Episode 131 – Thanks for the Inspiration: Todd Anderson

In this solo “thanks for the inspiration” episode, Mark reflects on how Todd Anderson was an important colleague whose influence, mentorship, and leadership resulted in a critical shift in his career.

Todd Anderson in front of an Espresso Book Machine at U of A
Todd in Banff

Prior to the main segment, Mark shares a personal update, some comments from recent episodes, and a word from this episode’s sponsor, Findaway Voices.

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Mark (2nd from left) and Todd (4th from left) participating in Alternative Futures for What we Currently call Publishing

Links of Interest:

Todd and Mark in Kingston, ON – Jan 2011

Thanks for the Inspiration is a type of show that appears from time to time in the regular schedule for this podcast.

As writers, we often absorb elements from the world, the places, and the people around us. We observe, we ask questions, we speculative, we listen, we watch, we feel, and we write so much of that down which gets re-integrated, like some sort of sausage creation, into the stories and words and worlds we share with our readers.

Thanks for the Inspiration episodes are an attempt to acknowledge and say thanks to the people, places, and things that have helped to either feed the muse, or perhaps just to feed the very soul and makeup of the writer behind that writing.

The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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