Members

  • Profile picture of Loni Cameron
    About:
    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 Audra Chadwick
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    Audra Chadwick is a writer from Kingston, Jamaica who immigrated to Canada in 1964. Chadwick's writing explores and uses her experience of immigration to describe and critique the oppression that racial minorities face internationally; specifically that of Black and Indigenous peoples. Through the lens of her childhood memories, Chadwick aims to recapture some bright magic in a sometimes dark world.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    -race relations in Western and Caribbean societies
  • 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 Allison Hannah
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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 one of the incoming program coordinators for WCYR this fall. 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.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    memoir, short stories (fiction)
  • 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.)  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 Sheila Horne
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    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Novel, short story, memoir, poetry and songwriting.
  • 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 Jessica Van de Kemp
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    Jessica Van de Kemp, OCT (BA, B.Ed, MA) is an award-winning educator, researcher, and writer at the University of Waterloo, where she is currently completing a PhD in English. Her poem, "Slant of the Girl," was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize, judged by Eavan Boland.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Poetry; Flash Fiction; Drama
  • Profile picture of Mark Koning
    About:
    From an early age, a creative imagination turned into a passion, and it eventually made Mark decide to further enhance his skills by working toward obtaining a Creative Writing diploma through the Stratford Career Institute.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Memoir, Fiction
  • Profile picture of David A. Lloyd
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    Writing Focus or Interests:
    thriller, mystery, acton-adventure, science fiction.
  • Profile picture of Erika Loughran MacNeil
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    Dancer by training. Teacher by trade. Singer and painter on the side. Mother of two and dog owner. Movie buff and karaoke queen.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Poetry. Flash fiction.
  • Profile picture of Gary D. McGugan
    About:
    After a long and successful career in the world of corporate business, I finally have time to tell stories. So far, I've published a trilogy of corporate intrigue (Three Weeks Less a DayThe Multima Scheme, Unrelenting Peril) using fictional Multima Corporation as a backdrop and the world as its setting. In 2020, I released Pernicious Pursuit -- A Howard Knight Escapade. In April 2021, A Web of Deceit hit the bookshelves. Since September 2020, I serve as Co-Chair of the WCYR Board and love interacting with our entire membership!
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Fiction - Novels of Corporate Intrigue & International Thrillers
  • Profile picture of MJ Moores
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    MJ is addicted to writing, helping writers, and cats. She is an English teacher turned freelance writer and editor.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Speculative Fiction & Romantic Suspense Writer, Author, Editor, Indie Author Coach.
  • Profile picture of Douglas Owen
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    Writer, author, editor, publisher In 2012 I started my writing journey. In 2015, my journey as a publisher began. With a wonderful but small staff, the dream began.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Y/A Fantasy, Fiction, Horror
  • Profile picture of Nanci Pattenden
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    Nanci M. Pattenden is a professional genealogist, an author of historical crime fiction, humourous paranormal fiction, and has one story in the anthology The Human Condition.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    historical crime fiction, paranormal
  • Profile picture of M.C. Perron
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    M.C. (Marie-Christine) is a writer who lives in Barrie, ON with her husband and a grumble of pugs. She holds a B. Sc. In Anthropology from the Université de Montréal and loves to learn about all aspects of humanity. Her interests lie in science-fiction and fantasy, history, science, and everything in between.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Short Fiction, Novel, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
  • Profile picture of Vicki Pinkerton
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    I have been a writer since I could read but it has taken me much longer to whisper that information out loud. Isn't a writer someone who has written books, articles, movies, whatever? Today I am a writer because I write! I also run writing workshops and have a blast with words.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Personal Essays, monthly articles, works with happily ever after and some with endings that make the reader reach for it. I love to read everyting and love to experiment with words. Who knows what I will be writing next time we talk.
  • Profile picture of Kia Dennis/K.D. Richards
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    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Mystery, Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Thriller