Shane Joseph and Jennifer Bogart

Author Shane Joseph and publisher Jennifer Bogart talk about writing and publishing. Shane is about to publish his seventh book, a collection of short stories called “Crossing Limbo”, with Morning Rain Publications. Shane explains why the collection took a long time to write and reads passages from some of the stories and Jennifer tells us why Morning Rain Publications is excited to publish the book.
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James Ronson

James Ronson talks about his career as a writer, teacher and world traveller. His novel, Power and Possessions (Hidden Brook Press 2015) is crime fiction. In this novel, the high stakes of “The Computer Gaming World” overlap with the “Fine Art World” in Toronto. At the centre of the story is a romantic triangle turned deadly

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Gwyneth Hoyle

Gwyneth Hoyle after taking a degree in Maths and Science worked in Chalk River as a Human Computer, like the women recently celebrated in the movie Hidden Figures. For many years Gwyneth was the librarian at Peter Robinson College, Trent University. She always had an interest in the Arctic and canoeing and has written extensively about these. Now retired, she continues to research and write about northern subjects. In addition to articles on canoeing and the historic fur trade, she has written three books, Canoeing North into the Unknown, Flowers in the Snow, and The Northern Horizons of Guy Blanchet.

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Carol Finlay

Carol Finlay is the founder and director of Book Clubs for Inmates. She was among 26 people announced as new members of the Order of Ontario on Dec. 15th 2016. Carol is an ordained Anglican priest, a retired English teacher and her organization now has about 80 volunteers running reading groups in 28 prisons in all parts of the country.

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Wally Keeler

Wally Keeler was born and raised in Cobourg.  He describes his occupation as Poetentate, and his location as People’s Republic of Poetry. His work has been published in a number of literary journals, including Prism, the Fiddlehead, Descant, and others. His poetry collection Walking on the Greenhouse Roof was published by Delta Canada, to excellent reviews. His most recent book is Cobourg Is My Poem Town (2013). Wally’s primary interest is poetry and he has spent his life promoting it.

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Sharon Ramsay Curtis

Sharon Ramsay Curtis has a varied and multi-faceted creative life. She has been a poet, a teacher, a potter, a painter in water-colours, 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 she is writing her second story.

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Malcolm Telford

Malcolm Telford has had a long and distinguished career as a researcher and professor of zoology at the University of Toronto. Now in his retirement, he has published a non-academic book about people who have been important to him, his life and scientific topics that interest him, called Flying Sand Dollars, Left Handed Crabs. Giant Earwigs and Other Curiosities

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Kathryn MacDonald

Kathryn MacDonald is a poet and travel writer  who has adventured across the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. Her love of exploring places and experiencing different cultures has led to her newest collections of travel poems, for which the working title is Bluu/Azul/Blue; Part 1 “Cure for Love: Flight”; Part II “In Love with the Wind”. She is the author of  A Breeze You Whisper (Hidden Brook Press, 2011) and her poems have been published in literary journals such a Descant and Fiddlehead. Her novella, Calla and Edourd was published in 2009.

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