Abrams, G. - Rot (Houses in the fog), Madness in the Falls (Memories in the fog)
G. Abrams, is a writer and musician who currently resides in Saint John, NB with his three sons: Alexander, Zakkary, and Mason.
He is an eclectic writer who draws inspiration from across the literary spectrum, from H. P. Lovecraft to Margaret Atwood. His short story, "Rot" is his debuting published work as an up-and-coming author
Cameron, Elle - Abhartach (Secrets in the fog).
Elle Cameron is a secretive writer from somewhere in New Brunswick. Due to her highly elusive nature, no further details are available.
Cleveland, Susan - The Early Edition (Memories in the fog), The Early Edition part 2 (Secrets in the fog)
After having been told countless times to "Stop going around making up stories", Susan Cleveland defied her parents and became a writer of fiction. For some strange reason, they are now proud of her act of rebellion.
Described as 'Charmingly quirky', her inspirational stories have been published in the Memories in the fog anthology and in the Scarlet Leaf Review.
Whe she's not writing, Ms. Cleveland enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, and going on nature walks with her dog, Lady, in the province of New Brunswick.
Dykens, Shani - 45.3074 N 66.0163, The story between (Houses in the fog), Stormy love (Memories in the fog), The Lovely Boy, and Late Night with Luca (Secrets in the fog)
Shani spends her days with her head in the clouds, daydreaming of love and romance and sometimes manages to even get it written down on paper. She'll eventually get around to finding her own happily ever after with the love of her life, until then, she'll see him in her dreams.
Elliott, David R. - Chelsea (Secrets in the fog)
David R. Elliott became enamoured with writing within a few years of learning to read, and was known to the staff of his elementary school to be a bit of a young poet. As he grew older he began to focus on music, first devoting the entirety of his free time to learning and practicing Hip Hop, and then eventually teaching himself to play guitar and taking on the role of a singer/songwriter. He has released over a dozen full length albums, drawing comparisons to some of the finest songwriters in the North American canon. He’s collaborated with some of the best producers and musicians on the East Coast, and has embarked on numerous tours and played many festivals.
Elliott has been working in the restaurant industry for the better part of 15 years and last February he opened a farm-to-table restaurant, Ethel & Mary’s, in the uptown area of Saint John. He was his own lead contractor, and raised much of the money for renovations through the community with an Indiegogo campaign and collaborative events with other small businesses in the city.
His work focuses on working class issues and the lives of the people of Saint John.
Evans, Amanda - The Girl in the Summer Dress, The Polite Neighbour, Fresh Baked History (Houses in the fog). Memories in fog poem, That summer when, The Glory of War (Memories in the fog). Secrets in the fog poem, The streets of Saint John, The secret to kissing a girl with glasses, Vicks' veggie table (Secrets in the fog)
Amanda Evans has learned many things about a lot of things, she knows absolutely nothing about other things, and she makes up an 'extrapolatingly' large amount of nothings and that is why she mostly writes fantasy.
Amanda has branched out of her fantasy writing recently to write 'Glory of War', and the Romance 'That summer when' both in Memories in the Fog. She's tried Comedy with 'Vick's Veggie Table' in Secrets in the Fog. She still writes fantasy too 'The feast of the seas' in Mythology from the Rock.
Amanda is apparently full of herself, but her feline overlord Lilith (A.K.A Lily or Liller) keeps her grounded. Her beloved fiancé, Greg Somerville, keeps pushing her to do better, which makes for interesting personality clashes at times.
She is a life-long resident of Saint John and gives much of her time to groups like Write Now Saint John, Saint John Board Game Design Guild, and of course, PIP. And now, she has reached the bottom of the page so she has finished her bio.
Evans, Michael D. - A Knock on the door, The red door (Secrets in the fog)
Michael Evans is from Saint John, New Brunswick and has lived there his whole life. He lives with his wife Stephanie who keeps him grounded and cat, Kit, who keeps him. He is an avid fan of board games and roleplaying games as well as being a fan of sci-fi and fantasy stories. He has lived his whole life in one place but spent it exploring and creating countless worlds. He is previously unpublished.
Hasson, Alyson - The Vault (Secrets in the fog).
Alyson Hasson grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, where she spent the early years of her professional life working as a Research Biologist. Throughout her biology career, she has published scientific articles in NB Naturalist, and The Megadrilogica.
Her love of horror movies, combined with her background in biology, spurred a curiosity that led to drafting stories of her own. Her stories take what she knows from her education and turns it on its head, exploring what could be if nature did not act the way it should.
She now has a career in statistical forecasting, giving her the freedom to fill her spare time with the activities she loves. From crafting and writing to hiking and owning/operating a photography business, there is never a dull moment.
Her time spent exploring the province includes taking note of all the creepy things that lie in the woods of New Brunswick. She is always looking for innovative ideas, drawing from firsthand experiences of the natural world surrounding her. Her first foray into the published world of fiction, The Vault, is a fast-paced horror story set on New Brunswick’s Kingston Peninsula.
You can connect with Alyson on Instagram @Alyson.hasson or on Twitter @HassonAlyson.
Hogan, Rebecca - Port City Guardians (Secrets in the fog).
Rebecca Hogan grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, where she studied Biology. She now lives in Nova Scotia, where she works in a microbiology lab. Rebecca spends her spare time with her dog and cat and enjoys exploring the countryside of Digby.
Her love of reading fantasy and indulgence in role-playing games inspired her to create worlds of her own. She takes what she loves from the medieval time era and magic and combines them into unique stories.
Port City Guardians is Rebecca’s first published work of fiction. It takes the Saint John’s rich history and landmarks and molds them into a fast-paced fantasy story.
Follow Rebecca on Instagram @beccahogan10 or on Twitter @RebeccaHogan.
Munn, Megan - Paranoia in the Fog (Houses in the fog)
A proud supporter of the Oxford Comma, Megan has been reading writing, and editing since she was a child. Her favorite stories include elements of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and the supernatural.
Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Literatures, with a desire to teach Shakespeare. While struggling to complete a full novel, Megan has written numerous short stories and poems. In her spare time, she likes to cosplay, craft, and game. She considers herself to be a well-rounded geek with too many hobbies.
Nason, Derek - Loved and Tall (Memories in the fog)
Derek writes SciFi/Fantasy/Horror in Saint John NB where he also owns and operates a Special Care Home for men with mental illness. His short fiction can be found in Abyss & Apex Magazine, the Nashwaak Review, and anthologies by Belanger Books, and Gehenna & Hinnom Press. He can be found on Twitter @dereknason
O'Driscoll, Sandra - 1908 (Houses in the fog), Violet (Secrets in the fog)
Librarian by day, writer by night, Sandra is living her dream. Just as she always knew she'd be a librarian, she was equally confident that she was also destined to become a writer. After dabbling in a wide variety of genres, she discovered she enjoys writing westerns, short stories, composite novels, steampunk, chick lit, thriller/suspense, and horror. When she's not reading or writing, she's either roadtripping, hiking, swimming, cooking, taking herself on adventures, or spending time with her nearest and dearest.
O'Hearn, Grayson - A window behind the Fog (Houses in the fog), The Secret Room (Secrets in the fog)
Gray has always had his head in the clouds, or shall we say, in a whole other world. While not originally from Saint John, Gray grew up in a small fishing village in eastern Nova Scotia, nestled in the perfect mixture of ocean and forest to spark an active imagination. With a love of fantasy literature and a longing for an escape to the magical and unnatural, he set his sights on writing, focusing the ideas and dreams in his head into creating worlds and magic on paper. After all, what is a book but a gateway into a different life?
Oulton, Lauren - Audrey (Memories in the fog), Amelia and Olive, The Peninsula, Secrets (poem) (Secrets in the fog).
Lauren Oulton is a lifelong resident of New Brunswick. She is the mother of two extraordinary children, and the wife of a loving, hard-working and periodically exasperating man. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English, a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Nursing, and a certificate in creative writing from Humber College. She works as a Registered Nurse. Her writing aspirations include whimsical children’s books and poetry. She also hopes to write novels in various genres. Her inspiration comes and goes, usually bobbing on the waves of the St. John River, or chittering up in tree branches with the chickadees and squirrels. She is enormously grateful to be included in Secrets in the Fog.
Storey, Andalice - The wharf Master's Daughter and the Stone Carver's Son (Houses in the fog), Topaz in Wisteria (Memories in the fog)
Andalice writes General Fiction, YA, Historical Fiction and rewriting classing Greek short stories with a modern twist between raising her kids and making homemade meals for her partner and family. Thre things about her: She will save the skunk no one else would dare to, she never gives up on what is important to her, and she likes to hug trees. She lives in Saint John and Salisbury, in New Brunswick. This is her first published short story.
Syed, Maryam - Almond Eyes (Houses in the fog), What happened to Jansher? (Memories in the fog)
Maryam is originally from Pakistan, living in Saint John, New Brunswick. For as long as she can remember, she has always had several stories in her head, waiting to spill out on paper and weave their narrative. Her stories feature strong characters who overcome unprecedented struggles and challenges. As an immigrant, her writing voice holds a unique perspective that comes from being on the outside, looking in.
Taylor, Carol - Coffee Shop Outing, The Last Letter (Memories in the fog)
For the past fifty years or more I have been a visual artist, potter, sculptor. My work is in the National Art Bank, NB Art Bank, McCain Collection, Saint John City Hall and NB Library collections among others. I have four clay murals, three in NB schools. My exhibit for 2020 is called PORTRAITS In And Out of Court, an exhibit of drawings from the “Capturing Crime: 30 years of Court Art” (published Dec 2019 by New World Publishing in NS) and a new series of paintings- BRAVE WOMEN.
I grew from a toddler to teenager on a country road outside the small village of Apohaqui, NB. Even then art was a big part of my life, drawing my own fashions for cut out dolls, drawing them for my friends. Later as a young teen, burying flat-50 cigarette tins in four places within my world to see if I could dig them up when I got old. (About 36 I thought at the time, my mother’s age.)
Now I look back from true age and experience and those flat-fifites are long gone to bull-dozers. But the memory of doing it remains. Now I enjoy whatever medium I think an art project demands from thread to clay, from yesterday’s computer components to words.
I attended Saint John Vocational School by the good graces of my high school home room teacher, Miss Crowe who saw that I was an artist and insisted to the principal of Sussex High that I be trained to become one. All my teachers have been my salvation including Kay Smith, poet, English teacher.
I have always written but began seriously in 2011 when I joined my son-in-law, Grant Totten’s Nanowrimo group. My goal was to write 10,000 words on Granny, my husband’s mother, A Scottish First World War bride. I now have over 60,000 words and two of the stories were accepted by the Saint John FogLit Journal jury.
Another project was started when I read an account in a NB Status of Women’s newsletter concerning abuse and how much of it is unreported. Besides these, I written short stories that cover assorted genres from sci- fi to musings of an old woman on assorted aging problems.
West, Dani - Lament for a city (Secrets in the fog)
Returning back to her hometown with history in her bones and mystery flowing through her veins, Dani West is no stranger to finding a story in the most peculiar situations. For years, Dani has spun tales for those who will lend an ear. Performing at the countless Walk n Talks put on by our city’s own, David Goss. Determined at a young age to follow the precedent that was set by Mr. Goss, Dani has started off small with short fiction of the sea, magic, and death.