Spooky Student Stories (Halloween Special Episode)

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A special Halloween episode featuring 5 spooky stories written by students aged 11-17, including a terrifying musical awakening, a horrifying futuristic drug, a demonic yoga class, a pizza you don’t want to order, and a phone call you don’t want to answer. PG. Let the kids listen in.

A transcript of this episode and audio are available at CabinTales.ca.

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Picture a Story: Interviews with Illustrators

Featuring interviews with five Canadian illustrators about creating narratives in words and pictures. Featuring guest author-illustrators Peggy Collins, Katherine Battersby, Farida Zaman, Christine Tripp, and Chris Jones. 45 minute. All ages.

To listen to this special episode of my Cabin Tales Podcast, visit CabinTales.ca or the podcast host Podbean.

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Author Interviews about Tension (Episode 5.5)

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Interviews with Canadian children’s and YA authors on the subject of tension and how to make a reader turn the page. With guest authors Kate Inglis, Lisa Dalrymple, David McArthur, Jeff Szpirglas, and Marty Chan. Hosted by Catherine Austen. 40 minutes. All ages. Read More

Squirm (Episode 5: Tension)

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A “telling tales” episode about how to build tension in fiction, with stories, excerpts, and prompts. Featuring guest authors Lena Coakley, Sarah Raughley, and Don Cummer. 45 minutes. PG. Read More

Author Interviews about Plotting (Episode 4.5)

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Featuring guest authors Cary Fagan, Philippa Dowding, Raquel Rivera, Ishta Mercurio, and Kari-Lynn Winters, talking about plotting—how and when they plot, how they feel about tormenting characters with obstacles, and what they recommend to those who want to improve their own plotting. Read More

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