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Jon Chan Simpson grew up in Red Deer, Alberta and lives in Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto MA in creative writing program, and his work has been featured in Ricepaper magazine. His novel, Chinkstar, was published by Coach House Books.

Leigh Nash is the publisher of Invisible Publishing and sits on the boards of Canadian Women in the Literary Arts, eBound Canada and the Association of Canadian Publishers. Her first book of poetry, Goodbye, Ukulele, was published by Mansfield Press in 2010. She lives in Marmora, Ontario, where she also teaches yoga out of a drafty farmhouse.

Mark Jordan Manner likes Power Rangers, Goosebumps, and playing basketball with his friends.

Julie Mannell is a writer of fiction, poetry, and essays. She is originally from the tiny village of Fonthill, Ontario, but now splits her time between Montreal and Toronto. Mannell is the recipient of the Lionel Shapiro Award for excellency in creative writing, and the Mona Adilman Poetry Prize. She's been featured in various magazines, anthologies, newspapers, maps, diary entries, textbooks, hate letters, and court cases. In 2012 Roseanne Barr gave Mannell the "Vagenius Award" for her writing, an award she shares with Robin Williams and Joan Rivers—making her the only living Vagenius. Her forthcoming novel is titled little girls.

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