NeWest Press Audio

Randy Nikkel Schroeder joined us to talk about his exceedingly strange punk road novel-meets-northern meditation ARCTIC SMOKE. Along the way we talked about fallen music idols, and which cities in Southern Alberta are the weirdest.

If you're interested in checking out the soundtrack to the novel by THE TARSANDS, click here:

Direct download: Randy_Nikkel_Schroeder_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Meaghan Marie Hackinen joined us over Skype to talk about her debut adventure non-fiction book SOUTH AWAY, about a momentous trip down the Pacific Coast on bicycles with her sister. Along the way, we talked about staying humble, and how to take your mind off of things while doing such a huge task.

Direct download: Meaghan_Hackinen_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

Jaclyn Dawn joined us over Skype to talk about her debut novel THE INQUIRER, about a big-city tabloid newspaper wreaking havoc on the inhabitants of a small town, as well as the curiosity you have while looking into other peoples' windows and the differences between city and town living.

Direct download: Jaclyn_Dawn_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

Peter Midgley came by the NeWest Press office to talk about his latest poetry collection let us not think of them as barbarians, a book which grapples with history, legacy and atonement.

Direct download: Peter_Midgley_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

Wendy McGrath joined us at the NeWest Press World Headquarters to talk about the long-awaited conclusion to her Santa Rosa trilogy, Broke City. Along the way we talked about not getting hit by cars when inspiration strikes and how to spot the ghosts of an old neighborhood.

Direct download: Wendy_McGrath_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Heidi Jacobs joined us to talk about her debut novel MOLLY OF THE MALL: LITERARY LASS AND PURVEYOR OF FINE FOOTWEAR, as well as the changing state of Edmonton's retail scene and which Jane Austen star would have fit right in with Oasis.

Direct download: Heidi_Jacobs_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

Karen Hofmann joined us to talk about her new short story collection ECHOLOCATION, as well as the lot in life of grad students, and choosing between your favourite stories.

Direct download: Karen_Hofmann_Interview_Echolocation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Niall Howell joined us to talk about ONLY PRETTY DAMNED, his debut novel due out this spring. We also talked about Batman, Barko the Crime Dog, and fantasy-casted the OPD movie. (I think the actress Niall has in mind for Gloria is Ruth Hussey:

Direct download: Niall_Howell_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

Audrey Whitson joins us at the NeWest Press office to talk about her new novel THE DEATH OF ANNIE THE WATCHER WITCHER BY LIGHTNING, as well as some dark periods in Alberta history as well as growing up in small towns.

Direct download: Audrey_Whitson_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Bruce Cinnamon joins us at the NeWest Press office to talk about cities with chips on their shoulders and how sometimes civic spirit can go wrong. Check out THE MELTING QUEEN in stores and online in April!

Direct download: Bruce_Cinnamon_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT