Bonnie Lynn Carroll

Bonnie resides near Buffalo, NY, but also frequents the family cottage near Georgian Bay, Ontario. She attended the University of Buffalo and earned a bachelors in art with a major in Cultural Anthropology and minor in Classics, as well as a masters in art with a major in Archaeology. Aside from learning about other cultures, Bonnie has a passion for psychology. These subjects influence her writings as she frequently has her characters not only battling outside forces and social issues, but dealing with their inner demons as well.

In her spare time she also paints, draws, writes poetry, and snow boards. She also devotes a lot of time to her dogs (who are more like her children), her family, and her boyfriend and his daughter.

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Bess Hamilton

Bess is an emerging emerging writer focusing on literary fiction with a gothic flavour. She is joining us for our Steamy Cogs collection. Her first novel, a gothic romance titled Like This You Keep Them Alive, will be published by Sands Press in Spring 2018.

Bess’ website

Jennifer Graff Litzenberger

Jenn wears many hats as a part time stay-at-home-mom, singer, substitute teacher and editor. She earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Regina where she majored in English and minored in Music. Jennifer has a passion for the arts, dabbling in singing, acting, directing and writing.  In her spare time, she likes to travel, camp, shop and bake. Jennifer is married to her high school sweetheart, Michael. Together they share a 3 year old son, and are expecting again for this winter. They live in small-town Saskatchewan with their Maltese/Shih tzu, Ruger.

Check out Jenn’s work as editor of PINK Magazine– a magazine written by, for and about Saskatchewan women. You can also follow along with her adventures on Miss Jenny Any Dots – a fashion and lifestyle blog for the free at heart.

Jessica Ripley

Jessica writes mystery, and sweet romance that focus on people, experiences, and how two hearts meeting can change people entirely. She is currently working on two full-length novels that she hopes will be published in 2018.

When she’s not writing she’s reading, working on websites and social media, making jewelry, hanging out with her Canadian Military husband, and playing with their two cats and two dogs.

Jess works as project manager and author for Eighth Ripple Press. She writes about some of her adventures on her blog.

Raeanne G. Roy

As a Canadian fiction author, Raeanne is a passionate martial artist, hobbyist musician, and a lover of geeky things. Originally from North Bay, Ontario, the youngest of three children, she now resides in Ottawa. She has been writing stories since age nine. She writes in a variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, romance, erotica, and historical fiction. Many of her stories feature strong female protagonists. You can read more about Raeanne on her website.

Laurie Stewart

Laurie is a writer/ film-maker living in the Ottawa area. She is an amateur herbalist, genealogist and painter. She also has a diploma in Accounting, specializing in artists and writers.

Recently her two cookbooks Fresh and Home-made Asian Cooking, and Fresh and Homemade Indian Cooking were released through Corvid Moon Publishing. Her self-published gritty YA novella “A Test of Loyalty” was released in 2015, and the sequel (Alone in the Night) is due out in Fall, 2016.

Growing up on army bases around the world, she learned early to use her imagination and dark humour to keep herself entertained. These days she lives in her imagination, writing dark fantasy, crossover mysteries, and cookbooks. Joining her in her century old farmhouse are her long-suffering husband, who never knows whether she’s talking about book characters or real people; a 23lb white behemoth, who thinks he’s a cat named Yeti; and a 4lb black cat called Jules Verne, who bosses Yeti around.

You can find her sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge at book festivals and conventions in the Ottawa area. She spends her off time writing new books, reading or simply enjoying time with loved ones.  Follow her on her website/ blog, or on Facebook as Laurie Stewart: Writer, Filmmaker, Painter. You can also look her up at Can-Con and Ad Astra, her favourite SFF conventions!