Laura Best lives in East Dalhousie, Nova Scotia. Her first YA novel, “Bitter, Sweet” was short listed for The Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. The author of over forty short stories, her work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada. Flying With a Broken Wing, is her second YA […]
Twenty four years ago Mike Parker submitted his first manuscript, Guides of the Northwoods: Hunting & Fishing Tales from Nova Scotia, to Doubleday Canada Publishing Group. In a rejection letter dated August 30th, Editor Jill Lambert took the time to add, “P.S. I really did enjoy this manuscript; I thought it was well written and […]
OK. Gotta ‘fess up. I’ve been negligent. Funny how life gets in the way sometimes. But I’m getting back on track. Before the new moon makes an appearance on August 29th, you can expect to see a new/improved version of this site. By that time I will also be back in full swing with the […]
David Stanley’s career as a guidebook writer began with notes scribbled in the margins of early backpacking guides to Asia. In 1979 Stanley co-authored the first edition of South Pacific Handbook with Bill Dalton, founder of Moon Publications. The handbook went through eight editions before being discontinued in 2004. In 1989 David wrote his first […]
Jennifer Hatt was born in Halifax and raised in Liverpool, NS, earning her first writing award in high school for her short story of a family living in coal mining’s shadow. Since 1992 Jennifer’s articles have appeared in trade and general interest magazines in Canada and overseas and she’s won several prestigious journalism awards. She […]
Meet Lynn Ogryzlo, a food writer, cookbook author and culinary activist. She’s eaten from roadside stands, village delis, the finest restaurants with postage stamp sized kitchens and has enjoyed many a meal in people’s homes. For Lynn, food and wine is a delicious way to communicate and get to know the people of a region. […]
Mariellen Ward is a Toronto-based freelance writer with a BA in Journalism, a certificate in yoga teacher training and a passion for sharing the beauty of India’s culture and wisdom. Aside from traveling extensively in India, she writes for magazines, newspapers and many online travel sites, publishes an India travel blog, http://breathedreamgo.com/ and leads custom […]
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