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Dou­glas Bald­win has pub­lished more than 40 books on Cana­dian his­tory. They in­clude “Prince Ed­ward Is­land: An Il­lus­trated His­tory” and “She An­swered Ev­ery Call: The Life of Pub­lic Health Nurse Mona Gor­don Wil­son, 1894-1981.” He has also con­trib­uted ar­ti­cles to Amer­i­can, Span­ish, Bri­tish and Ja­panese his­tor­i­cal jour­nals. Bald­win taught his­tory at Aca­dia Univer­sity and UPEI and was vis­it­ing Cana­dian Stud­ies scholar at Tsukuba Univer­sity, Ja­pan. Now a free­lance writer, he has com­pleted a his­tory of min­ing boom town, “Cobalt: Canada’s For­got­ten Sil­ver Boom Town.”

Deirdre Kessler is the au­thor of over two dozen books, in­clud­ing a po­etry col­lec­tion (“Af­ter­noon Horses”), a mem­oir, “Mother Coun­try”, and a book for young read­ers, “Born! A Foal, Five Kit­tens and Con­fed­er­a­tion”. She teaches cre­ative writ­ing and chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture at UPEI.

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