The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show, 100.5 FM, August 15, at 1:30 pm PST welcomes S.D. Nicholson with his new book : Mischief and Mayhem: Part One of The Faerlands Chronicles [May 24, 2019, Kohler Books, by author S. D. Nicholson, is a dark fantasy for adults that will sweep them away to a more magical land.
S.D. spoke about the importance of writers trusting their instinct and following it instead of discounting it. He chose to create a series for adults to help them escape from everyday reality and perhaps to give them hope. It was a fascinating interview and we heard from a number of listeners that were interested.
Mischief and Mayhem follows protagonist Ophelia Maplewood on a twisted journey through the realm of the Faers. After lying dormant for centuries, a dark presence awakens. While malicious forces quietly stir in the southern nation of the Meadows, Ophelia, along with her companions from the Woodland Scouts, set out into the darkness. Soon, they find new strength and allies in the north – along with an unexpected human. Joining Ophelia and her Scouts may be his only means to salvation, as he quickly discovers what little understanding of the hidden worlds surrounding his own he really has. Will their journey bring balance to the homeland and prevent chaos from spreading to the other realms? Only time will tell.
In an interview, Nicholson spoke on :
-His inspiration behind writing Mischief and Mayhem
-His writing process
-What is next in terms of the series?
-Why he decided to not write the popular genre fantasy YA, and aim at adults instead.
-The process of creating a whole new “world” – tips for other fantasy writers.
know! More at www.sdnicholson.com and on Facebook and Instagram. Buy the first of the series at:
Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show welcomed the talented Sheilla Foster and her Lighthearted Limericks book (World Poetry Publishing on CFRO 100.5 FM at 1:10 pm PST, August 8. Tech Victor Schwartzman and host Ariadne Sawyer took turns reading the special limericks and commenting on them. The book was beautifully illustrated by young elementary school artists. Listeners delighted in the limericks with several mentioning that they were interested in writing their own.
Also on the show, host Ariadne Sawyer, spoke about the new World Poetry Worldwide Peace initiative starting on September first. A new story by Sharon Rowe was also read. Music by Laura Kelsey with her new CD which will be featured on the radio show August 22.
Sheilla Foster was born in Edmonton, Alberta where it snows a lot in winter and is very hot in summer. She moved to Vancouver, BC when she was 16. After graduating from high school, she worked for a short while as a switchboard operator. Later she became a truck driver for the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service which allowed her to travel all over B.C. At that time she gained a pilot’s license .
Sheilla is married and has three grown sons. After her son’s were older, she started teaching night school which she did until she was 75. She started writing Limericks when she was 80 and became the World Poetry New Westminster Queen of Limericks.
An example from the book:
“There is a quick little brown wren. Who learned to write rhymes with a pen. In case you don’t know it. She is an excellent poet. Who is published in books now and then.”
Source: Lighthearted Limericks by Shiella Foster.
Written by Ariadne Sawyer, MA. World Poetry Canada International.
Ariadne’s Notes: On August 1, the World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM with host and producer Ariadne Sawyer, super tech Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer Sharon Rowe; celebrated the e-poet Paramananda Mahanta from India with his opening poem.