Reading West features Canadian writers talking about their books...specifically writers who live in Western Canada.
Episode Three features an interview with Vermilion author and photographer Billi Miller and a reading from Edmonton author Theresa Shea.
Billi Miller's book, Farmwives in Profile, began as an observation and conversation. Soon profiling farm women became a passion project. The book details heartfelt Q & As about each woman's life as a farm wife, photos, and recipes. Some families have also paid tribute to their mothers by including a written piece detailing the impact she had on their lives. For more info, or to purchase the book, visit http://www.farmwivesbook.com
The Unfinished Child is Theresa Shea's first novel. It was a finalist for the Alberta Book Awards (fiction) and for theh Alberta Readers' Choice Award. A book club favourite, the novel has sold over 10,000 copies. Theresa is currently finishing a novel that is set in the United States and deals with race relations leading up to and including the civil rights movement. The mother of three great teenagers, she lives and writers in Edmonton.
Readers can purchase Theresa's book from Audreys Books in Edmonton, through other independent bookstores, Amazon, or from the publisher (Brindle and Glass). It's also available as an e-book.
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.