Chad Huculak is a cartoonist living in Edmonton, Alberta. His online comic strip End of the Earth is seen on gigcity.ca and a collection of his comics has been published for the first time by Monto Books. Find him ranting about donairs or Kanye on Twitter as @northsidechad.
Janice MacDonald is a Canadian author of literary and mystery novels, textbooks, non-fiction titles, and stories for both children and adults. She is best known for writing five novels featuring amateur sleuth Miranda “Randy” Craig. The Randy Craig Mysteries were the first detective series to be set in Edmonton, Alberta, where Janice lives and works. The latest installment, Another Margaret, was published in September 2015 by Ravenstone Books, an imprint of the highly respected Turnstone Press. In recent years Janice has concentrated increasingly on literary short fiction, essays, and creative non-fiction. Confederation Drive, a passion project about her trip across Canada on the 50th anniversary of Expo ’67 in Montreal, was released by Edmonton-based Monto Books to coincide with the “Canada 150” sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017.
Lizzie Derksen is a writer and filmmaker from Edmonton, where she lives with her husband Dylan, pours beer at The Empress Ale House, and churns out poems, short films, short stories, and long stories. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, The White Wall Review, and 40 Below: Vol. II; on the GUTS Magazine blog; and at the Gotta Minute Film Festival. www.lizziederksen.com
Matthew Stepanic is the editor of Glass Buffalo and WHERE Edmonton. His poetry has appeared in Eighteen Bridges, The New Quarterly, and 40 Below: Vol. II, and his short fiction on coffee sleeves in Edmonton. On an ideal Friday night, he is unwinding with a good book and a better bottle of wine.
Robert Strong holds a degree in Communications from MacEwan University and is currently pursuing an after-degree in Education from the University of Alberta. All the time he’s spent in pursuit of higher learning in Edmonton's local institutions has helped him realize he’d be happiest living in a van somewhere it never snowed.
Kristina Vyskocil is a writer who also teaches literature and language, runs Edmonton's river valley trails, and knits wool sweaters. She holds a Master's in English from the University of Alberta and is currently completing the Bachelor of Education After-Degree program. Her work has appeared in YEG Fitness, The Wild Lands Advocate, 40 Below: Vol. II, and on coffee sleeves in Edmonton.