Laverne Stewart (P1): Author, Journalist (Community & Culture)
In this episode we discuss Ms. Stewart’s shift from journalism to novel writing. She dives immediately into how the novel Coven of the Soul Sisters just appeared, and how the novel “just came out”. The clarity of purpose in writing emerges in this story, and in her telling of how she wrote Haunted Heart which is set in Saint John, NB. Ms. Stewart shares her experience of shifting from journalism for 30 years into the different world of novel writing. Extremely powerful is Lavern’s account of Healing after Homicide: The Jackie Clark Story about a child abduction and murder in Fredericton and the emotional impact fifteen years later when Ms. Stewart decided to tell the story.
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Laverne Stewart, best—selling author of non—fiction titles Angels and the Afterlife , and Healing After Homicide , first turned her hand to fiction with Haunted Heart , an historical romance novel set in past and present periods in her hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With Coven, she further explores the realm of fiction and the supernatural. The critically acclaimed author is also a former award—winning career journalist of 30 years, with major newspapers, radio and CTV television.