We’re closing in on tomorrow’s 12-4 pm Ask an Expert event. It’s all online, making it easier to interact with our panel of experienced writers. And we’ll be profiling said writers all week! Without further ado, here’s a bit about Wayne Arthurson, Marty Chan, and Maureen Ulrich:
Wayne Arthurson is a First Nations writer, the author of countless articles (including many book reviews) and nine books including the bestselling Fall From Grace and A Killing Winter. In 2012, Fall From Grace, the first book in the Leo Desroches mystery series, won the $10,000 Alberta Readers Choice Award.
Marty Chan writes plays for adults and books for kids. He’s the 2016 regional writer in residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries. For more info visit martychan.com.
Maureen Ulrich was born in Saskatoon, but spent most of her formative years growing up in Calgary. She started writing horse stories when she was 11 and historical fiction while attending Milton Williams Junior High and Henry Wise Wood. In 1976 she returned to Saskatoon to attend university and graduated in 1980 with an education degree. Her first teaching assignment was in Lampman in the SE corner of Saskatchewan, and she has pretty much been there ever since.
Maureen didn’t have much time for writing during the 80’s because she was too busy getting married, finishing a BA, teaching middle years at Estevan Junior High, raising two wonderful daughters, and spending most of her free time at rinks and ball diamonds. However, in 1996 she was asked to write a student production for the junior high, and the floodgates opened. Twenty years later, she is still writing for young people. Samuel French has published two of her plays, and Coteau Books published the Jessie Mac series, a trilogy about girls’ hockey and teen issues. In her free time, Maureen loves to watch the Riders and the Jays (although not always in that order) read and write, golf, ski, ride her motorcycle–and of course–talk about writing to just about anyone who will listen.
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