By day, Sam Juric is a writer at the CBC. By night, she is personal essayist hard at work on her first collection of essays. In early 2018, her article on the science of loneliness generated so much web traffic that it crashed The Walrus Magazine‘s site.
Elizabeth Whitton is an award-winning YA author. She loves killer wit, Buffalo wings, and writing speculative fiction. Horror is her happy place.
Kalena Miller grew up in College Station, TX with her mom, dad, and the most photographed hamster in history. She has an MFA in
Joanne Vannicola is an Emmy award-winning Canadian actor and writer, who has been working in film, television, and theatre since she was eight years old. She has also been nominated for a Genie, a Gemini, and an ACTRA award.
Joanne is a long-time advocate for the LGBTQ community and has an essay in the anthology Cuarenta y Nueve, a book by 49 artists for the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse club massacre. She is the Chair of the first LGBTQ+ subcommittee for the actors union ACTRA and sits on the sexual assault ad-hoc committee at ACTRA for women in film and television.
Joanne’s forthcoming memoir, All We Knew but Couldn’t Say (Dundurn Press) will be available 1 June 2019.
Dana is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Ryerson’s School of Journalism. She is currently working on a STEM-based series for middle graders.
Dave Butler is an author, photographer, forester and biologist from Cranbrook, BC. He’s the author of the award-winning Jenny Willson mystery series. Dave is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient, and a rabid fly-fisher and traveler.
Oonagh Duncan is a multi award winning Fitness Expert, author and speaker on health – specializing on busy women in their 40s.