Barrie Baker grew up on the prairies. He is now a teacher who lives with his wife and dogs on Vancouver Island. Barry tells aspiring young writers to write and write and write, to be critical of the work, but not judgmental about it.
Stephane Jorish is an award-winning artist and designer born in Brussels, Belgium. His father was an illustrator of comic strips for European daily newspapers, and was a great influence on him. Stephane believes that curiosity and a keen sense of observation are most important for an aspiring writer or artist.