The Book Broads are Angela (“Marketing Mama”) Crocker, Kim (“Publicity Chick”) Plumley, & Peggy (“Grammar Geek”) Richardson. Together they write, speak and consult on publishing, marketing, social media and publicity in the world of books and ebooks.
I do not have the end of summer blues. Well, OK, maybe a aqua blue, but not a blue-blue. I will miss the kids when they head back to school. I will miss the on-the-go adventures that came over us in the afternoons. Heading to rivers, lakes, oceans and seeing friends.
Fall has it’s own rhythm and I enjoy it too. Lots of new projects coming up…. Word on the Street is around the corner and the new fall books get released. Heaven right there.
This summer I met a Nanaimo poet, named Kamal Parmar. I really enjoyed her words. She writes about her love of BC, The Prairies and her home of India. I liked how she had found all of her and put it into words. I am pleased that she did not stick to only Indian poems or poems of the Prairies and BC. I think the variety defines her. It is who she is and what she loves. That was very appealing to me and it was a joy to read her work.
I did a video interview with Kamal. We learn a lot about her past, how she started writing and more. I hope you enjoy it and the poem she reads. All about the end of summer.
The Word On The Street, or WOTS as it’s also known, was the subject of our most recent podcast. We promised to share Kim & Angela’s tips for enjoying this fabulous literary festival as both are seasoned WOTS attendees. From comfy shoes to a sturdy book bag, the Broads share their advice so everyone will have a great time at this free family event.
The Book Broads share their enthusiasm for The Word On The Street a free book and magazine festival – happening at Vancouver’s Library Square on Sunday, September 26, 2010. The will talk about promotion and marketing for writers – published or not – in the Peter Kaye Room at 1:45 pm.
BC’s own Sheri Radford is the author of the Penelope series of picture books for Lobster Press – Penelope and the Humongous Burp, Penelope and the Monsters, Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party, and more adventures still to be published. Sheri talks about her partnership with illustrator Christine Tripp, and her coincidental resemblance to Penelope herself.
Peggy Richardson spoke to Sheri at the Vancouver Public Library during The Word On The Street Festival on Sunday, September 27, 2009.
Who wouldn’t want to pick up a book called Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs? Novelist Robyn Harding turns her hand to non-fiction in an entertaining account of her family’s efforts to live a greener life. Kimberly Plumley interviewed Robyn at the Vancouver Public Library during The Word On The Street Book and Magazine Festival.
We were interviewing Lee Edward Fodi (stay tuned for the video interview in a couple of days) at Word on the Street, and as a children’s author, you’d expect him to understand kids. But we were so impressed with his keen grasp of the creative nature of children. And he has a cool hat!