David Yerex Williamson

David Yerex Williamson is a poet and teacher living on the bank of the Nelson River in Norway House, MB. David teaches literature and communications for the University College of the North where he was non-fiction editor for Quint, the on-line journal for the humanities. David has recently completed his second collection of poetry, hauntings.

Debbie Strange

Debbie Strange is a member of The Writers’ Collective of Manitoba, and is affiliated with several tanka and haiku organizations. Her writing has received awards, and has been published in numerous Japanese short form poetry journals. Debbie’s work has also been translated into several languages. She is an avid photographer whose images have been published … Read more

Deborah Bowers

Writer. Communicator. Marketer. Editor. Selected freelance: careercruising.com Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards Manitoba Business Magazine Manitoba Lotteries Corporation Manitoba Prospects Newspaper Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada SAY Magazine Style Manitoba Urban NDN Western Living Magazine Winnipeg Free Press Winnipeg Homes Magazine Winnipeg: Heart of the Continent history book

Dennis Maione

Sigh … it always sounds like I am boasting when I write my bio. Got a Computer Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan in the mid-80′s. After some career turbulence I ended up teaching technical courses to IT professionals. In the late 1990′s was approached by New Rider’s Publishers (an imprint of Pearson Educational … Read more

Donna Besel

Donna Besel grew up in Whiteshell Provincial Park, and now lives on the Winnipeg River near Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba. Her writing has appeared in various publications and accumulated honours such as second place in Prairie Fire’s writing contest, shortlist in CBC’s Literary Awards, finalist in CBC’s “Canada Writes” and first place in This Magazine’s … Read more

Donna Firby Gamache

Donna Gamache is a writer/retired teacher from MacGregor, Manitoba. Her shorter writings have been widely published − short fiction for children in such magazines as “Cricket”, “Highlights for Children” and “My Friend”; fiction for adults in various magazines and anthologies, as well as in the Toronto Sunday Star; non-fiction and photos in various rural newspapers, particularly … Read more

Doreen Pendgracs

  Doreen Pendgracs has worked on a wide variety of creative freelance projects, including a number of books. In the fall of 2013, her company Wizard of Words Productions published volume I of “Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate,” a travel memoir intended to entice readers into travelling the world with chocolate in … Read more

Doug Whiteway/C.C. Benison

Doug Whiteway has worked as a writer and editor for newspapers, including the Winnipeg Free Press, and magazines, including Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver). He contributes to nonfiction books as a writer and edits both fiction and nonfiction. Under the pseudonym C.C. Benison, he is the author of seven crime novels. Selected publications: Novels Ten … Read more

Duncan Thornton

A former Writer-in-Residence for the Winnipeg Public Library, Duncan Thornton has written lots of things, but is best-known for his three YA fantasy novels set in an imaginary-but-Canadian world: Kalifax (nominated for the Governor General’s Award), Captain Jenny, and The Star-Glass (winner of the McNally-Robinson book for young people award). His most recent novel, Shadow-Town, … Read more

E.J. “Russ” McDevitt

The hotter the flame, the more tempered the steel. From logging to boxing, by any definition, Russ has had lots of tempering. Russ was born in Ireland and is no stranger to action himself. His journey began when he emigrated alone from Ireland at the age of 17 to a logging town on Vancouver Island in … Read more

Elle Rush

Elle Rush is a romance writer from Winnipeg, MB. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in Romance languages. In addition to her degree in Spanish and French, she almost minored in German and took one year of Latin in high school. As much as she loves languages, she has … Read more

Faith Johnston

Faith Johnston lives in Winnipeg in the summer and in India in the darkest, coldest months of the winter. She has written a number of articles and reviews as well as three books:  A Great Restlessness (University of Manitoba Press 2006), The Only Man in the World (Turnstone Press 2012), and Four Miles to Freedom … Read more