Episode 5: The power of storytelling

Wonder Horse by Anita Daher, out now.

Hello listeners,

Episode 5 is here! In today’s episode, I chat with lovely Winnipeg author and actor Anita Daher about her book Wonder Horse, out this past spring (it’s precious).

I also give a reader’s confession – have you ever stayed up all night to finish a book? I certainly have! But I’ll admit, it doesn’t happen often anymore – who has time to pull an all-nighter just to finish a book? A lot of us don’t have the luxury of time, and sleep is in high demand…but sometimes, a book is just so good that it warrants a late-night reading marathon. Just wait until you hear my confession!

Lastly, I tease you with an upcoming contest, coming your way just in time for the holidays (hard to imagine, considering we don’t have any snow – no complaining here!). Stay tuned for instructions on how to enter and what’s in store.

Thanks so much for taking a listen. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or the Apple podcast app, give the Literally, Katrina Facebook page a like, follow me on Twitter @LitKatrina, and don’t forget to share this episode with your friends! The more booklovers I get to talk to, the better!

Episode 6 will be up in two weeks. Until then, happy reading!

Episode 4: Ordinary Moments Matter

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Hello listeners,

Episode 4 of the Literally, Katrina podcast is here! Huzzah. In today’s episode, I chat with Lesley Crewe, author of Amazing Grace. I also recommend two Halloween-y books for you to check out, as Halloween is just around the corner.

Let’s jump right in!

Here’s the trailer for Amazing Grace, available in stores now!

Thanks for taking a listen! If you have any questions/suggestions for future episodes, I’m all ears – send me a tweet, write in the comments below, or get at me on Facebook. I’d love to hear from you!

Episode 5 will be out November 9th. Until then, keep your eyes here for more fun bookish stuff!

Happy reading,

Episode 3: TBR


Hello readers,

I hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving and relaxing long weekend – I certainly did. In today’s podcast episode, we cover a lot of ground: I talk about which books are on my TBR (to-be-read) pile right now, I recommend a pre-election read (worth it!), I interview local author Armin Wiebe (also a former CreComm instructor!) and I announce the winner of the first ever Literally, Katrina book giveaway. What an exciting episode!

Thanks for listening to Episode 3 of the Literally, Katrina podcast! What’s on your TBR pile? What should I read next? Comment below, send me a tweet, or get at me on Facebook with your recommendations! I love hearing from you.

If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Literally, Katrina podcast on iTunes or the Apple Podcast App –  feel free to give me a rating, too (5 stars would be awesome!). Ratings help boost the visibility of the podcast – the more booklovers I can talk to, the better!

Episode 4 will be out on October 26th – until then, happy reading!


Episode 2: Poetic Storytelling

Photo by Miranda Lynn Photography.
Photo by Miranda Lynn Photography.

Hello listeners!

There are lots of exciting things in store for you in Episode 2! We start off with a recap of the Thin Air, the Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival (I hope you got a chance to attend an event this past week!). We also hear from Mike Johnston, member of the Winnipeg Poetry Slam Team about poetry as a powerful form of storytelling – my sister makes a surprise guest appearance!

Make sure you listen straight to the end of the episode, because that’s where you’ll learn about how to enter to win a copy of Elizabeth Hay’s new book His Whole Life.

Next week, I interview Manitoba author (and former CreComm instructor!) Armin Wiebe about his new book Armin’s Shorts, out now. I’ll also be announcing the winner of our very first book giveaway!

Thanks for listening and happy reading,

Episode 1: The Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival

Hello readers and listeners!

I am so excited to release the very first episode in the Literally, Katrina podcast series!

In today’s episode, I chat with Charlene Diehl, Director of the Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival – Thin Air 2015 – as well as Méira Cook, one of Winnipeg’s own authors who will be speaking at multiple events during the festival to promote her new novel Nightwatching and poetry book Monologue Dogs. Thin Air is launching this Friday, September 18th – exciting things will be happening!

For more info on the festival (schedule, events, authors, etc.,), make sure to check out the Thin Air website – I’ll also be doing some blogging on the site leading up to and during the festival, so definitely head over there and take a peek!

Be sure to subscribe to the Literally, Katrina blog for updates and podcast episodes! You can also find the podcast on iTunes (coming soon!). Follow me on Twitter @LitKatrina and like the Literally, Katrina page on Facebook for more bookish fun. Thanks for listening!

Happy reading,