Members

  • 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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  • Profile picture of Susan (Deepam) Wadds
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    The most successful and pleasurable writing comes from being in a state of wonder. Finding that fine balance between will and surrender; between skill and letting the pen run free is when magic happens. Sometimes in my writing, I feel as if I have no pants on. If I feel comfortable and well-dressed, I know I haven't been honest enough for the words to matter. Brilliant, out-of-the box mentors such as Donna Morrissey, Sue Reynolds, Pat Schneider, Barbara Turner-Vesselago, and Jack Grapes, have helped me go ‘fearward’ in my writing. By providing feedback that encourages rather than criticizes, The Amherst Writers & Artists method of workshop facilitation has created a safe place for me to develop craft and take creative risks. As a settler married to an Ojibwe man and with whom I have a son, my experiences with that culture colour much of my work. My novels, creative non-fiction, and short stories, written from a settler point of view, often include Indigenous characters.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Fiction, Creative Non Fiction, Poetry
  • Profile picture of Rhonda Waterfall
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    Rhonda Waterfall studied at The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. She has had fiction and non-fiction published in several literary journals. She's from the west coast but now lives in Markham.  
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Literary Fiction
  • Profile picture of Judy Weagle
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    I was born and brought up in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton and also from Hamilton's Teachers' College. I taught elementary school for twenty-nine years. Now I have chosen to self-publish children's books in order to continue to empower them through my books and my presentations. My website is www.judyweagle.com I have self-published "Lisa and her Pyjamas", "Dandelion" and "Magical Words".
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Inspiring and empowering children/Think and be positive
  • Profile picture of Maaja Wentz
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    Maaja Wentz writes fantasy, science fiction, and quirky mysteries. “Inside of a Dog,” appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Under the pen name Apricot Banks, she wrote middle grade adventures such as Marina Royale and The Hunt for Red Octopus. Maaja’s Y.A. novel, Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer, won the Wattpad HQ Love Watty award. Carrousel of Books
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, and Kidlit.
  • Profile picture of Jeanette Winsor
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    After many years in the field of Adult Education, I have retired and now spend my days, reading, writing, and doing pretty much anything I want. Paradise? you ask. No. I get bored and take on large projects which overwhelm me and drive me insane. And when each is finished I say "Never again...", a bald-faced lie, of course. But, I'm good at telling lies. Isn't that the life of fiction writers?
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Novels, Short Stories, Poetry
  • Profile picture of Paul Yanuziello
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    I’m a writer, a storyteller, a musician, and a martial artist based in Markham, a small city, in close proximity to a big city, Toronto.  Born and raised in Toronto, I am happily married to Nina and I have two children, Adrianna and Nadia and even a grandchild, Leila.
    Writing Focus or Interests:
    Children's Books