Authors Index

  • MacIntyre, R.P.

    R.P. MacIntyre is best known for his award-winning young adult fiction. He has also written for television, radio, and the stage and has edited and compiled over thirty-five anthologies of YA fiction, one of which won the Canadian Librarian Association’s Book of the Year in 1997. Mahihkan Lake is his seventh book and his first adult novel. Previous Books: Yuletide Blues, Thistledown Press, novel, 1991. The Blue Camaro, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 1994. The Crying Jesus, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 1997. The Sins of St. Dave, Playwrights Union of Canada, play, 1998. Revved, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 2002. Feeding at Nine, Thistledown Press, short fiction, 2006. Apart (w. Wendy MacIntyre), Groundwood Press, novel, 2007 Awards: Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Children’s Literature for Feeding at Nine: 2007. (Also nominated for Fiction Award.) Winner Saskatchewan Centennial Medal of Honour for work in Literary Arts: 2005. Winner Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Short Manuscript Award for “The Rink”: 2004. Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Saskatoon Book Award for The Crying Jesus: 1998. (Also nominated for Children’s Literature Award.) Winner Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year for Takes: 1997. Winner Saskatchewan Book Awards Publishing in Education Award for Takes: 1996. Winner Vicky Metcalf Award for Short Fiction for ”The Rink”: 1993. Winner Best Educational Documentary at Saskatchewan Film and Video Showcase for A Room Full of Men: 1992.

  • MacIntyre, Wendy

    Wendy MacIntyre lives in Carleton Place, Ontario, where she works as a freelance writer and editor. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland and has a PhD in English literature (University of Edinburgh). She has published scholarly essays and short fiction in journals in Canada, the United States and Britain, including The University of Windsor Review and The Malahat Review. Her novels are Mairi (Oolichan Books), The Applecross Spell (XYZ Publishing), Apart (Groundwood Books), a young adult novel co-authored with award-winning Saskatchewan writer R.P. MacIntyre, and Lucia’s Masks (Thistledown Press). Apart was named one of the ten best picks for young adult fiction for 2007 by the Ontario Library Association and a 2008 Starred Selection Best Books for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Visit her at

  • Maher, Allison

    Allison Maher was a former manager of a company that invented “spy gear”. She now lives on a small farm in rural Nova Scotia. I, The Spy is her first juvenile novel.

  • Manera, Matthew

    Matthew Manera has extensive literary magazine and journal publishing credits for his poetry and fiction, including Canadian Literature, Grain, Dandelion, the New Quarterly, Arc and the Atlanta Review. He is a recent winner of the Cecilia Lamont Literary Contest (BC). A Stone in My Pocket is Manera’s debut novel. He lives in Victoria and teaches at the University of Victoria.

  • Mavin, John

    John Mavin has taught creative writing at Capilano University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, with New Shoots (through the Vancouver School Board), and at the Learning Exchange in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He is a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio and also holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC. A past nominee for both the Aurora Award and the Journey Prize, his short fiction has been translated, studied, and published internationally. If you’d like to learn more, he invites you to visit

  • Maxwell, Mary

    Mary Maxwell has published articles, short fiction, opinion pieces and poems. She has worked as a registered nurse for 40 years, and has degrees in English and extensive study in grief counselling. She has one previous poetry book: Arrangements (Hag Papers). Her work has appeared in the anthologies, Eating Apples: Knowing Womens’ Lives, Chicken and Fingers (NeWest Press 1994), Work and Leisure: Chicken and Fingers (McGraw Hill Ryerson 1995), Running Barefoot: Women Write the Land, Cut Stalks in Her Arms (Rowan Books 2001); Health Issues 8: Chicken and Fingers (McGraw Hill Ryerson 2002); Listening with the Ear of the Heart, A Wise Heart (St Peter’s Press 2003), and in Grain Magazine, NeWest Review, CV2, and Descant.

  • Mayer, Jeni

    Jeni Mayer was born and raised in Coleville, Saskatchewan, and she attended high school in Kindersley before moving to Turtleford. Here she had various jobs, such as working as an aide in a neonatal intensive care unit and as an interior decorator, but writing was a major factor in her life from the age of twelve. Jeni's stories have been widely published, and her Mayer Mystery Series is a popular success; these books include The Mystery of the Turtle Lake Monster (Thistledown, 1990), The Mystery of the Missing Will (Thistledown, 1992), and Suspicion Island (Thistledown, 1993) which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. Jeni Mayer passed away in 2018 at the age of 58.

  • McCaig, JoAnn

    JoAnn McCaig is a very bookish person, and is the author of a novel, The Textbook of the Rose, and of a critical study, Reading In: Alice Munro’s Archives. She taught university English for many years and now is the co-owner of an independent bookstore in Calgary.

  • McCrosky, Judy

    Judy McCrosky is the author of five books that span genres and styles. Her publications include literary works, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and non-fiction. Her stories have been published on three continents: North America, Europe, and Australia. She is co-editor, with Candas Jane Dorsey, of the international anthology Land/Space. McCrosky is an active and engaged teacher, and has taught classes and given workshops in both Canada and the United States.

  • McDivitt, Barry

    Barry McDivitt worked as a journalist in radio and television for more than thirty years. His stories appeared regularly on the Global TV network and the CBC radio and TV networks, as well as in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. He also worked for Global TV’s promotions department and in government public relations. He presently writes Young Adult novels and works as a communications director in high-tech. He lives in Kelowna, BC.

  • McDonald, Anne

    Anne McDonald has been writing for sixteen years and her work has appeared in The Society and Descant and has been broadcast on CBC Radio. The Coincidence of Water and Air (original title of To the Edge of the Sea) was First Alternate for the John V. Hicks fiction manuscript award and she was keynote speaker at the Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience in 2010.

  • McEoin, Fionncara

    Fionncara MacEoin is a poet living in Saskatoon. MacEoin has participated in writing retreats and workshops in Saskatchewan and at The Banff Centre. Her poetry has appeared in The Society, In Medias Res, Transition, CV2, and the chapbook Even the Sky Parts (JackPine Press 2011)

  • McGregor, E.

    E. McGregor is a Euro-Settler/Métis writer currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines including Room, The Dalhousie Review, CV2, The Fiddlehead, and others. She obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 2022. What Fills Your House Like Smoke is her first poetry collection.

  • McKinnon, Neil

    Neil McKinnon was raised in Saskatchewan and served in the Royal Canadian Navy before working as a businessman, archaeologist, university lecturer, and freelance writer in China, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. His articles have appeared in Canadian, Japanese, Mexican and U.S. publications, and his book Tuckahoe Slidebottle was short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Award for humour and for the Alberta Book Award for short fiction. He has served on literary juries and has also edited and published academically. He is a pensioner and long distance runner. When not visiting family in Vancouver, McKinnon and his wife of fifty years, Judy, live in Mexico.

  • McLean, Bruce

    Though this is Bruce McLean’s first novel, he has spent his lifetime writing. He claims that his early experiences include the toughening experience of working as a rivet passer in a shipyard, deckhand on a coastal freighter, logging camp chockerman, and labourer at an oil refinery. But it was what followed that gave him his language chops. He spent thirty-five years as a newspaper reporter and in various editing jobs starting with the Nelson Daily News, Trail Daily Times, the Columbian (New Westminster, BC,) Vancouver Sun, The Province, Globe and Mail, Toronto Telegram, and in London, England at the Croydon Times and Sunday Express. He thinks his storytelling in The Mañana Treehouse was inspired by the memory of his wife, Pauline St-Pierre Dion who spent the last seven years of her life with Alzheimer’s. He became what’s known as a ‘bitter ender’, with her all the way.

  • McLellan, Don

    Don McLellan has worked as a journalist in Canada, South Korea and Hong Kong, and his journalism has been featured in countless publications including Vancouver Magazine, Equity, and V. He has had short stories published in Descant, Joyland, the Dalhousie Review, and more, and his debut story collection In the Quiet After Slaughter (Libros Libertad) was a 2009 ReLit Award finalist. He currently edits a trade magazine in Vancouver.

  • Misner, Caroline

    Caroline Misner’s work has appeared in numerous publications in the US, Canada, India, and the UK. She has been nominated for the prestigious McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for the short story “Strange Fruit;” in 2011 another short story and a poem were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands of Northern Ontario where she continues to draw inspiration for her work. She is the author of the young adult fantasy series, The Daughters of Eldox.

  • Morgan, Cara-Lyn

    Cara-Lyn Morgan’s recent work has appeared in Geist Magazine, the Literary Review of Canada, The Antigonish Review, and various other literary journals across the country. Her debut collection of poetry, What Became My Grieving Ceremony, was awarded the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry in 2015, and her work was selected to appear in Tightrope Press’ Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2015. Cartograph is her second book-length collection of poetry. She lives outside Toronto.

  • Musgrave, Susan

    Author of 27 books, Susan Musgrave has published poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. Her most recent titles include: When the World Is Not Our Home (poetry, Thistledown), Origami Dove, (poetry M&S); You’re in Canada Now . . . A Memoir of Sorts (essays, Thistledown Press); and, Cargo of Orchids (novel, Knopf). Musgrave is also an editor, and has written for film and music. She has been labelled everything from eco-feminist to anti-feminist, from stand-up comedian to poet of doom and gloom, from social and political commentator to wild sea-witch of Canada’s northwest coast. She remains one of Canada’s most unique writers. Musgrave divides her time between Vancouver Island and Haida Qwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands). She says of Haida Gwaii, “This may be the one kind place on Earth.”

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