Canadian Authors—Toronto is excited to present our new podcast about writers helping writers! Words with Writers Podcast showcases our members and their publication news, book launches, journal releases and public readings. Each month we will feature a Canadian Authors—Toronto member on the show to read their work and discuss their process with hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner.
Character and Story Development with Bruce Madole and Robert W. Mackay
Join hosts Chris Gorman & Brandi Tanner as they chat with special guests: author, poet and songwriter, Bruce Madole, and author, naval officer, submariner, teacher and lawyer, Robert W. Mackay about their writing and their lives! Bruce Madole can be found online at https://brucemadole.com/home and on Twitter at @SongsAreStories. Robert W. Mackay can be found online at https://www.robertwmackay.ca/ and Twitter at @RobertWMackay.
Episode #17: Words with Writers Halloween Spooktacular II
Welcome to a special episode of Words with Writers Podcast, with co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner. Grab your favourite witches brew and prepare to be spooked by spine-chilling readings from Canadian Authors members Suzanne Craig-Whytock, June Rogers, Pamela Yuen, and Tonya Liburd. Enjoy!
What did you Write This Summer?
This month, we feature authors discussing their latest work as well as try to give hosts Brandi & Chris some much needed inspiration by talking about what they wrote this summer!
Purabi Sinha Das, originally from India, is now settled in Canada and writing literary fiction, poetry, and personal essays. Her short stories and poems have been published in literary journals and community newspapers, and are inspired by her travels, life in general, and growing years in a small town in Bihar, now Jharkhand. Purabi has a BA in English literature from Ranchi University in India. To bring joy and comfort to readers through the written word is Purabi’s vocation. Moonlight – the Journey Begins is Purabi’s first novel. It launched in August 2021 and is available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book format.
Purabi can be found at:
Check out her book teaser trailer at https://youtu.be/WrwMjNzGhLs
Michael Tanzer is a young adult with Autism, hailing from Thornhill, Ontario. He is a self-published author of MICHAELISM: My POV on Life with Autism and is also an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Advocator who is trying to spread Autism Awareness on Social Media. Michael has written several articles for Autism Matters magazine. His book is based on his own personal experiences and shares his Point of View (POV) on Life with Autism in the hopes that readers will gain a better understanding of individuals with ASD.
Michael can be found at:
K. R. Wilson’s debut novel, An Idea About My Dead Uncle, won the inaugural Guernica Prize for unpublished manuscript in 2018. His second novel Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia will be published by Guernica in December. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.
K.R. can be found at:
Director‘s Cut #3: Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli
Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for the extended version of May’s guest interview with author Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli as we discuss her writing and her fabulous historical fiction novel La Brigantessa. Featuring action, romance, murder and intrigue, it's an amazing read!
Episode #15: Words with Writers Podcast Celebrates the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Awards
Celebrate the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Awards with Canadian Authors–Toronto’s Words with Writers Podcast!
Fred Kerner was a devoted longtime CAA member and an Honorary President of the association until his passing in 2011. In addition to authoring more than twelve books and writing for magazines, radio and TV, he generously devoted himself to guiding and mentoring emerging writers. The Fred Kerner Book Award is awarded annually to the best written work by a Canadian Author’s member in the previous calendar year.
This year there were many outstanding contenders, but the award went to Endlings by Joanna Lilley, from a short list that included five other titles: Identity: From Holocaust to Home by Elke Babicki, These Bodies by Morgan Christie, The Haweaters by Vanessa Farnsworth, Vermin by Lori Hahnel, and Fair by Ed Seaward.
A big congratulations to Joanna, Elke, Morgan, Vanessa, Lori, and Ed from Words with Writers! The six authors recently moved us with readings from their award-winning titles and now we’re bringing them to our listeners. So sit back in your cozy chair, grab a cup of tea, and prepare to be moved and entertained!
Episode #14: The Colors of Pride
Join co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner for Episode 14 of Words with Writers Podcast, celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Listen in to these emotional readings and insightful conversations with this month’s author guests Lucian Childs, Kevin Craig, and Michelle Doyle.