Felicity Sidnell Reid
About the Author:
Felicity Sidnell Reid is a writer, editor and broadcaster who lives in Northumberland County, ON. Her poems have been published in anthologies, on-line journals and newspapers. Her short stories and non-fiction have also been anthologized. She, with several colleagues from the Spirit of the Hills Writers’ Group, has edited two collections of writing by members of this group. The latest Hill Spirits II (Blue Denim Press) was released in 2015.
She and Gwynn Scheltema co-host a radio series broadcast on Northumberland 89.7 called “Word on the Hills”. The programmes are archived on the website, www.wordonthehills.com.
In these programmes the co-hosts give the local and regional writers interviewed an opportunity to discuss and read their work.
About the Illustrator:
Jiřina Marton began her artistic career studying wood sculpture in her native Prague. She later moved to Paris to study painting and worked as a layout artist of children’s books at a large publishing house. Soon after she moved to Canada in 1985, she illustrated her first book, Nicole’s Boat, by Allen Morgan. Since then her medium has changed from oil pastel, to acrylic, to watercolour and her artwork has been exhibited throughout Europe, Canada and Japan.
She was a finalist for the The Governor General’s Awards 2007 and a winner of the Governor General’s Award in the 2009. She has won many other awards, including the 1995 Grand Prize of the Itabashi Picture book Contest (Japan) and Japan Foundation Fellowship in 1998. Jirina Marton lives in Colborne, Ontario.