Cool People Profiles

  • “Eating Wild in Eastern Canada” by Jamie Simpson

    Province: Nova Scotia

    From fiddleheads to spruce tips, wild food can be adventurous and fun–with the right guide. In Eating Wild in Eastern Canada, award-winning author and conservationist Jamie Simpson shows readers what to look for in the wilds and how and when to collect it. Read all about it...


  • My Nova Scotia Cookbook

    “My Nova Scotia Cookbook” by Chanelle Jefferson

    Province: Nova Scotia

    My Nova Scotia Cookbook provides a delicious selection of Nova Scotia favourites for all cooks – beginner to experienced. This cookbook is a collection of recipes from Chanelle’s personal-favourite cook: Nana. Other recipes were provided by professional local chefs, family members, and other Nova Scotian’s who just, well… know how to cook. READ ALL ABOUT IT...


  • Celtic Colours & The Maple Project

    Province: Nova Scotia

    Oh how we love this!!! One of our favourite festivals has launched a lovely program to ensure their beautiful backdrop continues to grow long into the future. Celtic Colours makes more than 20,000 maple trees available for planting on Cape Breton Island this fall. Read how you can be a part of it all...


  • BE A CITY NATURE DETECTIVE by Peggy Kochanoff

    “Be a City Nature Detective” by Peggy Kochanoff

    Province: Nova Scotia

    From the author of Silver Birch-nominated Be a Nature Detective series comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts and original watercolours. From scuttling cockroaches to waves of starlings to burdock heads on your clothes, Kochanoff takes the reader through city streets to show them the amazing nature growing there. Features a glossary, identification page, and further reading.


  • “The Goodbye Girls” by Lisa Harrington

    Province: Nova Scotia

    The students at Lizzie’s high school are notoriously terrible at breakups. Forget awkward conversations—they’re dumping each other via text. Inspired by the terrible breakups around her, sixteen-year-old Lizzie, strapped for cash and itching to go on the school’s band trip to NYC, teams up with her best friend, Willa, to create a genius business: personalized gift baskets—breakup baskets—sent from dumper to dumpee...


  • catching the light by susan sinnott RELEASE

    “Catching the Light” by Susan Sinnott

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Dancing between points of view, Catching the Light explores the ordinary lives of two extraordinary people. With gorgeously lyrical language and a strong sense of place, this tender novel announces a bright new voice in Atlantic fiction. Winner of the 2014 Percy Janes First Novel Award for an unpublished manuscript.


  • “White Point Then and Now” by Rick Conrad

    Province: Nova Scotia

    This book captures the magic and the memories of White Point, which opened in 1928 and has survived storms, both real and financial. What started as a seasonal destination for the well-to-do from outside Atlantic Canada has turned into a year-round operation that welcomes everyone.


  • Sherry Ryan At Home Here in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Sherry Ryan – At Home Here in Newfoundland & Labrador

    Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

    Occupation: Musician & Yoga Instructor
    Place of Birth: St. John’s NL
    Currently Resides: St. John’s NL


  • Dylan Menzie – At Home Here on Prince Edward Island

    Province: Prince Edward Island

    Occupation: Musician
    Place of Birth: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
    Currently Resides: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


  • “EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street” by Fitch & Fitzgerald

    Province: Nova Scotia

    Sheree Fitch’s playful words lead you into this beautiful children’s book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Fitch displays her wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald’s lively illustrations. READ all about it...