This episode of Write Along Radio features audio from Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin’s appearance at the 2015 Ottawa International Writers Festival, accompanied by discussion from the Foment literary magazine editorial board.

Ian Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

Plus, Kevin and Catherine talk fireball whiskey and eating pudding in bed.

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Margaret Atwood

Show Notes

Read the latest issue of Foment literary magazine.

Learn more about the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

Want Kevin’s new guide for authors? Click the image below.

Last year, Catherine and Kevin recorded an episode of the podcast live from The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature (lovingly known as Can*Con) in Ottawa, Canada.

This year’s conference is coming up at the end of the month, so conference chair Derek Kungsken took some time to sit down with Write Along Radio and share the inside scoop on Can*Con 2015.

Also in this episode, Catherine and Kevin discuss the value of authors attending live events and forging community.

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Write Along Radio Episode #43

Show Notes

Check out the Can*Con website and Twitter feed for more info.

Listen to the episode recorded at last year’s convention.

Read the latest issue of Foment literary magazine.

In today’s episode, we learn about getting creative projects done with soon to be Canadian MEGA star, Daniel Beirne. Also, Kevin eats perogies and talks about not dating in small towns. Plus Catherine refrains from spilling the beans.

Daniel Beirne is one of the creators of Space Riders: Division Earth – a web series through CTV that won a Canadian Screen Award in 2015. He’s also won a Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Writing in a TV or Web Series for another gem, Dad Drives. Dan has many creative projects to his name (as you’ll see int the show notes and his imbd page), and has a knack for getting things done (and done well). In today’s interview, Catherine picks his brain about being creative and productive, and why it’s important to treat each project like it’s your career – because it is! Whether you’re making moola or not from the gig.

Writer, producer, director and actor – Daniel Beirne is an up and coming Canadian talent to notice.

Show Notes

Space Riders Division Earth

Dad Drives

Said the Gramophone

The Bitter End

Dan on Twitter

Is it work? : Patricia Lockwood

and more many things