6 Authors You Need to Know About!
Discover new insightful writers.
1. Prisoner #1056 by Roy Ratnavel
Roy Ratnavel's journey is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Imprisoned at 17 in a Sri Lanka prison camp, he not only found his way out but also navigated to a new life in Canada, eventually rising to become a successful executive.
His gripping story is documented in his book, "Prisoner Number 1056," which delves into themes of resilience, hard work, and the transformative power of hope. Born in Colombo and raised in the war-torn region of Point Pedro, Roy has transcended unimaginable adversities, from being unjustly imprisoned as a political prisoner to facing the horrors of war. His life story serves as a remarkable testament to human resilience, particularly as a Tamil immigrant making a life in Canada.
2. “The Berry Pickers” by Amanda Peters
Amanda Peters is a distinguished author and professor whose work centers around her deep-rooted connection to her Indigenous heritage.
This connection vividly comes to life in her debut novel, "The Berry Pickers," where she blends themes of community, identity, and Canadian culture. Inspired by a transformative conversation with an artist, her unique storytelling style resonates with an innovative approach that breaks conventional norms. Besides her passion for writing, Amanda is a connoisseur of wine, stained glass, and old country music, enriching her life and work with a diverse palette of interests.
3. '“Standoff” by Bruce McIvor
Bruce McIvor is a leading expert in Indigenous law, and his seminal book "Standoff" provides an in-depth analysis of the complex relationship between Indigenous rights and Canadian law. The book delves into critical cases and legislative changes, offering a nuanced understanding of the ongoing struggle for Indigenous sovereignty. McIvor's insights are particularly impactful for anyone looking to comprehend the intricacies of Indigenous legal battles within the framework of Canada's legal system.
4. “Wired for Music” by Adriana Barton
Adriana Barton is an accomplished journalist and the author of the enlightening book "Wired for Music: A Search for Health and Joy Through the Science of Sound."
With a rich background in medical research, neuroscience, and arts reporting, Barton draws upon her extensive knowledge and experience to explore the transformative power of music. Her book offers a unique blend of science and personal experience, revealing how sound can deeply influence our health and well-being. Notably, she has also spent 17 years studying the cello under renowned musicians and has conducted research projects across the globe, from Syria to Brazil.
5. “Hockey with Dad” by Chief Willie Sellars
Willie Sellars is a cherished children's book author best known for crafting stories that captivate young minds while imparting important life lessons. With his engaging narrative style, Sellars specializes in books that often focus on cultural heritage and community values.
His works are a hit among parents and educators alike, serving as both entertaining reads and educational resources for the younger generation.
6. “The Emotionally Strong Leader” by Carolyn Stern
Carolyn Stern, author of "The Emotionally Strong Leader: An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership," is a highly regarded expert in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Development.
Her book serves as an essential resource for leaders seeking to harness emotional intelligence for transformative leadership. With more than two decades of experience, Carolyn has helped countless individuals and companies to connect authentically, communicate effectively, and lead with emotional strength.
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