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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Today, we’re interviewing Windsor author, Christopher Canniff!



You can find his book, Poor Man’s Galapagos, on Amazon or on his website.



Check out Christopher’s events on October 24th and November 1st. Visit his website for more information!


#HarmonicaSegment: Write about your experience in another country and tweet us about @hardcoverradio


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P.S. – Just realized we never explained the title for today’s episode. “Twig” is in reference to the smaller branches of the Canadian Author’s Association.

Today we’re talking poetry with Windsor writer Mary Ann Mulhern!



Mary Ann Mulhern with Rob Stewart, Grant Monroe and Percy Hatfield in wonderful Biblioasis.


You can read more about Mary Ann and her work at Black Moss Press.


This week’s Harmonica Segment: write a poem based on a news headline and share with us @hardcoverradio!


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Today we’re talking about Young Adult fiction with Windsor author, Elizabeth J. M. Walker!



She Dreamed of Dragons is available through Windsor-based publisher, Mirror World.



Elizabeth’s short story, “The Sea Rider,” was recently published in Realms YA magazine!


Currently, Elizabeth is working on a wordless graphic novel with Australian artist Nicholas Beckett. Beckett has previously illustrated two of Elizabeth’s short stories, The Maze and The Boy Who Owned the Forestwhich are both published in zine format.

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Find Elizabeth J. M. Walker on Facebook and Goodreads.


Or, you can meet Elizabeth at her upcoming book signing at Crafters Plus on July 25https://www.facebook.com/events/1423201758006045/


Mirror World is organizing a Local Author and Artists Festival on Saturday, September 26 at the WFCU Centre. They are still looking for people to sign up: local authors, performing artists, or craft vendors. Check out their website for more information! http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/laaf


Today’s Harmonica Segment: tweet us your favourite YA or New Adult novel, or read one and tell us what you think about it @hardcoverradio


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We’re very excited to air an interview with Governor General’s Award-winning Ontario poet, Phil Hall!


Author of Killdeer and an upcoming book by Flat Singles Press, Phil Hall is known for his essays and poems and has represented Canada internationally.



Joseph LaBine is the managing editor of Flat Singles Press and is our off-site interviewer this week!


Flat Singles Press is a resurrected small press originally founded by Phil Hall. Flat Singles publishes poems online as well as printing full books of poetry. You can follow them on Twitter @Flat_Singles!



Our Harmonica Challenge for you this week: go outside and read a poem! You can tweet us about it @hardcoverradio!


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We’re talking about fiction and Windsor with local author Alexander Zelenyj!


Author of Songs for the Lost, Experiments At 3 Billion A.M., Ballads To The Burning Twins: The Complete Song Lyrics Of The Deathray Bradburys, and Black Sunshine.


Alexander’s most recent book, Songs for the Lost, is available through Eibonvale Press, your local Chapters, or at Juniper Books!


Check out excepts, releases, and other cool things Alexander’s working on at http://alexanderzelenyj.com/!


We’re going to leave you with a link to the entire Iron Maiden album this episode is named after. Thanks for listening!

Title: 'Early Years' DVD Images Artist: Iron Maiden Photographer: Ross Halfin Date: 01 October 2004 Copyright: Iron Maiden Holdings