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Aligizakis, Manolis

Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Greek-Canadian poet and author. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy, and awarded an honorary Bachelor of Arts in Literature. He is recognized for his ability to convey images and thoughts in a rich and evocative way that tugs at something deep within the reader.

Anderson, James

James Anderson is a thinker, writer philosopher and a dreamer. His work is also highly motivating. A resident of Salt Spring Island, Canada, Jim writes for local and global outlets and I’ve personally taken many journeys via his writings, soared by his initmitable spirit and his quest for what is right and good.

Coffey-Lewis, Galina

Galina came to Canada as a young nurse, and was the third nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing at that time. Her experience in setting up a nursing program wherein students could advance at their own pace led to her writing Modules for Independent - Individualized in Nursing. She studied in Adult Education and became involved with Learning and healing of the whole person.

DeGrass, Jan

Jan DeGrass writes in Gibsons, British Columbia, where she is Arts and Entertainment columnist for the Coast Reporter newspaper, and contributes a regular arts feature to Coast Life magazine.

Duffy, Ron

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Ron Duffy has travelled extensively in both western and eastern Europe, mostly by bicycle, with working sojourns" in Norway, Austria and England. Adventuring over, he settled to studies, and obtained a BA in Geography from Queen's University in Belfast.

Foster, Eric

The author was born in England but raised in Canada on Vancouver Island near Duncan, B.C.. As a boy he read many stories about Canada's north and hoped to live there one day.  In 1969 he returned to the Yukon as a teacher, first in Whitehorse and then at Beaver Creek, Mile 1202. He found life there good for himself and his young family and the people and country very colourful.

Illing, Thora

The author of this debut historical romance is a former journalist and librarian who emigrated to Canada from the UK. Retired now, she lives in Victoria. She loves travel, books, nature and animals.

James, Candice

Candice James is the Poet Laureate for The City of New Westminster. Her first book of poetry, "A Split In The Water" was published in 1979 by Fiddlehead Poetry Books. It was a collection of surrealistic free verse poems characterized by vivid imagery.

Kawatski, Deanna

Deanna Kawatski travelled, making an overland trip from Berlin to India in 1972. She lived in Berlin for a year working as a maid for the American Army, and then as a harpsichord builder. She was also employed as a nanny in London and as a worker in a home for emotionally disturbed children in Edinburgh. She flew back to Canada to work as one of the first female tree planters in B.C.

Knox, Veronica

Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, art teacher, and artist, she has also worked with the brain injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection.

Langer, Shirley

Shirley Langer is a Canadian who lived and worked in Cuba for almost five years during the mid 1960s. In Havana, Shirley worked as a translator and ESL teacher. This was only a few years after the country-wide literacy campaign which UNESCO declared to be the single most successful literacy program to date.

Nuttall-Smith, Ben

Ben Nuttall-Smith taught Music, Theatre, Art, and Language until he retired in 1991. He now lives in Crescent Beach, near Vancouver B.C., where he writes, paints, makes music, and travels with his best friend and soulmate.

Riedweg, Doris

Doris Riedweg is the author of two previous novels, Fury of the Wind and Still Waters. Her articles and short stories have appeared in several major newspapers, as well as Canadian literary magazines. Two of her short stories have won awards in writing contests.

Sacamano, James

Director of Educational Programs, Meditation Instructor, Maitri Space Awareness instructor, author, an audio instructional program on the Medicine Buddha. Jim has taught mind body skills and meditation for health and spiritual awareness throughout the United States and Canada since 1974.

Schaefer, Brian

The author was educated in Victoria, B.C., Canada and Oxford, England, obtained a B.Sc., and M.Sc., degree from the University of Victoria and a Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) degree from Oxford University in England (Wolfson College). After these studies were completed he chose to return to Canada. After two years as a research fellow in Ottawa he returned to Victoria where he currently lives with his wife and his two children.

Siebert, Myrtle

Myrtle Rae Forberg Siebert came to writing through a deep appreciation for books, first as a child living far away from other children, and later through participation as a home economics teacher on a Ministry of Education Textbook Selection Committee. Ms Siebert's Management and Foods has long been a ministry text and was the first book to achieve a much-coveted metric "M" designation in Canada.

Welburn, Ruth

Ruth Welburn studied at the University of New Brunswick where she obtained her Master of Science degree. Subsequent to that, Ruth taught and worked in university research laboratories in Fredericton, Calgary, Victoria and Melbourne where she studied microbiology and infectious diseases.