A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to talk to the amazing Derek Newman-Stille about my horror novel, Town & Train, for his show, Speculating Canada, on Trent Radio. Newman-Stille is a thoughtful and thought-provoking interviewer who truly gave my first book a close read. I was lucky to be on the show and came away with more to think about than before I called in.
If you want to hear the show, it is now archived online here.
It is an hour long, so don't feel you have to listen to all of the exchange if you don't have time or inclination. But, for those who are interested, I do delve into the inspiration for the novel and its creation, as well as the various drafts I wrote. I feel that Derek really understands what I am trying to accomplish in the novel, between examing a cross-section of small town life in 1990, to closeted characters enduing agony, to being 17 and craving adventure of any kind outside of your suburban surroundings.