Dale Skinner is a native Nova Scotian who grew up the youngest of ten children in Dartmouth. Through his studies and vocation as an Ordained Minister he has discovered many ways to live in parts of Ontario, the Eastern Townships of Quebec and the United States. He now lives near Tatamagouche in Nova Scotia where he attempts to grow vegetables in the Summer.

Kelly Shiers is an award-winning journalist who began her writing career in magazine work and retired 30 years later from the newspaper industry. Currently, she works on documentary films, with her projects airing regionally, nationally and internationally. She lives with her teenage son in Hants Border, on the shore of the Avon River, not far from where she was raised.

Alan Johnson has been a journalist covering events from the Maritimes to Toronto and Montreal in print and broadcast over the past 35 years. His specialty has been politics, having covered the legislatures in Fredericton and Halifax, as well as Queen’s Park in Toronto and the National Assembly in Quebec City. His home base is on Nova Scotia’s Cobequid Shore.

Andrea MacDonald is a freelance writer as well as a certified teacher. A former business editor and communications advisor, Andrea enjoys working with children to bring out their full potential. Find her online at word-house.com.

Suzanne Robicheau is based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. An award winning writer and advancement specialist, she loves everything about Atlantic Canada — except winter.

Joey Fitzpatrick is a freelance writer living in Halifax. He is currently working on his memoirs.

Victoria Welland is a journalist currently living in Halifax and working for CBC Nova Scotia. Her work has also been featured in the Halifax Examiner and Saltwire. She enjoys writing about rural and underserved communities.