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Martha Attema

Martha's latest adventure was done with illustrator Marla Hayes - The "Magical Midnight Rescue", a picture book story about the North Bay Carousel.

Martha is also the author of Young Adult and Children's stories some inspired by her time in her homeland of the Netherlands during WWII. Truly a talented author who is also an environmentalist and School & Library Presenter for Sr K up to Grade 9 students.

You can read more on Martha's website: http://www.marthaattema.com/books.html

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Author & Speaker

Suzanne Bernier

"Disaster Heroes" recounts the inspiring true stories of ordinary people who've done extraordinary things to help respond and rebuild after disasters. Read more at:

www.disasterheroes.com/

Suzanne is a North Bay native who we had the pleasure of meeting in 2013 when she did a book signing at the store. (From her website) A former journalist and government press secretary, Suzanne is now a certified, award-winning and internationally-recognized crisis management consultant, speaker and author, who has helped governments, communities and companies plan for and respond to disasters for over twenty years.

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Author/ Artisitic Director at Canadore/ Actor/ Director

Rod Carley

"A Matter of Will" - Will Crosswell's decision to pursue acting shattered his father's dream of him being a useful adult. When we first meet the young Will he is a wolf in wolf's clothing. But in the ensuing years, from relationships to the theatre, his life has become one shipwreck after another. Read more about this book here: http://rodcarley.ca/Synopsis/

(From his site)
Rod Carley is the Artistic Director of Canadore College’s Acting for Stage and Screen Program in North Bay and a part-time English professor at Nipissing University.. He is also an award-winning director, playwright and actor, having directed and produced over 100 theatrical productions to date including fifteen adaptations of Shakespeare. He was the 2009 winner of TVO’s Big Ideas/Best Lecturer competition. A Matter of Will is his first novel.

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Anne Gingras

"The Old Man & the Bench" - One night, I sat on the bench by the river and an old man shared his wisdom with me. He told me that I can always hear his voice through that of others. These are his words and what I learned from some of our conversations.

(From Facebook page)

Anne is a licensed teacher by

profession...with many extra qualifications in the field of special education and autism. 
In 2016, Anne completed her Doctorate in Metaphysics from the Institut Int'l de Métaphysique appliquée where she examined the importance of past life journeys and how they manifest themselves in our current situations. 
Anne is a Reiki Master teacher and practitioner.

https://www.facebook.com/annegingrasintuition/

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I. Katchastarr

In Because I Didn't Tell, author I. Katchastarr offers a self-help autobiography detailing an account of the horrific events of her young adult life. These events fiercely unraveled her once-safe world into a dungeon of despair propelled by life-or-death threats and brain-washed promises of "not to tell."

An emotional story told with courage, Because I Didn't Tell shares Katchastarr's journey as a survivor and a thriver, and not a victim. It serves as an inspiration to others in abusive relationships--bullying, mental, emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual--to find courage, have faith, stay strong, speak up, and tell.

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A.G.V. McPherson

From Out of the Shadows
by A.G.V. McPherson 
"Believe me when I say, if you do not fear Dark Elves, you are a fool, for there is much to be afraid of."

Silmanus and Mara are the unlikeliest of allies: an elven wizard and a human outlaw. Plunged together in a struggle for survival, desperation and necessity form an uneasy alliance between elf and human, an alliance challenged by the most lethal warriors in Aeternerras-the sinister Dark Elves. Much to his astonishment, Silmanus discovers his lowly views towards humans are misplaced as he fights side-by-side with them as equals. But could a wizard and a human have anything in common?

"As you are not an Arcanist-that is, someone who uses magic-you are probably under the impression that living things have souls or spirits."

On the other side of the world, companions Amber and Jeddo-dwarf and gnome-have devoted their lives to hunting down monsters that escape The Fell Lands, naturally reaping the profits that this profession brings. Their ventures become far more trouble than they are worth when the two are taken captive by Dark Elves becoming entangled in a web of death and deceit.

"Growling, Amber pushed herself to her feet, but Mordasine's boot shoved her back down. 'On your knees, filth, ' he hissed."

In From out of the Shadows, blood is spilled and tears are shed as these four fight for freedom. Many questions remain, questions of trust, motivations, and uncertainty. One question supersedes them all, "What are the Dark Elves plotting - and what other evils are lurking in the shadows?"... 

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Annette Allison-Vander Waal

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