Adams, Bill

Bill Adams 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....

Anderman, Robbie

Robbie Anderman 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...

Armson, Ken

Ken Armson 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....

Arora, M.D., Sundar S.

Sunder S. Arora, M.D. 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,...

Balderston Parry, Caroline

Caroline Balderston Parry Caroline 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....

Bartsiokas, Tom

Tom Bartsiokas Tom Bartsiokas works as a professor at an Ontario college. His first book, Angela James: The First Superstar of Women’s Hockey, was released in 2012.  |  Contact...
Baun, Bobby (with Anne Logan)

Baun, Bobby (with Anne Logan)

Bobby Baun (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....

Belder, Amy

Amy Belder Amy 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...

Berardi, Deirdre

Deirdre Berardi Deirdre McCabe–Berardi was born in New York City and spent most of her childhood in upper Michigan. She is a teacher and lives with her husband, Dan, along with her sons David and Daniel, in Arnprior, Ontario. A place where bicycles and horses and...

Blanchard, L.M

L.M. Blanchard 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)...

Bouma, Tim

Tim Bouma 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...

Bourgeois-Doyle, Dick

Dick Bourgeois-Doyle 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 . . ....

Bramburger, Jamie

Jamie Bramburger Jamie Bramburger has been involved in media and public relations for more than 30 years.  After graduating from a Broadcast Journalism program at Canadore College in North Bay in 1986, Jamie had a successful 13-year broadcasting career in radio and...

Byers, William R.

William R. Byers 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....

Campbell, Judith M.

Judith M. Campbell 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...

Campbell, Wayne

Wayne Campbell 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...

Collins (Vlasblom), Jane

Jane Vlasbolm Collins 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...

Connelly, Brent A.

Brent A. Connelly 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...

Cook, Mary

Mary Cook 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...

Cooper, Richard

Dick Cooper 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...

Cosentino, Frank

Frank Cosentino 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...

Curry, John

John Curry 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...

DiNardo, Luciano

Luciano DiNardo 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...

Douglas, Dr. Helen

Dr. Helen Douglas 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...

Forsey, Helen

Helen Forsey 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...

Fraser, Whit

Whit Fraser 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...

Gaertner, Erika E.

Erika E. Gaertner Erika 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....

Gazarek, Dennis

Dennis Gazarek 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...

Gibson, Isabel MBA

Isabel Gibson, MBA After 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...

Goldman, Kylee

Kylee Goldman 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...

Haslett, Arch

Arch Haslett 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...

Hepburn, G. Alan

G. Alan Hepburn G. 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,...

Holloway, Aline

Aline Holloway Born 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...

Hume, Gord

Gord Hume Gord Hume is the author and creator of the popular “Samantha and the Sheriff” adventures. He is also the author of seven non-fiction books on city-building around the world. He has enjoyed an award-winning career in broadcasting, newspapers and...

Hunter, Malcolm

[AUTHOR NAME] 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-countryskier at the 1972 Olympics. The sport has remained a big part of his life. He has beena...

Johansen, Anthony (Jo)

Anthony (Jo) Johansen 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...

Josefchak, Patricia

Patricia Josefchak 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...

Kelly, Kate

Dr. Kate Kelly 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...

Knuckle, Robert

Robert Knuckle 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...

Kozar, Judy

Judy Kozar 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...

Kunstadt, Peter

Peter Kunstadt 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,...

Leroux, Bob

Bob Leroux 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...

Levin, Bob

Bob Levin 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...

Lewis, Sandra Marie

Sandra Marie Lewis 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...

Lindsay, Paton Lodge

Paton Lodge Lindsay Paton 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...

Livermore, Daniel

Daniel Livermore Daniel 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...

MacGregor, Bruce

Bruce MacGregor 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...

MacGregor, Tom

Tom MacGregor 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...

MacIntosh, Robert

Robert MacIntosh 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...

Malak, Marina Abdel

Marina Abdel Malak 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...