Members

  • Profile picture of Erica Alexander
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    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Romance & Women's Fiction
  • Profile picture of Allison
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    My name is Allison and I have been a WCYR member for three years.  I  love to write alone and with others.  I am the current Program Coordinators for WCYR I  attend any and all workshops and events WCYR offers and enjoy spending time with my writerly friends on Zoom or in person when possible.  Join us for the Sunday morning and Monday evening write-ins.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    memoir, short stories (fiction), flash fiction, novel in progress
  • Profile picture of Ewa Anderson
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    Ewa Anderson is an emerging fiction writer. Currently working on her first novel.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Fiction
  • Profile picture of Margaret Anderson-Clarke
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  • Profile picture of Diane Bator
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    Diane is an author, editor, and budding book coach. When she's not promoting other writers on her Escape With a Writer blog, she's working in a professional theatre and plotting her next new book.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Novels, Plays, YA
  • Profile picture of Linda Beadle
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    I have been writing on and off for many years.  As of recent it has been more 'off'.  I really want to throw myself back in to writing and take some real action.  I want to write children's books, as this is a dream.  As well get back in to writing articles for submission in the health & wellness and personal development genres, as this is where my work background has been over the past years.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Children's writing adventure and self empowerment....as well as adult personal development/health and wellness
  • Profile picture of Loni Cameron
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    Writing and reading wherever I go. I'm not the girl I used to be. I've become an adult without realizing it. I still have my youthful fancy, but I'm much more responsible. It's scary. I'm a wife and mother. I am still a writer and reader. So many books to read, so many stories to tell. Twitter: @LoniStorm Instagram: loni_storm Facebook: @LoniCameronWriter LinkedIn: Loni Cameron
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Fiction - Multiple Genres, Novels, Short Stories
  • Profile picture of Wendy D.Poole
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    One of my fav' books growing up was Little Women. I wanted to be Jo when I grew up- quietly writing stories; but maybe not in the attic- I also liked to read ghost stories- but a place where I could  quietly concentrate without being disturbed. A place where my characters and I could go on our own adventures, sometimes even with a ghost.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Writing for me is researching and confirming gathered information. I also love hearing and asking others about the who/what/where/why and how of their story.
  • Profile picture of Bethany Fisher
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    My name is Bethany Fisher. I'm a teacher and have always dreamed of writing my own stories for children.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Children's books
  • Profile picture of Mary Fogarty
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    Mary has published two collections of research on dance: The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies (2022, co-edited with Imani Kai Johnson) and Movies, Moves, and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films (2016, co-edited with Mark Evans). Her other recent research appears in Contemporary Music Review (2021), We Still Here: Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel (Marsh and Campbell, eds., 2020), Beyoncé: At Work, On Screen, and Online (Iddon and Marshall, eds., 2020) and The Oxford Handbook of Dance Competition (Dodds, ed., 2019). She is currently the co-editor of Contemporary Music Review, and serves on the editorial board of Global Hip Hop Studies, and DIY, Alternative Cultures and Society, as well as on the International Advisory Board of IASPM Journal.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    poetry, short stories, non-fiction, academic
  • Profile picture of John Haines
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    I teach medieval studies at the University of Toronto, and have published plenty of "academic stuff," but I also enjoy writing things that people might enjoy reading.  I have written a memoir about my missionary kid days (Missionary Kid: How I Learned to Say Goodbye, Amazon) and am currently working on a middle-grade novel.  My textbook, Film Music: An Introduction in 11 Takes, will come out in the fall of 2021 with Oxford University Press.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    middle grade, memoir, historical fiction
  • Profile picture of Willie Handler
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    I was a satirist well before he became a novelist. As a Canadian, I appreciate how self-deprecating humor is part of the national character. I find targets for his humor everywhere including friends, family, co-workers, politicians, farmers, subway passengers, bureaucrats, telemarketers, Martians, and my barber, Vince. With my most recent work LOVED MARS HATED THE FOOD, I've crossed over to the world or speculative fiction. I first became an author in 2016 when I published my first novel THE ROAD AHEAD. Prior to my writing career, I spent over thirty years in the Ontario Public Service.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    humour
  • Profile picture of Bruce Hanson
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    I enjoy the creative process of writing, but believe I am somewhat of an anomaly because I also enjoy editing and research. A "pantser", I try not to think beyond the current line materializing on the screen. When not writing, I enjoy swing dancing, travel and relaxing on the dock, usually with a craft beer in hand. (You thought I was going to say "a book in hand", didn't you. That would be in my other hand.)  In grade school, Spelling classes gave me my lowest marks. Close behind were Grammar and Literature. To me, Shakespeare wrote in a foreign language, one that I didn't understand. And Dickens? Well his novels were just way too long for a book with no pictures. As such, I am living proof that there is hope for all, regardless of what the school system says.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Multiple Genre Short Fiction - Adult, Middle Grade/YA and Children
  • Profile picture of Exsanguine Hart
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    Exsanguine Hart is a speculative poet with an interest in the absurd and the experimental, and a firm believer in the existence of dragons. She can usually be found doodling and writing on instagram @exsanguine_hart
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Speculative poetry, illustration
  • Profile picture of Sheila Horne
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    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Novel, short story, memoir, poetry and songwriting.
  • Profile picture of Debora HUTCHINSON
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    dmckeage2@hotmail.com I have written over forty books and only attempted to publish one in my twenties.  I gave up writing for many years and now I am writing daily.  The week after Thanksgiving I am submit my manuscript and synopsis.  I am very excited. I write contemporary romances about real women, very strong women.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Romance involving women's issues. A number of books are about women in the Air Force.
  • Profile picture of Elaine Jackson
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    Past President of WCYR | Elaine has had work published in a wide range of print and online publications. She currently resides in the greater Mount Albert area with her excellent new partner and two completely self-absorbed cats. Her first book is called Enough Already: Seven Yoga-Inspired Steps Toward Calm Amid Chaos. You can find her blog at www.jacksonyoga.ca.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Short fiction, blogging, creative non-fiction, poetry
  • Profile picture of A. A. Jankiewicz
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    Agnes is a graphic and web designer by day and the author of the Q-16 series by night. As her Twitter and Instagram state in both cases she drinks coffee and makes things.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction
  • Profile picture of Luscinia Kay
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    Kay (as she prefers to be called), has been reading for as long as she can remember and making up stories for just as long. She's particularly interested in anything funny or scary, and is currently working on co-writing her first novel.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Postmodernism, Horror, Satire
  • Profile picture of Patricia Keeney
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    Literary and theatre critic Creative writing professor
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Novels & Poetry & Journalism