: The 1894 death of David Scollie in Peterborough, Ontario, has haunted both the town and the family of Hessie Gray, the sharp-tongued Irish woman accused of his murder. Hessie's descendant, Bev Lundahl, has searched a century's worth of historical documents looking for the truth. If David Scollie died in a house fire, as it seemed, why had his head disappeared? How did he meet his grotesque death? And what did three men of the Hiawatha Reserve know about the charred remains? Like the primal blasts of the searing winter storm, the repercussions of this event--the collision of two cultures--has reverberated down the decades. This flashpoint in her family history created shockwaves that propelled the author into unfamiliar territory to begin a journey into the heart of First Nations country and follow an obscure trail that would expose the bones of Canadian history.

Bev has also had articles published in Transition magazine (CMHA), Canada’s History Magazine (formerly The Beaver), Folklore magazine, The Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley, Lifestyles newspaper (Estevan SK.), and on  www.travelthruhistory.com web-site.

Her book is presently on an optional review book list for an on-line Canadian history course taught at Trent University in Peterborough. ON. The book is available through Chapters, Amazon.  SK Books in Regina, Henders Drugs in Estevan SK. and some other independent book stores.

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

Theme music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.

Jan 8, 2017

House of Mystery is a collection of fairy tale poems about mermaids, monsters, mothers, and more. It's available at Chapters in Regina, McNally Robinson in Saskatoon, and online at Amazon. It's also available as an e-book.

Courtney Bates-Hardy is a poet and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Book Awards. She holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Regina. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including Room, Carousel, and On Spec. Her poems have been featured in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and long-listed for The Best Canadian Poetry 2015. In her spare time, she reads comic books and practices yoga. She lives in Regina with her husband and their cat, Jean Grey. House of Mystery is her debut collection.

This podcast features Western Canadian authors reading from their novels, short fiction, poetry, memoirs, or non-fiction. It is created and hosted by Saskatchewan novelist Lisa Guenther. Reading West is open to featuring published authors from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. For the most part, the podcast focuses on literature, but writers working in other genres are welcome to inquire. For more information on submitting, visit lisaguenther.com/reading-west-podcast/  You can also check out the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readingwest/

Theme music is Flax Flower Blue by Best Kept Secret Girlfriend.

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