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Kelley is a psychotherapist, teacher, and writer. She studied in Chicago, earning a Master of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Later she completed a Ph.D. in religious studies at the University of Ottawa…
Waheed Rabbani was born in India, near Delhi, and was introduced to Victorian and other English novels, at a very young age, in his father's library. Most of the large number of volumes, had been purchased by his father at 'garage sales' held, by departing British civil service…
Barbara Radecki started her career as an actor, and is probably best known for voicing Sailor Neptune in the original English dub of the popular Sailor Moon series. She has transitioned to writing, with a focus on full-length fiction and screenplays. Her screenplay, Modern…
Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won multiple awards. His children’s Book Salma the Syrian Chef, continues to receive accolades. Both books were translated to multiple languages. His short stories…
Heather Ramsay is seriously concerned about the state of the world and tries to remain calm in the Fraser Valley. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has worked as a journalist and communications professional. She has published two…
Priya Ramsingh is the author of Brown Girl in the Room, a novel that was published by Tightrope Books in 2017. Her short story, Pies for Lunch, was shortlisted for best short fiction in 2021, by The Caribbean Writer, an annual literary journal published by the University of…
Anuradha Rao is a conservation biologist, writer and facilitator born and raised in the traditional territories of the Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk and Haudenosaunee Nations and currently based in unceded Coast Salish Territories. She has worked on research, conservation and…
Children's author, conservationist and creator of the Kindness Is Everything Podcast Anitha Rao-Robinson received her Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and worked as an accountant for twenty-four years before trading numbers for words. Anitha is passionate about…
Edeet is the author of an acclaimed trilogy on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Ten Thousand Lovers was translated into several languages and was the recipient of many literary distinctions, including a nomination for the Governor General’s Award. Look For Me won the Hugh…
Human-shaped, simian-obsessed, robot-fighting, pirate-hearted, storytelling junkie, Mark A. Rayner is an award-winning writer of satirical & speculative fiction. He is the author of five novels, a collection of short humorous fiction, dozens of short stories, and several…
Janet Read was born in Toronto. She has an MA in the philosophy of art focusing on Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur and phenomenology. Her novel Wilberforce Street is set in the historical black settlement in Oro Township in Simcoe County Ontario. It is accompanied by a teacher's…
Marilyn is an educator, children's author and poet. She has written 4 children's poetry books ("The Village Series") and conducted presentations on poetry in several elementary schools.
Judy Rebick is an author and activist. Formerly the CAW Sam Gindin Chair at Ryerson University in Toronto, Judy is currently writing full time. In addition, she is on the media panel for CBC Radio's Q and is a popular speaker. Judy worked as a broadcaster and journalist…
Corey Redekop is a publicist and author. He currently resides in the wet climes of New Brunswick where, between bouts of anger over climate inconsistencies, he contemplates working on his third novel.
Jan Redford was raised in Yukon, NWT, and the Ottawa Valley, but after high school, she bolted for the Rockies to climb, kayak and ski. She financed her fun by waitressing, tree planting, ski patrolling, and instructing climbing. After her two kids were born, she went to the…
Michael Redhill was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1966, but has lived in Toronto most of his life. Educated in the United States and Canada, he took seven years to complete a three-year BA in acting, film, and finally, English. Since 1988, he has published five collections of…