Sarah Bailey, Nicholas Eames, Alison Pick and Nicholas Power write in different genres. What makes thriller, nonfiction and poetry their favourite form of expression? Moderated by Sue Carter and hosted by Amy Jones.
Sarah Bailey has fifteen years of experience in the advertising industry and is currently a director at creative projects company Mr Smith. Her first novel is The Dark Lake from Allen & Unwin. She is working on her second book, a sequel to The Dark Lake, due out in 2018. Sarah lives in Melbourne, Australia and has two young sons.
Sue Carter is the editor-in-chief at Quill & Quire and book columnist at Metro News. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, Reader’s Digest and Canadian Art among other publications.
Nicholas Eames was born to parents of infinite patience and unstinting support in Wingham, Ontario. Though he attended college for theatre arts, he gave up acting to pursue the infinitely more attainable profession of 'epic fantasy novelist.' Kings of The Wyld is his first novel. Nicholas loves black coffee, neat whiskey, the month of October and video games.
Amy Jones won the 2006 CBC Literary Prize for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2005 Bronwen Wallace Award. She is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC, and her fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. Her debut collection of stories, What Boys Like, was the winner of the 2008 Metcalf-Rooke Award and a finalist for the 2010 ReLit Award.
Alison Pick was the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award winner for the most promising young writer in Canada. She has published three acclaimed volumes of poetry, and her first novel, The Sweet Edge, was a Globe and Mail "Best Book". Her second novel, Far to Go, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, won the Canadian Jewish Award for Fiction, and was named a "Top Ten of 2010" book by the Toronto Star and NOW Magazine. It was also published internationally to acclaim. Her memoir, Between Gods, was published internationally, was a finalist for the BC National Award for Nonfiction, a Globe and Mail "Best Book" of 2014, and a national bestseller. She presents Strangers With The Same Dream.
Nicholas Power is a founding member of the Meet the Presses literary collective, and has performed with the storytelling duo The Wordweavers and the sound poetry ensemble Alexander’s Dark Band. As part of the River Poets he has read along the Don, the Humber, lost rivers and wild places. His works include Melancholy Scientist, The Boneshaker Anthology, wells, a modest device, a wrinkle in the mind and No Poems. He has been editing and publishing with his own Gesture Press for 30 years.