Today, we’re talking about Margaret Atwood and her dystopian fiction!

 

 

Don’t miss Margaret Atwood’s reading at the University of Windsor Thursday, May 11th at 12:00 pm. Check out UWindsor’s website for more information.

 

This week’s harmonica segment: pick up a Margaret Atwood novel and let us know what you think! Tweet us your thoughts @hardcoverradio!

 

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What makes horror unique? What should aspiring sci-fi and horror writers do to get their names out there? What are all those buttons on Darth Vadar’s chest plate for? We talk about all of this and more with local author Christian Laforet!

 

Christian’s first collection, The Space Between Houses, started out as a writing blog.

 

No Light Tomorrow, featuring stories by Christian Laforet and Ben Van Dongen, is available through their publishing imprint, Adventure Worlds Press!

 

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We’re so thrilled to have cozy mystery author Ellie Alexander back for another Hardcover interview!

 

Her Bakeshop Mystery series combines baking, the Shakespeare-infused tourist town of Ashland, and murder! You can find her books on her website or on Amazon.

 

Keep an eye out for her 7th book, A Crime of Passion Fruit, coming out this June.

 

Also exciting is her upcoming beer-flavoured series, Death on Tap!

 

Listen to our first interview with Ellie here.

 

Today’s harmonica segment: immerse yourself in a particular place, and write a scene about it! Or, send us 6 beer-inspired puns @hardcoverradio

 

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This week, we’re talking with Windsor author, Edmond Gagnon! From crime fiction to travel fiction, this self-published author has a lot to say about the craft and how to promote yourself and your books!

 

 

You can find more about Edmond and his books on his website or his Facebook page!

 

Edmond’s newest book, Finding Hope, is about the Highway of Tears, a stretch of highway where thousands of women have gone missing.

 

Today’s harmonica segment: what do you think about crime shows or crime fiction? Send us a tweet @hardcoverradio!

 

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This week, we’re discussing a video game franchise that has made a huge impact on popular culture: The Legend of Zelda!

 

Breath of the Wild, the newest game in the series, is one of the highest rated video games by critics and players alike!

 

Tweet us your favourite Zelda game or experience @hardcoverradio!

 

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We’re so excited to have Susan Holbrook on the show this week! Talking about everything from anagrams to what poetry is/ isn’t!

Photo: windsorstar.com

 

You can find her poetry collection, Throaty Wipes, through Coach House Books and Amazon.

 

Harmonica segment: Make a poem with shreds from a paper shredder! Tweet us what you find @hardcoverradio

 

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be published? Shawna Diane Partridge tells us all about it! From inspiration to burnout, Shawna gives us some insight about what being published is like.

 

You can find Shawna and her book Rule of Seconds on FacebookLatitude 46 Publishing or Chapters!

 

Today’s harmonica segment: tweet us your favourite first line! @hardcoverradio

 

100 episodes of Hardcover! It’s incredible to think about, and is only possible because of your support and encouragement. Thank you for listening!

For women’s week and for our 99th episode, we’re interviewing Carley Schweitzer, program director at CJAM 99.1 FM!

 

Check out Carley’s show Everything’s No Good!

 

Visit cjam.ca for information about upcoming events, a full program schedule, and volunteer opportunities!

 

Today’s harmonica segment: what are you listening to right now? Tweet at us @hardcoverradio

 

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Brittni’s hosting this week, interviewing Windsor poet and mother, Vanessa Shields!

 

You can find Vanessa through her website or on Facebook.

 

Come out for a night of women sharing their passion and experiences about all things creative!

 

Today’s Harmonica Segment: Vanessa wrote a poem on demand! So cool! Here it is:

 

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A comic that changed the way we think about the genre, Maus by Art Spiegelman is considered one of the most controversial as well as influential graphic novels.

 

Originally a serial released through Raw magazine, Maus was published in two parts (1986 and 1991) and was later collected into one book.

 

 

Art used mice and cats to represent the Jewish and German characters in Maus. However, this classification falls apart many times throughout the narrative, like in this panel, where the identity of the character is unclear.

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Harmonica segment: tell us about your favourite graphic novels @hardcoverradio!

 

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