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Ottawa podcasters talk kidlit

Quillblog plays social convener today by introducing our book-loving readers to some book-loving podcasters with whom you may not be acquainted. Just One More Book is a thrice-weekly podcast created by an Ottawa couple, Andrea Ross and Mark Blevis, in which they discuss their favourite children’s books. The parents of two daughters, the couple hopes to build a resource for parents looking for good children’s books and an interactive community of interested children’s lit fans.

Just One More Book launched in July 2006 and already has an extensive author archive. Earlier this year, the couple was interviewed by Literary Safari and explained how they created their podcast:

Mark started Podcasting in 2005 and quickly became engulfed in the hobby. Some time later, his passion for Podcasting turned into the equivalent of a second and third job, and in June 2006 we attended the Podcasters Across Borders conference in Kingston, Ontario (Canada); an event attended by similarly passionate hobbyists. At this point, Andrea, a long-time kidlit enthusiast, decided that it was either “get a Podcast or get a divorce.” Just One More Book launched in July 2006 – an obvious marriage of two passions.The challenge was to find a way to work the recording into a normal and sustainable routine. Since our morning ritual was to catch-up with each other over a coffee after dropping our daughters off at school and before going our separate ways to work, we decided to build our recording into our routine and focus our coffee time on discussing a great children’s book from our own collection.