Doreen Pendgracs

Doreen PendgracsDoreen Pendgracs has been a professional freelance writer for more than 20 years. She has written for numerous publications (print and online) and written/edited a variety of freelance projects. Pendgracs is the author/co-author of four non-fiction books, including a Manitoba bestseller. In 2013, she self-published Volume I of her current project, Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate and is presently researching Volume II of Chocolatour, with publication planned for early 2016.

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Ron Hore

ron horeWriting as R.J.Hore, Ron’s first fantasy novel, The Dark Lady, published in 2012, was followed with two novellas, Knight’s Bridge and Housetrap, the first of a fantasy detective series. There are now six novellas in the Housetrap Chronicles. A second fantasy novel, The Queen’s Pawn, arrived in 2013.

Oriole Vane Veldhuis

Oriole cropped alumni Oriole A. Vane Veldhuis of Winnipeg has deep roots in rural Manitoba. The 1950s ‘one room school-marm’ has followed her adventurous spirit through many more challenging roles — wife, mother, student, teacher-librarian, minister. Now she celebrates the success of her book, For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead.

Donna Sutherland

DonnaDonna G. Sutherland is a Manitoba Metis woman of Cree and Scottish heritage. She is the author of Peguis: A Noble Friend, Nahoway: A Distant Voice, and Life Sucks a YA novel. She has also written articles and papers in anthologies, newspapers, magazines, and on websites. Canada Council for the Arts has provided support for her work as well as Chief Peguis Heritage Park Inc., and the Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies, University of Winnipeg. Her work includes writing, historical research, teaching, and advocating for the ancestors.

David Annandale

David Annandale_1_1David Annandale writes Warhammer 40,000 fiction, including the novels The Death of Antagonis and Yarrick: Imperial Creed. He is also the author of the horror novel Gethsemane Hall, and the Jen Blaylock action thrillers (Crown Fire, Kornukopia and The Valeditorians). He teaches literature and film at the University of Manitoba.