Rosalie Osmond is a native of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, but spent a large part of her adult life in England. Educated at Acadia University, Bryn Mawr College, and Cambridge University, she has taught English literature at the university level in Canada and the U.K. She has published three works of nonfiction. Broken Symmetry is her second novel. Her first novel, Waldenstein, was short-listed for the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award and she is the 2019 recipient of the Rita Joe poetry prize. She is married with three children and six grandchildren, all of whom love to come and visit in the summer.
Anne C. Kelly
Anne C. Kelly is the English Language Learning Coordinator at the Bedford Library and also works with Learn English Nova Scotia, completing English language assessments. She previously worked for over twenty years providing English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) support to newcomers to Canada. She is married with four grown children, has been writing since Grade Four, and is passionate about books and Canadian history. Jacques’ Escape is her first novel.
Jan L. Coates
Jan Coates lives in Wolfville, NS with her husband and faithful Golden Irish, Charlie. She has two adult children. Jan is the author of numerous children’s and YA books, and she loves to visit schools to give readings. She has worked as a teacher and designer, and is learning illustration. Say What You Mean is Jan’s first book with Nevermore Press and was released August 2019.
Garry Leeson is a writer/auctioneer/farmer from the Annapolis Valley. His work is primarily creative nonfiction and memoir. He has been published in various periodicals, both in Canada and internationally. His stories have been showcased on CBC Radio. In 2014, Garry received funding from Arts Nova Scotia to develop a collection of short stories about small farming in rural Nova Scotia. He was long-listed for CBC Writes Creative Nonfiction in 2012. He has participated in various writing workshops through Acadia and has been part of a weekly writing circle in the valley for several years. Garry lives in the community of Harmony with his wife Andrea and a menagerie of animals.