Reva Nelson is the author of Risk It!, Bounce Back! And, her latest book, ‘Hippie Chick Abroad’ which is her successful memoir of the last year of the Sixties. She has been an actress, a teacher-librarian and ESL teacher and was the owner of “Words Worth: Keynotes & Seminars”for over 20 years. Last year Reva moved to Cobourg to enjoy the lake and small town life. She now facilitates groups and provides personal coaching on life changes and challenges.
Felicity Sidnell Reid and Susan Statham are the co chairs of the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts to be held on November 3rd and 4th 2017. This week gives listeners an introduction to Spirit of the Hills, Northumberland Hills Arts Organisation, and to the festival itself.
Peter Lockyer a journalist for many years in both Europe and Canada wrote numerous articles and made countless video productions for CBC as an independent producer. He has worked as a media trainer and still does this for the Canadian military. In 2000 he returned to his home-town of Picton and became involved in historical preservation and restoration project. In order 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 in the area. Peter is the chair of the Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee and a member of the Prince Edward County’s 225th Anniversary committee being celebrated this year.
Janet Kellough talks about the festival of Canadian women crime writers, Women Killing It, that she and others have organised to be held in Picton ON, September 1st to 3rd. Great writers including Maureen Jennings, Susanna Kearsley, Mary Jane Maffini and many others will take part in four exciting events. Janet also discusses her newest book in the Thaddeus Lewis mystery series which has just been released.
Millie Morton talks about her book, Grace: A Teacher’s Life, One Room Schools and a Century of Change in Ontario. A memoir of her mother’s long career as an educator, the book has been a great success with its readers.
Patricia Calder was born into a family of eight authors and started writing at age 11 in a Hilroy notebook, which she carried on field adventures. Always a lover of stories, she studied fiction writing under Canadian authors Matt Cohen, Katherine Govier, Anne Simpson, and Christy Ann Conlin, among others. Patricia has published many short stories and creative nonfiction pieces. In 2015 she released her novel Roadblock. Since then Pat has written, and illustrated with her photographs, an account of her visit to Sable Island and 2 new short stories will be published this November in Hill Spirits III
Patricia Arato’s book The Language Thief is her “personal story, one that has taken a life-time to unfold” her memoir tells of her many years caring for and rehabilitating her aphasic ex-husband and how , because of that work, she became the driving force behind an independent speech recovery centre, which has become a model for similar centres around the world
Marie Lynn Hammond has written poetry, plays, short fiction, radio essays and non-fiction magazine pieces, as well as two screen plays as well as co-writing a YA novel. She is also an experienced editor. But her primary focus has always been song-writing. She released her latest CDs in 2013, entitled Hoofbeats and Creatures. She is directing and performing a staged reading of her play De Beaux Gestes/Beautiful Deeds at the Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts. on November 3rd 2017
Jennifer Bogart believes there’s a spark of magic in every person, regardless of age or background. Her upper Middle Grade novels are written with bright and imaginative youth in mind. She has also written several novels she describes as women’s fiction.
Jennifer spends her days writing, editing, and caring for her very busy family. But now her children are older she is able to find time to run, with her associates, Morning Rain Publishing, and do more writing.
Cait Lynch is the nutrition, fitness and momentum coach at Custom Fit Vitality in Warkworh, Ontario. Delivering inspiration since 2004, Cait coaches men and women of all ages, from tweens to those 75+, on how to tap into the best of who they are so that they can thrive lifelong. Her book on this topic is called NOURISH and was published in 2016 by Blue Denim Press.