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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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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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, 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 .

Dead to Writes – S1, E15: The Monkey, The Croc and the T-Rex

In this week’s episode:

    • Our #ReadersOnTheRun segment features “The Monkey, the Croc and the T-Rex”, a visionary tale about how various characters confront the inevitable sweep of change. Story appeared in “Five Scoops” Is An Addiction by Alex Carrick (Carrick Publishing 2012)
    • Donna discusses the need for authors to embrace changes in our industry and find ways to make those developments work for us.
    • Donna interviews Janet Kellough, author, storyteller and performer (The Bathwater Conspiracy)
    • Janet discusses The Bathwater Conspiracy as well as her Thaddeus Lewis Mystery Series, and announces the Women Killing It Crime Writer’s Festival which will be held in Prince Edward County on Labour Day weekend.

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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, E14: Pretty Sure What Done Him In

In this week’s episode:

    • Our #ReadersOnTheRun segment features “Pretty Sure What Done Him In”, a truly weird and wonderful tale about the criminality of words by Alex Carrick. Story appeared in “Five Scoops” Is An Addiction by Alex Carrick (Carrick Publishing 2012)
    • Donna discusses the need to find joy in our art
    • Donna interviews John Rakestraw of Rakestraw Book Designs, author, actor and Santa for Hire
    • John talks about changes in the book industry, and best approaches for maximizing your author platform

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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 .