Mary Janet MacDonald

Mary Janet MacDonald is the most unusual of celebrities. She took Facebook by storm just as much for her warmth and kindness as for her prowess in the kitchen. Her cooking and baking skills were learned at her mother?s apron strings as were mothers before her. She conveys those recipes with a deftness and a […]

Kate Story

Kate Story is a writer and theatre artist who was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Uncanny occurrences were not unheard-of growing up in the house on the Southside Road built by Kate’s great-great grandfather. Having fled to the mainland at sixteen, Kate keeps coming home to see family, do the occasional […]

Brian Bartlett

Brian Bartlett’s 14 collections and chapbooks of poetry include The Watchmaker?s Table, Granite Erratics and The Afterlife of Trees. His poetry has received the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Acorn-Plantos Award for People?s Poetry, and two Malahat Review Long Poem Prizes. He taught creative writing and literature at Saint Mary?s University for nearly 30 years.

Bette L. Cahill

Bette L. Cahill is an award-winning journalist who wrote the Canadian bestseller Butterbox Babies. She contributed to the 1995 movie version of Butterbox Babies, which attracted 3.2 million viewers – one of the highest-rated two-hour television dramas in the history of Canadian television. Bette was a reporter and producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for […]

Colin Sweets Arsenault

Colin Sweets Arsenault is an award-winning radio host on CKUL in Halifax, where he currently hosts the afternoon drive show. He also co-hosts the pop culture podcasts RECorder 66 and The Show Show with Sweets & Slaney. He lives in Dartmouth with his wife, Becky, and their two cats. Short Mercy is his first novel.

Christopher Heide

Heide?s first collection of poetry, Poems of a Very Simple Man, was published by Fiddlehead Press. Writing primarily for the theatre, Heide has four books in print and has had dozens of plays professionally produced in almost every Canadian province and abroad. He has been the recipient of several awards for his writing. Heide is […]

Bobbie Fox

Bobbie Fox is a Lethbridge-born heritage and museum professional who is currently active with the Lethbridge Historical Society.

Penelope Jackson

Penelope Jackson is a Halifax-based editor and writer working in children’s and adult fiction and non-fiction books.

Lorien Johansen

Lorien Johansen moved to Lethbridge in the fall of 1998 for college, fell in love with the city and is passionate about community involvement, historic preservation, and Lethbridge?s heritage neighbourhoods.

Robert G. Chaulk

Robert G. Chaulk is the historian for the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, and the recognized authority on the SS Atlantic disaster. He is the author of five books about Atlantic Canada’s marine history. With Greg Cochkanoff, he co-authored SS Atlantic: The White Star Line’s First Disaster at Sea, which won three literary awards. An avid […]