I Value Canadian Stories—The Podcast
You've read their books. Now Listen to their voices.
Season One of a new series highlighting the work, the creative habits and unique perspectives of Canadian children and young adult authors. Listen in as 15 unique writers talk about what sparks their imaginations, tips for young authors and their take on the Canadian narrative.

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Norma Charles

Canadian author, Norma Charles, has 21 books to her name, including Runner, Last Chance Island and Run, Maro, Run. Her latest is Tree Muskateers and its that book that grounds our conversation into Norma’s writing life, tips for young writers and a…

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Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is an author and an illustrator who, among others, has worked with Judy Blume and Michael Ian Black. Debbie’s vibrant and generous personality shine forth in what she offers the public, and in what she offers in this conversation….

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Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester is a Canadian author, illustrator and broadcaster. In this conversation, we set out to explore all three. We’ll allow you to be the judge of how well we did or how far we got.

A delightful discussion of live radio, treehouses,…

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Arthur Slade

Arthur Slade was born in Moose Jaw and raised on a ranch in Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan. With two miles between neighbours and even more into the nearest town, Arthur talks about how the vast space he was afforded impacted his imagination an his…

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Joel A Sutherland

So, are you one of those readers that likes to be frightened or even scared out of you boots? Whether it’s sitting around a campfire at night or hiding under the covers with a flashlight at night, Canadian author Joel A. Sutherland is the writer for…

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Kenneth Oppel

Award-winning Canadian author, Kenneth Oppel joins us today to speak about his current work, his life as a writer and his perspective on the importance of Canadian stories.

Kenneth Oppel is the author of The Airborn Trilogy, The Silverwing Series…

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S. K.  Ali

Today on the podcast, I’m happy to welcome highly acclaimed writer, story lover and story teller S. K. Ali. Many listeners will know Sajidah for “Saints and Misfits”, but we were thrilled to find out that, pandemic lock downs notwithstanding, her…

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Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones writes a lot, and does so across a number of categories: picture books, novels for children, young adults and adults. He’s written for CBC’s Fraggle Rock and has even penned a children’s musical and the libretto for an opera.

But as…

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Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is a highly acclaimed author for young readers. Three of his young adult novels, Way to Go, Tag Along, and Keep This to Yourself, were chosen for the ALA Rainbow List, in 2013, 2014 and 2020.

In this conversation, we talk about the…

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Darren Groth

Darren Groth is an award-winning YA author, born in Australia and currently living in Vancouver. His novels include include ‘Kindling’ and the acclaimed YA works, ‘Are You Seeing Me?’ and ‘Munro vs. the Coyote’.

In this conversation, we discuss the…

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