A puzzle is never solved when a piece is missing. Nicholas Eames, K.J. Howe, and Emily Schultz talk about characters in search of the lost and unaccounted for with Wendy O’Brien. Hosted by David Bradford.
David Bradford is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph and the poetry editor for Knife|Fork|Book's chapbook imprint. He leads and curates the Slo-Po group reading series and his work has appeared in Lemon Hound, Prairie Fire and, most recently, in Toronto Lit Up's The Unpublished City. He is the author of Nell Zink is Damn Free (Blank Cheque Press, 2017) and Call Out (Knife|Fork|Book, 2017). He splits his time between Montreal and Toronto.
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.
K.J. Howe is the executive director of ThrillerFest, the annual conference of International Thriller Writers. A three-time Daphne du Maurier Award winner, she completed her MA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. She is an avid traveler who has raced camels in Jordan, surfed in Hawaii, and dived with the great whites in South Africa. She became fascinated by the kidnap and ransom (K&R) world after meeting Peter Moore, a British computer consultant who became the longest-held hostage in Iraq and the only person to survive of the five men who were taken that day. The Freedom Broker is her debut novel.
Wendy O’Brien is a Hamilton-based philosopher and avid reader. She is the host of By The Lake Book Club, sponsored by The Humber School for Writers and The City of Toronto, Bryan Prince Bookseller’s Interview Series and Bourbon & Books. She teaches at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning where she is currently working on a study of the concept of wonder.
Emily Schultz is the author of the best-selling novel The Blondes. It was named a finalist for the Trillium Book Award and selected by NPR and Kirkus for Best Books of the Year. She is the co-founder of the literary magazine Joyland. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Bustle, Vice, The Walrus, Black Warrior Review, and Prairie Schooner. Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, Schultz studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor. She currently lives in Brooklyn and works as a screenwriter. She presents Men Walking On Water.