The three editors live in different cities, and worked completely by email.

Editorial Team:
     Primary Editor:  Irene Davis
     Acquisitions Editor: Fred Desjardins
     Managing Editor: Barbara Florio-Graham

Design Team:
     Concept: Barbara Florio-Graham and Steve Pitt
     Execution: Julie and John Watson
     Technical Advisor: Luigi Benetton 
Cover photo by Steve Pitt

Quotation on title page by Lawrence Jackson, 
1942-1998, Past President of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC)

    Writers make the world seem coherent. 
    They decipher babble; 
              they banish ambiguity and fluff;
              they amuse; 
              they persuade; 
              they convince;
              they entice; 
              they inform.
    Writers make the world seem coherent. 

           A small independent publisher located in Hamilton (Dundas), Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto and the US border, Bridgeross began publishing in 2008 to bring quality fiction, non-fiction and humor into the market.
          Among their non-fiction titles are three books on schizophrenia which  have been recommended by the World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in the US, the European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) and the Mood Disorders Association of Canada.
          Bridgeross books are distributed by Ingram and Quality Books.
         Bridgeross belongs to the Independent Book
 Publishers Association.


Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List
contains 34 first-person stories from 18 contributors in 14 locations, from the NWT to PEI.

These are true stories, most previously-published and a few award-winning. Some originated on the list.

Some of the things that make this book unusual:

18 contributors in 14 locations: 
Northwest Territories 
Ontario: Toronto (2), London, Kitchener,  
     Peterborough, Petawawa, North Bay, Thunder Bay 
Quebec: Montreal (3), Gatineau
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Islants (2)

Everyone was involved from the beginning. Title and sub-title were voted on by contributors, and all contributors were kept apprised of how things were progressing, negotiations with the publisher, the division of royalties, etc.

We found a royalty-paying publisher, and have not contributed any money to the cost of producing and printing the book. The publisher has distribution throughout Canada and the U.S. via Ingram, and has successfully published more than a dozen books since 2008. Bridgeross is a member of the Canadian Independent Publisher's Association.

The age range of contributors is  35 years:  43  to 78. That's also the age range of Bobbi's Private List.

Five members of Bobbi's Private List who are not in this anthology:
Kevin Yarr: PEI - works full-time in radio
Kathleen Hamilton: Montreal - creates crossword 
      puzzles and perfumes
Lorna Olson: Thunder Bay - librarian
Dale Kerr: Sutton, Ontario - prof. engineer with her 
      own company
Fred McEvoy: Ottawa - historian

These stories were originally published by:
The Bloor West Villager
The Christian Science Monitor 
The Concordia University Alumni Magazine
CURRENT: Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus 
        Association of Ontario 
EMMY Magazine
The Guardian
The Globe and Mail
The Jewish Magazine
The Kings County Record
Laugh Your Shorts Off (published by Writers In
The London Free Press
The Ottawa Citizen
The Peterborough Examiner
Today's Seniors



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BIO Barbara Florio Graham