Authors

Brenda Thompson

Brenda Thompson has been an anti-poverty activist and writer for more than 30 years. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology from Acadia University and, as a former ‘welfare mother’ and lifetime low wage earner, she has lived with poverty issues firsthand. Living in the Annapolis Royal area of Nova Scotia, she has discovered a […]

Tim Lehnert

Tim Lehnert is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Montreal’s The Gazette, The Providence Journal, The Providence Phoenix, and Rhode Island Monthly. He lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Patsy Dingwell

Patsy Dingwell lives with her husband Rodney on their farm in Marie, PEI. They have four sons. Her grandchildren are often the audience for her life-long love of storytelling. A retired special education assistant, she now makes time to write and travel. Her favourite destination is Kenya, having visited three times. As a long time […]

Roderick MacDonald

Born in the UK, Roderick MacDonald is a 35- year PEI resident is retired from a career in the alternative education system. Depending upon the season, he can be found snowshoeing or bicycling through the countryside that inspires so much of his writing. He lives in Morell with his wife and cat. In the summer […]

Joel Jeffrey

Joel Jeffrey was born and raised in Saskatchewan. He has been telling jokes since he was old enough to talk. In fact, his first words were “knock, knock.” While his joke-telling abilities have evolved over the years, his maturity level hasn’t (just ask his mom). Joel was born to be an entertainer. He has been […]

Ryan Gagné

Ryan Gagné was raised in Lower Coverdale, New Brunswick and is a graphic designer. He spent most of his youth exploring Albert County and graduated from Riverview High School in 2001. He opened his own website and marketing business in 2015. He is a husband and father of three daughters, an entrepreneur, a guitar player […]

Frank M. Smith

Frank Smith was born and raised in the Yukon Territory. He was trained as a physiologist and worked as a teacher and biomedical researcher in Nova Scotia for four decades; he has been an amateur blacksmith for the last two. This is his first book.

Lindsay Wickstrom

Lindsay Wickstrom is the author of the award-winning blog, Eat This Town, in which she delves into the Canadian culinary landscape, throwing light on the regional and the obscure, with the goal of creating cohesion and pride across cultures and provincial borders. She lives in Halifax.

Shelayne Hanson

Shelayne Hanson has been an elementary school educator in Nova Scotia for over 25 years. Grandparents and great-grandparents on both sides of her family spoke Gaelic, but as in so many families, the language was not passed on. Her appreciation of her own heritage deepened through her daughters’ learning experiences, and Shelayne supports her girls […]

Mélanie Plourde

Renée Guimond-Plourde, Danielle Guimond and Mélanie Plourde are all from Edmundston, New Brunswick. In their own way, the three of them have a vast experience in zootherapy, in research and teaching. Their original practice of stress management with children has inspired the publication of the two picture-books Un coeur, quatre pattes and Jacoby déménage!, as […]