Luc Desroches lives in Dieppe, New Brunswick (Sikniktuk), where he has been working from his home office as a federal public servant since 2016. Luc is a strong advocate for teleworking by passionately writing and speaking about the subject.
Lesley Buxton studied theatre in London, England, and travelled extensively before settling down in Penticton, British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in Hazlitt, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead, and The New Quarterly. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Suzanne Stewart teaches at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King’s College in Halifax. As an academic with a PhD in English literature and a specialization in Romantic poetry, she brings observations of rural life through a literary lens.
RC Shaw has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College. His most recent publication was the lead essay in the February/March 2018 edition of The Surfer’s Journal. He lives with his wife and young family in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.
Janet Barkhouse is a poet and writer living on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada. Her children’s book, Keeper of the Light, was named a “Best Book of 2017” by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
Annabel Townsend wrote her PhD thesis about ideas of quality in the coffee industry at the University of Sheffield, UK, and then emigrated to Saskatchewan with her young family. When she’s not making coffee, she writes, rides a tricycle and enjoys life on the flat Canadian Prairies.
Chef Dale Nichols was born in Moncton, N.B. and began his culinary career in 1981 in Toronto. Moving back east in 1995, he became Executive Chef of the Chateau Halifax and joined Newcastle Hotels in 2003. He became Executive Chef at the Digby Pines Resort in 2009.