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Time for the Fair Episode 9

nametag adapted from emlebemle on flickr


In this week’s episode, we discover what’s up with Aunt Sue and all those names.


The story so far is read by podcaster, cartoonist, and author Daniele Rossi from Stuttering is Cool.

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Now, It’s Time for the Fair…

Time For the Fair Episode 8

cc Andrew Dunn via WikimediaThe Story So Far this week is read by Douglas Mumphrey, independent author of the Hunter’s Navy science fiction series.


Time for the Fair Episode 7

This is a photograph taken by Jesse Munroe (ExPlaceLover). It shows the Princes' Gate, the traditional entry to Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario.


Happy New Year to all and welcome to 2015.  In this episode Billy explores more of the fair in 1978.  The Story so far is read by Lisa Hendey who is an author, podcaster, and founder of  She reads a short passage from her newest book, The Grace of Yes.  As an added bonus, I play Catholic Nerd rockers, Popple performing an impromptu theme song for the Grace of Yes.


Time for the Fair Episode 6


The Story So Far this week is read by Joel D Canfield, a writer and musician who I first met online through February Album Writing Month when I heard his beautiful song Into Town .  I open the podcast with it.


When I was considering doing Nanowrimo with my daughter I read his ebook, Getting Your Book Out of the Someday Box and it helped to inspire me to write this story.    Check out his newest mystery novel, A Long Hard Look.

In this week’s episode of Time for the fair, Billy meets a boy his age named Bobby who is wearing identical clothing. As the boys hang out, Billy finds out that they have more in common than he could imagine.  … and Billy gets to ride on the Flyer Roller Coaster.

Time for the Fair Episode 5


The Story So Far this week is by Canadian Author and Podcaster, Mark Blevis who stops by to plug his new book, TOUCH: Five Factors to Growing and Leading a Human Organization, co-written with Tod Maffin.

In this week’s episode, Billy starts to learn the difference between magic and illusion.

Now, It’s time for the fair…

Episode 4 – Time for the Fair


This week, Billy watches some amazing shows at the CNE including one of my favorites.

Thanks to the listeners who have been commenting on facebook and twitter.  The story so far is read by Shane Shennan, a podcasting poet from southern Ontario.  You can find his archived poetry and podcasts on  I also play one of his poems, Uncommon Senses from his 2009 podcast of exerpts from his book, Desiring to Touch Sky

Episode 3- Time for the Fair

By Svetlana Grechkina (Flickr: Canada's Wonderland) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsIn this week’s episode, Billy finally arrives at the CNE grounds and starts to explore the fairgrounds.

This week, The Story So Far is read by Steven Wesley Guiles from  Bonus music is NewCoolNow playing a cover of Snow by the Innocence Mission.


Episode 2- Time for the Fair

By Nels P Olsen [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsThis week, The Story So Far is read by my daughter SJ.  As I type this, SJ is writing the last few hundred words of her still untitled Nanowrimo 2014 novel which she is posting unedited to her Wattpad account as she has been writing them. Talk about flying without a net. Last Monday, she was the featured artist at the monthly HUB for Arts and Culture gathering at the Midland Cultural Centre.  As a bonus, I included the audio of her reading from chapter 1 of her new novel at the HUB.

As promised, the podcast is now available in the podcast directory on the iTunes store.

In this week’s episode, Billy gets ready to go to the fair… in style.


Time For the Fair Chapter 1


After a little over a year of alternating preparations and procrastination, here are the first two chapters of my original podcast novel, Time for the Fair.

I will be releasing an episode weekly for about 5 months. You can follow along by visiting or you can subscribe to the story in iTunes or your favorite podcatcher at Hopefully, I should have a listing in the iTunes podcast directory by next week. Starting next week, I will have guest authors read a brief recap of ‘The Story So Far’ and feature promos for some great indie fiction.

I welcome any feedback or volunteers to read, ‘The Story So Far’ in the comments on the blog, or send an email to

In this week’s episode we meet Billy MacCauley, his father Robert, his Aunt Sue, and his grandfather Pops. The family is grieving the loss of Billy’s mother to cancer the previous spring. Billy wants to bring a bit of normal family life for one day.

Settle into your favorite chair now, It’s Time for the Fair…

Stay tuned…

TimefortheFairCover1Last year, my 13 year old daughter challenged me to write a novel in 30 days for NaNoWriMo.   We had a wonderful month of writing side by side, and both of us completed our first novels.   Over the past year, I’ve been working on polishing and recording my podcast novel, Time for the Fair.  It is a time travel fantasy about family, loss, grief, being 13, and going to the Fair.

This winter, I will be podcasting the story, one chapter a week from this site.

To whet your appetite, here is a promo for the podcast.

It has been one hell of a summer for Billy MacCauley . His mom died from cancer in May. His dad has drifted away, drowning in his own grief. His grandfather, Pops, has forgotten almost everything and everybody he ever knew. And his Aunt Sue has moved into their lives trying to pick up all the pieces.

For just one day, all Billy wants is to be a normal 13 year old boy and have one perfect day at the fair with his family. He ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now all he wants is to go home to his family.

Time for the Fair is an original podcast novel by Sean McGaughey. You can find it at