Category: SpecFicPicks

“Stories and teachings passed down in a new way”: An Interview with Karen McBride

Laura McKay (LM): Today’s #SpecFicPicks Q&A starts now! Special guest: Karen McBride, author of Crow Winter, published by Harper Avenue (@harpercollinsca) LM: @kmcbridewrites, thank you for speaking with me today! Let’s start with a few quick and easy questions. LM: What’s your favourite under-appreciated novel? Karen McBride (KM): Definitely has to be A Monster Calls…

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7 Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Speculative Fiction Books by Canadian Authors Coming out Fall 2020

This time of year, whether it’s the cooling weather or the “back to school” vibes of September, I always find myself looking for new books. CBC often puts out great lists, but they didn’t have a speculative fiction list for this fall, so I decided to create one of my own! In creating this list,…

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“Sailor Moon meets Never Have I Ever via The Dark Crystal”: An Interview with S.M. Beiko

Laura McKay (LM): Today’s #SpecFicPicks Q&A starts now!Special guest: S.M Beiko, Winnipeg writer of The Realms of Ancient series and creator of the teen fantasy webcomic Krampus Is My Boyfriend! LM: @SMBeiko hello! Thank you for agreeing to the interview today. I’ll start with a few easy questions to get us warmed up. S.M. Beiko…

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“Pretty, Blown-Glass Ornaments”: An Interview with Scarlett Kol

Laura McKay (LM): The first #SpecFicPicks Q&A starts now! Special guest: Scarlett Kol, Manitoba writer of the Faraway High Fairytales series as well as several standalone novels. Today, we’ll be discussing her fantasy young adult novel, Wicked Descent, published by Evernight Teen. LM: Thank you, @ScarlettKol, for joining me today! Let’s start with a few…

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