• Adrienne Kress

    Adrienne Kress is a Toronto-based actor and writer. Her books include the award-winning and internationally published children’s novels Alex and […]

  • Aimee Reid

    Aimee Reid is an author with a background in education and editing. She taught high school English, Music, and Special […]

  • Ainara Alleyne

    We’re really excited here at Telling Tales because we’re teaming up with Ainara who hosts the amazing Instagram page Ainara’s Bookshelf, where she […]

  • AK – HYP

    AK is a Nigerian born poet/rapper living in Vaughan, Ontario. When he isn’t studying Economics at McMaster University, he’s dedicating his […]

  • Alisa Siegel

    Alisa Siegel makes radio documentaries for the CBC, for which she has won many international awards. Her docs have covered […]

  • Almost Epic Squad

    Introducing The Almost Epic Squad — a new multi-author, middle-grade series about ordinary kids who develop some very unusual superpowers. […]

  • Ambreen Butt-Hussain

    Ambreen Butt-Hussain was born in Pakistan but lived in England and Scotland before finally settling in Canada. She has a […]

  • Andrea Curtis

    ANDREA CURTIS’s children’s non-fiction includes A Forest in the City, City of Water, City Street are for People and City […]

  • Andrew Larsen

    Andrew is the author of over twenty picture books including Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden; A Squiggly Story; The […]

  • Andy G and Friends

    Andy G and Friends bring to the stage a whole bunch of fun, singalong, danceable, toe-tapping tunes in their children’s/family […]

  • Angela Misri

    Angela Misri is an award-winning Toronto journalist and author who writes detective fiction inspired by her birth country, Great Britain. […]

  • Anna Humphrey

    Anna Humphrey has worked as a marketing person for a poetry organization, in communications for the Girl Guides of Canada, […]

  • Annie Webber

    Annie Webber is an animator and educator living and working in Hamilton, Ontario. Her works come from environments created and […]

  • Anoosha Syed

    Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator and character designer for animation, based in Texas. She graduated with a BFA in […]

  • Arley Nopra

    Arley Nopra is a Filipina-Canadian illustrator and cartoonist and the creator of the New York Times bestselling Baby-sitters Club graphic […]

  • Arthur Slade

    Arthur Slade was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan, completing his first novel when he was […]

  • Ashley Spires

    Author and illustrator Ashley Spires grew up in Tsawwassen, British Columbia and after stints living in Toronto and Saskatoon, she […]

  • Barbara Reid

    Barbara Reid is one of Canada’s most renowned and well-known illustrators. Her unique clay modelling technique is known around the […]

  • Basil Sylvester

    Basil Sylvester is an author, student, sort-of editor, bookseller, and occasional backstage person in community theatre. Their debut book The […]

  • Becky Han

    Becky Han is an Inuk singer-songwriter who grew up in the small and beautiful community of Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay) in […]

  • Ben Philippe

    Ben Philippe describes himself as a “Black French-Canadian writer. Basically, the guy across the hall if your life was a […]

  • Britt Wilson

    Britt Wilson is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated letterer, cartoonist and illustrator. She works on various comics and series, including […]

  • Brittany Luby

    BRITTANY LUBY, of Anishinaabe descent, was raised on Treaty #3 Lands in what is now known as northwestern Ontario. She […]

  • Burlington Student Theatre

    Burlington Student Theatre is a community-based program for youth that provides opportunities in performance study, technical development, leadership, social skills, […]

  • Cale Atkinson

    Cale Atkinson is an illustrator, writer and animator living lakeside with his family in Kelowna, British Columbia. Cale is constantly […]

  • Carmen Mok

    Carmen Mok is an award-winning illustrator with prior experience in product design, hand-lettering and graphic design. She made the 2019 […]

  • Caroline Merola

    Caroline Merola dessine depuis qu’elle est toute petite. Avec ses crayons et ses encres de couleur, elle met en scène […]

  • Cassandra Calin

    Cassandra Calin is a cartoonist and humorist best known for her semi-autobiographical webcomic series, Cassandra Comics, in which she talks […]

  • Chad Solomon

    Chad Solomon is a member of the Henvey Inlet, First Nation. As a child, he and his family would visit with […]

  • Charlene Chua

    Charlene Chua draws many things, from baos to dragons, and everything in between. When they are not drawing, they enjoy […]

  • Charlene Rocha

    Charlene Rocha is an activist and software engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She combines her passions for computer […]

  • Cheryl Isaacs

    Cheryl Isaacs can often be found running through the Carolinian forests of Southwestern Ontario, where she has fearlessly enjoyed the […]

  • Chief Lady Bird

    Chief Lady Bird is a First Nations (Potawatomi and Chippewa) artist from Rama First Nation. Her Anishinaabe name is Ogimaakwebnes, […]

  • Christine D.U. Chung

    Christine is a Vietnamese-Canadian artist who works on storyboards for animated TV and feature films by day and sketches up […]

  • Christopher Steininger

    Christopher Steininger has done storyboards for numerous shows and video games, including Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Spec Ops: The Line. […]

  • Cornelia Li

    Cornelia Li is a Chinese-born illustrator currently based in Toronto. She is intrigued by narrative woven into daily interactions between […]

  • Cylita Guy

    An experienced science communicator, Dr. Cylita Guy spent ten years working as a Host at the Ontario Science Centre. She […]

  • Danielle Daniel

    Danielle Daniel is an award-winning author and illustrator whose journey into art making and book publishing has gone hand in […]

  • Darcy Whitecrow

    Darcy Whitecrow is Ojibwe and Dakota; he is a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, […]

  • David A. Robertson

    David A. Robertson is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Governor General’s Literary Award winners When We […]

  • David Bouchard

    Canadian Métis author and literacy advocate David Bouchard has produced more than 50 books for readers of all ages. A […]

  • Debbie Ridpath Ohi

    Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books?. Her illustrations also appear in Sea Monkey and Bob, […]

  • Deborah Ellis

    Deborah is an award-winning author, a feminist and a peace activist. Deborah penned the international bestseller The Breadwinner, as well […]

  • Deborah Falaye

    Deborah Falaye is a Nigerian Canadian young adult author. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she spent her time […]

  • Deborah Kerbel

    Deborah Kerbel is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several books for young people of all ages. Deborah was born […]

  • Dennis Lee

    Dennis Lee is Toronto’s first Poet Laureate, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the author of timeless children’s […]

  • Dirk McLean

    Dirk McLean was born in Trinidad and came to Toronto as a teenager. He is the author of a series […]

  • Dom Pelletier

    Dom Pelletier started drawing cartoons at a young age and has never put his crayons down. While working as a […]

  • Dorothy Ellen Palmer

    DOROTHY ELLEN PALMER is a mother of two, an award-winning disabled senior writer, accessibility advocate and retired teacher. She served […]

  • Duane Murray

    Meet Hamilton-local author, script-writer, and actor Duane Murray. He explores grief and intergenerational relationships in his heartwarming graphic novel, Better […]

  • E.K. Johnston

    E.K. JOHNSTON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the Los Angeles Times Book […]

  • Elizabeth MacLeod

    Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of many Canadian nonfiction titles including the Canada Close Up series titles Canadian Government, Canada’s […]

  • Eric Walters

    Eric Walters has written over 120 books that have been translated into 15 languages and won over 100 awards. He […]

  • Erin Alladin

    Erin Alladin is an editor, writer, and ecology enthusiast who is always looking for ways to combine her passions. Born […]

  • Erin Bow

    Erin Bow is a physicist turned poet turned children’s novelist—and she’s won major awards in all three roles. Erin is […]

  • Erin Bow

    Erin Bow was born in the American Midwest and studied particle physics in college, eventually working at the CERN laboratory […]

  • Esi Edugyan

    Esi Edugyan, best known for her adult novels Half-Blood Blues and Washington Black, is making her children’s literature debut with […]

  • Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty

    Etienna is a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory in the province of Alberta. She has […]

  • Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty

    Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty is a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory in the province of Alberta. […]

  • Farah Qaiser

    Farah Qaiser is passionate about making science engaging and accessible for everyone, from youth to adults, through writing, outreach, and […]

  • Farida Zaman

    Farida Zaman has illustrated several children’s picture books, as well as illustrated for educational publications. Her distinct but versatile style is […]

  • Gabe Crimeli

    Meet “Iron Gabe” Crimeli. After a 3 and a half year fight #irongabe can finally say he completed his 3.5 […]

  • Godfrey Nkongolo

    Godfrey Nkongolo is a doctoral student in political science with extensive experience working in international and community development in Tanzania. […]

  • Hachey the MouthPEACE

    Jason Hachey, aka Hachey the MouthPEACE, is a Beatboxer from Hamilton, Ontario. Every sound in his music comes from one […]

  • Hamilton Children’s Choir

    Hamilton Children’s Choir is committed to providing children and youth with rich musical education and performance opportunities, to create a […]

  • Hamilton You Poets

    Hamilton You Poets (HYP) was created in 2012 to give our community’s youth the opportunity to develop their creative skills […]

  • Hamilton You Poets

    Hamilton You Poets are a community grounded in the belief that all people have important stories to tell. HYP includes […]

  • Hawlii Pichette

    Hawlii Pichette is a Mushkego Cree (Treaty 9) urban mixed ancestry artist and illustrator who currently resides in London ON.. She was […]

  • Hayley Lowe

    Hayley Lowe is a Canadian illustrator and storyteller. She enjoys exploring a range of media but is particularly drawn to […]

  • Heather Kuzyk (AGB)

    Heather Kuzyk is a versatile and creative visual artist. She is a graduate of the esteemed Sheridan College in both […]

  • Heather M. O’Connor

    Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning children’s author and freelance writer based in Peterborough, Ontario. She first learned about Ojibwe […]

  • Heather Smith

    Heather Smith is the author of several books including the middle-grade novel Ebb & Flow, which was shortlisted for the […]

  • Helaine Becker

    Helaine Becker is the bestselling author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including Counting on Katherine, […]

  • Irene Luxbacher

    Irene Luxbacher is an illustrator, children’s book author, and a graduate of Queen’s University and Emily Carr University of Art […]

  • Ishta Mercurio

    Ishta Mercurio is an author and actor. Originally from Cincinnati, Ishta now lives in Brampton, Ontario, where she films and […]

  • J. Torres

    J. Torres won the Shuster Award for Outstanding Writer for his work on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Love […]

  • Jael Richardson

    Jael Richardson is the author of the memoir The Stone Thrower, a picture book by the same title and the […]

  • Janet Wilson

    Janet Wilson is an author, illustrator, and artist. Janet’s latest book, Our Rights: How Kids Are Changing The World, shows that […]

  • Janie Hao

    Janie Hao is a fun-loving, media-playing, idea-generating illustrator currently based just outside of Toronto, though she has lived all over […]

  • Janis Bridger

    Janis Bridger is an educator and writer who has many creative outlets and a love for the outdoors. She lives […]

  • Jay Odjick

    Jay Odjick is an artist and writer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin community,  just outside of Maniwaki, Quebec. He […]

  • Jen Ferguson

    Jen Ferguson is Michif/Métis and white, an activist, an intersectional feminist, an auntie, and an accomplice armed with a PhD […]

  • Jen Sookfong Lee

    Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised on Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in North […]

  • Jenin Mohammed

    JENIN MOHAMMED, winner of the 2020 Summer Spectacular Illustration Grand Prize, is the illustrator of the picture books Naming Ceremony, […]

  • Jennifer Faria

    Jennifer Faria is an illustrator, painter and graphic designer who studied at Central Technical School and George Brown College in […]

  • Jennifer Maruno

    Jennifer Maruno is the author of seven novels for middle grade and young adult readers as well as the picture […]

  • Jennifer Mook-Sang

    Jennifer Mook-Sang was born in Guyana, South America, and moved to Canada at the age of fourteen, where she eventually […]

  • Jeremy Tankard

    Jeremy Tankard is the author and illustrator of some very silly picture books including Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry […]

  • Jess Keating

    Jess Keating is an award-winning author, cartoonist, and zoologist, whose work has been featured in the New York Times, CBC, […]

  • Jessica Rose

    Jessica Rose is a writer, editor and arts organizer who lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario. A passionate advocate for […]

  • Jessica Vitalis

    Jessica Vitalis is the author of The Wolf’s Curse, The Rabbit’s Gift,and Coyote Queen. She is a full-time writer with […]

  • Jing Jing Tsong

    Jing Jing Tsong is a mom, musician, and surfer whose grown-up job is drawing pictures. Her technique, which layers colour […]

  • Jo Ellen Bogart

    Jo Ellen Bogart was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in several Texas cities. For the last 40 years, […]

  • Jo Storm

    Jo Storm is a writer currently living in Sudbury, Ontario. She grew up in Muskoka, and makes frequent pilgrimages back […]

  • Joanne Robertson

    Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She received her Fine Arts degree from Algoma University and […]

  • Jodie Callaghan

    Jodie Callaghan is from the Mi’gmaq First Nation in Gespe’gewa’gi (Quebec). She started writing stories when she was 8 years […]

  • Joel A. Sutherland

    Joel A. Sutherland is the Silver Birch and Hackmatack Award-winning author of eight Haunted Canada collections, as well as numerous […]

  • Johnnie Christmas

    Johnnie Christmas is a #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. Best known for co-creating the series Angel Catbird with […]

  • Jon Klassen

    Winner of the 2010 Governor General’s Award for English-Language children’s illustration, The Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal, Jon […]

  • Jon-Erik Lappano

    Jon-Erik Lappano’s debut picture book, Tokyo Digs a Garden, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, won the Governor General’s Literary Award and […]

  • Jonathan Auxier

    Jonathan Auxier is a NYT Bestselling author of strange stories for strange children. His first novel, Peter Nimble and his […]

  • Josh Taylor

    Hamilton born and raised, Josh Taylor is an award winning Hip-Hop and Street Dance rooted dancer, choreographer and storyteller. He […]

  • Jude Johnson

    Jude Johnson is one of Canada’s finest vocalists and has been performing for both adults and children for over 40 years. Jude began […]

  • Karen Bass

    Award-winning author Karen Bass is an avid reader who found her passion for writing while working at her local library […]

  • Kate Jenks Landry

    Kate Jenks Landry wrote her first story when she was five years old, and she’s been crafting fictional worlds ever […]

  • Kate Moss Gamblin

    Kate Moss Gamblin’s Canadian identity springs from our delightful Earth – from toes in the waters of Muskoka to facing […]

  • Kathleen Gros

    Joining us virtually from Vancouver, British Columbia, Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist. You may recognize her distinctive illustrative style from […]

  • Kathy Kacer

    KATHY KACER’s award-winning list of Holocaust fiction and non-fiction for young readers includes The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser (winner of […]

  • Kelly Zhang

    Kelly Zhang is a first-generation Chinese immigrant, children’s writer, and Chinese/English literary translator based in Ottawa, Canada. Kelly draws on […]

  • Keltie Thomas

    Keltie Thomas is the author of Do Fish Fart? and How Hockey Works, as well as many other highly acclaimed […]

  • Kenneth Oppel

    A long-time friend of Telling Tales, Kenneth Oppel is the award-winning author of the Silverwing trilogy that has sold over […]

  • Kern Carter

    Kern Carter is the author of Boys and Girls Screaming, along with two self-published novels, Thoughts of a Fractured Soul […]

  • Kevin Sands

    Since escaping from university with a pair of degrees in theoretical physics, Kevin Sands has worked as a researcher, a […]

  • Kevin Sylvester

    Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning author, illustrator and broadcaster. Best known for the MiNRS trilogy and the Neil Flambé series, […]

  • Krista McNaughton

    Krista McNaughton is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer from Hamilton. She is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Performance […]

  • Kristy Jackson

    KRISTY JACKSON is a communications professional and the mother of two boys. Her work draws inspiration from her Cree and […]

  • Lana Button

    Lana Button is the author of over a dozen children’s books, many of which have been shortlisted for awards, such […]

  • Lara Jean Okihiro

    Lara Jean Okihiro is a writer, researcher, and educator of mixed Japanese Canadian heritage living in Toronto. Intrigued by the […]

  • Laura Ellis

    Laura Ellis is an award-winning actor, director, writer and arts educator in the theatre and film industry. Over the past […]

  • Lawrence Hill

    Lawrence Hill is perhaps …best known for the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Book of Negroes, which was made […]

  • Lesley Livingston

    Lesley Livingston is an award-winning author of teen fiction, including the Wondrous Strange trilogy, which was named one of the “100 young adult […]

  • Lexy the Rap Dad

    LLexy the Rap Dad is a children’s author and rapping dad from Ajax, Ontario. The creator of Friendly Fables (add […]

  • Linh Nguyen

    Linh Nguyen is a Vietnamese immigrant to Canada who straddles many intersecting worlds. Her stories revolve around home, liminality, and […]

  • Lisa Pijuan-Nomura

    GirlCanCreate is Lisa Pijuan-Nomura. A multidisciplinary artist and creativity coach, Lisa has been interested in spreading the good word of […]

  • Liselle Sambury

    Liselle Sambury is a Trinidadian-Canadian author who writes genre-blended speculative fiction with dark themes, complicated families, and edges of hope. […]

  • Loretta Garbutt

    Loretta’s favourite pastime as a teen was hitting vintage book shops and garage sales to feed a healthy book obsession.  […]

  • Mahtab Narsimhan

    Mahtab Narsimhan is an award-winning author with numerous critically acclaimed books including The Third Eye, which won the Silver Birch […]

  • Maidah Ahmad

    MAIDAH AHMAD is an educator and author who lives by the motto of love for all, hatred for none. She […]

  • Maika Harper

    Maika Harper is a Canadian actress, model, and author born and raised in the Arctic. She starred in APTN’s hit […]

  • Marie-Louise Gay

    Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator. She is best known for her Stella and Sam […]

  • Matteo L. Cerilli

    MATTEO L. CERILLI is a transmasc author and activist who helped found the Students for Queer Liberation (Toronto) and works […]

  • Maya Ameyaw

    Maya Ameyaw is a former bookseller and currently works as a community arts writing instructor. She has edited several mental […]

  • Megan Kearney

    Megan Kearney is a Toronto-based cartoonist. Her work has appeared in publications from Dark Horse, Bedside Press, Fairylogue Press, and […]

  • Melanie Florence

    Melanie Florence is the acclaimed author of Missing Nimâmâ, which won the  TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the OLA Golden […]

  • Mélanie Watt

    Author and illustrator Mélanie Watt is the bestselling creative genius behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy […]

  • Melodie Campbell

    Melodie Campbell is the award-winning author of over two hundred publications, including a hundred comedy credits, forty short stories and […]

  • Michael Hutchinson

    Michael Hutchinson is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation, north of Winnipeg. He is the author of the Mighty […]

  • Mireille Messier

    Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based award-winning children’s writer and voice over artist. Before becoming an author, Mireille […]

  • Mireille Messier

    Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised, and now Toronto-based author, freelance writer, and voice-over artist with a background in theatre […]

  • Monica Arnaldo

    Monica Arnaldo was born in Ontario, Canada, where the trash cans are often filled with raccoons and half-eaten cheeseburgers (but […]

  • Monique Gray Smith

    Monique Gray Smith is an international speaker and award-winning author. She wrote When We Are Kind to prompt a dialogue […]

  • Mr. Ben

    With his guitar in hand and a childlike enthusiasm & energy, Mr. Ben’s signature blend of folk & pop grabs […]

  • My Friend Christopher

    My Friend Christopher performs original songs that explore family life from diverse perspectives—parent and kid, cat and dog. His debut […]

  • Nadia Alam

    Nadia Alam is a second-generation Bangladeshi Canadian illustrator. She lives in Toronto with her husband, daughter, son, and dog named […]

  • Nadia L. Hohn

    Nadia L. Hohn is an award-winning author of several books for young people, including the Malaika series, Harriet Tubman: Freedom […]

  • Naseem Hrab

    Naseem Hrab is a writer and storyteller, and the author of the Ira Crumb series and Weekend Dad. Her comedy […]

  • Nathalie Vachon

    Follow Nathalie as she spins original and classic tales that will engage, inspire and tickle the funny bone. Her performances […]

  • Neil Pasricha

    Neil Pasricha thinks, writes, and speaks about intentional living. All his current work focuses under themes of gratitude, happiness, failure, […]

  • Nicola Winstanley

    Nicola Winstanley has always believed in the power of stories to bring comfort. She is the author of The Pirate’s Bed, […]

  • Nicola Winstanley

    Nicola Winstanley has always believed in the power of stories to bring comfort. She is the author of The Pirate’s […]

  • Onome Ako

    Onome Ako is the CEO of Action Against Hunger Canada, a global humanitarian and development organization that combats hunger and […]

  • Patricia Storms

    Patricia Storms is a writer and illustrator with over twenty years’ experience. Her work has been featured in Chirp and […]

  • Paul Covello

    Paul Covello is an illustrator and art director, and the nationally bestselling creator of Canada ABC, Canada 123 and Everyday […]

  • Paul Gilligan

    The rewarding thing about cartooning is that it’s completely yours… you can express your ideas any time you like! I […]

  • Qin Leng

    Qin Leng is a designer and illustrator. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and it became second nature for her to […]

  • Richard Scrimger

    RICHARD SCRIMGER is the award-winning author of over twenty books for children and adults. His works have been translated into […]

  • Rina Singh

    Rina Singh has published several critically acclaimed books for children inspired by her Indian Canadian heritage, including Diwali Lights, Holi […]

  • Robert Munsch

    Long before he started writing books, Robert Munsch was a storyteller. The first time he told his stories to a […]

  • Ronnie Riley

    Ronnie Riley (they/them) is the author of Asking for a Friend, and Jude Saves the World, which was an OLA […]

  • Roselynn Akulukjuk

    Roselynn Akulukjuk was born in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic. In 2012 she enrolled in the Toronto Film School […]

  • Rosena Fung

    ROSENA FUNG is an illustrator, educator, and comic artist. Her debut graphic novel, Living With Viola, was named a best […]

  • Ruth Ohi

    Ruth has been a long time friend and presenter at the Telling Tales Festival and we are looking forward to […]

  • S.J. Okemow

    S.J. Okemow is a Nehiyaw (Cree) and Eastern European multidisciplinary artist. mî Osâwâpikones (Dear Dandelion) is her debut picture book. […]

  • S.K. Ali

    S. K. Ali, the author of Saints and Misfits, returns to Telling Tales with the romantic sequel to Love from […]

  • Salma Hussain

    Salma Hussain grew up in the UAE and immigrated to Canada when she was 13 years old. Her short stories […]

  • Salwa Majoka

    Salwa is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator and 2D artist for the animation industry. She has worked on both TV cartoons and […]

  • Sarabeth Holden

    Sarabeth Holden lives in Toronto. Sarabeth grew up between Nova Scotia, Nunavut, New Brunswick, and Ontario. She is now the […]

  • Sarah Mlynowski

    Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved […]

  • Sarah Raughley

    Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to […]

  • Sharon & Randi Hampson

    From 1978 onward, Sharon, Lois & Bram were preeminent in all aspects of family entertainment across North America and other […]

  • Sharon and Bram

    Sharon, Lois, and Bram are some of Canada’s most popular and loved children’s performers, with fans across the world. Every […]

  • Sharon Jennings

    Sharon Jennings has written over seventy books for young people – picture books, chapter books, novels for reluctant readers, mid-grade […]

  • Shauntay Grant

    Shauntay Grant is an award-winning Canadian writer and multidisciplinary artist. A former poet laureate for the City of Halifax, she is the author […]

  • Shawn Daley

    Shawn Daley is a Toronto-based cartoonist and chiptunist. His illustrations bring the graphic novel, Better Place, to life!

  • Sheree Fitch

    Sheree Fitch has been a groundbreaking force in the literary arts and literacy community throughout Canada and beyond since 1987. […]

  • Sherry J. Lee

    Sherry J. Lee has worked in the book industry for many years, first as a bookseller and then in publishing. […]

  • Simon Frank

    Simon Frank is a Hamilton-based artist who utilizes the natural environment as the source of both raw materials and inspiration […]

  • Stagecoach Performing Arts

    Stagecoach Performing Arts Milton & Burlington is proud to offer high quality performing arts training to kids! Our aim is […]

  • Steven Hughes

    Steven P. Hughes is an award-winning Canadian illustrator whose clients include the Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest and Scientific American. […]

  • Sunshine Tenasco

    Sunshine Tenasco is Anishinabeg, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec. Seeing a drawing of an Indigenous child on a book cover […]

  • Survivorman Les Stroud

    Les Stroud’s work as a filmmaker, author, and musician has been celebrated around the globe. Credited with creating the survival […]

  • Susan Akglukark

    Susan Aglukark is Canada’s first Inuk artist to win a JUNO. She has also won a Governor General’s Performing Arts […]

  • Susin Nielsen

    Susin Nielsen got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series Degrassi Junior High. They hated her […]

  • Suzanne Del Rizzo

    Suzanne Del Rizzo has always loved getting her hands messy. She traded her job in scientific research for a career […]

  • Sylv Chiang

    Sylv Chiang is a teacher by day and a children’s book author by night. She wrote her middle-grade series, Cross […]

  • Sylvia McNicoll

    Ever since she was in grade four, Sylvia McNicoll has been writing stories. Now she has over 35 books published […]

  • Tanaz Bhathena

    Tanaz Bhathena is the author of The Beauty of the Moment, as well as the critically acclaimed A Girl Like […]

  • Tanya “Tee” Pineda – HYP

    Tanya “Tee” Pineda is an emerging Spoken Word poet from Hamilton, Ontario who has just begun her studies in Creative Writing at the […]

  • Tara Hungerford & Eric Hogan

    Tara Hungerford and Eric Hogan are a husband-and-wife team who created The Gumboot Kids, an award-winning CBC program for children […]

  • Ted Staunton

    Ted Staunton wrote his first story as a class assignment at university. He barely handed it in on time, but […]

  • Thomas King

    Thomas King is an award-winning writer and photographer. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; […]

  • Tiffani Brown

    Tiffani Brown is a design artist and illustrator based near Toronto, Ontario.

  • Tory Woollcott

    Tory Woollcott is a cartoonist, writer, literacy educator and advocate who lives in Toronto. Her first graphic novel, Mirror Mind, was […]

  • Treasa Levasseur

    Treasa Levasseur is currently the Program and Community Engagement Manager at Folk Alliance International, as well as a JUNO-nominated songwriter […]

  • Valerie Sherrard

    Valerie Sherrard was born in 1957 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and grew up in various parts of Canada. Valerie’s sixth […]

  • Vicki Grant

    Vicki Grant is the author of seventeen books. Her books have consistently garnered her recognition from the American Library Association, […]

  • Victoria Koops

    Saskatchewan author VICTORIA KOOPS never stopped playing make-believe and often writes while wearing a tiara. Her books are full of […]

  • Vikki VanSickle

    Vikki VanSickle is a long-time friend of Telling Tales! Vikki returns for a sixth season to share her new middle […]

  • Wai Mei Wong

    Wai Mei Wong is a former early childhood educator whose first book, Hello, Dark, was shortlisted for the 2022 IODE […]

  • Wali Shah

    An alumnus of RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, Wali Shah serves his hometown as Poet Laureate for the City of […]

  • Wali Shah

    Growing up, Wali Shah faced pressure from his Pakistani-immigrant parents to choose a profession that would justify their many sacrifices. […]

  • Wesley King

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