Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli
Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to Canada with her family at three years of age. She is a former award-winning teacher, and is a member and past president of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild. Rosanna is an alumna of the Humber School for Writers and a professional member of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC), the Canadian Authors Association (CAA Toronto Branch), the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW), and the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP). Her work has been published in seventeen anthologies and has read at conferences and literary festivals in Sudbury, Toronto, Peterborough, Montreal, Vancouver, New York City, and in Italy.
Rosanna’s novel La Brigantessa (Inanna Publications, 2018) won Gold for Historical Fiction in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards, and was a Finalist for the 2019 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award and the 2019 Northern Lit Award. https://www.inanna.ca/index.php/catalog/la-brigantessa/
Rosanna is also published with Pajama Press (Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round) and Harlequin UK (three books published, three forthcoming). Pigeon Soup & Other Stories will be released by Inanna Publications in 2021.
Ray Robertson is the author of eight novels, four collections of non-fiction, and a book of poetry. His work has been translated into several languages. In 2020 he published How to Die: A Book About Being Alive and The Old Man in the Mirror Isn’t Me: Last Call Haiku. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, he lives Toronto.