Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson
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Featured SpAN Author: Talia Johnson

Talia Johnson is a multi-faceted woman who is transgender, autistic, Jewish, queer, and more than the sum of her parts. Her work centres on bridging faith and queer communities, facilitating workshops, educating, speaking, writing, one-on-one coaching, counselling, and mentoring. She is a queer and trans sensitivity editor for writers and publishers. Talia’s most recent poem, Holy Love, appearS … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Derek Newman-Stille
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Featured SpAN Author: Derek Newman-Stille

Derek Newman-Stille is the eight-time Prix Aurora Award winning creator of Speculating Canada. He is completing his PhD at Trent University, researching representations of disability in Canadian speculative fiction. Derek is the editor of the upcoming anthologies: Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales From the Margins and We Shall Be Monsters: Frankenstein Two Centuries On. … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Rachel Marie (Jeffery)
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Featured SpAN Author: Rachel Marie (Jeffery)

Rachel Jeffery is a writer who battles with cerebral palsy, depression, spinal arthritis, and CFS/ME. She now works in public relations.  Rachel has recently released the romance, Carefree and Consequence, which is available on Amazon (writing as Rachel Marie). You can read more about Rachel’s work on her website, The Rachel Diaries.  You can also follow her on … Continue reading

Featured SpAN Author: Marianne Granger
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Featured SpAN Author: Marianne Granger

A trained psycho-social counselor and life coach, (and author of Higher Maintenance, published in 2016 by Balboa Press) Marianne Granger’s commitment to helping people led her to work as coordinator of a volunteer center, and years later, as director of a large food bank. While managing and training employees and volunteers, she wrote and edited promotional … Continue reading