(CBC story) Well established but not well-off: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

Writers’ Union of Canada survey says its members’ incomes down by 27% from just 3 years ago It’s a story as old as the craft itself: an impoverished author, serving coffee or scrubbing floors while writing what would become a seminal novel. Except in Canada today, tales of financial hardship extend to writers who are … Read more (CBC story) Well established but not well-off: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study

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Maureen Fergus

Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for kids of all ages. Her books have been translated into almost a dozen languages, optioned for television and shortlisted for such prestigious awards as the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, the Joan Betty Struchner … Read more Maureen Fergus

Jess Landry

From the day she was born, Jess Landry has always been attracted to the darker things in life. Her fondest childhood memories include getting nightmares from the Goosebumps books, watching The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, and reiterating to her parents that there was absolutely nothing wrong with her mental state. When not writing, she works as Managing Editor for … Read more Jess Landry

Mitchell Toews

Mitchell Toews lives and writes lakeside. When an insufficient number of, “We are pleased to inform you…” emails are on hand, he finds alternative joy in the windy intermingling between the top of the water and the bottom of the sky or skates on the ice until he can no longer see the cabin.   … Read more Mitchell Toews

Teresa-Lee Cooke

Teresa-Lee Cooke’s love of musical theater led her to “spoken word” prose and poetry. Her work has been performed in “Wine and Words” 2013 (Theater By the River), and in FemFest 2013-2016 (Sarasvàti Productions). Her poetry appears in The Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group’s journal “Voices” and has also been included in “Verses Afire” (The Ontario … Read more Teresa-Lee Cooke