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Author Profiles (provided by the authors)

Kamil Ali

The Beggar's Diaries CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Kamil migrated to Canada from Guyana in the early nineteen-eighties. He is a professional member of the Canadian Authors Association and writes a column for a Toronto newspaper.

Hillaree Alliman

Quilt

Writing has always been apart of Hillaree’s life. Whether it was jot notes, journal entries or a whole entire book. Writing has always been a form of therapy for her. Quilt is her mix matched story spread over 70 pages. When she’s not writing, she’s taking pictures of trees or her very aesthetically pleasing, perfectly plated meals.

Ryan Baily

Money Moron to Money Magnet

Ryan Baily is a financial educator, peak performance coach, public speaker, and an award-winning author. He achieved a tremendous amount of success in the direct marketing field and has now moved on to the financial industry. During his time dealing with clients he realized changes were in order to the financial landscape. He likes to keep things short and simple so anyone can understand the most complicated concepts. He truly cares about the people he works with and is a dedicated family man.

Tanmay Bakshi

Hello Swift! iOS app programming for kids and other beginners

Tanmay Bakshi is a 15 year-old Canadian author, AI/Machine Learning expert, TED and keynote speaker, and a media personality who has addressed over 200,000 executives, leaders, intellectuals, and developers at international conferences, schools, universities, and multinationals worldwide. His passion to develop algorithms and to work with machine learning lead him to apply this tech mainly in the fields of education and healthcare. His goal is to help at least 100,000 aspiring coders in learning how to code and innovate through his books, workshops and seminars. Tanmay’s YouTube channel called “Tanmay Teaches” and his consistent work towards his goal for the past 8 years has earned him numerous recognitions like IBM Champion for Cloud, Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning, Twilio Doer award, Knowledge Ambassador Award, and Global Goodwill Ambassador at Linkedin, just to name a few. Tanmay loves to play table tennis, cricket and enjoys biking when the Canadian weather allows it.

Eleanor St. Theresa Beharie

Another Place, Another Time: A Look Back

Eleanor St. Theresa Beharie was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a storyteller by nature and enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life. She is multi-talented and enjoys travelling, reading and expressing her creativity through various crafts.

Eleanor has two children and two grandchildren, and currently resides with her husband in Ontario, Canada

Jagmohan Singh Bhatia

Kal Taran Guru Nanak Aeyia Char Varan Ik Varan Karayia

Retired, living in Canada with my children and I write books time to time as a hobby.

Surinder Kaur Binner

Teri lo de sadke

Surinder kaur Binner Da kavi paradigm

I am 72 years old and seven books of free flowing versus are my credit. My work is in my regional language Punjabi. I am very fond of reading and writing.

Murielle Bollen

The Taste of Becoming Me

Murielle Bollen is a licensed Practitioner of Trame Therapy, accredited by The Canadian Association of La Trame. She is also a linguist, a traveler, a shaman at heart and a cancer survivor. Her cancer diagnosis propelled her on the most important journey of her life - the journey of searching for her true self and loving this self unconditionally. It became a journey of deep healing and of discovering a taste of life that is more phenomenal than she ever could have imagined. She found that true healing has to happen from the inside out and therefore made it her purpose to share her knowledge, her experience and her intuitive wisdom with the world. In the years since her cancer experience, Murielle has been sharing herself through her monthly newsletters called "Butterflies". She has been speaking at cancer fundraisers, local holistic events both in Canada and the US and is co-owner of Essence of Being Retreats. While originally from Belgium, she has lived in Canada and the US and has now settled for the Toronto area in Ontario, Canada.

Light Through A Clear Dark Sky

Frank Castellano

Living in Brampton since 1986. Member of the Brampton Writer’s Guild. Previously published in Four Corners compilation.

Frantz Célestin

Haïti: le colon, le nègre et l'empereur (1492 1806)

Born in Haïti, I immigrated to Canada in January 1969. In Montreal, I studied at the Jacques Cartier Normal School where I obtained a Teacher’s Certificate which permit me to quickly obtain a job in Education. But, I never stop studying. Thus, today, I hold: a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in French Studies and a Doctorate in Education. After a long career as a professor, I am now on retirement in Brampton, Ontario and spend my time doing scientific research. My mother tongue is French, but I speak also English and Spanish

Jaspal Singh Cheema

Learn to Write ABC abc 1 2 3: A New Stroke-by-Stroke Approach Gradually Builds the Letters

How to Excel in Addition Facts

Jaspal originally hails from Punjab where he was born in 1964 and received his foundational education at a prestigious boarding school for boys - The Punjab Public School Nabha. He set foot on Canadian soil in 1981 and completed his high school in Edmonton. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Alberta. He moved to Ontario in 1987 for his Master's (M.A.) at the University of Western. Jaspal has made 7 original mathematical contributions to The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS®). He’s passionate about sharing his mathematical skills and talents and enjoys tutoring Mathematics to local students. He intends to publish several books to help them become a lot smarter at Math.

Supriya Chowdhary

Poetry, Protest and Politics: A Study of Progressive Urdu Poetry. With Special Reference to the Works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ali Sardar Jafri, and Kaifi Azmi

Supriya Chowdhary is actively engaged in the theoretical concepts of post colonialism, cultural studies and comparative literature. She has taught in few of the best colleges of India. She has completed her M.A, MPhil AND Ph.D. (English Literature) from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her research interests are Urdu Poetry and Cultural Studies. She has written research papers for various scholarly journals.

Latania Christie

Take Me to Church

Latania Christie is a law student, author, speaker, playwright, preacher and founder of Christielle Creative Productions Inc. Her years of community involvement, in both Canada and the Caribbean, have positively influenced her creative works. Her writing primarily focuses on the experiences of Christians from the Caribbean Diaspora living in Canada. Latania is the author of Take Me to Church, which has been adapted into a stage play.

Oksanna Crawley

Super Hammy ABC

Super Hami ABC

Oksanna Crawley is the author and illustrator of Super Hammy- My First Reading Series - a collection of 15 books for beginning readers featuring a hamster whose super power is kindness. Oksanna is a retired kindergarten and reading teacher, and former radio journalist. She was born in Val d'Or, Quebec a long time ago and now lives with her wonderful family in Brampton.

Damyantee Devi Dabydeen

Songs of My Soul

I am a Guyanese-born Canadian Citizen, Published Author and Graduate of Guyana Teachers Training College where I taught in the primary school system for 20 years before making Canada my home. In Canada, I held positions in Retail Management for over twelve years and in the Information Technology sector for over seven years. I am a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Computer Examiner, Information Security Management Specialist, IT Policy Development Specialist, IT Security Auditing, IT Project Management, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, MS Windows Servers-Clients, SQL Server Database Management, MS Exchange Email and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Sukhdev Kaur Dhade

PASSION

BREEZE

ROOP

A Native of India, mother of three children, author Sukhdev Kaur Dhade graduated from the university of Punjab with Bachelor of Science degree and subsequently taught school in Nottigham, England. At the age of twenty-one, she migrated to Canada with Bachelor of Science degree, teaching experience, blessings and one hundred pounds from her father. She educated herself in computer and real estate field in Canada. Presently she is Real Estate Broker and lives in Ontario, Canada. Author Sukhdev Kaur Dhade writes children and poetry books: Robin with the Magic Wing”, “Robin with the Red Hat”. Poetry Book: “Behind the Sun”. Her father S. Pakhar Singh Dosanjh had no favoritism among daughters and sons. Her father’s thirsty soul in literature and science education, led her to be writer and in technical career.

Anjula Evans

I Kicked the Ball in Gym Class

School Day Worries

The Anti-Bullying Project

Anjula started writing and illustrating children's books five years ago, and now has three series of books available on Amazon. Her background as a Children's Therapist with a Masters Degree has enabled her to develop effective tools for children who struggle with difficulties. She looks forward to sharing her books with you, and hopes that you and your loved ones find it to be a meaningful experience.

Andrew Fantasia

SideScroller

Andrew Fantasia is a writer and actor who will probably be telling stories until the day he dies. He lives in Brampton, Ontario, and is currently working on more novels than any sane human being should.

Baljit Ghuman

Life in a bag

Baljit Ghuman was born in Punjab, India. His interests are in writing free style poetry and short fiction novel. He moved to Canada in his mid teen years. He lives near Toronto with his family and working on his first short novel. Baljit is founder of Sikhs for Autism and strong advocate for children with disabilities. He actively takes part in community events for a positive change.

Lynne Golding

The Beleaguered

Lynne Golding was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Victoria College at the University of Toronto before studying law at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is a senior partner at the international law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, where she leads their health law practice group. Lynne lives in Brampton. She is a winner of the Ontario Book Publishers Organization 2018 “What’s Your Story?” Short Prose and Poetry Competition. This is her second novel. 

Cassandra Gullia

Doctor what is cancer

Cassandra Gullia is a Project Management Professional, specializing in the healthcare sector.  While Cassandra directed the development of healthcare education programs for Physicians and other Allied Health Care Professionals, she identified the need for health education among a different audience, Children. ​ It can be difficult to explain to a child health-related topics. She draws upon her experiences to help simplify these hard topics and frame them in a way that children can understand. Before she started writing, Cassandra experimented with various occupations: clinical trials development, health informatics, swim instructing… But her favorite job is the one she does in her free time— writing  for children.

Mohammed Maxwel Hasan

Street Star

Mohammed Maxwel Hasan enjoys the wonders of effective storytelling. After he achieved the competent communicator status at Toastmasters and completed a creative writing course at the University of Toronto, he discovered the treasure trove of a well-articulated message. Mohammed is the lead organizer for TEDxBrampton and helped co-organize other TEDx events in the GTA.

Raymond Holmes

Witnesses And Other Short Stories

Raymond Holmes lives in Brampton, Ontario. He started writing upon retirement, beginning with stage plays. His plays Boris and Herman, The Pooman and The Lonely Vigil of Emily Baxter were performed at the South Simcoe Theatre in Cookstown, Ontario. The last play won third prize in the 2013 Ottawa Little Theatre Playwriting Contest. Raymond's short stories have been published in The Northern Appeal, a Simcoe County literary journal, and Unleashed Ink II, an anthology of short stories and poetry published by the Barrie Writers Club. Witnesses And Other Short Stories is Raymond’s first book.

Shamel Jayakody

Veenasge Upatha

Ananatha Deshaya

Rosamali

Shamel Jayakody is a Sri Lankan Sinhalese author, born in Colombo Sri Lanka. She graduated from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lnaka in Civil Engineering. She worked in National Housing Development Authority, Ministry of Housing and Construction, in Colombo as a Civil Engineer. She migrated to Canada, Toronto in 2003. Shamel Jayakody wrote her first novel in 2008, Rosamali, using her own observations. Up to now, Shamel Jayakody has written 12 novels that are all well recognized, and some 7 of them have nominated to major literary awards in Sri Lanka.

Natalee Johnson

My Magnificent Hair

I Come As I Am

Natalee Johnson, is a mother, educator, author and founder of Passion 4 Dreams Inc. She is passionate about serving children, youth and families within diverse communities. She has been featured in various newspapers across the GTA and is the author of I Come As I Am Reflections in Verses, and a children book called My Magnificent Hair.

Michael Joll

PERSONS OF INTEREST

Long time Brampton resident and one time Peel Regional Police Officer, Michael Joll has been writing virtually full time since retirement in 2004. He has had several award-winning short stories published, both in print and on-line. His first collection of short stories, "Perfect Execution & Other Stories" is in the Brampton Public Library (2017), as is a collaboration, "Our Plan to Save the World" (2018). He is working on a further collection of stories and a novel which are due out in 2020.

Chaitanya Joshi

... And It Happened

Chaitanya Joshi is an occasional writer with different perspective to the meaning of love, friendship and family. In his copious free time, he enjoys reading novels, building new characters for his books. Chaitanya Joshi is a helper and wouldn't hesitate to help others in their hard times. He is a reformer, a spiritual person, and a peacemaker.

Ria K.

Pastel Skies

Ria K. lives and studies near Toronto. She writes in hope that her writing creates positive impact on society. Pastel Skies is her debut book.

Taranum Khan

Ignite Your Life for Women

Ignite Your Female Leadership

Taranum Khan Ph.D. is an Award of Excellence Winning Career Strategist and Consultant. Her passion is creating a positive impact on career and academic journey of the lives she touches, locally and globally. Taranum has contributed to multiple publications, podcasts, and interviews. Every conversation with her is uplifting as she inverts the focus for you to rediscover the strengths within you! She believes in being limitless and leads her life without conforming to norms. Taranum prides herself on balancing her professional life around her family and she is happiest when collaborating with her admirably ingenious sons

Gloria Adwoa Amoanimaa Konadu

Life Lesson Poetry

I am a 35 year old Ghanaian Canadian who emigrated to Canada at the age of 11. I started writing poetry in my teens as an avenue to let out my feelings of hurt, frustration or happiness. I am married and have 1 child now. I currently reside in Brampton, ON.

Michael Lanfield

Return to the Gentle Sea: For the Love That Lives in Everyone

The author of six books including two #1 Amazon best-selling books The Interconnectedness of Life and The Journey and also my newest book Return to the Gentle Sea: For the Love That Lives in Everyone. I'm also a vegan advocate, YouTuber, and certified World Peace Diet Facilitator. I have been featured on dozens of FM/AM radio stations, podcasts, various websites, magazines, and media outlets, sharing veganism to millions of people around the world.

Ricky Lima

Happily Ever Aftr

Love me, please

Ricky Lima is a life long resident of Brampton. His writing tends to be strange... blame Brampton I guess.

Ashley Lopes

Ryan's Favourite Shirt

Hi everyone my name is Ashley! I am an elementary school teacher who loves incorporating reading in my classroom very often. My book is about a young boy who struggles with his own self esteem at school. I used my background from teaching and my own experience and put it into a children's book! I hope you all enjoy.

Ranu Mann

This is for the Universe.

This is my first book, and I put my heart and soul into this book. I've worked on it for 2.5 years and I'm grateful for the writing experience, that came with writing this book.

Charles Mantey

African Spirituality: Did Africans Know God Before the Arrival of the Missionaries?

Understanding Love: Biblical & Cultural Perspectives

I am a teacher by profession before God called me to be a minister. I am the Founder of Disciples Revival Church in Toronto; where I've served as the senior pastor for the past twenty nine years. For the past forty-seven years, I've been ministering to people of all walks of life. I've also trained church leaders in Ghana, Great Britain, Singapore, New York, South Africa and Grenada in the Caribbean Islands. Apart from my Teacher's College Diploma, I had my Diploma in Theology from the Christian Service University College and the University of Ghana (Legon) in 1982. I also had my Master's Degree in Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degree from Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto Canada in 1994 and 2012 respectively. Through Disciples Revival Church, I continue to impact the lives of the youth and young adults within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). I also organize seminars to train church members and leaders. I'm deeply involved in the communities especially the Ghanaian community; where I belong.

Jeff A.D. Martin

Brothers from the 6 / Sister from the 6: Role Models in my Community

"Brothers from the 6/ Sister from the 6: Role models in my Community" 2 in 1 Children's book, was created to inspire children to strive for greatness. To recognize that there are people who are from similar neighborhoods and backgrounds who had found success, and to show a representation of role models; mirrored reflections of what they can look like when they grow up. Its important for our children to recognize that we have role models from the Greater Toronto Area who they can use as an example.

Dr. Anubha Mehta

Peacock in the Snow

Dr. Anubha Mehta is an artist, author and educator. With a Ph.d in Political Science and two decades of Canadian public service experience, Anubha was awarded for innovative work with diverse Canadian communities. Anubha’s first publication was THE POLITICS OF NATION BUILDING in 2012 . In 2018 Toronto Lit up, International Festival of Authors sponsored PEACOCK IN THE SNOW , as a most anticipated books, published Inanna Publications. Due to high demand, in 2019 it was Launched and Published by a SECOND publisher in India. Anubha represented Canada at various events including the Jaipur Lit Fest and she is selected by Brampton Library’s Local Author for ONE year 2019-2020.

Mike

In Spite of It All

Author grew up as a child of the sixties.Prior to the cellphone and internet era.Living life as a fun filled adventure using whatever was at his disposal at the time.Young people of today may think we grew up with nothing but we had sports and time and lots of it.Generally we dealt with day to day matters on a personal level not through social media where everything can be anonymous.News and information were delivered to us by highly respected newspeople like Canadian knowlton Nash and American Walter Cronkite where as today no matter who is delivering the news they are delivering it in a method where their personal opinion is included with it in order to sensationalize the story.This book is a story of the adventures of a young boy that despite the hardship and downfalls he rises above it all to maintain a positive attitude not just for the moment but as a way to live life.

John Mullinder

Deforestation in Canada and Other Fake News

John Mullinder has a solid background in both journalism and the paper industry. He was a television reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent (for Maclean's magazine) in his native New Zealand before emigrating to Canada in the mid-1980s. In Canada, John was asked to lead a national environmental council for the country's paper packaging industry, something he has been doing now for 27 years. He has served on various national and provincial task forces, boards, committees and councils, and is a widely respected blogger on environmental issues.

Mushahid

Awaken Your Inner Hero

I was born in India 2003, as a young child I showed interest in science and art. I was bright for my age. Excelling in math, science, music and theater. I also did a lot of volunteering at a very early age. Working for 'peace tree international' and even starting an origination 'S.T.E.M' which gave out free plants to people in our community. 2011 I moved to Canada. The transition was difficult but we managed. I worked hard and even picked up photography which I started as a business. I was asked to write about myself in this book 'Awaken your inner hero' which asked youth to tell their inspiring stories.

Rakhee Neebar

Foreign Motherland

Rakhee Neebar is a creative and compassionate communicator that is committed to showcasing a story. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Canada in the 1990s. She lives in a household rich with Indo-Caribbean influences that have shaped who she proudly is today. Rakhee holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and is a graduate from the Public Relations, Corporate Communications program at Sheridan College. She plans on completing her PhD one day and is in the midst of expanding her works of writing.

Patrick Obi Njoku

My Mother's Wife

I was born in Nigeria. At the age of seventeen my last year in high school, I enlisted in Biafra army during the Nigerian civil war, fought for thirty months. After the war I went to Greece to continue my education that was interrupted by the war. I studied Greek language, Writing and Public Relations. In 1985 I emigrated to Canada where I met and married my wife, Geraldine Njoku. We have three boys: Joey, Krys and Gerald, later in 2011, we were blessed with a grand-daughter, my princess Nayeli Adaeze Njoku. I retired from a regular job after 25 years with Mckesson Canada, a pharmaceutical company. Presently, I have settled down to write, writing is my passion. I published my first book on 28th July 2018. I am a permanent resident of Brampton since 1989.

Sueanne Pacheco

Mrs. Langlois' House

Sueanne Pacheco is an author who resides in Toronto, Ontario. Her desire to be a writer has remained a lifelong goal. She finds herself inspired by the time she spends with her family and friends, and by her observations of the experiences of women, especially in regard to cultural expectations and the desire for independence. She also reads prolifically, which lends to her insights on the many ways that inner worlds can be expressed. Sueanne’s own keen ability to empathize with her characters brings a special depth of emotional realism to her work. When she’s not writing, she enjoys jogging, watching films, attending theatre events, and appreciating the calmness of the suburbs, all of which allows her the time and space needed to reflect upon life. Mrs. Langlois’ House is her first publication.

Dennis Perkins IV

Born With Gold

In 2014, Dennis had a tragic accident that would have him unable to walk for two weeks. It was during this time that he found his mission in life. He aims to help as many people as possible live up to their full potential. He understands that keeping the mind and body healthy are the best way to live a great life so he decided to write a book to help reach people.

Stacey D Persad

Transformation~Keep it Simple

Although Stacey Persad has pursued a career in accounting, her desire to write has been bubbling since she was a young girl. Her initial aim was to write a romance novel but her strong desire to help others guided her to write a book blending poetry with spiritual information and knowledge. Her greatest hope is that each reader will learn a little bit more about his or her true self, and let their inner light shine so they can enjoy life to the fullest. Ms. Persad’s household consists of eight people: four adults and four children. With so many personalities living under one roof, there is always something new to be learned! Ms. Persad’s four children have taught her in so many ways, including by testing her virtues of patience, tolerance, and acceptance.

Tara Persad

Stay Strong, Say NO!

Tara Persad was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario of West Indian decent. She grew up in a loving family with her dad, mom, older sister and younger brother. Tara is a teacher, daughter and sister. Tara is a teacher who's passion is working with children, therefore empowering them to believe in themselves and their uniqueness. She celebrates their talents and strengths constantly inspiring them to stay true to who they are. Tara encourages everyone to be positive citizens and to always stand up for what is right! Some of Tara's skills include being a Certified Teacher by Ontario College of Teachers, a Certified Vice-Principal/Principal by Catholic Principal Council of Ontario, a Published Author, and Public Speaker.

Nadine Phillips

SONG BYRD - VOL. 1: AT THE TABLE

Nadine Phillips has long been a devout reader and writer with a focus on rhythmic stories and poems capturing both personal and inspired moments and subjects. Her first published collection of poetry, SONG BYRD - VOL 1. AT THE TABLE, serves to delve into many insights including love, loss, mental health, and the afro diaspora culture.

Liz Margaret Regis

Ruff, Ruff, Meow, Meow, Surprise

My name is Liz Margaret Regis. I reside in Brampton, Ontario with my family. I am an Author, a Poet and a speaker. I have built my entire identity around writing. I developed the love of writing at the tender age of seven. Amid some very challenging life experiences, writing became a lifeline for me. I have compiled a book of amazing poetry, have written and published two children's titles and are in the process of publishing a few more. In addition, I am also in the process of publishing a book of Inspiration. I am very pleased and very proud to share my stories with you all.

Mohini Rangunwala

You Can Do It, Seriously.

My name is Mohini Rangunwala and I am a local Brampton author who has published and sold copies of my book "You Can Do It, Seriously." worldwide. I wanted to do something to help people help themselves in this complex world we live in with all of these misconceptions and expectations that surround us. People need to be grounded and feel good about themselves and believe in themselves. I wrote this book as a light read for people to relax, take a step back and breathe! I want to make a difference in this world no matter how small, this book is my stepping stone to achieving that.

David Rhodd

House Rich Cash Poor No More

From Real Estate to Mortgages to Investments, David focuses on home buyers and owners who hate dealing with mortgages and financial issues. My clients want to work with an expert who understands the needs of an individual home buyer and owner when it comes to mortgage issues and how they can use the equity in their home to build wealth for them and for their children. I help you build that road map so you are always clear how your financial products, particularly related to your home, are working to help you achieve those goals. Get Inspired. Be Influential. Bless others. These are the tenets that drive David Rhodd and that sets him apart from every other businessman in the market!

Dave Rogers

Entrepreneur X Factor

Dave started his career in finance with 17 years in corporate banking in Japan, financial market arbitrage in Hong Kong and then angel investing and business growth and incubation in more than 25 companies throughout Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa. Dave has a holistic view of how a business must be set up  from the beginning , ways to effectively grow the business, monetise the value in the enterprise and then prepare it for growth, trade sale or public listing.

Alyssa Ross

The Power of the Moon and Sun

Alyssa Ross was born in Brampton, Ontario and has graduated with Honours in Fashion Studies and Art Fundamentals. She is currently studying Graphic Design but has always loved writing. This is her first novel and she is very excited to share it with you.

Patrice Russell

Obedience changes Everything

Patrice Russell is an eternal optimist, an amazing encourager and author. As a believer in Jesus Christ, her belief in Him garners her resolutions and solidifies her faith-filled prowess. Being an avid lover of the arts, Patrice draws inspiration from a plethora of outlets. Patrice currently resides in Brampton, Ontario Canada where she works, attends church and lives a bountiful and blessed life.

Anil Baran Sarkar, PhD

Make Life Successful

Anil Baran Sarkar is an author who lives in Canada. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Windsor. He follows a vegetarian diet, practices Krishna consciousness, and writes books about the science of spirituality.

Sukhjit Singh

Same Shoes Different Doors

Sukhjit Singh is an accomplished Career Development Professional and an avid volunteer. A strong supporter of social, and civic inclusion for newcomers to Canada, he feels that volunteer work is not only a way to gain Canadian work experience, but it is the best way to participate in and learn about the new country as well. This year he has been awarded Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, Canada's Top honor for Volunteerism administered by Governor General's office. Sukhjit lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with his wife and daughter; he is interested in sports and nowadays he is learning karate.

Thulasika Sivakumar

Kryptonite

My name is Thulasika Sivakumar. I am an aspiring writer and a long-time fan of poetry. Being a young woman from the South Asian community makes my experience with major depression and anxiety unique. My cultural constraints are in constant conflict with current societal norms, and somewhere in the battle my voice is often lost. Fortunately, through writing and poetry, I have a means of speaking.

Vanessa Stefaniuk

Radio Silence Album 1: Dreams of Ana(crusis)

Vanessa Stefaniuk is the comic creator of the award-winning RADIO SILENCE, a coming of age drama about a British rock band’s rise to fame. She also organized and edited two volumes of the WHERE IS HOME Anthology series. When she’s not listening to music to inspire her or attempting to grasp the Scots language for dialogue writing, she’s daydreaming up her next five ambitious comic ideas.

Kanika Verma

Just a Breath Away

Former faculty at Texas State University and Texas Christian University, Dr. Kanika Verma is an award-winning educator and research-scholar. She teaches geography, statistics, and English (ESL, essay writing, and language skills). She has received 13 awards and several other recognitions for her research, teaching, and service. She has presented her research projects at more than 40 conferences. Dr. Verma has authored five peer-reviewed journal articles, two peer-reviewed book chapters, and one peer-reviewed e-book. Dr. Verma writes poems in Hindi and English. Her Hindi poems and songs have been published in several literary magazines. Her impetus for writing comes from passion for life and observing, understanding, and surviving human relationships.

Samantha Walker

Who Am I?

What made me so driven to write a book was to encourage our generation that is lacking the ability to acknowledge who they are and because of that our generation struggles with the question of what they would like to be, because they simply don’t know themselves. We must first be in touch with self before being in touch with society. Or else we will get lost in society. As what does happen to our generation as well. They get so lost in society’s exceptions of life and success that our generation sometimes clone what they see and they don’t have their own blueprint to their life.

Simone Walsh

Poetic Diary of a Bleeding Heart

Multi-passionate Author, Entrepreneur and Community Activist, Simone Walsh is driven by a deep desire to transform the lives of individuals and provide the tools for them to uproot the blocks that are keeping them from living their best lives. Simone first discovered the power of transformation when she started altering and re-designing her clothing as a young girl. These small adjustments to her style shifted her confidence and helped her recognize the influence she had in changing “what is” to the possibility of “what could be”. Over the years, her knack for creation has led her to inspire others to evolve and blaze new trails for themselves. She is the founder of Essence of Mind Outreach Program which is a charity in support of mental health that helps families and individuals with essential support to getting treatment regarding a mental illness. Drawing from her experience Simone turned to her pen to create her debut memoir, Poetic Diary of a Bleeding Heart, based on the trials & tribulations of her life. Her most painful moments became a pivotal point for her to own her purpose, which is to share her story.

Tony 'Tex' Watt

Pot Comix #0: Mature Material for Fun Lovin', Fat Bellied Fantasy Freaks!

Author (TonyWatt.com Presents Kount Kracula's Twisted Sinema!: Obscure 21st Century Underground Horror /Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Thriller Movies & Shorts #1)/Illustrator ('What's Inside Your Gut, Shmut?: The Tragic First Tale of The World's Last Dumbosaurus!'), Tony 'Tex' Watt, is also a veteran in the 21st Century. Watt grew up in the West Indies, the United States (Florida, New York and Texas, where he got his nickname "Tex"); but, mostly in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and Toronto (Ontario: Canada). Tex also went to Canada's Marvin Heights P.S.[Malton], Bramalea's Aloma P.S., Balmoral Senior P.S. (where he had his stage debut, playing Huck Finn), T.L. Kennedy H.S. [Missisauga] & Brampton High Schools: North Park S.S. & Chinguacousy S.S. Class of '86. Tex also runs the I Bad Movies [Toronto, Canada Chapter] Facebook group. Canuck cinematic exploitation field as an actor/filmmaker .

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