REGISTERED AUTHORS/VENDORS FOR 2016 BOOK FAIR
Harry B. Barrett
Address: PO Box 29, Port Dover ON N0A 1N0
Harry B. Barrett, born May 1922, grew up on a farm in Woodhouse Township, and has lived his whole life in or near Port Dover. He is an avid Naturalist, a Conservationist, and a well-known Local Historian and story teller. Harry B’s lifelong interest in the history of the people, the flora and fauna, the places and the activities of Norfolk County has resulted in the publication of fifteen books, including “Lore and Legends of Long Point” which is now in its 5th printing.
David Beasley received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal ‘In recognition of his extensive writings on the arts and politics as well as his contributions to the documentation of international and local history.” He wrote the definitive biography of Canada’s first novelist, published some of Richardson’s works, and wrote the biography of Canada’s greatest actor and manager, the biography of Canada’s premier art curator and several novels with Canadian themes. His autobiography may be found with his other works on the website.
Marlene writes books for the family, providing fiction for entertainment and self-helps for growth. It is also her hope to inspire readers to put feet to their own dreams. The YA ‘Dream Series’ includes three books, all packed with action, dogsledding and outdoor adventures. Solo titles include mysteries with twists that surprise; plus a book of four short stories dealing with faith and life-altering issues; and a smaller work of three short teen romance stories. For marriages, Marlene has written two self-help books, complete with work sheets, to strengthen family relationships. These books can be used in group study or by couples privately.
Viga Boland is the author of 4 memoirs. She facilitates writing workshops for the Hamilton Public Library and hosts a podcast and information site for memoirists called “Memoirabilia”.
Janet Bolin of Delhi writes the Threadville Mystery Series for Penguin Random House. Threadville is famous for its crafty and textile art shops. The main character, Willow, teaches machine embroidery and solves murders. The Threadville Mysteries are cozy mysteries, and don’t contain overt sex, profanity, or excessive violence. They are: DIRE THREADS – Dire threads lead to dire consequences. THREADED FOR TROUBLE – A killer sewing machine lives up to its name. THREAD AND BURIED – Murderous secrets lie beneath the surface. NIGHT OF THE LIVING THREAD – Something stitched this way comes. SEVEN THREADLY SINS – Fashion can be murder.
Rose McCormick Brandon
Rose McCormick Brandon is the author of numerous stories, articles, and four books including Promises of Home: Stories of Canada’s British Home Children, which she will be featuring at the book fair. An award winning personal experience writer, Rose’s writing is published in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Rose and husband Doug live in Caledonia near their three adult children and three grandchildren.
I am born and raised in Canada. I spent most of my childhood in British Columbia before moving to Saskatchewan for a year and eventually putting down roots in Ontario. My writing journey originated in my early teens. I started out writing children’s stories, and then expanded my skills into writing personal poetry and short stories. Recently, I have branched out to writing Novels. I have always been a huge bookworm of mystery, suspense, and paranormal novels and I am very excited to finally be following my passion to write the kinds of books I love to read.
Cavern of Dreams Publishing
Cavern of Dreams is a publishing company located in Brantford, ON. Currently we represent ten+ authors, locally and internationally. We offer: Editorial Evaluations, Editing (line & Content), formatting, in-house artists, and French translation to our authors. We also host all authors’ books on our website, and maintain a regular social media promotion schedule. Our editors work closely with the authors to bring their work to completion. Please email us to discuss your writing project.
A native of Southwestern Ontario, Elaine Cougler is a graduate of Western University and taught French, English and Computer Studies at various high schools across Ontario. She is now completing the third in her historical trilogy: The Loyalist’s Wife, June 2013, The Loyalist’s Luck, October 2014, and The Loyalist Legacy, November 2016. An award-winning author, her teaching skills make her a natural at leading workshops on writing, speaking about the Loyalists, and answering questions of book club readers. On Becoming a Wordsmith is Elaine’s blog where she writes about the journey to publication and beyond.
C. A. Green
Hi, I have always wanted to write a book but was always too busy, work, kids, well you get the picture. When I retired it was finally my time. I took a few online writing courses to learn from the masters like James Patterson. The first books I wrote are part of children’s series called Adventures of Dylan Davis. My latest book is an adult Urban Fantasy called Wings Unfolded.
Kathryn taught many grades over 23 years. Then she took a semi-retirement position with the Hamilton Public Library. At the end of February, Kathryn decided to retire giving her lots of time to write her Anandrian Series. The series was written for her daughters, Laura and Diana, (they are major characters), and is primarily fantasy/romance. In fact, to get them into the magical dimension of Anandria, Laura is portrayed as an art student who unwittingly paints a portal which she is pulled through. In real life, Laura is an artist, and she composed the artwork for all the covers.
Charles Eric Jambor
“The Passengers” – is a suspense novel with an unusual story line, the like of which has not been written before. “Kid Without Fear” is my autobiography and could have been called ‘The Revenant’ because I too came back from the dead at least ten times. My first novel “Tusks of Terror” is being readied for its second printing. “This is a rip-snorting page turning novel about killer pigs’ – says David Judd. As a humble Norfolk County author, I ask for your support. My books will make you happy. Available at B.J.’s West St, Simcoe.
Linda Jonasson first discovered her love for writing in Grade 4 when she submitted a story in the Caledonia Fair and won first prize. Linda has been writing ever since. Her newspaper articles appear in the Brantford Expositor and Christian Courier. Her son Thomas’ adoption story “A Flower for Mother’s Day” is featured in Hot Apple Cider With Cinnamon. Her great-grandmother’s British Home Child story is included in Rose McCormick Brandon’s “Promise’s of Home: Stories of Canada’s British Home Children.” Currently, Linda seeks a publisher for her chapter book “I’m Just Daisy” based on her great-grandmother’s immigrant experience.
Suzanne M. Hurley
Happiness to this author is curled up with her laptop creating imaginary worlds that come from her heart. Writing is her passion and dreaming up story lines is her love. Suzanne was born in Peterborough, ON and currently resides in Caledonia, Haldimand County, where on morning walks with Rico, she tried out her new plots on the cows, sheep, and numerous wild animals she greets along the way. Suzanne writes cozy mysteries, women’s fiction and young adult books. Please visit her website for more information.
Eva Marsh has lived with the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis since she was eight years old. Diagnosed in 1967 at age 22, she found evidence that recovery is possible and did not accept what the system had to offer.
As a single parent, she has raised her two children, completed degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, done Neuroscience research and worked as a computer system analyst.
Eva has spoken to many about her life experience and the research that enabled her to recover and live life as she chooses. Author of “Black Patent Shoes Dancing with MS”©1989
Inspired by her love of Lake Erie, Southwestern Ontario and crime fiction, Rayne May published her first mystery novel in January 2016. ‘Beneath a Bitter Sky – A Lake Erie Shore Mystery’ features amateur sleuth/mystery writer Effie Dalrymple. Rayne May lives in Tillsonburg, ON.
A true life story of Wayne’s life where I lived it, rode it on bicycle across Canada then wrote about it where there will be three books on it of three different journeys across Canada for cancer in memory of my first wife due to Ovarian Cancer Cycle of Hope of the first book. Now married again to my second wife Shirley where second books is written we walked down the aisle to get married and became authors and go across Canada with the second book called “Finding Hope”. Now both retired.
J.D.’s first, and brand new, work Dart! is a story about growing up in the watershed of Long Point Bay. It’s about learning to smile radiantly into the icy late-season duck hunting winds. It’s an imagined story of one man’s path to true contentment, but it also includes a few resources to some real life contemporary Long Point legends.
Norfolk Remembers is a local committee who are raising awareness of the people who served in WWI. Our vision is to remind the people of Norfolk “who these men and women were and to ensure that we never forget them.” Letters Home, Norfolk at Vimy – April 9, 1917 will be launched at the Authors’ Book Fair. This is the 4th book, published by Grant Smith, who has worked with Jeanne Hornby & Robin Dickson to edit the letters that were written home to Norfolk.
From farmer’s daughter through teacher, parent, journalist, and note taker for deaf students, work ruled Maggie Petru’s world. Then retirement struck. Finally there was time for writing fiction. Based on her late husband’s comment that “no immigrant ever reveals all the reasons for leaving the homeland”, she writes Southern Ontario Gothic tales based on those secret. Love, Obey, and Betray, (Sun Dragon Press, 2012) is a psychological thriller about steps a husband takes to protect his marriage from perceived threat. The Black Brides, (sun Dragon Press, 2015) reunites a family separated by WWII, culture, and murder.
Thomas A. Ryerson
Thomas A. Ryerson has been involved in Norfolk County genealogy since 1982, publishing and co-authoring the Ryerse-Ryerson Family Book in 1994. In 2007 Thomas put his imagination to work and began writing fictional novels. He currently has eleven books under his belt; his 11th and newest is ‘Castle Lake Grave Reckoning,’ the book in his Castle Lake series. He’s also published a volume of original poetry and lyrics, ‘Carnal Wreckage.’ His web presence is
a-biggerworld.blogspot.ca, his Facebook Group is called Thomas A. ‘Tom’ Ryerson, and he also has a 9 minute interview up on YouTube. Published by the Isis Press: 519.539.8827.
Words have always fascinated Marilyn – their taste, sound, ability to precisely capture a scene or emotion, and, of course, their connotations. Her first historical romance, Wife Seller! (Sun Dragon Press, 2012) follows Susannah Ashton from an auction block in England to an arranged marriage in Canada. Blind Spot (Sun Dragon Press, 2015) is also set in Marcher Mills, but ten years later. A 23-year-old female optometrist struggle to establish herself and her business in this small Southern Ontario Town. Both books are available on Amazon. The characters in her third book – another Marcher Mills story – are demanding attention.