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Nov 15, 2019

"After 19 years I have finally grasped the courage to fulfill my mums dying wish. I am writing her book she tried to do but became to ill to write it up and get it published. Well that time has come. It so far has been very hard for me as I'm reading about the hell my mum was in and she hide it from me, I thought I knew...


Nov 8, 2019

Arthur Slade was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. He is the author of twenty five novels for young readers including The Hunchback Assignments, which won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and Dust, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. His lifetime...


Nov 1, 2019

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. His parents moved from the Canadian province of Alberta to Vancouver in 1956. His mom played piano and guitar and dad played the accordion. He’d look at the record covers and read the liner notes. For him the album covers were art.

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Oct 22, 2019

Adrian Raeside was born in 1957 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He began drawing cartoons on washroom walls as a kid. After being expelled from his first (and last) art class at the age of 15, he moved with his parents to England, then to Canada. While there, he worked at various jobs, from loading grain ships in Thunder...


Oct 10, 2019

John Ivison is a Scottish Canadian journalist. He is an Ottawa-based political columnist for the National Post.

Raised in Dumfries, Scotland, he worked as a reporter for The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh and as deputy business editor of Scotland on Sunday. He was educated at the University of Glasgow, McMaster...