Elle Andra-Warner is the best-selling author of non-fiction books (including David Thompson and Edmund Fitzgerald: The Legendary Great Lakes Shipwreck) as well as a freelance journalist and photographer based in Thunder Bay. She specializes in travel, history, and business writing; her feature articles have appeared in publications around the world. Her website is

A freelancer for ten years, Lorri Benedik enjoys writing prose as well as light verse. Her byline has appeared in a wide variety of publications. Lorri recently shifted her focus from magazine and newspaper work to biography and memorial-writing. She lives in Montreal with her husband, son and mini-schnauzer. Contact her at

Luigi Benetton focuses on demystifying the technology industry and the benefits it affords us.. He has also written on topics as diverse as the business of law, fascinating large-scale construction projects and professional squash. His website is

A freelance writer, Lanny Boutin has been published in numerous magazines, including Canadian Living, Canadian Geographic, Homemakers, Your Health and Chatelaine. Her books include Titanic: The Canadian Connections, John Diefenbaker: The outsider who refused to quit, Mummies: All Wrapped Up and Building Faces. Her web site is http://

Joanne Carnegie describes herself as a keen observer of the quirky little corners of the human soul, a celebrant of absurdity and desire. She has published essays, humor pieces, and creative non-fiction, and is working on her first novel, a mystery set in Montreal. Find her at

Irene Davis has written on a wide variety of topics, from the anatomy of a convention to life as a grandparent. In 2006 she was awarded the Peter Gzowski Literacy Award of Merit for an article in The Globe and Mail on her experiences as a volunteer tutor in Adult Literacy. Irene also teaches a grammar course online, focusing on common problems. Despite a couple of lengthy sojourns in Timmins, Ontario, Toronto is and always has been home. Check Irene out at

Fred Desjardins has been a humorist for thirty years and continues to get paid for it. He has lived in Sidney Crosby's neighborhood for twenty of those years but has yet to meet the hockey hero. He suspects that the young superstar is too intimidated to ring his bell. You can find his Olympian biography at

Barbara Florio-Graham has won awards for fiction, non-fiction, humor, and poetry, and has written for magazines and newspapers across North America. The author of Five Fast Steps to Better Writing, Five Fast Steps to Low-Cost Publicity, and Mewsings/Musings, Barbara also teaches writing online. Her website is

Trudy Kelly Forsythe is an award-winning journalist whose first major assignment was a feature article about moose for a hunting-and-fishing magazine. Since then, she has written for periodicals, radio, the World Wide Web, government and corporate clients. She lives, writes and listens to the Rolling Stones in Hampton, NB. Her website is

Debbie Gamble's work has appeared in many different horse and motorcycle magazines: the Evening Patriot, Northern Aquaculture, TV Guide, Atlantic Books Today and more. Her book about famous Canadian jumping horses, Legendary Showjumpers, was published in 2004; she has two more horse books in the works. Debbie lives in Prince Edward Island and writes about whatever piques her interest.

Gordon Gibb's work has appeared in Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Maclean's, Cottage Life, Reader's Digest, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Peterborough Examiner. His book on Lester B. Pearson was published in 2006. Gordon does contract writing for, Los Angeles. He is also a broadcaster and voice artist. His website is

Helen Lammers-Helps is a freelance writer who lives near Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband and kids. She writes mostly about agriculture, food, gardening and the environment but will tackle just about any topic. To find out more, check out her profile at the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) website at

From being romanced on an ice road to running an alpaca farm in the Northwest Territories, Hélèna Katz has stories to share. She lives in Canada’s North and has written for such magazines as Canadian Geographic, Homemakers and Up Here. She is the author of The Mad Trapper, Gang Wars and Cold Cases. Her website:

Mark Kearney is an award-winning journalist who has co-authored 10 books, including The Great Canadian Trivia Book. His work has appeared in some 80 magazines and newspapers in North America. Mark teaches writing and journalism at the University of Western Ontario and has won five University Student Council Teaching Awards of Excellence. His website is

Barbara Bunce Desmeules Massobrio, a native of Montreal, is a high school librarian who doubles as a freelance writer. She has written about topics as varied as: living in a Korean monastery, mixing drinks, and cuisine at the CIA. When not reading, writing or working, she travels. She shares her experiences at:

Steve Pitt has been a freelance writer for more than three decades. He is the author of seven books and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. In 1980, he won a Periodical Distributors Authors' Award for humor for a Harrowsmith magazine article featuring gourmet groundhog recipes. His cooking has improved. His website is

A professional photographer for 30 years, John C. Watson is based in Vancouver BC. His images have graced magazine and book covers, editorial pages, and creative advertisements around the world. John often works with his mother, freelance writer and author Julie V. Watson. The duo specialize in travel, food and nature, and also present workshops across Canada. For samples of John’s work visit

Julie V. Watson is a prolific writer based in Prince Edward Island, or where their RV takes them, with 27 books and numerous articles to her credit. Her writing focuses on travel, food, lifestyles, seniors and entrepreneurship. She shares her passion for writing, POD publishing, photography and scrapbooking through workshops across Canada. or

Hilda Young (Hon. B. A. History) has appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, The Cottager, Smart Connections, Faith Today, United Church Observer, Presbyterian Record, Christian Week, Cross Talk, Petawawa Post, Pembroke Observer and Ottawa Valley Business. She is a member of The Word Guild. Her blog is  She is the New to Here columnist for