Smith, Bill

Bill SmithBill Smith was born in Shawville, Quebec .He graduated from McGill University with a B. Ed in 1966 and subsequently taught school for thirty-nine years. Retired now, he lives in the peaceful rural community of Bristol, Quebec, with June, his wife of...

Shelley, Jane

Jane ShelleyORIGINALLY FROM A farm in Waterford, Ontario, M. Jane Shelley was self-employed in the flower business in Toronto and the coin machine business in Parry Sound and northern territories. She went back to school for five years at the age of forty, attending...

Schaber, Wallace

Wallace SchaberWallace Schaber was born in Ottawa in 1950. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Environmental Science in 1974. While at university, he created Black Feather Wilderness Adventures Ltd., which formed the foundation for his summer employment....

Rockburn, Ken

Ken RockburnKen Rockburn has been a broadcast journalist for over four decades. He has worked in private radio, atCHEZ FM in Ottawa; for CBC Radio and CBC Television; for CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel, where he hosts Rockburn Presents; and has written for the...

Robinson, Kenneth O.

Kenneth RobinsonKen Robinson was born in an Eastern Ontario farmhouse in 1927. Following World War II, he served for a short time in the RCAF as an instrument technician and then as a chaplain’s assistant, receiving his commission in 1952.He graduated with a BA from...

Lodge Lindsay, Paton

Paton Lodge LindsayPaton Lodge Lindsay was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her interests have always involved the out-of-doors. She attributes her very early introduction to nature to the days spent with her grandfather in his canoe, and her lifetime love and...

Verdon, Ray

Ray VerdonNot Exactly a War Hero is Ray’s first book.After years as the CEO of a multinational, he wanted to try something entrepreneurial that required nothing more than paper, pencils, and time. Ray has been summering in the Gatineau Hills for his whole remembered...

Smolders, Janet

Smolders, JanetJanet Smolders is a retired land use and environmental planner who worked in consulting for many years. She was the co-author of CMHC’s Practices for Sustainable Communities (2000), considered a ground-breaking work at the time. Janet divides her time...

Balderston Parry, Caroline

Caroline Balderston ParryCaroline Parry grew up in Quaker Pennsylvania loving libraries and books, thanks to her grandmother who was also her kindergarten teacher! She studied History and Literature at Harvard, and married an Englishman while volunteering in India....

Gibson, Isabel MBA

Isabel Gibson, MBAAfter graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with an MBA in 1984, Isabel taught business at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Alberta, and worked as a marketing consultant and project manager. In 1990 she wandered into...

Don McKay

Don McKayDon McKay was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on October 5, 1937. He had a fascination with flying from a very early age and never lost his desire to be a pilot. He grew up in the Maritimes and calls Saint John, New Brunswick, home. Don is married to his high...

Hepburn, G. Alan

G. Alan HepburnG. Alan Hepburn was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1944. He was educated at Paisley Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1966 and a Ph.D. in 1970. Alan learned to fly in Scotland in 1968,...

Dave Thompson

Dave ThompsonDave Thompson was born in Belfast, N. Ireland, in 1935. As a child he experienced the bombing raids of the war when the targets were the shipyard and the aircraft factory. Later, he worked as an engineer in the same shipyard. He and his wife, Anne, moved...

Sawler, Harvey

Harvey SawlerHarvey Sawler was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but has lived most of his adult life in Atlantic Canada. He began his career as a newspaper journalist covering such diverse stories as the Pierre Trudeau 1974 campaign train and the 1975 double...

Gaertner, Erika E.

Erika E. GaertnerErika Gaertner immigrated as a teenager from what is now the Czech Republic to Canada with her parents in the spring of 1939, following her father’s recruitment as a farmer by the Canadian Pacific Railway on behalf of the Canadian government. Upon...

Livermore, Daniel

Daniel LivermoreDaniel Livermore graduated from Brock and Carleton Universities and has a Ph.D. in history from Queen’s University. After serving in the Canadian foreign service for more than three decades, he became a Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Public...

The Early History of Cumberland Township Authors

The Early History of Cumberland Township AuthorsGérard Boyer – The idea of writing an early history of Cumberland Township became a necessity for the following reasons :I could not find a complete historical context for the arrival of my ancestors, the Morins, the...

Holloway, Aline

Aline HollowayBorn in the small northern Ontario town of Warren, Aline Holloway now resides in Vanderhoof, Bristish Columbia, with her husband, Don, and cat, Illick. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s with double majors in French and...

Ainsworth, Robert

Robert AinsworthRobert Ainsworth divides his time between writing stories, working as a high school English teacher and dancing Argentine Tango. He has published two books of poetry, Prismatic Poetry, and Children of the Hectic Kingdom. Boogie's Law is his first...

Wheeler, Maggie

Maggie WheelerMaggie Wheeler has reigned for 20 years as the Seaway Valley’s Queen of Crime, author of the Farran Mackenzie Lost Villages mysteries—spending two decades showcasing the social, cultural, and psychological impact of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power...

Bujeau, Carol

Carol BujeauCarol Bujeau is a former communications strategist, who has a keen interest in interior decorating and furniture design. A Cordon Bleu graduate, with a certificate in diamond grading, she is a student of ikebana and calligraphy. Carol has travelled the...

Long, Corey

Corey Long Corey Long is the executive director of communications at Seneca. He grew up in Alliston, Ontario, and has studied in the United States and Norway. Corey lives in Newmarket, Ontario, with his wife, Shannon, and their daughters, Clara and June.

Baird, Ken

Ken BairdKen Baird was born on the east coast of Canada, traveled to the west on many occasions and now resides in Renfrew County, Ontario. He chose this area because this is where it all began and the people here have made me think of it as home. "I'm just like...

Ogle, James

James OgleJames Ogle was born in Toronto. Ontario and served in the Royal Canadian Regiment for three years. He has been a correctional officer since 1994, serving in the Toronto Jail and then the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario. And...

dusseault, l.h

l.h dusseaultBorn in Alberta and adopted at the age of four, l.h dusseault spent much of his childhood being shuffled from one boarding school to another. By age twelve, he had spent nine years in institutions. Roaming much of the country he has lived in British...

Doran, Ken

Ken DoranKen has worked for three decades as a Recreation Therapist at a psychiatric hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. He was a career house leaguer in his youth and is a retired hockey dad. A lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, he lives in Cambridge with his wife and two...

Goldman, Kylee

Kylee GoldmanKylee Goldman is a Registered Psychotherapist. She works with adults, families, and children struggling with mental wellness and experiences of violence, abuse, and trauma. She also teached in the field of social services and enjoys mentoring new helping...

Christy, Robert

Robert ChristyRobert Christy was born and raised in Ottawa, where he currently lives. He moved to other parts of Canada over the years, then as a young adult returned to Ottawa, where he and his wife started their family. Christy began writing before he was a teen and...

Sheppard, Dani

Dani SheppardDani Sheppard grew up on a little hobby farm in a small town. She moved to northern Ontario with her military husband and twin daughters. She is an Early Childhood Educator. Dani works as a daycare teacher and finds the children a great source of...

O’Quinn-Lee, Sherry

Sherry O’Quinn-LeeSherry is married and is a mother of three, focusing on her career and her busy family life. Born and raised in Newfoundland and currently residing in Ontario, she has carried a passion for fiction and literature her entire life. This is her first...

Gastmeier, Ralph & Kathryn

Ralph & Kathryn GastmeierThe second of seven children, Ralph Gastmeier spent the free time of his formative years tramping through the rural landscape surrounding the city of Kitchener. He developed a deep affinity for the natural world and was struck with...

Belder, Amy

Amy BelderAmy Belder grew up in Petawawa, Ontario. She graduated from Redeemer University in Ancaster and currently lives in Pembroke, Ontario with her husband and three children. Amy enjoys spending her time reading, spinning a good yarn and making people laugh. She...

Taylor, Geoff

Geoff Taylor has been telling stories and paddling Algonquin Park for over fifty years. He is a stay-at-home defenceman and a proud dad who grows garlic and plays sloppy mandolin. Geoff lives in Millbrook, Ontario. This is his first novel. Author Title: Tom Thomson's...

Thatcher, Guy

Guy Thatcher served in the Canadian regular armed forces from 1955 to 1980 as a tank officer, helicopter pilot, anti-tank missile instructor, and computer analyst, serving in Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Texas, and Alabama, as well as at various bases in Canada. He then...

Tremblay, W.M.

Wayne M. Tremblay spent three years in accounting, twenty-five years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a radio telegraphist, electronic technician and self-proclaimed lower deck lawyer extraordinaire. His second career lasted sixteen years in the Canadian Coast Guard as a...

Urlocker, Shawn

Shawn Urlocker is a transplanted Montrealer living in Pembroke, Ontario with his wife Lynn. They have five children, one, a redhead, still at home, and two dogs, Ruby and Loup. [/et_pb_team_member_2]

West, Terrence Rundle

Some of you will recognize me from schools I've taught at or administered in and around Ottawa (Hillcrest, Brookfield, Glebe, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa Tech, Eganville) or from community work in Ottawa's Hunt Club/Riverside area. Others with long memories might...

Armson, Ken

Ken Armson was born in Newtonbrook, Ontario and attended secondary school in England. After service in the Canadian Army overseas, he studied forestry at the University of Toronto graduating in 1951 and worked in the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests. In late...

Cosentino, Frank

FRANK COSENTINO has been playing, coaching, teaching, or writing about sport for five decades.As one of the last Canadian quarter-backs, Cosentino played for Hamilton, Edmonton, and Toronto, participating in five Grey Cup games from 1961 through 1965 with two...

Gazarek, Dennis

Dennis Gazarek graduated in 1972 from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Commerce in Honours Business Administration and has spent almost his entire life immersed in the auto business. His father, uncle, brother, and cousins all were employed in the...

Van Dusen, Shirley

Born in Ottawa, renowned portrait artist, Shirley Van Dusen, wife of the late Tom Van Dusen Sr. and is the mother of seven children, grandmother to fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.Widely known for her paintings of Parliament Hill, her work is...

Lewis, Sandra Marie

Once upon a time, Sandra Marie Lewis was a teacher/chairperson in Ontario’s public school system. Since retirement, she has written novels, a few poems, short stories, picture books, and family history narratives. Genealogy is a source of huge fascination, and her own...

Levin, Bob

An award-winning journalist, Bob Levin was a features editor at The Globe and Mail in Toronto, executive editor at Maclean's and a writer at Newsweek in New York. His first novel, Away Game, a baseball-themed story, was released in 2016 to strong reviews. A native...

MacGregor, Tom

Tom MacGregor was born and grew up in Huntsville, Ontario. After graduating from Queen’s University in Kingston, he worked as a journalist for The Huntsville Forester, The Edmonton Sun and Maclean’s Magazine. He is currently the News Editor of Legion Magazine in...

MacGregor, Bruce

Bruce MacGregor has been a resident of Ottawa since 1952. He was involved in the Ottawa sports scene as a participant in the 1950s and '60s and as a coach in the '70s. He taught English at Ottawa's Glebe Collegiate for 30 years.For 25 years, he was a member of a rock...

MacIntosh, Robert

Educated at McGill and Cambridge Universities, Robert MacIntosh has lived over fifty years in Toronto. After a brief career as an academic economist and long one as a banker, he wrote Different Drummers: Banking and Politics in Canada, published in 1991. A collector...

Malak, Marina Abdel

Marina Abdel Malak is a nursing student with an interest in medicine and mental illness. She is an active advocate for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre and volunteers with many organizations. She loves to read, write, laugh, and learn new things. She...

Mansfield, Kimberley

Ms. Mansfield is an author, pioneer in harm reduction programming and development in Canada, and a former sex survival worker. She has lectured at universities and colleges where her first book, Danced in my Brain, was used as required reading for social work and...

McIntyre, Gord

Gord is a unique blend of Renaissance man and skilled outdoorsman. We use “unique blend” advisedly, as he is without any mechanical skills and his shotgunning remains mediocre.Married to Michelle since 1955 and father of three achieving daughters, he is a retired...

Millar, Judith

JUDITH MILLAR’S 1992 fiction collection, The Rules of Partial Existence, explored themes of escape and difference in the exotic setting of Nepal. With its return to her small-town Ontario roots, Grave Concern (2012), the first of her playful “Pine Rapids” mystery...

Meehan, Susan Taylor

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Susan Taylor Meehan now lives and writes in Ottawa, Ontario, lovingly supported by her husband, Ralph, her daughter Amanda, and her stepson, Phil - along with a host of family and friends. As an air force brat, Susan grew up in a variety...

Miller, Glenn Forbes

Glenn Forbes MillerGlenn Forbes Miller has spent the leisurely years of his retirement (he was formerly a teacher of English) travelling the world with his wife and writing; namely, two books about their travels in Nepal and two volumes of poetry, of time and desiring...

Mulholland, David

David Mulholland was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and raised in the Ottawa Valley town of Arnprior. He's lived in Ottawa since 1970.Mulholland began his writing career as an advertising copywriter in private radio. He went on to work as a researcher, story editor...

Kelly, Kate

Kate Kelly, MD, FRCSC (“Dr. Kate”) Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Kate has been at various times an author, artist, photographer, teacher, historian, and medical doctor. Her creativity and love of discovery keep her seeing the world through the eyes of a...

Oakley, L.W.

Larry Oakley was born and raised in downtown Toronto, Ontario.He graduated from Riverdale Collegiate and Ryerson University before becoming a professional accountant.He became passionate about hunting and the outdoors when he moved to Kingston.The Kingston...

Knuckle, Robert

Robert Knuckle was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He received his B.A. from the University of Windsor in 1957 and M.Ed. from the University of Toronto in 1968. He began writing full-time in 1992. Prior to that, Mr. Knuckle was an English and Latin teacher and a...

Paproski, Peter

Peter Paproski was born in Edmonton, where Ice Cream Stories about Dad is set. He moved to Ottawa with his family in 1968, at age twelve. He attended the University of Alberta (B.Sc.) and McGill (M.A. Education), and for thirty years worked in international...

Kozar, Judy

Judy Kozar is a recently retired teacher-librarian. She and her husband, Verne, also a retired teacher, enjoy life in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They have two grown daughters, Tracy and Karen. Author Title: Canada's War Grooms and the Girls Who Stole Their Hearts...

Paton, Richard, MA, MPA

Richard Paton had a unique career as a senior executive in the federal government and as President of a nonprofit business association for 19 years.  Throughout his career he has applied his forty years of management experience in two sectors to research and learning...

Kunstadt, Peter

Peter Kunstadt grew up in Czechoslovakia, having survived internment during the Holocaust. He and his wife Susan came to Canada at the time of the Soviet occupation of their homeland in 1968.After enjoying a successful career as a professional engineer, Peter retired...

Radmore, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Radmore was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and immigrated to Canada in 1951 with her parents, Molly and James McKnight, and her two brothers, James and George. Her father was originally destined for Leduc, Alberta, but when he stopped in Ottawa to see...

Leroux, Bob

Bob Leroux was born in 1945 and raised in Alexandria, Glengarry County. At the age of thirteen, his family moved to Ottawa, where he attended high school and university. Taking a break from his studies, he spent some time working up north on the Mid-Canada Line. After...

Robillard, Irene

Irene Robillard was raised on a dairy farm near the hamlet of Edwards, which is now in the southeast end of the extended city of Ottawa. She obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Biology from Carleton University in 1974. While there, she met and married a...

Forsey, Helen

Writer and Activist Helen Forsey grew up in Ottawa in a very political family, studied agriculture at McGill, and then worked in Ecuador with CUSO before returning to Canada. After eighteen years in international co-operation and public education, she moved out of the...

Fraser, Whit

On his first day with CBC in Frobisher Bay, now Iqaluit, in 1967, Whit Fraser was immediately designated "a reporter." With no time to recover from the shock, he bravely stepped into the role and spent the next 25 years covering the Arctic for both the CBC Northern...

Goldman, Kylee

Kylee Goldman is a Canadian Certified Counsellor-Supervisor and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She works as a child and family therapist in children’s mental health, primarily working with families with children from birth to age six, and provides play...

Haslett, Arch

Arch Haslett was born in Mimico, Ontario, in 1939. He attended Mimico High School, where he met his wife, Patty. After graduating from Trinity College, University of Toronto, he returned, in 1963, to Mimico High School to teach science.In 1966, he and Patty moved to...

Hunter, Malcolm

Malcom Hunter has skied the Gatineau for more than 60 years. He began as a 7-year-old skiing to Keogan Lodge and was the Canadian leading male cross-country skier at the 1972 Olympics. The sport has remained a big part of his life. He has been a ski coach, a trail...

Johansen, Anthony (Jo)

Anthony (Jo) Johansen grew up in England during World War II, joined the British Merchant Navy, and rose to the rank of captain before leaving for Canada to attend McGill University in Montreal. Armed with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in economics and...

Josefchak, Patricia

Patricia Josefchak has several passions, including her marriage and family, history, music, and their home and garden on a tiny slice of lakefront in Eastern Ontario. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and her Master’s degree in Management Science, both from...

Cooper, Richard

Richard Cooper is perhaps best known as one of the founding members of The Cooper Brothers, the ’70s country-rock group that had a number of Billboard Top 100 hits and toured with the Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker, and Charlie Daniels. When the band members parted ways...

Curry, John

John Curry, a Carleton University journalism graduate, began his community newspaper career with the Arnprior Guide and then moved to the Elmvale Lance. In 1975, he purchased The Stittsville News, continuing as publisher and editor until 2001 when he sold the paper...

DiNardo, Luciano

Luciano DiNardo was an English teacher for twenty-eight years and has written several freelance columns and features for the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and the Ottawa Citizen. He is married and the father of two sons. He is currently living in Ottawa.  Author...

Douglas, Dr. Helen

Helen Douglas is a retired veterinarian who spent most of her life living, riding and practicing veterinary medicine in the Ottawa Valley. In Williams’s Gift, stories of an early career as a country veterinarian when there were few women in that profession take one...

Adams, Bill

Bill Adams has enjoyed a 32-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, starting as a uniform investigator in small rural Manitoba towns and culminating as the Superintendent in charge of Serious and Organized Crime Intelligence Branch in HQ Ottawa. Bill...