Robin Timmerman says she never wanted to be anything but a writer. However, like most authors, she has had many types of ‘day’ jobs, including secretary, part-time journalist, mother and grandma, and for most of her working life as a painter/decorator with her husband in beautiful Prince Edward County. Robin is a long-time environmental activist (starting with a Ban the Bomb March at fourteen!) and conservationist (served three years on the conservation authority of Prince Edward County). She launched the Bee Friendly campaign in PEC, and gets a special kick out of combining her concerns for the natural world with her stories.
Novelist, Laurie Scott is a retired teacher who was born and raised in Picton, Ontario. She began her career in Alberta, but soon returned to Prince Edward County, the only place that has ever felt like home. Laurie has many interests and is regarded as an accomplished artist in Prince Edward County, selling her work at local galleries and donating her time and talent to various organizations. Writing a novel has been a long-term goal that was realized in late 2017 with the publication of In Like a Lion. Laurie’s next novel, A Murder of Crowes, is nearing completion. It is the second in what she hopes will become a series of at least three crime novels, featuring the same main character.
Donna Wootton is a poet, novelist and resident of Port Hope. She has published an e-book titled Isadora & Lucia and her short stories, poems, and nonfiction have appeared in several anthologies. In 2009, she wrote a creative nonfiction account of her father who was a charter inductee into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, called MOON REMEMBERED The Life of Lacrosse Goalie Lloyd ‘Moon’ Wootton (Ginger Press, Owen Sound) . Her haiku poetry has been published in Japan with the Asahi Network. Donna released a her new novel WHAT SHIRLEY MISSED in October 2019.
James Ronson is a life-long traveller and educator. At the age of fifteen, he hitch-hiked across Canada and has explored the nooks and crannies of every province across the country. He has taught in downtown Toronto, Burns Lake, British Columbia, and most recently, in Whitby. James began writing in his teens by publishing a war gaming zine called “Berserker”. He later wrote for the varsity newspaper at the University of Western Ontario. His first novel was a work of crime fiction called Power and Possessions. (Hidden Brook Press, 2015) At the centre of the story is a romantic triangle turned deadly. Through his connection with the Society for International Hockey Research, James became interested in J.G.A. Creighton and early hockey history. That interest was the catalyst for his most recent book, Blood Fire and Ice, published in 2019.