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Episode 11: Cale Atkinson Talks about his love of ghosts which led him to Sir Simon
Writing the Coast: BC and Yukon Book Prizes Podcast
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:In this episode, host Megan Cole talks to Cale Atkinson about his children's book Sir Simon: Super Scarer. In addition to hearing about where the inspiration for Sir Simon came from, they also discuss the challenges of writing a moral in a children's book and who Cale writes for when he's approaching a new picture bookABOUT CALE ATKINSON:Cale Atkinson is an illustrator and animator living lakeside with his family in Kelowna, British Columbia. His work can be found in children’s books, including To the Sea, which he wrote and illustrated, animated shorts, television and games. If he had to choose, Cale would probably want a hippogriff as a pet, to go on adventures and solve mysteries with. Or maybe just a goldfish…ABOUT MEGAN COLE:Megan Cole is a writer based in Powell River, British Columbia. She also works at the Powell River Public Library as the teen services coordinator where she gets to combine her love for books and writing with a love for her community. Megan has worked as a freelance journalist and is working on a memoir which tackles themes of gender and mental health. Find out more about Megan at megancolewriter.comABOUT THE PODCAST:The BC and Yukon Podcast, tentatively titled *Writing the Coast*, is a recorded series of conversations, readings, and insights into the work of the writers, illustrators, and creators whose books are nominated for the annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. We'll also check in on people in the writing community who are supporting books, writers and readers every day. The podcast is produced and hosted by Megan Cole.
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