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Guelph
C.S. O'Cinneide (oh-ki-nay-da) is an Edgar nominated writer and a blogger on her website, She Kills Lit, where she features women writers of thriller and noir. Her debut novel, Petra’s Ghost, a dark thriller set on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, was a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2 ...
Peterborough
Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning children's author and freelance journalist based in Peterborough, Ontario. Her debut picture book FAST FRIENDS (Scholastic Canada) won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and was nominated for the Blue Spruce, Shining Willow, and IODE Jean Throop awards. Anoth ...
Calgary
Frank was born in Dublin, Ireland, and began his writing career there while in fourth grade. One day Frank’s regular teacher was ill, and his class was combined with another. In order to keep this large group of students quiet, the teacher offered a prize of sixpence for the student who could write ...
Toronto
Richard O’Regan is a writer, director and producer of award-winning non-fiction broadcasts and podcasts.  He lives in Toronto.
Gillian O’Reilly has been interested in words ever since she ate the dust jacket off the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary when she was 11 months old.  She is the author of two non-fiction books for young readers and is currently working on fiction and picture book projects.  From 1996 to 2016, Gil ...
Toronto
I have a bachelor degree in history and English, a MA in history (both from York University, Toronto), a MFA in creative nonfiction (University of King’s College, Halifax), and MA in refugee protection and forced migration studies (University of London. I am currently a PhD student in the Humanities ...
Toronto
Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of over 60 books, 23 of which she is also the author. Her latest are “Blanket” (Groundwood Books) and “Choose Kindness” (Scholastic Canada). Other author/illustrated books include “Scribble”, “No Help Wanted!” and the Fox and Squirrel Series (all published by Scholas ...
Debbie Okun Hill has been writing for over 35 years. She began her writing career as a journalist with a community newspaper in rural Manitoba then moved towards a profession in public relations with The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Fanshawe College in London, Ontario ...
Victoria
Susan Olding is the author of Big Reader: Essays, shortlisted for the CAA Fred Kerner Award and Trade Nonfiction Book of the Year at the Alberta Book Awards, and Pathologies: A Life in Essays, selected by 49th Shelf and Amazon.ca as one of 100 Canadian books to read in a lifetime. Her essays, fictio ...
Hoarfrost River
Born 1957 Illinois.  Grew up in Crystal Lake Illinois. Educated at University of Montana, Missoula and Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin.  Graduated Northland College 1979, B.A. Humanities / Northern Studies.  Commercial Airplane / Floatplane Pilot since 1985.  Outward Bound I ...
Peter Oliva writes mostly fiction. To support that habit, he has worked as a cook's flunkie, a Santa Claus (in Japan), and a dog trainer. In 1994 he opened a bookstore, called Pages on Kensington, where he ran a reading series and hosted 600 author events in six years before selling that little ...
Burlington
Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, BC. She is the author of three collections published through Biblioasis: Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway (2013; recipient of the Pat Lowther Memorial Award), Let the Empire Down ( 2016), and Hail, the Invisible Watchman (2022). Her libretto for From the Diar ...
Nanaimo
About me “Storytelling and education have been my lifelong passions. I love facilitating learning for storytellers.” … Vanessa Grant AUTHOR / STORYTELLER / EDUCATOR Vanessa Grant began her literary career writing the column A Letter From Lucy Island Lighthouse for a small northern British Columbi ...
Montreal
Ashley Obscura is the author of two poetry collections: Ambient Technology (Metatron, 2018) and I Am Here (Metatron, 2014). Her poetry has been translated, anthologized, and published in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Spain, Romania, and Germany. She has been anthologized as one ...
North Gower
Emily-Jane Hills Orford is a country writer, living just outside the tiny community of North Gower, Ontario, near the nation’s capital. With degrees in art history, music and Canadian studies, the retired music teacher enjoys the quiet nature of her country home and the inspiration of working at her ...
Toronto
Judie Oron is a Canadian/Israeli journalist who was born in Montreal, moved to Israel in 1967 and returned to Canada in 2004. She was a feature writer at ‘The Jerusalem Post,’ including a four year stint as a weekly columnist. Later, she directed the newspaper’s charitable Funds, including ‘Operatio ...
Wendy Orr was born in Edmonton, but with a father in the RCAF, grew up in France and Colorado as well as Red Deer, Toronto and Middleton, Nova Scotia. She studied occupational therapy in London, married an Australian farmer while in college, and returned to Australia with him after graduation. She h ...