Rebecca Jin interviews Cheryl Mahaffy

 The Multifacetedness of a Writer: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities An occasional teacher, avid traveller, and accomplished writer with forty years of professional experience, Cheryl Mahaffy illustrates the value of versatility in writing. She has a diverse body of work, including periodicals, books, magazines, annual reports, and has a multitude of strong ties to her community. […]

CSL Assignment Loven (JingHang) Wu interview with Jock Mackenzie

The Journey of writing       The writer that I interviewed is called Jock Mackenzie. He is of Scottish descent but was born in Canada so he speaks English and a bit of French. He worked as an experienced language arts teacher, Vice Principal and Principal with RDPSD (Red Deer Public School District) for […]

Cassandra Paterson’s Interview of Gunnilla Nilsson

Gunnilla Nilsson is a 46 year old writer from Athabasca, Alberta. She has published her master’s thesis in Forest Economics at the University of Alberta, but has now shifted her interests to creative writing. Discovering that creative writing was her true passion took some time for Gunnilla. Following her student life, she worked in the […]

Melissa Budinski Interview with Jenna Butler

Jenna Butler realized early, that living on and writing about the land would be an important aspect of her life. Butler is a travel and eco-criticism writer as well as an academic writer and professor. Not only is she a writer and teacher, but she and her husband have built an off-grid organic farm. In […]

Shuyu Li interviews Ellen Kartz

Ellen Kartz is an active writer who was born and raised in Edmonton. She has a BA from the University of Calgary and an MFA from UBC. Ellen writes mainly poetry and creative notification. Ellen worked with and for the Edmonton Poetry Festival for many years as a volunteer coordinator, funding and board member. Currently, […]

Jake Stephenson Ken Kroes CSL Interview

Ken Kroes is an author from Calgary, Alberta. He has a diverse background in agriculture and has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Ken mostly writes about real-world problems and the critical thinking often required to solve them, mostly focusing on topics such as sustainability, climate change, and environmentalism. Ken has written an eco-fiction series, Percipience, […]

Interview of Kim Mannix by Lucyna Ma

Lucyna Ma   Enrich One’s Writing with Personal Experiences (Feat. Kim Mannix) Kim Mannix is a Canadian poet and fiction writer who has lived in seven cities before settling in Sherwood Park. Her work has been featured on a number of literary journals including Soliloquies Anthology, Poetry Is Dead, Gnarled Oak, Ekphrastic and more. Kim’s […]

Interview of Stephen Mackisoc, by Emily Twele

Stephen Mackisoc is an emerging Indie writer from Chestermere, Alberta. With a degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a master’s certificate in leadership and management, he mainly works in the Oil and Gas industry; specifically in management and sales. Stephen has taken advantage of the recent downturn in the industry, and has used it as […]

Interview of Dr. Robert Runte by McGill Casault

Influences and Changes in Modern Writing; An Interview with Dr. Robert Runté Dr. Robert Runté is a decorated editor, reviewer, presenter, and author with work that spans both education and entertainment. He left his position as a professor of sociology at the University of Lethbridge to pursue freelance editing and writing full time. Dr. Runté […]

Bijal Patel interview with Garry Ryan

CSL Blog I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of interviewing Garry Ryan, a Canadian award winning writer based out of Calgary, Alberta. Garry has written the Detective Lane Series which consists of 10 books. He focuses on writing adult fiction, historical fiction and mystery novels. I was interested in Garry’s because I was […]