Sydney Warner Brooman (they/them) was raised in Grimsby, Ontario. They attended Western University in London, Ontario, and currently live in Toronto. The Pump is their debut short fiction collection. Their story “The Bottom” was shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s 2020 Open Season Awards, and they have recent work in American Chordata, Thorn Literary Magazine, and other literary journals.
An interview with Genevieve Chornenki, author of "Don't Lose Sight" her memoir about dealing with a retinal detachment and its aftermath.
Lucy E.M. Black is the author of The Marzipan Fruit Basket and Eleanor Courtown, Black’s award-winning short stories have been published in Britain, Ireland, USA and Canada.
Tristan Marahj is a young emerging writer who as of this interview is unpublished (but not un-awarded for his short stories).
Lee Gowan’s new novel is an audacious sequel to Sinclair Ross’ prairie classic, As for Me and My House. The Beautiful Place is about a man who is in trouble in love and work—a darkly funny cautionary tale for our times.
Joanne Gallant is a pediatric nurse, wife and mother. She recently wrote her first book, A Womb in the Shape of a Heart, a memoir about her numerous miscarriages in her attempts to have children. A review of her book can be found here. It will be released by Nimbus Publishing in September 2021. She lives in Nova Scotia.
Marjorie Simmins is the author of Coastal Lives, a memoir about living on Canada’s East and West Coasts (2014), and Year of the Horse (2016), which details her life with horses in British Columbia and Nova Scotia. In the spring of 2020, Simmins’ third non-fiction book, Memoir: Conversations and Craft (2020) was published. Somebeachsomewhere: The Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable, is Simmins' fourth book.
Ian Colford’s short fiction has appeared in Event, Grain, Riddle Fence, The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead and other literary publications. His previous books are Evidence, The Crimes of Hector Tomás, Perfect World and A Dark House and Other Stories. His work has been shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Relit Award, the Journey Prize, and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He lives in Halifax.
Estella Kuchta is a writer, researcher, and postsecondary instructor, currently teaching at Langara College in Vancouver, Canada. Her first novel, Finding the Daydreamer, was recently published by Elm Books in the US.
Professor Darryl Whetter is the author of two books of poetry and four books of fiction, including the new climate-crisis novel Our Sands.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Robert Carr fled the Communist regime at the age of twenty-four through Bulgaria and Turkey. After relatively brief stays in France, where he was granted refugee status, and then Israel, he settled in Canada. Trained as an engineer – a bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, and a master's degree from the University of Toronto – Robert worked in the aerospace field for many years.
Emily Taylor Smith grew up in Salisbury, New Brunswick, taking her first wooded hikes in the southeastern part of the province and learning about nature from her father, an avid writer, gardener and trapper. She developed a love of long-distance coastal hiking as a young woman and has now walked the coastal roads of all three Maritime provinces: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, as well as the Gaspé peninsula.
Jim Nichols is the author of Closer All the Time and, most recently, Blue Summer. We talked to him at his home in Warren, Maine.