Susan Doherty Hannaford's debut novel, A Secret Music, has won the 2016 Grace Irwin Prize, and the young adult fiction prize, both awarded by the Word Guild. As well, A Secret Music won silver in the fiction category of young adult general fiction awarded by Literary Classics.
Christine Walde has been published in several literary journals and print publications for her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Credits include appearances in The Antigonish Review, Branch, Border Crossings, Carousel, Descant, The Fiddlehead, Hunter & Cook, The Rusty Toque and Vallum.
She has exhibited her visual poetry at the Edmonton Poetry Festival in synestheia, curated by glenN robsoN, and for the interPLAY conference at York University, curated by Adam Lauder.
She has published two novels: Burning from the Inside (Dancing Cat Books, 2013) and The Candy Darlings (2008, Penguin Canada).
In September 2011, London's baseline press published her first poetry chapbook, The Black Car, based on her research with Sylvia Plath's archives. She has recently completed a full-length poetry manuscript, Cloud Country, about Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes' camping trip through Canada in 1959.
Born and raised in London, Ontario, Walde now lives in Victoria, British Columbia.