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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bourgeois-Doyle, Dick

Dick Bourgeois–Doyle has contributed to many books, articles, TV features, and radio programs on the history of science and creativity in Canada. His biographies of inventive and heroic Canadians have been dubbed “fascinating and inspiring . . . thorough and engaging”...

Byers, William R.

WILLIAM ROBERT BYERS was born on September 20, 1946, at the Smiths’ Hospital in Hawkesbury, Ontario, the only son of Charles (Carol) E. Byers and Marion Allen. Two much older sisters, Ruth and Mary, and a younger sister, Anne, completed the family. Fenham was their...

Campbell, Judith M.

Educated in public health nursing and business management, Judith has had thirty years’ experience in community and occupational health nursing, serving in both grass-roots and management positions. As assistant director of the Ottawa–Carleton Home Care Program from...

Campbell, Wayne

Wayne Campbell began as a biochemist but spent most of his career as a science writer, first as a journalist (Globe & Mail, Maclean’s, New Scientist), then as an editor/writer for Canadian universities, research hospitals and government. His literary heroes are...

Collins (Vlasblom), Jane

Jane Vlasblom Collins holds an honours degree in Business Administration and a professional designation as a Chartered Accountant. She has experience as a manager, business owner, and teacher. As an entrepreneur, she has provided professional development courses and...

Connelly, Brent A.

Brent Connelly was raised in the lower Ottawa Valley town of Brownsburg, Quebec.  In 1961, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick and went on to enjoy a four-decade career working in the forests of Ontario’s two...

Cook, Mary

A celebrated storyteller, Mary Cook has been delighting Canadian audiences for years with her remembrances of growing up on the family farm during the bittersweet years of the 1930s. Mary Cook has received seven Actra awards for excellence in broadcast journalism...

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...

Blanchard, L.M

L.M. Blanchard has studied different forms of meditation for the past twenty years and has been active in spiritual exploration ever since his early childhood. While in Hawaii in 2012, he was initiated as a Deeksha Facilitator (Oneness Blessing Giver) by Lindsay...

Bouma, Tim

Tim Bouma grew up in the village of Leith, Ontario, the village of Tom Thomson’s childhood. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, is married with three wonderful boys and is employed as a federal public servant. Since 2011, Tim has been the man behind the Twitter account and...

Baun, Bobby (with Anne Logan)

Bobby Baun, busy with signings, card shows, and speaking engagements, also volunteers with the Bob Rumball Centre for the Hearing Impaired and helps raise money for spinal cord injury and cancer research. He lives near Pickering, Ontario. Anne Logan is the author of...

Arora, M.D., Sundar S.

Sunder S. Arora (Vyasa), M.D., is an adult and child psychiatrist, an interfaith minister, yoga teacher, family man, and inspiring spiritual teacher. In Ushering in Heaven, he combines the wisdom of yoga, metaphysics, quantum physics, psychology, and practical wisdom...

Anderman, Robbie

Robbie Anderman has had an intimate working relationship with Trees for several decades, as orchardist, nurseryperson, Tree pruner, luthier, woodwind musician, off-grid forest homesteader, sustainable Tree harvester, and Tree herbalist using Tree medicine for himself...

Bartsiokas, Tom

Bartsiokas, TomTom Bartsiokas works as a professor at Seneca. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Christine, and their daughters Angelina, Deanna and Elena.