For a writer, Shameless Self-Promotion is the name of the game. On this page you’ll find links to reviews and interviews about my writing. If you need a bio or pictures of me for press-related purposes, please go here.
That Forgetful Shore got an honourable mention in the Arts East Top 10 Atlantic Canadian Books of 2011.
That Forgetful Shore was listed as one of Chad Pelley’s “Hot Reads for Cold Winter Nights” in The Telegram, December 2011.
Forgetful Shore a Study of Friendship over Decades, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, January 15, 2012. Review and interview by Megan Power.
Atlantic Books Today, Holiday edition 2011. Review of That Forgetful Shore by Sharon Hunt
One of my favourite radio interviewers, Leigh Anne Power, did a wonderful interview on the CBC Central Morning Show with me. You can hear the interview starting at about 12:00 into the program here.
“A World of Words,” Arts East, December 10, 2011. Review and interview by Stephen Patrick Clare.
“An enduring work of fiction …” The Compass, October 2011. Review of That Forgetful Shore and interview by Burton Janes.
“Fast Friends,” The Telegram, October 29, 2011. Review by Joan Sullivan.
“New Novel by Bestselling Newfoundland Author,” SaltyInk, September 2011. Interview by Chad Pelley.
“Newfoundland’s New York Connection,” Halifax Chronicle-Herald, August 2009. Review and interview by Sharon Hunt.
Interview on CBC Morning Show, Corner Brook, July 28, 2009. Click here for an mp3 of my on-air interview with Dorothy King.
“Can’t Sing, but Writes Really Well,” The Western Star, July 2009. Reviewer Darrell Squires calls By the Rivers of Brooklyn “a deft and impressive work of fiction in which the prose style is spare — controlled and assured” — and also shares a few tidbits he learned from reading my blog.
“All Roads Lead to Home,” The Telegram, July 2009. Reviewer Joan Sullivan reflects on the concept of “home” and what it means for the characters in By the Rivers of Brooklyn, and she calls my writing “deft and enjoyable.” The Telegram doesn’t put its book reviews online so I’ve copied this here on my site.
Interview on CBC Radio’s Weekend Arts Magazine, June 2009. Angela Antle was the excellent interviewer for this feature, which aired just after the release of By the Rivers of Brooklyn.
Memorial University of Newfoundland website, June 2009. “Education Grad Continues the Literary Life.” A feature by Heidi Wicks about the release of By the Rivers of Brooklyn.
“A Summer Read You Won’t Want to Put Down,” The Telegram, June 2009: Mini-Review of By the Rivers of Brooklyn in Shirley Newhook’s column “The Hectic Pace.”
By the Rivers of Brooklyn book review, June 2009 by Katrina Stonoff of “Stone Soup” blog.
Canadian Adventist Messenger, Feb. 2009 Trudy Morgan-Cole: Profile of an Adventist Writer. Click the link to go to the front page of this online edition: from there you can go to the article itself. I was interviewed for this article by the lovely and talented Lori Macdonald who did a great job of making me sound half-sensible.
Me on TV!! Two interviews I did for Hope Channel’s “Between the Lines” about my Biblical fiction. These clips show part of each interview, not the whole show. The first is about the book Esther: A Story of Courage. Samuel Thomas is the interviewer.
The next interview deals with Deborah and Barak.
Progressive Adventism Interview, February 2007 Julius Nam interviewed me on his blog about my career as a Seventh-day Adventist writer.
Victoria Glendinning’s Globe and Mail review of The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson, January 2006 I was honoured to have a writer I admire as much as Victoria Glendinning (author of a recent popular biography of Jonathan Swift) review my novel when it was first released. Though it’s definitely a “mixed review” with things she liked and things she didn’t like, she did give it serious attention — and she called it “highly readable”! Sadly, the review seems to be less readable online without a globeandmail.com membership, so I have reprinted it here on my site.
Vancouver Sun review/interview on The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson, January 2006 Sara O’Leary did a really fun phone interview with me and published this nice review. It’s no longer available online so I’ve posted it here on my site.
Evening Telegram Interview, March 2004 Written by my friend Danette Dooley after The Violent Friendship had been accepted by Penguin Books.
WANL “Word” Interview, Mar/April 2004 The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland was kind enough to include me in their monthly profiles of local writers. Fellow Writers’ Guild member Annie Ferncase wrote this interview — unfortunately, there are some problems with the page as it appears on-line, but the gist of the interview is there.