Featured SpAN Author: Dorothy Ellen Palmer
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Featured SpAN Author: Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Dorothy Ellen Palmer is a disabled senior writer, retired English/Drama teacher, improv coach and union activist. Her new adoption-disability memoir, Falling for Myself, (Wolsak and Wynn, 2019), is acclaimed by The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, and Readers Digest. Longlisted for the ReLit Award, her novel, When Fenelon Falls, (Coach House, 2010), features a disabled teen in the … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Cait Gordon
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Featured SpAN Author: Cait Gordon

Cait (pronounced like ‘cat’) Gordon is a Canadian disability advocate who writes speculative fiction that celebrates the reality of diversity. Originally from Verdun, Québec, Cait worked for over two decades as a technical writer, then channelled her love for words into storytelling. She is the author of the humorous space adventures Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Dominic Bercier
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Featured SpAN Author: Dominic Bercier

Classically-trained artist Dominic Bercier is the writer-artist-designer behind Mirror Comics Studios, a boutique comic book and graphic novel production and publishing entity from Ottawa, Canada. He produces stories of young heroes losing, longing, striving for and restoring the things they’ve lost, be they love, lives or souls, plunging characters into emotionally charged magical initiations that … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson
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Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson

Talia Johnson is a multi-faceted woman who is transgender, autistic, Jewish, queer, and more than the sum of her parts. She is an ordained Kohenet priestess, and her work centres on bridging faith and queer communities, educating, counselling, and mentoring. She has done freelance editing for queer and trans representation and is Chair of the … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Nathan Caro Fréchette
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Featured SpAN Author: Nathan Caro Fréchette

Nathan Caro Fréchette is originally from Montreal, but has been living in the Ottawa/Gatineau region since 2004. He is a sequential artist, author, and director of Renaissance, a multi-genre Canadian small press. As an author, Nathan has published several short stories, both sequential and traditional, as well as two graphic novels, five novels, and one … Continue reading