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Author of A Shield in the Shadows ~ Historical Novel Cheryl Bristow has had a diverse career as a high school teacher in Nigeria, ESL teacher at CFB St. Jean, administrator at the Toronto City Mission and Unionville Baptist Church, and fund raiser for the National Broadcast Reading Service. Before becoming an author, she was a free lance writer published first by Readers Digest Canada, Faith Today, Christian Week and several denominational magazines and secular newspapers. She has a passion for people and prayer, loves historical research, and is meticulous about the details in her novels. https://www.facebook.com/AShieldintheShadows/ | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB-Co4b5ZbQ
Author of I Come as I Am: reflections in verse | My Magnificent Hair Natalee Johnson, is a mother, author, educator, community change agent and advocate for children, youth, women and families. She is the founder of Passion 4 Dreams Inc. Natalee is the author of My Magnificent Hair (2016) and I Come As I Am: Reflections of Verse (Revised 2016). I Come as I am: No Pretense highlights Natalee's journey of self-discovery and faith. She shares her testimony through inspiring, uplifting poetry. In 2015, Natalee's poems: The Beauty of Canada ... and High Park Pantoum were published in the 2015 The book Literary Connection Volume 2: My Canada. She has been featured in the documentary of Early Childhood Video for Ontario by the College of Early Childhood Educators (2013) and several newspaper articles within Ontario, Canada. As a trailblazer, Natalee is not only an author and mother, she is passionate about community and uses her talents, skills and knowledge to partner with organizations and community leaders to work towards sustainability and build stronger communities. She is active volunteer within her community and has served as a board member for not-for-profit organizations. najohnson.ca | Instagram: jjj_7_ | Twitter:@ NataleeAJohnson | Facebook: Natalee Johnson | Facebook Page and Group: Passion 4 Dreams
Author - Sky ( Short Story)
Brenda Harrison is a Member of the Durham Region Writers Circle (5+ years). Winner of the Writers Circle of Durham Regions quarterly magazine contest for the short story, Sky (Word Weaver, Autumn 2016). Brenda has had two genealogy books and two training manuals published, as well as several technical journal articles. She is a lifelong writer (stories, poetry and technical writing), genealogist and family historian for 40 years, avid gardener, photographer, and scrapbooker. Brenda also enjoy spending time with family and friends, learning, teaching, languages, and travelling. A former Ontario public servant (accounting, training and auditing) and social worker. She grew up in Durham Region with roots in Eastern Canada. Currently, and is editing the final draft for a new genealogy book for publication, as well as writing historical novels in a series loosely based on family stories.
Ettie Rutherford’s highly acclaimed memoir Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?” has been said to be a “must-read” for all women and girls because of it’s authentic reflection of many of the universal realities of women’s lives. She has highlighted teenage pregnancy, abandonment with four young children, yet striving not only to overcome, but to seek education and fulfillment by empowering self and others. Her lived experiences as a proud Jamaican and an immigrant have embolden Ettie to continue writing, assisting women to not only achieve their goals, but to also “lift as they climb”.
Ettie Rutherford has been an Elementary School Principal, Language Arts Consultant, Curriculum writer, Anti-racist Program Developer and author. Her love of writing started in Manchester High School, Jamaica, when she would write love letters for other students.
Writing, she tells women, can be a pathway to self-fulfillment, stress-reduction and authentic living. Ettie uses her background as an educator to coach others to improve their writing efforts. One of Ettie’s motto is “Language is Thought” . Writing reflects our thoughts..
Her next book Women Are Worthy: Let’s Rise To Success” will be published in December 2019. She is the recipient of a Letter of Appreciation from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney for her contribution to Multiculturalism in Alberta, a Lifetime Achievement Award from AfroGlobal Television, a Kay Livingstone Award for contribution to the Congress of Black Women of Canada, among other accolades.