Dead to Writes – S1, E26: July is Hell

In this week’s episode:

    • Our #ReadersOnTheRun segment features “July is Hell”, a flash fiction short by Canadian Crime Writer Melodie Campbell. Our story first appeared in Thirteen, Carrick Publishing
    • Donna reviews Kitchen Confidential, adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a rollicking exposé of some of today’s hottest kitchens, by Anthony Bourdain, the star of the award-winning travelogue for foodies, CNN‘s Parts Unknown.
    • Donna discusses the recent loss of celebrity chef and long-time adventurer and host of Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain. Memories of former Southam Inc. CEO Harvey Southam, who ended his own life in 1991. Donna reveals some lesser known truths about suicide, gleaned from close personal and family experience, and the masks we wear to conceal our suffering
    • Donna prepares to review The Outsider by Stephen King in next week’s episode.
    • Donna announces the recent launch of People Like Us, a haunting and beautiful literary novel by Caro Soles.
    • Author Dee Wilson (GOT, The Keeper’s Truth) joins Donna. Dee and Donna delve into the making of an award-winning novel
Our July Line-up:
July 1: Our Canada Day interview with former Canadian Parks Ranger and Mystery author George Mercer. #ReadersOnTheRun short story to be announced
July 8: Interview with author Jayne Barnard and short story reading of “Easter Aches”, by Jayne Barnard, World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing
July 15: Interview with author Perry Block (Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute) and reading of short story “The Size of the Skip”, “Three Scoops” Is A Blast, Alex Carrick, Carrick Publishing
July 22: Interview with author Iris Waichler (Role Reversal) and reading to be announced
July 29:Interview with author Jen Knox (Glass City, After the Gazebo) and reading to be announced
Our June Line-up:
June 1: Interview with renowned host of Conversations LIVE Cyrus Webb and reading of “Watermelon Weekend”, Donna Carrick, nominated for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Best Short Story Award, featured in Thirteen by the Mesdames of Mayhem, Carrick Publishing, 2013
June 3: Interview with author Lizbeth Meredith (Pieces of Me) and short story reading of “Corner Store”, Donna Carrick
June 10: Interview with author Michael Jecks (the Knights Templar series) and reading of short story “Appearances”, Donna Carrick, North on the Yellowhead, Carrick Publishing
June 17: Interview with author Jennifer Berg (the Elliot Bay mystery series) and reading of “Delights in Novelty”, Brad Ling, World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing
June 24: Interview with Canadian Crime writer Dee Wilson and reading of “July is Hell”, Melodie Campbell, Thirteen

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Are you a published author? Would you like to be featured on our podcast? Email Donna at carrickpublishing@rogers.com – subject line: Schedule an Interview on Dead to Writes.
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All music featured on Dead to Writes is brought to you courtesy of songwriter, composer and performer Ted Carrick. Keep up with all of his new music at his YouTube Channel
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Dead to Writes – S1, E23: Corner Store

In this week’s episode:

    • Our #ReadersOnTheRun segment features “Corner Store”, a crime thriller/family drama by Donna Carrick, which first appeared in North on the Yellowhead, and other crime stories, Carrick Publishing.
    • Donna reviews Safe, an a British crime series on Netflix, written by Harlan Corben, starring Michael C. Hall and Amanda Abbington
    • Donna interviews Lizbeth Meredith, author of the haunting memoir Pieces of Me, about her search and recovery of her kidnapped daughters
    • Lizbeth and Donna discuss writing prompts and motivation as well as the benefits of professional associations
Our June Line-up:
June 1: Interview with renowned host of Conversations LIVE Cyrus Webb and reading of “Watermelon Weekend”, Donna Carrick, nominated for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Best Short Story Award, featured in Thirteen by the Mesdames of Mayhem, Carrick Publishing, 2013
June 3: Interview with author Lizbeth Meredith (Pieces of Me) and short story reading of “Corner Store”, Donna Carrick
June 10: Interview with author Michael Jecks (the Knights Templar series) and reading of short story “Appearances”, Donna Carrick, North on the Yellowhead, Carrick Publishing
June 17: Interview with author Jennifer Berg (the Elliot Bay mystery series) and reading of “Delights in Novelty”, Brad Ling, World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing
June 24: Interview with Canadian Crime writer Dee Wilson and reading of “July is Hell”, Melodie Campbell, Thirteen

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Are you a published author? Would you like to be featured on our podcast? Email Donna at carrickpublishing@rogers.com – subject line: Schedule an Interview on Dead to Writes.
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Do you have a question about writing or the book industry? Visit our Dead to Writes Facebook page and post your question. Donna will be sure to raise it with our featured author!
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All music featured on Dead to Writes is brought to you courtesy of songwriter, composer and performer Ted Carrick. Keep up with all of his new music at his YouTube Channel
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Find us on Facebook: Dead to Writes, or on Twitter: @DeadToWritesPod . You can also visit our site: www.deadtowrites.ca or look for donnacarrick.com or carrickpublishing.com .

Dead to Writes – S1, E20: Live Free or Die

In this week’s episode:

    • Our #ReadersOnTheRun segment features “Live Free or Die”, a fantastic short crime story by Judy Penz Sheluk, which first appeared in World Enough and Crime, an anthology of crime stories, Carrick Publishing, 2014
    • Dead to Writes and Carrick Publishing send congratulations to all of the Arthur Ellis 2018 nominees
    • Donna reviews The Hellfire Club, a novel of political intrigue by CNN’s Jake Tapper (Little, Brown and Company)
    • On behalf of Dead to Writes and Carrick Publishing, Donna wishes all the Mom’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day!
    • Donna interviews Judy Penz Sheluk, author of The Hanged Man’s Noose
    • Judy and Donna discuss the primary differences between series novels and stand-alone books, and the pros and cons of each
    • Donna offers a mini review of Glow Grass and Other Tales, a collection of short stories by M.H. Callway
    • Judy offers insights into research and the dangers of becoming ensnared in the love of research
Our May Line-up:
May 1: Interview with organized crime expert and freelance journalist Stephen G. Metelsky (underwolrdstories.com) and short story reading of “Prepared”, Donna Carrick (Carrick Publishing)
May 6: Interview with author Junying Kirk (The Journey to the West trilogy) and short story reading of “The Grief Machine”, Alex Carrick
May 13: Interview with author Judy Penz Sheluk (Skeletons in the Attic, The Hanged Man’s Noose) and reading of short story “Live Free or Die”, Judy Penz Sheluk, World Enough and Crime anthology, Carrick Publishing
May 20: Interview with author Russell Parkway (The Demeter Code) and reading of “Doctor Shediac”, Donna Carrick, World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing
May 27: Interview with renowned host of Conversations LIVE Cyrus Webb and reading of “Appearances”, Donna Carrick, North on the Yellowhead

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Are you a published author? Would you like to be featured on our podcast? Email Donna at carrickpublishing@rogers.com – subject line: Schedule an Interview on Dead to Writes.
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Do you have a question about writing or the book industry? Visit our Dead to Writes Facebook page and post your question. Donna will be sure to raise it with our featured author!
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All music featured on Dead to Writes is brought to you courtesy of songwriter, composer and performer Ted Carrick. Keep up with all of his new music at his YouTube Channel
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Find us on Facebook: Dead to Writes, or on Twitter: @DeadToWritesPod . You can also visit our site: www.deadtowrites.ca or look for donnacarrick.com or carrickpublishing.com .

Dead to Writes – S1, E17: Dog Trap

In this week’s episode:

    • Our #ReadersOnTheRun segment features “Dog Trap”, a flash mystery by author Melodie Campbell, which first appeared in the 4-time Arthur Ellis Award nominated anthology 13 Claws by the Mesdames of Mayhem (Carrick Publishing, 2017)
    • Dead to Writes and Carrick Publishing send congratulations to all of the Arthur Ellis 2018 nominees
    • Donna interviews Canada’s Queen of Comedy author Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter Series and Rowena Through The Wall 
    • Melodie and Donna discuss the “business” of writing as well as the “art”
    • Melodie shares insights into the nitty gritty of writing and getting published

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Are you a published author? Would you like to be featured on our podcast? Email Donna at carrickpublishing@rogers.com – subject line: Schedule an Interview on Dead to Writes.

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Do you have a question about writing or the book industry? Visit our Dead to Writes Facebook page and post your question. Donna will be sure to raise it with our featured author!

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All music featured on Dead to Writes is brought to you courtesy of songwriter, composer and performer Ted Carrick. Keep up with all of his new music at his YouTube Channel

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Find us on Facebook: Dead to Writes, or on Twitter: @DeadToWritesPod . You can also visit our site: www.deadtowrites.ca or look for donnacarrick.com or carrickpublishing.com .

Dead to Writes – S1, E16: The Seagull Poet of Butter Bay

In this week’s episode:

    • Our #ReadersOnTheRun segment features “The Seagull Poet of Butter Bay”, a tale about the love of life as poetry by Alex Carrick.
    • Donna focuses attention on the use of poetic prose to lend cadence to our stories.
    • Donna interviews Jon Strother, author, storyteller and the founder of the Twitter Collective #FridayFlash and editor of The Best of Friday Flash
    • Jon and Donna explore what goes into creating an exceptional short story and anthology.
    • Jon offers terrific tips for new writers

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Are you a published author? Would you like to be featured on our podcast? Email Donna at carrickpublishing@rogers.com – subject line: Schedule an Interview on Dead to Writes.

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Do you have a question about writing or the book industry? Visit our Dead to Writes Facebook page and post your question. Donna will be sure to raise it with our featured author!

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All music featured on Dead to Writes is brought to you courtesy of songwriter, composer and performer Ted Carrick. Keep up with all of his new music at his YouTube Channel

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Find us on Facebook: Dead to Writes, or on Twitter: @DeadToWritesPod . You can also visit our site: www.deadtowrites.ca or look for donnacarrick.com or carrickpublishing.com .