Edmonton mystery author Cheryl Kaye Tardif
will be appearing in the reality TV writing competition 'A Total Write-Off'
, hosted by award-winning stand-up comic and writer, Barbara North
, and produced by Panacea Entertainment.
During this grueling competition teams of authors and writers will be pitted against each other to write short stories based on live audience participation. It is a mix of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Just for Laughs.
Filming is expected to commence in October.
Cheryl is the author of The River
, Divine Intervention
and the upcoming 2007 Kunati Books release Whale Song
, an expanded special edition of her 2003 debut. A few months ago she entered the 3-Day Novel contest that was produced by Book TV. She was not selected to participate. So she entered 'A Total Write-Off', expecting the result to be the same.
When she received the call that she had been accepted, she was stunned, honored, excited and terrified at the same time. Now that the news has settled in, she feels confident. Years ago, when she operated a dayhome, she played the same kind of game with her dayhome children, asking them to throw out words, occupations, names etc. so she could write a story for them.
The competition will be produced by Panacea Entertainment for Book Television, Access-The Education Station and Canadian Learning Television. More information on the competition to follow at a later date.