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Ottawa
Albert M. Jabara was born in Lebanon on August 17, 1947, in a little village directly opposite Mount Haramoon. He moved to Canada where, at the bare age of 13, he held his first job to support himself, his mother, and younger brother and sister. Mr. Jabara attended schools intermittently and beli ...
Vancouver
Vancouver
Melanie is the author of such middle-grade/young-adult suspensers with Orca Book Publishers as The Big Dip and Death Drop, as well as the Dinah Galloway Mystery Series. For Medusa's Scream, a Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book, Middle Readers, 2018, Melanie was a TD-CCBC Book Week author. (Se ...
Toronto
  Marni Jackson is a Toronto writer and author who has won numerous National Magazine Awards for her articles and social commentary. Her work has appeared in publications that include Rolling Stone, the London Sunday Times, The Walrus, Maclean’s and Brick magazine, and her three nonfiction books hav ...
Surrey
Taslim Jaffer is a freelance writer, editor and writing instructor. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of King's College and has been teaching expressive writing and memoir in community and rehabilitative settings since 2015. Taslim is currently working on her memoir-in-essays; ...
North Vancouver
Saleh Jaibat is a poet, researcher, and author who was born in Haifa, Palestine in 1945.  He holds both Jordanian and Canadian nationalities, has travelled to over 50 different countries, and speaks Arabic, English, and Czech.  Saleh has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the University o ...
Mississauga and Toronto
Peter Jailall, retired teacher, storyteller and poet has read his work in schools, libraries and universities across Canada and in the Caribbean. An avid supporter of human rights and social justice, he expresses his compassion and passion for human values through poetry and stories. A graduate from ...
Mahak Jain writes fiction and poetry for young people and adults. She is the author of three picture books: Maya (illust. by Elly MacKay), winner of the 2017 South Asia Book Award and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year; Bharatanatyam in Ballet Shoes (illust. by Anu Chouhan); and an untitled picture book ...
Vancouver
Franke James is a Canadian artist, author, and activist. Her visual stories, books, games, and videos are focused on the environment, freedom of expression, human rights, and social justice.James is an active member of TWUC's Freedoms and Rights Committee. From June 2017 to June 2018 she served ...
New Westminster
Ottawa
Sheila James is an award winning author and videographer, produced playwright and has performed, composed and recorded original music for stage, screen and broadcast. Her work explores the “other” or “outsider” as she brings a critical anti-racist, feminist and queer perspective grounded in her comm ...
Dieppe
C.J. Masson is the nom de plume of Ann Jamieson.  Born in Singapore and educated in Canada and New Zealand, her career included work in the political sphere and the Public Service of Canada.  Now retired, she lives in Diepp, NB.  He latest book - "Voices in the Fire" - is a hitorical novel ...
Toronto
Mary Janigan is a journalist who has written extensively about Canadian public policy, including politics and economics, for the Toronto Star, Maclean’s and the Globe and Mail. She won the prestigious Hyman Solomon Award for policy analysis, and the National Newspaper Award for her clause-by-clause ...
Caitlin Jans is co-founder of The Poetry Marathon, an international writing event. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including: The Adroit Journal, Rust + Moth, Barrow Street Journal, and Killer Verse. Her work has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Priz ...
Orangeville
Liz began riding a motorcycle on her family farm when she was sixteen. She could not have imagined how transformative her two-wheeled experiences would be, or how powerful a teacher motorcycling was. In 2003, she left a career in Corporate Human Resources and Training and Development and built a bus ...
Fredericton, NB
Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of Touch Anywhere to Begin, Czech Techno, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, My White Planet, 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye.  His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on Amazon.ca’s list of 50 Essential ...
Calgary
Aldona Jaworska was born and raised in Poland and came to Canada as a refugee in 1990. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Canadian Studies and Communication and Culture (2012, University of Calgary) and a Master’s of Arts degree in Communication and Culture (2014, U of C). In 2016, she graduated ...
Toronto
  Certified book ghostwriter, book editor working with aspiring nonfiction authors to develop their ideas into viable manuscripts.    • Manuscript assessment and recommendations • Ghostwriting, line editing • Author coaching • Book proposals • Book Selling Plans   Specialties: nonfiction including m ...
Midland
Prior to turning to writing full time in 2009, Peter spent his career in corporate communications in Toronto running agencies handling marketing, advertising, branding, public relations and production of multimedia content, including websites and social media elements. Clients included hundreds of t ...
Toronto
Marvyne Jenoff’s fifth book, a poetry collection, came out in March, 2022 with Silver Bow Publishing. Called Climbing the Rain, it includes poems that span her 60-year literary career as well as her recent poems of love and age.       Marvyne Jenoff was born in Winnipeg and began publishing poetry ...
Halifax | Kjipuktuk
Heather Jessup is the author of the novel The Lightning Field and a book on truth, lies, and art called This Is Not a Hoax: Unsettling Truth in Canadian Culture. She teaches fiction in the creative writing program at Dalhousie University. She is the co-curator of the national exhibition Make Believe ...
Yellowknife
Cathy Jewison is a short story writer living in Yellowknife, NWT. A  collection of her Yellowknife stories, The Ugly Truck and Dog Contest and Other Tales of Northern Life, was published by Borealis Press of Ottawa in 2009. Cathy has worked as a newspaper reporter, copy editor, government communicat ...