Members

  • 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 Suspense & Intrigue
  • Profile picture of MJ Moores
    About:
    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
    About:
    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
    About:
    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 Dorita Peer
    About:
    An avid reader, amateur psychologist and unrestrained philosopher, careers in opticianry and equestrianism paid my way through life. I have always written, and spent a decade on the Toronto poetry scene. Completed works include two feature length screenplays, a lot of poetry and one book of it, my memoirs in the dressage world, a novel set in 800 A.D. on the Eurasian steppe, and a photo-biography of my cat, For Love of Leo, available on Amazon. Founder of The Moving Finger open stage in Newmarket, and of The King's Feet Underground Sound & Literary Festival. Co-founder of WriteNow!@King writer's group. Editor of Timeless Tales Anthology as a director of Arts Society King. Several new works in progress...two biographies, a novelization of a screenplay, and the final draft of Horses of the Sun (the historical novel). Addicted to self-editing, I am willing to be published posthumously. Happy writing everyone!
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Absolutely everything!! I should live so long to write all that comes to mind. I've never written a stage play.
  • Profile picture of M.C. Perron
    About:
    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 Wallace Pidgeon
    About:
    I just want to tell a good story for as many people as possible to read and enjoy.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    fiction with a focus on people's life journey
  • Profile picture of Vicki Pinkerton
    About:
    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
  • Profile picture of Melissa Small
    About:
    She loves to chase horses all day . When not outside on their farm she is reading or writing. On weekends she plays Officer for cosplay group called 501st. Helping to raise money for Children's Charities. Hopes to one day write a novel or short story in the Star Wars Universe .
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci Fi , Short stories ,Novel
  • Profile picture of Douglas Smith
    About:
    Douglas Smith is a multi-award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." His fiction has been published in 26 languages and 35 countries. Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award and has been a finalist for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, the CBC's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Fantasy, Science Fiction, undefinable
  • Profile picture of Karen A. Stephenson
    About:
    Author of The Foraging Cookbook, (as well as 16 other books as a ghostwriter). I'm an accomplished freelance writer, researcher and editor with over twenty years experience. When I'm not writing, I'm outdoors either studying edible wild plants and mushrooms, hiking or just finding a quiet spot to read and enjoy the sounds and smells of a forest no matter what the season.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Non-fiction, natural health writing, ghostwriting
  • Profile picture of Peter Taylor
    About:
    I fell in love with poetry more than half a century ago and have never recovered. To date, I’ve published three books and three chapbooks, with several others still in manuscript. My poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in more than a dozen countries from Sweden to Singapore. To me, literature is a constellation of ideas we create and sustain together, one that propels us “into raw zones, suburbs / of a universal sanctuary, / the conscious hologram / of thought's flawless crystal.” In that place, we are not merely emissaries but citizens.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Poetry
  • Profile picture of Carol Teal
    About:

    I lead workshops in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method on songwriting, creative writing and memoir.  In my spare time I sing with David (partner), walk with Riley (woof) and make pottery! Currently working on an MFA in Creative Writing.


    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Songwriting & Poetry
  • Profile picture of John Thomson
    About:
    Writing from prompts indifferent venues for 12 years. Have a novel in the works.
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  • Profile picture of Nancy Thorne
    About:
    I am: hopefully compassionate, hopefully a good mother, hopefully driven, hopefully insightful, hopefully not a procrastinator with my writing (yeah, like that's ever gonna happen)
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Young Adult novels, creative short fiction, creative short non-fiction
  • Profile picture of Val Tobin
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    Newmarket, Ontario, writer Val Tobin worked in the computer industry as a software/web developer for ten years while obtaining a master's degree in parapsychology, Reiki Master/Teacher certifications, and Angel Therapy® Practitioner certifications. Val has published various novels and short stories and is working on her first non-fiction book.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Speculative Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Thrillers, SF, Horror, Urban Fantasy
  • Profile picture of Allyson Tojcic
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  • Profile picture of Roderick D. Turner
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    I am a writer of Speculative Fiction, living in Aurora. For me, the joy of storytelling is about letting the characters tell me what to write, and having the privilege of recording their stories.  
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    speculative fiction - paper, e-book, audio play
  • Profile picture of Shashi Tuteja
    About:
    Born and educated in India, I have held senior corporate roles in Human Resources. I now devote my time to fiction writing and oil painting.
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