Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of five national bestselling novels, all published by McClelland & Stewart. The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011. The High Road was a Leacock Medal finalist in 2011. Up and Down won the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award and was a finalist for the 2013 Leacock Medal. No Relation won the 2015 Leacock Medal, and his fifth novel, Poles Apart, hit bookstores in October 2015 as a Globe and Mail bestseller.
Cordelia Strube is an accomplished playwright and the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including Alex & Zee, Teaching Pigs to Sing, and Lemon. Winner of the CBC literary competition and a Toronto Arts Foundation Award, she has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Prix Italia, and long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Toronto.
Plum Johnson is an author, artist and entrepreneur. She was the founder of KidsCanada Publishing Corp, publisher of KidsToronto, and co-founder of Help’s Here! resource magazine for seniors and caregivers. Her first book, They Left Us Everything, won the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction. She lives in Toronto.