June 20, 2018

Interview: Henry Lien

I have so many life experiences now that I didn’t have when I was 18 or 28 or 38. I’m never going to run out of material and can be choosy in what I decide to write about so that it’s the best, most original, most memorable thing I can make it. And it’s all because of those decades of life experience.
February 18, 2015

Emily Woo Zeller Explains Audiobooks

Do you know how voice actors prepare for narrating an audiobook? Well, who better than to interview than Emily Woo Zeller, the actor who recorded the audiobook of Three Souls?
May 14, 2014

Interview: Therese Walsh

There’s wisdom, humour and enchantment in Walsh’s writing. I loved her novel The Moon Sisters. And Therese agreed to be interviewed!
April 5, 2014

Interview: Renee Rosen

Renee Rosen's novel Dollface was an Editor's Choice in February's Historical Novels Review. I also reviewd Dollface in last week's blog and it's a delight to share some of Renee's experiences and advice this week.
January 17, 2014

Interview: Jim Lynch

Author, journalist, and all-around nice guy Jim Lynch talks about his latest novel, which part of writing takes him the longest, and dispenses some advice for aspiring authors.
January 25, 2013

Interview: Lisa See

Bestselling author Lisa See talks about her busy writing and non-writing life, how she was inspired to write her first thriller, the importance of research, and dishes out great advice to aspiring writers.
December 15, 2012

Interview: David Wong

David Wong, creator of the ground-breaking graphic novel Escape to Gold Mountain talks about arm-wrestling with his editor, the Chinese connection with First Nations people, and what he wishes he had known before starting this project.
December 7, 2012

Interview: Shaena Lambert

Shaena Lambert talks about when a character became real to her, and other writing insights.
November 10, 2012

Interview: Jean Kwok

Jean Kwok talks about the need to be separate from personal experiences when shaping memory into fiction.
October 27, 2012

Interview: Katherine Govier

Katherine Govier, author of The Ghost Brush, talks about shoes, courtesan slang, historical research and the writer's life.