Authors

Sara Beanlands

Sara Beanlands is an archaeologist and historian. Her research has been published in the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, the International Journal of Maritime History and the University of Edinburgh Journal. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary’s University and president of the Royal Nova Scotia […]

Richard Simas

Richard Simas is a writer with a background in literature, music, and the performing arts. His publications appear in contemporary art and literary reviews in Europe and North America. His first children’s book grows out of his on-going work on a set of beautiful tunes from Newfoundland and Labrador that connect to his Portuguese heritage. […]

Marnie Parsons

Born and raised in Leamington, Ontario, Marnie Parsons now lives in Tors Cove, NL with two bad cats and a view of the ocean. She is a publisher, printer, and editor. Her first children’s book, PB?s Comet was inspired by the small community where she lives and works.

Jan Andrews

Jan Andrews was the author of numerous books, including The Auction; Very Last First Time; Keri (nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award); To See the Stars; and When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew (winner of the Silver Birch Express Award). An acclaimed storyteller and author, in 2016 she was appointed to the […]

Philip Dinn

Musician, actor, storyteller, and writer, Philip Dinn was a founding member of Figgy Duff, Newfoundland’s acclaimed folk rock band. He appeared in many television shows and feature-length films, and countless plays. For years, he divided his time between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, where he continued his work with traditional Newfoundland stories. He was one of […]

Bernice Morgan

Bernice Morgan was born and raised in St. John’s, NL, where she continues to live and work. A member of the Order of Canada, she is author of the acclaimed novel Random Passage, which was filmed as a four-part television series, and its award-winning sequel Waiting for Time. Her other work includes the collection of […]

Tom Dawe

Tom Dawe is an award-winning poet, as well as a painter, editor, and educator, who lives in Conception Bay South, NL. He is always on the lookout for good ghost stories and bits of folklore; several of the stories he has collected are adapted in An Old Man?s Winter Night and Spirited Away: Fairy stories […]

Andy Jones

An actor, writer, storyteller, and director, Andy Jones was born and raised in St. John’s, NL, where he continues to live and work. Once a member of the acclaimed NL comedy troupe CODCO, he has had a long and accomplished career in theatre, film, and television. He is the co-adaptor of award-winning folktale Peg Bearskin, […]

Bob Bartel

Bob Bartel served as regional coordinator for the Mennonite Central Committee in Happy Valley, Labrador from 1986-89?a life-changing experience. During that time, he supported the Innu struggle against NATO supersonic flight training. Bob now lives, writes, and gardens in Saskatoon, SK.

Deborah Banks

Deborah Banks grew up in the Eastern Townships of Quebec where her love of the natural world was ignited by her surroundings. She taught English for thirty-four years and now lives in rural Nova Scotia.

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