Episode 125 - Sharma Shields, THE CASSANDRA (recorded live February, 2019)
Village Books Presents: The Chuckanut Radio Hour
The Chuckanut Radio Hour has a predictably great show for you tonight. Award-winning Spokane author Sharma Shields discusses her novel, The Cassandra, with interviewer Claire McElroy-Chesson. The Chuckanut Radio Players deal with a Dooley who’s home alone in As the Ham Turns. Our musical guest tonight is Bellingham’s own Frank Sina—I mean, Tim Kraft. Our resident poet, Kevin Murphy brings his A-Game, well, his ABC-Game to the Poet’s Corner. Announcer, Rich Donnelly and hosts, Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert
In which we discuss her novel in progress (The Tower), how monsters often take human form, how we should never miss an opportunity to be kind, and how important it is to be loved by your fifth grade teacher.
Ep. 31/ Sharma Shields: Embracing your Darkest Story
Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton
Sharma Shields wants us all to get real about the things we've done, the mistakes we've made, and the people we are hoping to become. Her writing, including her highly acclaimed novels, The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, and the Cassandra, along with her award-winning short story collection, challenges readers to confront the most awful aspects of our society--sexual abuse, poverty, crimes against children, bullying, and environmental injustice. But, Sharma is equally as open with her own life story, including alcoholism and living with multiple sclerosis. Sitting down with her was sheer joy, complete honesty, and a loving openness. How can we be both things? Both dark and light? Listen in: