Caroline Everson was born in England and came to Canada with her family as a young child. She lived near Ottawa until age 11, then moved to Port Hope where she still lives today. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario she worked in banking, retail, and advertising & marketing for small businesses while raising three children. She also wrote. In the past, her work has been published in local newspapers and magazines, and she has won two writing contests with her short fiction. Some of her stories were included in “It Ain’t Shakespeare”, a collection published by Cobourg’s Pollard Writers Guild in 2004. Caroline’s first book sale came in 2007. “Ali Runs With the Pack” was part of an educational program from Scholastic Canada. Her picture book, “Song on the Wind”, was published at the end of 2017. It’s an end-of-the-day poem, beautifully illustrated by Anne Marie Bourgeois.
Sharon Ramsay Curtis has lived a very varied and multi-faceted creative life. She has been a poet, a teacher, a potter, a painter in watercolours, a maker of drawings, collector of words and a raconteur. Recently she has turned her attention to creating children’s stories. Her first book, Edward Covered is now in print and her second about Gladiola Groundhog is soon to be released.
Christopher Cameron enjoyed a long and successful career as a professional opera singer. He says he was never famous but he worked steadily and made a good living at his craft, performing on opera and concert stages across Canada. In 1989, he left full-time singing and began a career in the world of finance and technology, from which he retired in 2013. He spent the final years of his singing career as a member of the Canadian Opera Company Chorus, leaving in 2009, thirty-three years after he first started with the company. Several years ago he began writing. His first book, a memoir of his singing years, Dr. Bartolo’s Umbella and Other Tales from my Surprising Operatic Life (Seraphim Editions) was published in 2017.
Eric E. Wright grew up in Toronto, studied forestry at the University of Toronto then transferred to Columbia International University in South Carolina to receive training in overseas ministry. There he met and married Mary Helen, a nurse from SC. Together they served in Pakistan for 16 years where, as a teaching missionary, Eric co-founded the Open Theological Seminary, which now serves over 2500 students. Upon their return to Canada he pastored a church in Toronto for nine years and though he wrote text-books for his students, the passion to write fiction became too strong to deny. Eleven of his books have been published. Eric & Mary Helen now live in Port Hope and have three married children and nine grandchildren.
Peter Lockyer worked as a journalist for many years in both Europe and Canada. He made countless video productions for CBC as an independent producer. He has also worked as a media trainer. In 2000 he returned to his home-town of Picton and became involved in efforts to restore a large Victorian cemetery. In order to capture the community’s attention and to raise funds, he developed the very successful History Moments Series which are played on several TV stations including CHEX in Peterborough, CKWS in Kingston, TV Cogeco and in several theatres as well as on-line. Peter is the chair of the Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee.