Interview with Nancy Mauro

Nancy Mauro is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel New World Monkeys and The Sugar Thief, a novel about a secret pastry recipe that upends the lives of an entire immigrant family. Nancy grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where her Italian-Canadian family owned the bakery that invented the wildly popular (and equally... Continue Reading →

Interview with Brent Scollie

Brent Scollie, a graduate of Fort William Collegiate Institute, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Library Science, retired from the federal public service in 1997. His insights on the Victorian era in Thunder Bay are derived from many years of research. This has resulted in numerous publications about the period mostly focussed... Continue Reading →

Interview with Evan S. Sullivan

Evan S. Sullivan lives in Ontario, Canada, with his fiancé, their very good dog, and their very just fine cat. Evan teaches university writing courses; in his free time he enjoys travelling, playing the piano, replaying his favorite video games, and continuing his 10-year wait for the next installment in his favorite book series to... Continue Reading →

Interview with Patricia Caine

Patricia Caine (nee Rusnak) is originally from Thunder Bay, ON. She wrote the book Gedo’s Hammer, Baba’s Borscht: Raising a Family in Current River, 1929-1989 after transcribing stories from her parents, who were both immigrants from Ukraine. She also has a blog, The Rusnaks, where she shares recipes as a tribute to her parents, for... Continue Reading →

The Book Club Hub – Memoirs

Book clubs offer a great opportunity for friends and book lovers to gather (whether virtually or in person) to catch up and discuss a good book. There’s only two problems with this activity and they seem to come up at every meeting: what book should the group read next and how do you find enough... Continue Reading →

Interview with Roy Blomstrom

Roy Blomstrom, born in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, is the son of Finland-Swede parents who lived through the Finnish Civil War and came to Canada. His first novel, Silences: A Novel of the 1918 Finnish Civil War, was shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Award and the Northern Lit award. Roy has published... Continue Reading →

The Book Club Hub – Local Authors

Book clubs offer a great opportunity for friends and book lovers to gather (whether virtually or in person) to catch up and discuss a good book. There’s only two problems with this activity and they seem to come up at every meeting: what book should the group read next and how do you find enough... Continue Reading →

Interview with Eleanor Albanese

Eleanor Albanese is an award-winning writer, artist, playwright, and filmmaker living in Thunder Bay, ON. Her work has been published by Innana Publications, Playwrights Canada Press, Burning Books Press, Arctic Journal, as well as numerous journals and magazines. If Tenderness Be Gold, which was published by Latitude 46 Publishing, is her first novel. You can find... Continue Reading →

Interview with Elle Andra-Warner

Elle Andra-Warner is a bestselling author, journalist and photographer. Her award-winning articles have appeared in major publications around the world, and her columns have been in print since 1994. She has presented journalism workshops throughout Canada, been a guest lecturer for on-line journalism, and past co-editor of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s annual journal. ... Continue Reading →

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