Elizabeth Hirst

Elizabeth Hirst is an author, animator and all-around arts junkie from Hamilton, Ontario. She began writing books as a child, because she couldn’t find enough books that made rural Niagara magical. Her previous credits include They Called Her Canada: The War Diaries of Nursing Sister Bessie Beyer and contributions to the Mousehunt and Levynlight apps. On a typical weekend, you can find her at the museum, enjoying live theatre, or reading books at the gym.

Books

The Face in the Marsh – Coming soon!

 


MJ Lyons

MJ Lyons is a writer, journalist and game maker. Covering arts and culture, he has written for dozens of publications, and penned a five-year-long column with a colleague on lesser known LGBT history, History Boys, for Xtra, Canada’s national queer news source. Recently he has contributed writing to game projects including LongStory, a LGBT-positive dating sim for young people, and The Last Taxi, a dystopian resource management VR game. He has contributed stories to Shousetsu Bang*Bang, a webzine for original gay fiction and boys’ love stories, and published his short story “To kill a god” in Twopenny Books’ Clockwork Cairo anthology. He lives in Toronto with his goblin of a cat.

Books

Murder at the World Fair – Coming soon!


Ronnie Ritchie

Ronnie Ritchie is a comic artist and storyteller originally from the rural Northern California coast, now living and working in Peterborough, ON. They are the creator of the autobiographical comic GQutie and contributed to comic anthologies We’re Still Here and Wayward Sisters. Their comics have been used to educate others across the world, in classrooms as well as online.

Books

It’s Complicated! A complete collection 2015-2017 (Coming in 2018!)


Five shillings and sixpence by ‘Nathan Burgoine

Our countdown to the winter solstice concludes today. Thank you for following it this month!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them has written a short piece or created something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Magic Man, by Jamieson Wolf.

Today’s entry is called Five Shilling and Sixpence by ‘Nathan Burgoine.

Make sure to come back next year, this was so much fun we’ll definitely do it again!


The Magic Man by Jamieson Wolf

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Spirit of Holidays, by Jennifer Carole Lewis.

Today’s entry is called The Magic Man, by Jamieson Wolf.

Make sure to come back on Christmas Eve to see the next installment in the series, by ‘Nathan Burgoine!


The Spirit of Holidays by Jennifer Carole Lewis

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was A Family by Choice Christmas, by Nathan Caro Fréchette.

Today’s entry is called The Spirit of Holidays, by Jennifer Carole Lewis.

Make sure to come back on Christmas Eve to see the next installment in the series, by Jamieson Wolf!


A Family by Choice Christmas by Nathan Caro Fréchette

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was La Bafana, by Derek Newman-Stille.

Today’s entry is called A Family by Choice Christmas, by Nathan Caro Fréchette.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Jennifer Carole Lewis!


La Bafana by Derek Newman-Stille

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Guardian, by Jen Desmarais. 

Today’s entry is called La Bafana, by Derek Newman-Stille.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Nathan Caro Fréchette!


The Guardian by Jen Desmarais

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Shadows of Winter by Una Verdandi.

Today’s entry is called The Guardian, by Jen Desmarais. 

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Derek Newman-Stille!


Shadows of Winter by Una Verdandi

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was The Year Christmas Got Cancelled by JF Garrard. 

Today’s entry is called Shadows of Winter by Una Verdandi.

Make sure to come back on Friday to see the next installment in the series, by Jen Desmarais!


The Year Christmas Got Canceled by JF Garrard

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was a Chanukkah poem by Talia Johnson called From Darkness to Light.

Today’s entry is called The Year Christmas Got Cancelled by JF Garrard. 

Make sure to come back on Friday to see the next installment in the series, by Una Verdandi !


Chanukkah poem: From Darkness to Light

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Their First Noel by Aurelia Osborne. 

Today’s entry is a Chanukkah poem by Talia Johnson called From Darkness to Light.

Make sure to come back on Friday to see the next installment in the series, by JF Garrard!


Their first Noel by Aurelia Osborne

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was It Can Start by Astrya Fairchild.

Today’s story is Their First Noel by Aurelia Osborne. 

Make sure to come back on Monday to see the next installment in the series, by Talia Johnson!


It Can Start – Astrya Fairchild

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Happy Queer Holidays by Salem Leonard Goosby.

Today’s story is It Can Start by Astrya Fairchild.

Make sure to come back on Monday to see the next installment in the series, by Aurelia Osborne!


Happy Queer Holidays by Salem Leonard Goosby

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was Éric Desmarais’s story “Night of the Sisters”. 

Today’s story is Happy Queer Holidays by Salem Leonard Goosby.

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Astrya Fairchild!


Night of the Sisters by Éric Desmarais

Our countdown to the winter solstice continues!

Around this time of the year comes a number of important religious celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts.

Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration closest to their heart.

Yesterday’s story was a French short called Du coeur au ventre by Mel Lévesque.

Today, we are happy to share Éric Desmarais’s story “Night of the Sisters”. 

Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the next installment in the series, by Salem Leonard Goosby!