WANL: Writers for hire
The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador encourages the recognition of the professional status of writers. It is standard practice to pay writers for their services, including readings, manuscript evaluations, school visits, etc. (Funding for some of these activities, such as school visits, may be available through sources such as the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and school boards.) Actual fees for services should be negotiated with the writer; this directory is intended only to provide information. We encourage you to consider hiring writers to address your writing and related needs.

Writers for hire

Writers are listed alphabetically by last name.

Annamarie Beckel, PhD, St. John's
http://www.annamariebeckel.com/

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction
Available For: Substantive editing and copyediting, proof-reading, fiction workshops, manuscript evaluation, school visits, readings and talks.
Phone: (709) 364-1650 / 699-6907    Email: annamariebeckel@gmail.com
Bio: An ecologist by training, Annamarie made her first trip to Newfoundland while conducting research on river otters. She worked as a science writer for the University of Wisconsin and then as a writer and editor on the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin until 2004 when she moved to St John's. She began writing fiction in 1993.
Selected Awards: All Gone Widdun was the winner of the 1999 Book Achievement Award: First Place Fiction, from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, May 2000.
Selected Publications: All Gone Widdun (Breakwater Books 1999), Dancing in the Palm of His Hand (Breakwater Books 2005), Silence of Stone (Breakwater Books 2008) released in 2010 as Les voix de l’île by Guy Saint-Jean Éditeur, Breaking New Waters: A Century of Limnology at the University of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters, 1987).


Paul Butler, St. John's
http://www.paulbutlernovelist.com/
http://www.writingworkshops.ca/

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Journalism, Book Reviews, Curriculum, Educational Workbooks, Screenwriting.
Available For: Writing workshop design and facilitation, editing, readings and talks, school visits, manuscript evaluation, writing tutorials, copy-editing, and curriculum writing.
Phone: (709) 693-0118   Email: paul.butler@nl.rogers.com
Bio: Paul Butler is the author of several critically-acclaimed novels including Cupids, Hero, 1892, NaGeira, Easton's Gold, Easton, and Stoker's Shadow. His work has appeared on the judges' lists for Canada Reads, the Relit Longlist for three consecutive years, and he was winner in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards four times between 2003 and 2008 at which time he retired from the competition to be literary representative, and then chair, of the Arts and Letters Committee. A graduate of Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre, Butler has written for the Globe and Mail, The Beaver, Books in Canada, Atlantic Books Today, and Canadian Geographic, and he has also contributed to CBC Radio, local and national. He lives in St. John's.
Selected Awards: Four Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards, 2008, 2006, 2004, and 2003. Longlisted for the Relit Awards three years running, 2009 with 1892, 2010 with Hero, and 2011 with Cupids.
Selected Publications: Cupids (Flanker, 2011), Hero (Halifax: Nimbus, 2009), 1892 (St. John's, 2008), NaGeira (St John's: Pennywell Books, 2006), Easton's Gold (St John's: Brazen Books, 2005), Easton (St John's: Flanker Press, 2004), Stoker's Shadow (St John's: Flanker Press, 2003).


Mark Callanan
http://www.gifthorse.me/

Categories: Proposal Writing, Editing, Research, Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Reviews, Ghost-writing, Technical Writing, Writing for the Web.
Available For: Readings, School Visits, Lectures, Workshops, Book Club Visits, Manuscript Evaluation, Proofreading, Editing
Email: callanan.mark@gmail.com
Bio: Mark Callanan is the author of two full-length poetry collections and a chapbook. Gift Horse, his latest collection of poems, was selected as one of the National Post’s best poetry collections of the year for 2011. His poetry was featured in Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets (Nightwood Editions, 2004), and has been widely anthologized. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in both Canadian and U.K. journals, including Books in Canada, Canadian Notes & Queries, Event, The Fiddlehead, The Globe & Mail, Grain, The Malahat Review, Poetry Life, The Telegram, and The Newfoundland Quarterly. A founding editor of the literary journal Riddle Fence, he also served as its first Managing Editor. He is currently the Poetry Reviews Editor for Canadian Notes & Queries. In addition to his literary publications, he has researched, written, and edited articles for marine technology journals such as Marine Technology Reporter.
Selected Awards: BMO Winterset Award (shortlisted, 2011), bpNichol Chapbook Award (shortlisted, 2010), Lawrence Jackson Award for Writing (2007), Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry (shortlisted, 2005), Newfoundland and Labrador Arts & Letters Award for Poetry (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007), Poetry Life Competition (honourable mention, 2002, judged by British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion)
Selected Publications: Scarecrow (Killick Press, 2003), Sea Legend (Frog Hollow Press, 2010), Gift Horse (Véhicule Press, 2011)


Susan Chalker Browne, St. John's
http://wanl.ca/members/scbrowne.html

Categories: Writing for Children, Fiction, Historical Fiction.
Available For: Readings, school visits, workshops.
Email: susanbrowne@nl.rogers.com
Bio: Susan has authored eight books for children and numerous short stories and columns. She was a guest artist at the 2008 Labrador Creative Arts Festival and the 2005 Winterset in Summer Literary Festival. She has also adjudicated Junior Division Prose in the provincial Arts and Letters Competition.
Selected Awards: Editor's Choice, Juvenile Fiction, December/January 2009, CBRA Canadian Children's Literature; Best of 2008 Picture Books, Resource Links Magazine; Finalist, 2008 History and Heritage Award; Honourable Mention, 2008 Cuffer Prize Short Story Competition.
Selected Publications: Hey Freddy, it's Canada's Birthday ( Tuckamore Books 2009), Freddy's Day at the Races (Tuckamore Books 2008), The Land of a Thousand Whales (Tuckamore Books 2006), Goodness Gracious, Gulliver Mulligan (Raincoast Books 2003).


Charis Cotter, Western Bay
www.chariscotter.com
www.chariscotter.wordpress.com

Categories: Editing, Adult Non-Fiction, Children's Non-Fiction, Children's Fiction, Research, Corporate Writing, Advertising Copy, Website Writing
Available For: Readings, school visits (province-wide), workshops, editing, proofreading, copy-editing, substantive editing, stylistic editing, project management, manuscript evaluation, freelance writing projects (big or small), content editing, editorial consultation.
Mail: P.O. Box 291, Western Bay, NL   A0A 4J0
Phone: 709-598-2847    Email: chariscotter@gmail.com
Bio: Charis Cotter is a writer and editor with 20 years experience in publishing. She is a proficient editor who can take a manuscript from first draft to print-ready proofs, or do any stage in between. She writes children's fiction and non-fiction and conducts critically acclaimed school workshops, using drama and storytelling to present her books.
Selected Awards: Finalist, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, 2010; Finalist, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2009, 2011; Finalist, Silver Birch Award, 2008; Honor title, World Storytelling Award, 2009; Honors Award, World Storytelling, 2011; Finalist, Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2009, 2010; Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence, 2005.
Selected Publications: Born to Write: The Remarkable Lives of Six Famous Authors. Annick Press, 2009; A World Full of Ghosts. Art by Marc Mongeau. Annick Press, 2009; Wonder Kids: The Remarkable Lives of Nine Child Prodigies. Annick Press, 2008; Kids Who Rule: The Remarkable Lives of Five Child Monarchs. Annick Press, 2007; Toronto Between the Wars: Life in the City 1919-1939. Firefly Books, 2004.


Marjorie Doyle, M.A., St. John's
http://www.marjoriedoyle.ca/

Categories: Non-fiction, Essay, Travel Writing, Journalism, Columns, Op-ed Pieces.
Available For: Public readings, school visits, workshops, book club appearances, and manuscript evaluation. Marjorie is available for travel.
Mail: PO Box 6242, St. John's, NL   A1C 6J9
Email: mmdoyle@nfld.com
Bio: An experienced CBC broadcaster and award-winning writer, Marjorie has been a columnist with The Globe and Mail, The Telegram, and numerous periodicals and has two pieces anthologized in high school English textbooks. In Winter 2009, she was Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence on Vancouver Island.
Selected Awards: National Magazine Award—Silver, 2005; Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition, 2009, 2007, 2003, 2002; CBC Radio Awards for Programming Excellence, 1995, 1994.
Selected Publications: A Doyle Reader: Writings from Home and Away (Boulder Publications) 2013; Reels, Rock and Rosaries: Confessions of a Newfoundland Musician (East Lawrencetown: Pottersfield Press, 2005); Newfoundlander in Exile: The Life and Times of Philip Tocque (1814-1899) (Halifax: John Doull Books, 1997); A View of Her Own (St John's: Long Beach Press, 1996).


Denise Flint, St. John's metropolitan area
http://wanl.ca/members/dflint.html

Categories: Non-fiction, Journalism (print and digital), Research, Feature Writing (with accompanying photography if desired), Corporate Work (news releases, brochures, etc.), Crosswords and Quizzes, Writing for Children.
Available For: Writing and editing assignments, school visits, workshops, historical research. Denise is available for travel.
Phone: (709) 895-0261   Email: dflint@nl.rogers.com
Bio: A professional member of PWAC (Professional Writer's Association of Canada), Denise has written hundreds of articles for magazines and newspapers, as well as for government and corporate clients. She is a stickler for getting it right and has never missed a deadline.
Selected Publications: The Globe & Mail, The National Post, St. John's Telegram, History Magazine, Canadian Geographic.


Martha Hickman Hild, Flatrock
http://wanl.ca/members/mhhild.html

Categories: Academic, Business and Technical Writing, Research, Editing, Process Consulting.
Available For: Academic, technical and business writing, process documentation, research including database development or analysis, copy editing, content editing, editorial consulting, text workflow consulting.
Phone: (709) 437-1156   Email: mhhild@bellaliant.net
Bio: Martha Hickman Hild (B.A., Ph.D) has enjoyed a unique sequence of roles as academic researcher, technical writer-editor, public servant, publishing manager, prize-winning journalist and process consultant. She has a reputation for thoughtful problem solving and sensitivity to readers' needs.
Selected Awards: Finalist, Harvard Goldsmith Prize, 2003. One of nine "Women Who Lead", Media Management Centre, Northwestern University, 2006.
Selected Publications: Journalism for Dayton Daily News; Educational Writing and Editing for National Geographic, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Ohio E.P.A.; Technical Writing for Procter & Gamble; Academic Writing for Nature; an illustrated field guide, Geology of Newfoundland (Boulder Publications, 2012).


Robin McGrath, Ph.D., Goose Bay
http://wanl.ca/members/rmcgrath.html

Categories: Non-fiction, Business and Technical Writing, Journalism, Reviews and Oral Histories (with a particular emphasis on material related to aboriginal people).
Available For: Workshops, readings, school visits, book groups, lectures, conference reports, traditional knowledge, tourism information, and oral history interviews. Robin is willing to travel particularly within Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Canadian Arctic.
Mail: Box 862, Station C, Goose Bay, NL   A0P 1C0
Phone: (709) 896-7213   Email: robinmcgrath@gmail.com
Bio: Robin has written hundreds of articles, newspaper columns, and reviews, and authored and edited 16 books. She has work published throughout the world and is a columnist with The Telegram.
Selected Awards: Henry Fuerstenberg Poetry Award; The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award; 14 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition awards; Canada-Caribbean short list for the Commonwealth Award.
Selected Publications: Salt Fish and Schmattes: A History of the Jews of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1770 (Creative Press, 2006); Coasting Trade (Rattling Books, 2006);Covenant of Salt (Killick Press, March 2005); Donovan's Station (Killick Press, 2002).


Bernice Morgan, St. John's
http://www.randomhouse.ca/author/results.pperl?authorid=36027

Categories: Fiction.
Available For: Readings, lectures, school visits and book-group visits.
Phone: c/o Breakwater (709) 722-6660 or Knopf Canada Publicity (416) 957-1538
Bio: A charter member of the Writers' Alliance and the Newfoundland Writers' Guild and frequent winner of the Newfoundland and Labrador's Arts and Letters Competition, Morgan has served on numerous boards including the editorial board of Killick Press and on the board of the Newfoundland Quarterly. Her first two novels were filmed as a four-part CBC television miniseries, Random Passage.
Awards: Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction, Thomas H. Raddall Award for Fiction, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year.
Selected Publications: Random Passage (St. John's: Breakwater, 1992); Waiting For Time (St. John's: Breakwater, 1994); Topography of Love (St. John's: Breakwater, 2000); Cloud of Bone (Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2007).


Beverly Nippard, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
http://beverlynippard.wordpress.com

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Business and Technical Writing, Journalism, Reviews.
Available For: Workshops, readings, school visits, copy-editing, lectures, and contract work.
Mail: PO Box 482, Station B, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL   A0P 1E0
Phone: (709) 896-8358   Email: bnwrite@yahoo.com or beverly_nippard@hotmail.com
Bio: After earning a diploma in "Writing for Magazine," Beverly has been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and anthologies across Canada. Her poetry and commentaries have been aired on CBC Radio and she has had a song recorded. Beverly is currently working on several projects.
Awards: National competition for newsletters in the '100 bed and under category,' 2006 and 2009; Christmas in the Country international writing competition—First Place, 2003.
Selected Publications: Columnist: The Labradorian Newspaper and regular contributor to Labrador Life Magazine; Anthology: Christmas in the Country (2003).


Jacqueline O'Rourke, Ph. D., St. John's
http://www.jacquelineorourke.com

Categories: Non-fiction, Cultural Criticism, Political Analysis, Research and Policy Recommendations, Text Book Writing, Speech Writing, Media Training, Grant and Proposal Writing, Start-Up NGO Planning, Business and Technical Writing, Journalism, Reviews, Cross Cultural Communication Strategies, Poetry.
Available For: Writing and Communication Workshops, Improving Cross-Cultural Communications, Political and Social Commentary, School, College and University Visits/Lectures, Conference Presentations, Media Training for Political and Business Leaders, Speech Writing, Organizational Media Messaging, Personality Profile Building.
Phone: (709) 739-8996    Email: jacmaryor@hotmail.com
Bio: Jacqueline was born in Branch, Newfoundland and has lived in various locations, worldwide. She completed her PhD, M.A., and MEd with the conviction that the world of ideas must be energetically connected to practice. She has worked as Consultant in Research and Communications for the Office of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bit Nasser Al Missned in Qatar where she was responsible for speech writing, messaging, media training, research and policy advising as well as setting up various social organizations in the Middle East . She has also taught composition at various universities in the Middle East and Canada, and authored a book of poetry, various articles of political and cultural analysis, academic textbooks for writing students and a book titled Representing Jihad: The Appearing and Disappearing Radical.
Selected Publications (Books): Representing Jihad: The Appearing and Disappearing Radical, (London: ZED Books, 2012); English for Academic Purposesa textbook, (Athabasca, Alberta: Athabasca University, 1996); Developing Reading and Writing Skills, a textbook co-authored with David Brundage, (Athabasca, Alberta: Athabasca University, 1996); Up Over the Body, a poetry collection, (Doha, Fitch, 2009).
Selected Publications (Articles): “We are All Savages”, (Zed Books blogspot, 1 October 2012); "Innocence of Americans – Orientalism, Hooligans and Radicals”, (Open Democracy, 1 October 2012); "Bin Laden and the Arab Revolution”, (Z Magazine, July 2011); “Packaging the Revolution: Muslims’ Communications Lessons Post 9/11", (Z Magazine, April 2011); “Post-colonialism, Islamism and the Arab Revolution” (ZNet Article, March 11, 2011).


Marnie Parsons, St. John's/Tors Cove
http://www.runningthegoat.com/

Categories: Fiction, Poetry, Non-fiction, Children’s Literature, Reviews, Business.
Available For: Editing, Writing, Manuscript evaluation.
Mail: 8 Mullock Street, St. John's, NL   A1C 2R5
Phone: (709) 691-1317   Email: marnie.parsons@mac.com
Bio: Marnie Parsons has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Western Ontario. She taught university-level courses in literature and effective writing at several universities in Ontario before relocating to Newfoundland. She edited poetry for Brick Books for twenty years, and taught, reviewed and sold Children’s Literature for years. She currently is the editor/publisher for Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides, a micro press in St. John’s. Marnie's clients have included: Commission on Constituency Allowances and Related Matters (as part of Editors & Co. editorial team); local small presses; graduate students; scholars working on international political research; independent and/or emerging writers.
Selected Publications: Touch Monkeys: Nonsense Strategies for Reading Twentieth-century Poetry; Academic articles in a variety of juried journals and books; Book reviews (poetry and children’s literature) in such journals and periodicals as The Globe and Mail, University of Toronto Quarterly, Canadian Children’s Literature.


Robert C. Parsons, Grand Bank
http://www.atlanticwrecks.com/

Categories: Non-fiction, Fiction, Researcher, Writer, Archivist (Level I).
Available For: School visitations, workshops on non-fiction writing and publication, as well as readings. Robert is available for travel.
Mail: 32 Pearson Place, Grand Bank, NL   A0E 1W0
Phone: (709) 832-2427   Email: robertparsons@personainternet.com
Bio: Robert has written 17 books, several with Newfoundland publishers and four with Pottersfield Press of Nova Scotia. He has published about 200 non-fiction articles, research articles, reviews, poems, and short stories in local and provincial newspapers and journals.
Selected Awards: Newfoundland and Labrador Literary Award shortlist, 2002.
Selected Publications: Between Sea and Sky (St John's: Creative, 2002); Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster (Lawrencetown: Pottersfield, 2005).


Chad Pelley, St. John's
http://chadpelley.wordpress.com/
http://saltyink.com/

Categories: Copywriting, Fiction, Technical Writing, Lyrics, Journalism, Book Reviews, Music Reviews, Educational Text, Social Media Communications.
Available For: copywriting; technical writing; journalism; manuscript evaluation; editing; criticism in the arts; social media consultation; writing workshops on fiction or blogging; readings; panel discussions.
Phone: (709) 689-6071    Email: chadpelley@hotmail.com
Bio: Chad Pelley is a multi-award-winning writer, songwriter, and photographer from St. John’s. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, was a Coles bestseller, and was recognized by three Canadian literary awards. It has been adopted by multiple university English courses, and a film adaptation is well underway. His second novel, Every Little Thing, was released in March of 2013 and made both the Quill & Quire’s and 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated Spring Release lists. His short fiction has won several awards, and has been published in journals, anthologies, and textbooks. Chad has facilitated a creative writing course at Memorial University, runs Salty Ink.com, has an opinion column in Atlantic Books Today, and has written for a variety of publications, such as Quill & Quire, The Telegram, The National Post, the Telegraph-Journal. He is also a freelance copywriter with ample experience in advertising for all sectors, and his copywriting has been well-received among clients and advertizing media alike. He also sells photography and writes several albums worth of original music every year.
Selected Awards: Two-time winner of the NL Arts & Letters Award; Winner of the NLAC CBC Emerging Writer Award; Winner of the National Salon Fiction Prize; Shortlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award; Shortlisted for the Canadian Author’s Association’s Emerging Writer Award; The only Newfoundland author to have won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the Cuffer Prize.
Selected Publications: Away from Everywhere (novel; Breakwater Books, 2009); Every Little Thing (novel; Breakwater Books, 2013); Holes to China (Short story; Prairie Fire Magazine, 2011); Red (Short Story, The Antigonish Review, 2013); Before I Was Me (Short Story; Fierce Ink Press, 2013); Trigger Finger Blues (Short Story; Found Press, 2013).


Tamara Reynish, St. John's
http://tamarareynish.com/

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Editing, Corporate, Academic and Technical Writing, Research, Communications Consulting.
Available For: Manuscript evaluation, editing (developmental, substantive, stylistic, copy editing and proofreading of any document), curriculum development and delivery, workshops on writing and grammar, grant proposal writing, corporate and technical writing, communications and strategic planning.
Email: info@tamarareynish.com
Bio: An experienced editor and writer, Tamara teaches technical and proposal writing, editing and grammar at Memorial University. For additional information, see her website at http://tamarareynish.com/.
Professional Member Of: Editors' Association of Canada, Society for Technical Communicators.
Selected Awards: Nominated for the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence from the Editors' Association of Canada, 2006.
Selected Publications: Fiction and non-fiction - Over 40 editing publishing credits; Academic and Technical - Hundreds of editing publishing credits.


Daniel S. Rubin, Pouch Cove
http://wanl.ca/members/drubin.html

Categories: Journalism, Biography, Fiction.
Available For: Dan writes in the areas of oceanography, marine biology, boat building, educational theory and practice, music, visual arts, travel, and cultural change. His background includes science, technical writing, arts, and humanities. Dan is available to travel.
Phone: (709) 335-2340   Email: secondstage@hotmail.com
Bio: Dan has been a school principal, broadcaster, and a radio play producer and a theatre director. He has advised educational leaders on curriculum development. Dan is on the board of directors for the NL Musicians' Association. He is the founder of Second Stage Creative Arts, a Newfoundland and Labrador arts management agency.
Selected Awards: The Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence; Award of Merit from the British Columbia Arts Council; Mattia Family International Poetry Competition—First Prize.
Selected Publications: Salt on the Wind: The Sailing Lives of Allen and Sharie Farrell (Victoria: Horsdal and Schubart, 1996); Short Fiction includes: The Burn (OnSpec Magazine) and The Singing (Anthology Tesseracts 9 and Between the Covers, CBC, 2006).


Pete Sarsfield, Winnipeg

Categories: Non-fiction (essay; travel memoir; person-in-place), Science (public health and/or healthcare commentary), Fiction (short story), Advocacy (indigenous peoples; environmental).
Available For: Public readings and talks, advocacy support, school visits, conference and workshop talks, and professional group support. Travel to site is acceptable/preferred.
Mail: Apt. 805, 71 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg, MB   R3L 0G2
Phone: (204) 391- 3703   Email: petesarsfield@shaw.ca
Bio: Pete is from Nova Scotia, where he worked as a psychiatric hospital orderly, English and medical student, and bartender. He has been writing since childhood and earned his keep otherwise, in recent years as a physician in Labrador, NWT, Manitoba and Ontario. He lives in Winnipeg.
Professional Member Of: Writers' groups in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and related national organizations.
Awards: Best Pete in the World, awarded by his daughters, 1986.
Selected Publications: Report to the Naskapi Montagnais Innu Association and the Labrador Inuit Association regarding the health care delivery system in northern Labrador (Labrador: NMIA/LIA, 1977; Running with the Caribou, (Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1997); Hollow Water (Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 2000); Suspended (Pottersfield Press, 2003); Inspection report on the Pikangikum water and sewage systems (Kenora: Northwestern Health Unit, 2006); glimpse, (Kenora: Self-published, 2007); Change of Venue, (Winnipeg: Self-published, 2009).


JoAnne Soper-Cook, St. John's
http://joannesopercook.net
http://www.upwrite.biz

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Book Reviews, Web Content.
Available For: Editing (copy-editing and developmental), Writing Workshops, Mentoring, Facilitation, Manuscript Evaluation, Writing Tutorial (one-on-one).
Phone: (709) 579-1681 Email: joannesopercook@gmail.com
Bio: JoAnne Soper-Cook was born in Old Perlican, Newfoundland and grew up in Hant's Harbour. She published her first story at the age of 8 when her mother, impressed with the quality of a short story she'd written for a school project, sent it to a local newspaper. Since then she has published 13 novels, several novellas, short stories, plays, speeches, radio scripts and short films. She holds a B.A. (Honors) and an M.A. in English Literature from Memorial University and a B.Ed, also from Memorial. Currently, she is the fiction editor for Dreamspinner Press, Musa Publishing, eXtasy Books, Silver Publishing, and Evernight Publishing.
Awards: Rainbow Award Honourable Mention in the Best LGBT Myster/Thriller category for Willing Flesh.
Selected Publications: Committed to Memory: Partners in Crime (with Josh Lanyon - MLR Publishing, 2009); A Cold Blooded Scoundrel and The Paragon of Animals (Flanker Press 2005, 2006); Because You Despise Me (MLR Publishing 2009); The Eye of Heaven (Dreamspinner Press, 2011); Willing Flesh and Rag and Bone (MLR Publishing, 2010, 2011);The Opium Lady (Goose Lane Editions, 2003); Heartache Cafe (e-book MLR Publishing, 2009).


Nellie P. Strowbridge, Pasadena

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Monologue.
Available For: Workshops, readings, school visits, and book group visits.
Mail: Box 243, Pasadena, NL   A0L 1K0
Phone: (709) 686-5018    Email: nellie_strowbridge@yahoo.com
Bio: Nellie's children's book, Far From Home Dr. Grenfell's Little Orphan (Flanker imprint) sold out its 2004 and 2006 printings and was short-listed for the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic and History Award in 2006.
Selected Awards: Canada's Stamp of Approval Award; 16 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition Awards.
Selected Publications: The Tongue of a Newfoundlander-Labradorian ( St John's: Flanker Press, 2007); The Gift of Christmas ( St John's: Flanker Press, 2006); Dancing on Ochre Sands ( St John's: Jesperson Publishing, 2004).


Sara Tilley, St. John's
http://www.saratilley.ca/

Categories: Fiction, Plays, Non-fiction, Poetry, Grant-writing.
Available For: Workshops, readings, school visits, new play dramaturgy, manuscript evaluation, book-group visits, and grant-writing.
Mail: 64 Quidi Vidi Road, St. John's, NL   A1A 1C1
Email: sara@saratilley.ca
Bio: Sara has written or co-written ten professionally produced plays. She is the author of a novel, Skin Room, and has extensive experience as a successful grant-writer for a variety of not-for-profit initiatives. For detailed information on Sara and her work, see her website at http://www.saratilley.ca/.
Awards: Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, 2006; Percy Janes First Novel Award, 2004; Rhonda Payne Award, 2006.
Selected Publications: Novel: Skin Room (Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2008).


Claire Wilkshire, St. John's
http://www.clairewilkshire.com/

Categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Business, Technical Writing.
Available For: Writing, editing (all kinds), workshops on writing and grammar, French or English lessons, manuscript evaluation, story editing. Available to travel.
Mail:71 Freshwater Road, St. John's, NL   A1C 2N4
Phone: (709) 726-0614    Email: editor@nf.sympatico.ca
Bio: Claire Wilkshire has a Ph.D. in Canadian literature from the University of British Columbia and is an experienced teacher of university-level language and literature courses. She is a current member of the Editors' Association of Canada.
Selected Publications: edited with John Metcalf: Writers Talking; short fiction published in a variety of literary magazines; numerous book reviews in journals.
Clients have included: Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry, Commission of Inquiry into Hormone Receptor Testing, Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board, Bluedrop Performance Learning, assorted federal and provincial government departments, professors and graduate students at Memorial University and other institutions, musicians, writers, and others.



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