At a glance
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.