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THE DEFENDER:  Melanie Case

Melanie Case wants to live in a world were tea is always hot, music is always playing and campfires never go out.
As a journalist, host and brand ambassador Melanie has had the opportunity to work with Corus Entertainment, NBC, Bell and is proud to have been nominated for the prestigious Rogers “Impression Awards” in 2 categories: Best On-Air Personality and Best Talk Show.

She has sailed the high seas promoting some of the world’s most luxurious brands, is a highly dynamic and positive force with over 12 years experience in media as both a TV and radio personality, writer, producer, videographer and has appeared in numerous commercials. A rare mix of small town warmth and honesty, with big city style and the energy to see things through. Melanie has interviewed Prime Ministers, rock stars, popular authors, musicians and sports stars.

Melanie also has an entrepreneurial streak as the owner and operator of a variety of businesses from aviation to media production and is a highly sought after speaker and host for large events. Melanie loves travel, visiting over 45 countries and still counting. Whether it’s travelling independently, sailing the seas on premium luxury cruise lines or slapping on the backpack and seeing where the wind takes her, Melanie has experiences and stories for it all.

 

THE BOOK: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

Meet Jared Martin: sixteen-year-old pot cookie dealer, smoker, drinker and son with the scariest mom ever. But Jared’s the pot dealer with a heart of gold–really. Compassionate, caring, and nurturing by nature, Jared’s determined to help hold his family together–whether that means supporting his dad’s new family with the proceeds from his baking or caring for his elderly neighbours. But when it comes to being cared and loved, Jared knows he can’t rely on his family. His only source of love and support was his flatulent pit bull Baby, but she’s dead. And then there’s the talking ravens and the black outs and his grandmother’s perpetual suspicion that he is not human, but the son of a trickster.