About

Fireside Stories from Lake WhaddyathinkImean is a fresh, funny take on life in cottage country.               

Feisty, big-hearted, Maybelle Morton broadcasts her home-grown radio show from a hilltop cottage in Lake W where wild and wacky stories ensue with her friends:  Vilma Yuccch, Officer Stanley Penelope McBottom, Twindle Mumbly, Beanpole Starkman and Sybil Beaucannon-Hughes. Oh, and her pet bear, Bogart, who has a genius IQ, a mad crush on Lindsay Lohan, and knows all of George Carlin’s comedy routines.           

Honored by the National Community Radio Association (NCRA) for Programming Excellence, Fireside Stories from Lake WhaddyathinkImean, now into its 4th year on 100.9 Canoe FM — is written, directed, and produced by ACTRA award-winning writer, Jerelyn Craden; co-produced and engineered by Nick Bronson — and features the voices of:  Tim Nicholson, Caryl Miller, John Miller, Nick Bronson, and Jerelyn Craden.

The Column:  Maybelle’s Fireside Stories is the popular spin-off of the radio show published in the Haliburton Echo and Cottage Times.  It’s Maybelle unplugged sharing stories about all things “cottage life” plus everything else under the sun.

The eBook:  Maybelle’s Cure For What Ails You is a compilation of 21 of the Best of Maybelle’s Fireside Stories.  Full of laughs, heart-tugging moments, and insights about cottage life, friendship, the ukulele craze, holograms, aging, social media, fashion, broken hips, freezing pipes, living and dying, inukshuks and more.

What Listeners are saying:  “Fireside Stories is pure perfection. Funny, funny, funny!” — Amira Cuttler, FountainHills, AZ “What a hoot! Fireside Stories is a very funny, well-produced show.  I want to hear more from Maybelle Morton and the gang.” — Mary Trainor, Toronto, ON; “I love Fireside Stories and listen regularly online.” — Dale MacKay, Orillia, ON; “Fireside Stories is absolutely hilarious. You’ve got a definite hit on your hands. — Annie Miniscloux, Bangkok, Thailand; “Inventive. Funny. Great radio!” — Vern Kennedy, Toronto, ON

What Maybelle’s eBook readers are saying: “Craden’s stories are funny, touching and smart….some with interesting wisdom tossed in. What Ails You is a great escape into the world of Lake Whaddyathinkimean with Maybelle and her colorful, big-hearted friends and her grassroots wisdom that rings true everytime. Must read and enjoy! I did.” — J. Zetzer, West Hollywood, CA

“I thoroughly enjoyed all 21 stories in “Maybelle’s Cure For What Ails You”. What a pleasure to read. Maybelle is funny, feisty, and wise. The interplay with her friends in Lake WhaddyathinkImean was fun too. I also loved Jerelyn Craden’s novel, “Vessie Flamingo Outshining the Moon” when I read it a couple of years ago. I recommend it to my friends..a fun story with many laugh out loud moments. It was a happy discovery to come upon this new compilation of short stories that she penned as Maybelle Morton. On a side note, for me I also liked that it was short stories because sometimes when I’m busy, it’s fun to just read one or two. Great stories Ms. Craden, keep up the good work. RM, Penticton, BC

You can listen to episodes online anytime. Just click on “Comedy Radio” in the right hand column.  Or get a look inside the eBook, Maybelle’s Cure For What Ails You” by clicking on the book cover in the right hand column and following the thread.

Enjoy!

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