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  • A fomer high school teacher, literacy mentor, and university instructor, Don Aker fell into writing in 1988 after attending the Martha's Vineyard Summer Writing Workshops, where instructors encouraged participants to write with their students. Encouraged by winning the short...

  • Peggy Amirault is a freelance writer and editor. Media and related skills include: copy writing/editing, magazine editing, report writing, desktop publishing of newsletters and brochures, photography, research, press releases, publicity and promotion, newspaper reporting. Areas of writing...

  • Born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, in 1929, Peggy holds degrees from King's College and Acadia University and has taught school in Annapolis Royal. She has written plays, historical articles and contemporary profiles. Peggy has produced several stage plays and contributed numerous...

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  • Novelist, short story writer, children's author, broadcaster, and playwright, Kent Baker has taught writing and literature at universities and colleges in both Canada and the U.S. Kent, who has had a variety of creative work published or produced, is currently working on a...

  • After a few years in the U.S., John Wall Barger grew up in Nova Scotia, and then moved away to Vancouver, Ottawa, Rome, Prague, and Dublin. He lived in the north end of Halifax for many years. Over the last ten years, he has taken part in many readings and workshops across...

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    Janet Barkhouse retired from professional theatre in 1982, and from teaching high school English in 2005. She’s written and directed plays for children from ages 8 to 18, written innovative...

  • Brian Bartlett was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, in 1953, grew up in Fredericton, lived for 15 years in Montreal, and moved to Halifax in 1990 to begin teaching creative writing and literature at Saint Mary's University, where he can still be found today. He has published...

  • Jane Baskwill was born in Queens, New York, but has lived most of her adult life in rural Nova Scotia. There she has watched foxes steal pears from beneath the trees in her back yard, listened to red-tailed hawks argue over a recently caught meal, smelled the arrival of a...

  • Michael Bawtree has worked in Canadian theatre and television for over forty years. He is the author of a number of plays, including The Last of the Tsars, as well as a book on music theatre, The New Singing Theatre, and a young person's...

  • Joan Baxter is a Nova Scotian author, journalist, development researcher/writer and anthropologist who now divides her time between Canada and Africa. Her 2008 book, Dust From Our Eyes - an unblinkered look at Africa, was shortlisted for the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace...

  • John Bell is the author or editor of nearly twenty books touching on various aspects of Canadian history and culture. A former editor of the poetry magazine Arc, he has contributed to a wide variety of periodicals, including Literary Review of Canada, ...

  • Chris Benjamin is a freelance journalist and an author of fiction and non-fiction.

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  • Laura lives in East Dalhousie, Nova Scotia with her husband, Brian. A member of the Parkdale/Maplewood Museum Society, Laura has a strong interest in local history, and participates in the school group program at the museum. At the age of ten, she wrote her first play and she's...

  • Moi and Julie (I'm the one on the left playing Eve, but guess what, I think Julie has already consumed the fruit of mischief & mayhem!)

    A new season just beginning! Definitely time to upgrade my bio; even though some things never change life's experience continually morphs and expands. Have to love that :-)

    Part of me is still the kid from Manchester, England, who always wanted to be a...

  • Soren Bondrup-Nielsen is a professor of Biology at Acadia University where he teaches ecology and conservation biology. 

  • George has been writing poetry for all of his adult life. His eclectic repertoire includes poetry, journalism, children’s stories and gospel song writing. George has three published cultured books on the black experience from Africa to Nova Scotia. He has created two dramatic readings in...

  • Binnie Brennan is the author of three books of fiction, Like Any Other Monday (Gaspereau Press),  A Certain Grace...

  • Carol Bruneau is the author of two critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, After the Angel Mill (1995) and Depth Rapture (1998), and three novels, Glass Voices (2007), named a...

  • George M. Burden has had an active twenty five year career as a freelance writer, with a focus on travel, but with publications encompassing the gamut of medical-history, human interest, humour, poetry and fiction.

    George has placed articles with...

  • Alice Burdick lives and writes poetry in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia and is co-owner of Lexicon Books in Lunenburg. Alice moved to Halifax in 2002 from Toronto, Ontario, where she was born and raised. She has also lived in Espanola, Vancouver, and on the Sechelt...

  • Geoff Butler is a painter, writer and book illustrator. He was born on Fogo Island, Nfld., near Brimstone Head which has been designated by the Flat Earth Society as one of the four corners of the earth.

    Geoff practices his art daily so as not to fall...

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  • Silver Donald Cameron is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced professional authors. He is currently the host and...

  • Jonathan Campbell is the author of short stories, plays, and television dramas. Born in Montreal, raised in Cape Breton, he received a B.A. from Acadia University and an English M.A. from Dalhousie University. He lives in the Annapolis Valley with his wife, painter Lindee Climo....

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  • Richard Charlton is originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. After five years in Nairobi, Kenya, in East Africa, he finally emigrated to Canada in 1975 with wife June and their three children: Joanne, John and James, settling in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Richard is a professional electrical...

  • Lesley teaches part-time at Dalhousie University, runs Pottersfield Press and has published over 86 books for adults and kids. His Young Adult novels concern things like skateboarding, surfing, racism, environmental issues, organ transplants, and rock bands. Lesley surfs year...

  • George Elliott Clarke, inaugural E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto, was born near the Black Loyalist community of Windsor Plains, Nova Scotia, and raised in Halifax. The son of William and Geraldine Clarke, Clarke holds an Honours B.A. in English from the...

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    Jan Coates lives in Wolfville, NS with her husband and their Golden Irish. She has two young adult children and loves visiting schools through the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program. Jan's interest in writing for children grew out of her own love of words and stories and a passion for helping...

  • Carol Ann Cole is an best-selling author, professional speaker, former Vice President with Bell Canada and the founder of the Comfort Heart initiative, which has raised over one million dollars for cancer research. She has received the Order of Canada, the Golden and Silver...

  • Ian Colford is a fiction writer living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His stories, reviews, and commentary have appeared in Canadian literary publications from coast to coast and in journals published online. From 1995 to 1998 he was editor of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and...

  • Valerie Compton is the author of the novel Tide Road, a finalist for the 2012 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Her short fiction has been published in literary journals across Canada and shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award. Her non-fiction articles and book reviews have appeared in...

  • Christy Ann Conlin (Photo: Bruce Dienes)

    Christy Ann Conlin's debut novel, Heave, was a national bestseller and one of the Globe and Mail's top books of 2002. Her second adult novel, The Memento, will be published by Doubleday in April 2016. Her first YA novella, Dead Time, will be come out with...

  • Gregory M. Cook was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. As one of three poets in his immediate family, he has made writers and their survival a personal and a professional study. His biography of his close friend of twenty years, One Heart, One Way/ Alden...

  • Rachel Cooper, writer & editor

    Rachel is a freelance writer, editor and instructor with 20+ years’ experience. Clients include fiction and memoir authors, businesses, government, not-for-profits, and universities.

  • Natalie and Luna, writing assistant

    Natalie Corbett Sampson grew up in the big city and moved to Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University where she met a boy. She completed post graduate studies at Dalhousie University and became a Speech Language Pathologist. Now Natalie's day job as an SLP allows her the opportunity to work with...

  • Raised in Montreal by Nova Scotian parents, Liz spent most of her childhood summers in Chester. After graduating from Dalhousie University, she taught high school in Ontario. In 1969, she returned to Halifax to marry Brian Crocker and teach at the Halifax Grammar School. In...

  • Sheldon Currie was born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, and often draws from the mining experience in his writing. His novel, The Glace Bay Miners' Museum, was adapted for film under the title Margaret's Museum, which won...

  • Wayne Curtis was born near Blackville, New Brunswick in 1943. He was educated at the local schoolhouse and St. Thomas University, majoring in English. He started writing prose in the late sixties. His work has been described by Books in Canada as "a pleasure to read, for no...

  • After completing his doctorate at King's College, University of London, Brian Cuthbertson came to live permanently in Halifax in 1973 where he was employed as government records archivist at Public Archives of Nova from 1974 to 1984. It was while he was at the Archives that he began his...

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  • Pat d'Entremont is a Certified Management Consultant, business owner, and writer. His monthly column, Business Technology, ran continuously in the Chronicle Herald for over 6 years and his current business report runs in Business Voice, the Halifax Chamber magazine. Pat’s articles are recognized...

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    Gwen Davies writes short stories and novels and the occasional essay. In 2000 she founded the acclaimed writing retreat Community of Writers, a summer retreat at the Tatamagouche Centre https://www.tatacentre.ca/. She teaches creative writing at the Nova Scotia Community...

  • Lynn is the author of three collections of poetry. Her poems have been featured on CBC radio and translated into French and Spanish. Lynn's poems and stories for children have appeared in anthologies and magazines. Her essays, reviews, and freelance pieces have been published in many magazines...

  • MARQ DE VILLIERS is a veteran journalist who has reported from many parts of the world, especially Africa and the former Soviet Union. He has also been editor, and then publisher, of Toronto Life magazine, Toronto, and editorial director of WHERE Magazines International, Los Angeles. De Villiers...

  • Alison has 22 years experience writing, editing, publishing, teaching, and consulting.

    Alison DeLory is a writer, editor, publisher, teacher, and consultant in Halifax...

  • Burris Devanney grew up in Halifax, NS. He took degrees at Saint Mary’s, Dalhousie and the University of Ottawa. He enjoyed a full career as a high school teacher and administrator in Halifax, but also found or created opportunities to work in six African countries –...

  • Kristin teaches writing at Mount Saint Vincent University.  She has a BA in Linguistics (Cornell University), MSc in Education (Syracuse University), and MAEd in Literacy Education (MSVU) with twenty-seven years' experience teaching language arts and English as an additional language in the...

  • Sally Erskine Doucette works as a freelance writer, and researcher from her home overlooking the Dartmouth Lakes. She writes non-fiction articles for periodicals, and her work has appeared in several publications, including The Chronicle Herald, The Atlantic Co-operator, Kentville Advertiser,...

  • Judy Dudar was raised in Alberta. She studied education at the University of Edmonton before moving to Nova Scotia with her husband and family in 1966. Family moves then took her to Vancouver, Norway, and England. After completing her BA, MA and Ph.D. she taught in the Departments of English at...

  • Deirdre Dwyer has been writing poetry since her teacher taught her about haiku in grade six. In the meantime, she's worked as an English as a Second Language teacher in Tokyo, a Creative Writing instructor in Halifax, a Sessional Instructor of English in Windsor and a bookseller. Deirdre holds...

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  • Sarah Emsley writes primarily about Jane Austen's life and works, women writers who were influenced by Austen, and Canadian - especially Nova Scotian - history. She grew up in Halifax and received her PhD from Dalhousie University before spending time in Oxford, England, as a postdoctoral fellow...

  • Cindy Etter-Turnbull was born on November 24th, 1960 in Windsor Nova Scotia. After growing up in the village of Brooklyn, Hants County and educated in the West Hants school system, Cindy went on to further her university education at Mount Saint Vincent and Acadia. This was interrupted when the...

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  • Andre Fenton is an award winning spoken word artist & filmmaker who has performed all across Canada while representing Halifax at national poetry slams in cities like Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Victoria and Vancouver. He is currently on the board of directors of the Writers...

  • Born in 1957 in Storeytown, New Brunswick, Penny Ferguson attended Nova Scotia Teachers College (A.Ed.) and Acadia University (B.Ed., & B.A.). While studying at Acadia, Penny edited Alpha Arts Magazine for three years. She taught full and part-time in public and private...

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    Emma FitzGerald was born in Southern Africa to Irish parents and grew up in Vancouver. She has studied both art and architecture, and is the author of Hand Drawn Halifax. She lives and draws in North End Halifax.

  • Jaime Forsythe is a writer living in Halifax. She edited the Invisible Publishing anthology Transits: Stories from In-Between, and her writing has appeared in a number of magazines and journals, including This Magazine, Geist, The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, Lemon...

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    Deanna Foster currently works at Dalhousie...

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  • Francene Gillis, Cape Breton Columnist, Writer & Educator with 30 plus years experience in teaching, writing, editing, and speaking

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  • Joyce studied silversmithing at the New Brunswick school of Craft and Design before going on to earn her BA, with honours in English, from Saint Mary's University. She is a Halifax-based freelance writer, editor and the author of four non-fiction books including The Halifax Explosion: Surviving...

  • Several selections from Carole Glasser Langille's book of poetry, Late In A Slow Time, have been adapted to music by renowned Canadian composer Chan Ka Nin. The production, also called Late In A Slow Time debuted at the 2006 Sound Symposium in St. John's, Newfoundland and will be on Duo...

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    Monica Graham is the author of nine non-fiction books. The latest two were released in May and in July of 2015. In the Spirit, Reflections on Everyday Grace, is a collection of some of the best columns she wrote over eight years for the Chronicle Herald religion page. Cradle of...

  • Shauntay Grant is a writer, spoken word performer, broadcast journalist, and musician. She has shared her blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events, and as Halifax's third Poet Laureate she organized Canada's first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate in 2010....

  • After a career in advertising and television, Vicki wrote her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She was immediately hooked on writing for YAs. Quid pro Quo, her next novel, quickly became a bestseller and won The Arthur Ellis award for Best Juvenile Crime fiction. Since then she's...

  • Joyce Grant-Smith was born in Annapolis Royal and has spent most of her life in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. She took her B.A. and B.Ed. at Acadia University. She has enjoyed teaching in elementary and middle schools for many years; so many years, in fact, that she's frequently taught the...

  • Daphne, a mother of four girls has worked with individuals with special needs for over 16 years. Her first novel, Maxed Out was a nominee for the 2013 Best Quick Read by the American Library Association. Before having children she volunteered on the Adult Help Phone in Halifax...

  • Justin Gregg is science writer and author of the book Are Dolphins Really Smart? He writes about animal behavior and cognition, with articles and blog posts appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Aeon Magazine, Scientific...

  • Doretta graduated from NSCAD with a BA in Art Education. She then worked in Swaziland, Africa for a year and then Igloolik, Nunavut for another two. Before and after these diverse experiences, she was an avid traveller and tree planter.

    Once settled in Nova Scotia, Doretta worked as an...

  • John J. Guiney Yallop is a parent, a partner and a poet. John was born (John Joseph Guiney) in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He grew up on the island in a small outport community - Admiral's Cove. John wrote poetry as an adolescent and as a young adult. His earliest work was published...

  • Sylvia Gunnery first took herself seriously as a writer when she attended the five-week Banff Centre writing session in 1976 under the instruction of W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, and others. Since then she has published over 25 books for teens and children as well as professional resources for...

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  • Wolfville-born Susan Haley holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and taught at the universities of Calgary and Saskatchewan. Two of her novels, Getting Married in Buffalo Jump and A Nest of Singing Birds, have been made into movies for CBC TV. Her third novel, How to Start a Charter Airline, draws on her...

  • Jackie was born in London, England. After several globetrotting years she and her family discovered Nova Scotia and have lived here ever since.  She attended the West Sussex College of Art in England and as a mature student, graduated with honours from Mount Saint Vincent University. Before...

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    Don Hannah lives in Toronto and Lunenburg County. His novels, The Wise and Foolish Virgins (Thomas Raddall Nomination) and Ragged Islands (2008 Thomas Raddall winner) are published by Knopf Canada. His plays include The Wedding Script (Chalmers Award), Rubber...

  • Lisa Harrington graduated from MSVU with a degree in Education. Rattled, her first novel, was published by Nimbus in 2010 and her short story, 'A Nanna Mary Christmas', was published in A Maritime Christmas. Lisa lives in Bedford, NS with her family....

  • Renée Hartleib is a self-employed writer, writing coach, and writing group leader.

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  • Jennifer Hatt, non-fiction writer and author of the Finding Maria series

    Jennifer Hatt is a former newspaper reporter and editor who brings words to life for periodicals, corporate clients, fiction lovers and students of all ages. She has written articles for a variety of national and regional trade magazines and since 2010 has completed three novels in her Finding...

  • As a novice hiker, Michael was constrained by the limited accurate information available about local trails. During his own explorations he began keeping notes, and sharing his observations with family and friends. With their encouragement, in 1995 he wrote and Goose Lane published Hiking...

  • "It's neat for kids to read about things, but the best thing is for them to muck around and discover things on their own." - Pam on why her books are activity-based

    Pamela Hickman was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. She holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Environmental...

  • Andria Hill-Lehr is a freelance writer and author of two non-fiction books: Mona Parsons: From Privilege to Prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe (2012) and A Mother's Road to Kandahar (Pottersfield 2008). She is an entertaining public speaker, and facilitates informative workshops on a...

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  • Martine Jacquot is a prolific writer who writes in French but can make presentations in either French or English. She has published 30 books so far (novels, poetry, short-stories, essays and novels for young readers).

    She has been invited to many literary events across Canada and abroad,...

  • Sara Jewell writes about her adventures in country living.

    Sara Jewell is the author of "Field Notes: A City Girl's Search for Heart and Home in Rural Nova Scotia," published in the fall of 2016 by Nimbus Publishing. It is a collection of essays inspired by her bi-weekly community newspaper column, Field Notes, for which she was an Atlantic...

  • Dean Jobb is an associate professor at the School of Journalism, University of King's College in Halifax, where he teaches newspaper production for print and online as well as news reporting, writing and editing.

    He is the author of seven books. His latest, Empire of Deception, tells the...

  • Originally from Kingston, Ont., K.V. Johansen studied English and History at Mount Allison, received a Master's in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and another Master's in English, from McMaster. She writes mostly epic fantasy, as well as...

  • A.J.B. Johnston, a chevalier of France's Ordre des Palmes académiques

    A.J.B. (John) Johnston is the author or co-author of a growing number of books and museum exhibits, as well as over 100 articles in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers. He was made a chevalier of France's Ordre des Palmes Académiques in recognition of his body of work on...

  • Shalan Joudry is a writer, performance artist and storyteller...

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  • Karen Kelloway

    About the Author: Karen Kelloway is so enthusiastic about the story of the real, fourth-century Saint Nicholas that she traveled to Turkey to personally experience where the former Bishop of Myra lived and worked.

    Karen started her career writing freelance articles for...

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  • Born in Chicago in 1943, Susan immigrated to Canada in 1966 and now lives in Halifax.

    She has worked in a bookstore, the Killam Library at Dalhousie University, as a child care worker at St Joseph's Children's Centre, and in Child Life at the I.W.K. Grace Hospital for Children. She has...

  • STEPHEN KIMBER, a Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, is...

  • William Kowalski is the author of six works of literary fiction and six Rapid Reads for Reluctant Readers.  His work has been translated into over a dozen languages and has appeared on numerous international and regional best-seller lists, including the #5 spot on the Times of London (Eddie'...

  • Bob Kroll has been writing professionally for more than thirty-five years. His work includes...

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  • Stephen Law writes on his couch, in alternative coffee shops and libraries, grows garlic, mediates conflicts, faciiitates workshops, assists in refugee resettlement and raises his two daughters (not in that order). His latest novel...

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    Allison is a freelance writer. Since 2003, she has worked from her home in Prospect. After graduating from Ryerson University with a graduate degree...

  • James Leck has worked as a high school teacher in Canada, Japan, and Kuwait. The Adventures of Jack Lime, and The Further Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press) are the first two books in a series of mysteries that will follow his teenage private eye, Jack Lime, as he solves...

  • For 20 years, Diane lived in Victoria, British Columbia, where she taught French Immersion and wrote books in both French and English. She had the incredible luck of living in Emily Carr's home for her first year and, for her last year in Victoria. Her family was involved in saving some of the...

  • Kathy-Diane Leveille is a former broadcast journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who discovered the only thing more thrilling than reading a great suspense novel is trying to write one. Her short story collection, Roads Unravelling (Sumach Press), was published to critical...

  • Linda Little's most recent novel is Grist (Roseway 2014). Her first children's picture book, Work and More Work, was published by Groundwood in 2015. Her previous work includes two award-winning novels: Scotch River (Penguin 2006) and Strong Hollow (Goose Lane...

  • Bretton Loney is an award-winning former reporter, columnist and editor of The Daily News in Halifax and The Telegram in St. John's. Newfoundland. His journalism career began at the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

    He was born and raised in Bow Island, Alberta and has undergraduate degrees...

  • Lezlie Lowe is a freelance writer, broadcaster and researcher.

    The native Haligonian has worked as a writer and editor for Halifax weekly paper The Coast since 1995. She's a weekly columnist for the Chronicle Herald, long-form documentary-maker for CBC radio and active freelancer....

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  • C.S. MacCath is a PhD student of Folklore and a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry whose work has been shortlisted for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and nominated for the Rhysling Award. Her first collection, THE RUIN OF...

  • Hugh R. MacDonald is a writer of fiction, and a singer/songwriter. Hugh has been a member of the Writers Union of Canada and the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) for many years....

  • Anne Louise and Isabelle

    Anne Louise MacDonald was born with a passion for horses and a vivid imagination. She has worked with animals all her life and currently works part-time caring for critters from fish to rats. The rest of her time is spent teaching natural horse and hoof care, enjoying her two horses and writing...

  • Born in Charlottetown, PEI and educated at St. Dustan's University, J. Hugh MacDonald is the author of one picture book and several books of poetry. His poetry, which has also been published in many anthologies, deals with the wonders of growing up. He is now retired after thirty-one years...

  • Josh MacDonald is a writer, actor & director living in Dartmouth, N.S..
     
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  • Paul is the author of Distinction Earned, (2011) published by Cape Breton University Press. Paul researched the boxing era in Cape Breton and collected dozens of interviews from participants, enthusiasts and their heirs. The book's title is taken from a citation of Cape Breton boxers at...

  • Heather MacKenzie-Carey, the founder of Pixie Dust Healing, comes from a medical background and has worked as a health educator, paramedic, teacher, and in counselling and consulting capacities. Heather is the author of Melvin's Balloons. www....

  • Don MacLean was born in Gabarus Lake on Cape Breton Island. He attended St.Francis Xavier University (BSc., 1976) and Memorial University (MSc., 1985). He works as a fisheries biologist in Nova Scotia.

    Don writes on a variety of outdoor related topics as well as traditional crafts from...

  • Jill MacLean has lived most of her life in the Maritimes, within walking distance of the sea. She graduated from Dalhousie University with an honours degree in biology, and subsequently worked at Dalhousie, the Fisheries Research Board, Mount Allison University and Sydney City Hospital. While...

  • Born in Ontario, educated in Montréal, Stephens Gerard Malone currently lives and writes on Canada's east coast, where he's written for a variety of media, including television and periodicals. In 1994, he published his first novel, Endless Bay (Mercury Press) under...

  • Kathleen Martin was born in Toronto, lived in Sudbury, Ontario, until she was 12 and then moved to Spring Valley in Illinois, a place that has been home to her father's family for five generations. Her mother's family has been rooted in Halifax for almost as long, and although...

  • Julia McCarthy is originally from Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in magazines in Canada, the United States and the U.K. She is the author of two poetry collections, Stormthrower and Return from Erebus which received the Canadian Authors Association Poetry award. 

    She...

  • Elaine McCluskey is the author of two novels and three short-story collections. The Most Heartless Town in Canada, a novel, was released in Spring 2016. She has published over 50 stories and won numerous contests. Her third collection, Hello, Sweetheart, was published by...

  • Carol McDougall is a writer and  advocate for early literacy.  She was born in Northern Ontario and has been active in the Nova Scotia writing...

  • As a writer of fiction, essays, musical theatre, radio documentaries and dramas, Ami is a dedicated artist who brings creativity and passion to her work. With over 15 years of experience in musical theater she has scored several productions, including The Clouds, Mother Courage, A Midsummer...

  • Susan McMaster on her deck, backed by the Bay of Fundy, Minasville NS, 2012..

    Almost a decade ago, poet Susan McMaster and her husband Ian found a beautiful summer home in Minasville on the Fundy shore, where they now spend much of each summer, returning to Ottawa each winters. Susan was the president of the League of Canadian Poets (2011-12), and is the author or editor...

  • Christina McRae lives and works in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Her poetry appears in many literary journals including Descant, Prairie Fire, Room of One's Own, Pottersfield Portfolio, and The Antigonish Review. Several poems also appear in Letting Go...

  • Joanne Merriam, Nova Scotian poet and editor living in Nashville, TN, USA.

    Joanne Merriam is a Nova Scotian writer who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband. She is the Publisher of Upper Rubber Boot Books, a small press which specializes in literary and speculative writing, with a special focus on poetry and short...

  • Sarah Mian is from Dartmouth, NS. Her debut novel When the Saints won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and was nominated for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. She lives in Queensland, Nova Scotia.

  • Dana Mills released his debut collection of short stories, Someone Somewhere, with Gaspereau Press in 2013. He has been published in many of Canada's top literary journals, including Geist, The New Quarterly and subTerrain, and has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize. He lives in Wolfville,...

  • Journalist - Columnist - Writer - Editor

    Freelance writer; advice columnist, "OMG" - Saturday Arts & Life, Chronicle Herald; former associate editor, Saltscapes (Canada’s East Coast Magazine); former weekly columnist for the Halifax Community Herald.

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    Journalist, novelist, poet, editor

    Carol is a prize-winning journalist. She has published two young adult novels with Canadian publishers. Sh...

  • Peter Moreira's controversial book Backwater: Nova Scotia's Economic Decline was the culmination of more than 30 years in journalism in Asia, Europe the U.S. and Canada. He was a Senior Correspondent in London with Bloomberg, and covered banking for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. A...

  • Donna Morrissey is originally from The Beaches in Newfoundland. Donna left this small outport on the west coast of the island when she was sixteen. She studied at Memorial University in St. John's and lived in various parts of Canada before settling down in Halifax, where she now lives.

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  • Philip Moscovitch is a freelance writer, editor and broadcaster with a passion for telling stories and helping people and organizations communicate. He has written extensively for children, and writes for adults on a very wide range of topics, including mental health, sports, agriculture, food,...

  • In grade two, Melanie received a silver dollar for winning an essay contest and she has been fascianted with writing ever since. She now lives in a tiny green house with a bright orange door, with her husband, Jim. Melanie loves to write for children. Her goal is to kindle their love of words,...

  • donalee Moulton has been writing professionally for over 25 years. Her byline has appeared in more than 100 magazines and newspapers throughout North America - and beyond. Among the publications donalee has written for are The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Equinox, Maclean's, Canadian Business and...

  • Carrie was born in Ontario and grew up in Cape Breton. A life-long love of words and word play earned her the nickname 'Vocabulary Carrie' in high school and she once dreamed of a career in journalism. Following university, she married, had two children and eventually settled in Dartmouth, Nova...

  • Author of young adult novels.

    B.R. Myers spent most of her teen years behind the covers of Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Lois Duncan. When she's not putting her characters in awkward situations, she works as a registered nurse in Halifax, NS, where she lives with her husband and their two children. You can find her online...

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  • Lorri Neilsen Glenn grew up in Western Canada and moved to Nova Scotia in 1983. She teaches at Mount Saint Vincent University and is a mentor in the University of King's College MFA program in creative nonfiction. Contact her at lorrineilsenglenn@gmail.com and onTwitter @neilsenglenn.

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  • Another great shoreline trek outside of Antigonish.

    Chad Norman enjoys his life beside the Atlantic, having lived a number of years beside the Pacific.

    His poems have appeared in magazines around the world.

    He currently has 17 books of poems to his credit.

    He loves to read aloud, getting his poems up off the page.

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  • Sharon Gibson Palermo was raised in New Jersey, studied in Boston and Halifax, married a Canadian in 1975 and has since lived in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. She holds an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and an M.A. in Reading Education, with a thesis on doing philosophy with children. She...

  • Jon at the Cafe Cherrier, his favourite Montreal restaurant

    Jon Peirce has been writing for most of his adult life, and serving as a mentor and editor to other writers for the past 30 years. After graduating from Amherst College with a B.A. in English, Peirce worked as a reporter on the Springfield (Mass.) Union, then...

  • Sandra Phinney is a professional writer and photographer who lives on the edge of the Tusket River in Southwest Nova Scotia. She’s had a few former lives including teaching, social work and farming. Now, instead of driving a tractor and growing vegetables, Sandra wields a camera and harvests...

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  • Burnt like toast from a freelance writing career, Anna Quon faced the fact that she had always wanted to be a novelist and poet. She thought if she sat at her computer and wrote several hundred words a day she'd get there eventually... and she did. The first pages of her first draft took her to...

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  • Sherry D. Ramsey writes speculative fiction for both adults and young adults, and is one of the founding editors of Cape Breton's Third Person Press. She has published over twenty short stories nationally and internationally, and her award-winning debut novel, One's Aspect to the Sun...

  • Tim Reeves-Horton works with Picnic Studios in a variety of creative roles including screenwriter and video producer. Tim has screenwriting credits with National Geographic Channel, Parks Canada, Ontario Arts Council and more. Tim has received recognition for his screenwriting, playwriting and...

  • Darcy Rhyno writes fiction, non-fiction and plays. His NEW fantasy novel for upper elementary readers "The Underworld Magician" is due to be published in fall, 2014.

  • Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Matt Robinson is an Atlantic Canadian poet writing in English, who currently lives in Halifax, NS, with his family, and works as the Director of Housing...

  • Photo by Susan Tooke

    Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, I was raised in the Ottawa Valley and have lived most of my life in Nova Scotia, and am now an artist, award winning picture book illustrator, and author. I have had a strong visual orientation since a very young age, and a concern for social justice issues from a...

  • Syr Ruus was born in Tallinn, Estonia during the Second World War. As a small child, she escaped with her mother to Germany and subsequently immigrated to the United States where she earned an MA in English, an MS in Education and taught briefly in the English Department of Illinois State...

  • Judith Hoegg Ryan is an author, curator, researcher, and oral historian. A graduate of the University of King's College with an Arts degree in English, Judith has done extensive research into industrial history, particularly for the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry in Stellarton, where several of...

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  • Sarah Sawler is an award-winning journalist whose with bylines in publications like the ...

  • Alfred Silver has been a playwright, an actor and a songwriter, as well as a short-order cook, nude model and day labourer. He grew up in various places across the Canadian prairies. A former playwright in residence at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, he was a member of the Playwrights' Union of...

  • Marjorie Simmins is a freelance journalist, memoir writing teacher, and an author. Her first book, Coastal Lives: A Memoir, was published by Pottersfield Press in 2014.  Simmins' writing includes articles and evocative personal essays. She has also written...

  • Anne Simpson studied at Queen's University and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Now she lives in Antigonish, where she teaches part-time at St. Francis Xavier University. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Saskatoon Public Library, the Medical Humanities Program at Dalhousie...

  • After a number of years working with geriatrics and mentally handicapped children, Norene changed direction in the 1980's to focus primarily on the book industry. She has been a bookseller, editor, writer, teacher, book reviewer, book publisher, publicist, event organizer and cultural...

  • Thea E, Smith's first novel, She Let Herself Go (ISBN 0-7862-3704-X), was published by Thorndike Press.

    Before turning to fiction, Thea wrote and edited legal, technical, and scientific articles and books. For several years she was the author of the popular column "DFO on Science", which...

  • Julian Mortimer Smith has published more than a dozen science fiction and fantasy stories in some of the world's top speculative fiction magazines, including Asimov'sTerraform, and Daily Science Fiction. He has also published non-fiction pieces in Saltscapes...

  • Deborah Stiles was born and raised in Appalachia, in West Virginia, but found herself moving northward in 1988. A graduate of the University of Maine's M.A. in Creative Writing in 1990 with the thesis No Curtains on These Windows (a collection of short stories), she has published poems, short...

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  • Shelley Thompson is a writer, director and award...

  • Harry Thurston was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and grew up on the family farm. He holds a degree in Biology from Acadia University. He was formerly editor/publisher of Germination, and since 1977 has worked as a full-time freelance journalist, poet and playwright. He lives with his wife on...

  • Geraldine Tuck writer, world traveller and retired elementary teacher, is known for her Mystery Marauder Series for readers 8-14. Setting is along the south shore of Nova Scotia during the 1930's.

    Midnight Marauders and Moonlight Marauders are on the list of suggested reading with The...

  • Ryan Turner is a Halifax-based writer whose stories have been published in many of Canada's most recognized journals including Prairie Fire, filling station and The New Quarterly. In 2009, his short story collection, What We're Made Of, was published by Oberon Press and has since been...

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  • Born in the woods of the North Canadian Shield and living in Nova Scotia for the last 35 years, Steve Vernon learned the story telling tradition from his grandfather. He has read on CBC radio, Breakfast Television, Global Noon and at schools and libraries across Nova Scotia. Steve's high voltage...

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  • Andrew was born in Toronto and has lived in NS since 1972. He is McCulloch Emeritus Professor in English, with a speciality in Canadian and contemporary literature. His influences include Patrick White, Lawrence Durrell, and Bob Dylan. He has received Canada Council grants for poetry, fiction,...

  • Ann Graham Walker is a professional writer with nearly 30 years experience. Her journalism career began with the 4th Estate, a legendary Halifax weekly newspaper.


    After moving on to CBC Radio, Ann was a current affairs and local morning show producer, working in the Cape...

  • Alice Walsh graduated fron St. Mary's University with a degree in Criminology and English, and from Acadia with a master's degree in Children's Literature. She has worked as a preschool teacher, probation officer, creative writing instructor and hospital ward clerk.

    Alice has written...

  • Gloria Ann Wesley is an African Nova Scotian educator and writer who holds the distinction of being the first published Black Nova Scotian poet having published her first book of poetry, To My Someday Child, in 1975. Wesley’s poetry appears in three Canadian anthologies. Her work includes three...

  • Margo Wheaton was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and currently makes her home in Halifax where she completed a Master's degree in English at Dalhousie University. She works as a freelance writer and editor for government and non-profit organizations and has also worked as a university instructor...

  • Nancy Wilcox Richards is a retired elementary teacher with 35 years of classroom experience and has been a published author for over 25 years.  She writes the best-selling Canadian picture book series, Farmer Joe, as well as beginning chapter books for young readers about bullying,...

  • Budge Wilson was born and educated in Nova Scotia, but spent many years in Ontario, returning home in 1989, where she lives in a South Shore fishing village. She began writing later in life, after teaching and working as a commercial artist, photographer, and for over 20 years as a fitness...

  • Author/illustrator Frances Wolfe worked in the Halifax Regional Library system for more than thirty years. Most of those years were spent in the Children's Services Department, where she became an accomplished storyteller, puppeteer and children's programmer. Frances has drawn inspiration for...

  • Poet Patrick Woodcock

    Patrick Woodcock is the author of 9 books of poetry and countless reviews.  His work has been translated and published in 14 languages.  Since travel is so essential to his work, Mr. Woodcock has lived and worked in such diverse countries as Iceland, Poland, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The...

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  • Jo Ann is the author of the Canadian Children's Bestseller (Quill and Quire), The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines, a middle reader mystery.

    Jo Ann grew up addicted to Nancy Drew mysteries and cryptoquotes. She has lived in the Maritimes all her life. As an avid lover of beachcombing and...

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  • Being a bilingual (Chinese Mandarin and English) writer, Hui Zhou (in Chinese way: Zhou Hui...