Kari-Lynn Winters and Stephen Taylor's picture book Gift Days (Fitzhenry and Whiterside, 2012) was recently nominated for the Rainforest of Reading Award. Celebrations of reading will be held in October in Grenada and St. Lucia. This award is supported by the OLA and the One Schoolhouse Foundation.
Stephen Gill, Poet Laureate of Ansted University, has authored more than twenty books, including collections of poems, fiction and literary criticism. Once in a while, he writes poetry in Urdu, Hindi, and Panjabi. Some of these poems have been composed and performed by prominent singers in three albums, titled Aman (peace), Aman Ki Rah (way to peace), and Kholo Kholo (open open). His works have appeared in more than five hundred publications. Stephen Gill strongly believes in a democratically elected world government and peace through peaceful means. He works as a freelance English/Urdu interpreter and examines doctoral dissertations for universities of India to feed his passion and commitment to write for global peace. He was born in Panjab. CRITICAL STUDIES: Nine critical studies have appeared, including Discovering Stephen Gill Ed. Dr. Agarwal (AuthorsPress, India); Stephen Gill & His Works by Dr. George Hines (AuthorsPress, India); Poetic Corpus of Stephen Gill by Dr. Sudhir Arora (Sarup & Sons, India); The FlameUnmasked (research papers on his epic The Flame) edited by Dr. Sudhir Arora (Prakash Books, India).