Writer and editor
Anna is a writer, mother, and wildlife technician living in a small town in British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, the Syilx, and the Sinixt peoples. Anna spent her formative years in Prince Rupert, a fishing and formal mill town.
Anna has worked for community organizations, governments, and small business owners as a fisheries and wildlife technician, researcher, outreach worker, community liaison, tour guide, and writer.
She holds a BA in Geography and is two courses shy from completing a BSc in wildlife biology. She writes fiction and non-fiction for fun and works as a communications strategist and storyteller and freelance writer.
Anna’s daughter Bianca keeps her busy and active but mostly mindful of the future world Bianca will inherit. Anna appreciates the frequent interactions she has with those who hold dissimilar views and finds these conversations integral to breaking down the perceived and real barriers that tend to divide us. When she isn’t chasing after Bianca or working from home, you might find Anna enjoying a good cup of local coffee, singing Bob Marley covers, or fighting against a headwind on the local roads or lakes.
Writer and Editor
Ari grew up in Southern Ontario, and always dreamed of living in BC. When they finally came to the West Kootenays, the unceded territory of the Sinixt people, in 2016, they knew they had found a special place. When they first got here, a local pulled them over by the side of the highway concerned a bear was chasing them. There was no bear. Since then, Ari has slowed the pace they walk. They enjoy time spent at Slocan Lake, hanging with their dog, and growing a large garden.
Before coming West, Ari received a degree from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. They tried out a variety of jobs before settling into a career as a Freelance Writer & Editor. They believe in the power of storytelling to change lives for the better. They are a published writer of fiction and creative nonfiction and write novels in their spare time.