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Canadian Ghost Stories

Susan Smitten
susan_smitten Photo SUSAN SMITTEN is an accomplished filmmaker, television producer and writer. She recently directed and wrote FASD: Finding Hope, a one-hour documentary for broadcast on the Knowledge Network. Prior to that Susan co-directed and co-wrote Wild Horses, Unconquered People (the story of the Xeni Gwetíin First Nationís fight to save their culture and land) for CBC and Knowledge Network. In addition, Susan has directed for many recent television series, including Crash Test Mommy (Paperny Films), and Making It Big (Force Four Entertainment). Susan also directed and wrote Making Waves (Force Four), the story of up-and-coming chanteuse Hayley Salesí trip across Canada to meet inspirational Canadians, which aired on W. Based in Victoria, BC, Susan now works for RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values & Environmental Needs) Ė Ė to assist First Nations struggling to save their traditional ways of life. When not trying to save a lake or stop the tar sands expansion, Susan enjoys combining her journalistic training with her personal interest in folklore to craft entertaining ghost stories for Ghost House Books. Smitten has authored seven books for the collection, including one book of true and very personal stories of guardian angel experiences.

Edrick Thay
edrick_thay Photo Edrick Thay is the author of almost a dozen books. Born in Edmonton, he holds a degree in English literature from Queen's University in Ontario and a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University. An avid traveler and reader, he currently lives in Toronto. An avid traveler and reader, he longs one day to write from a loft in New York City. In the meantime, he busies himself with expanding his CD collection, improving his skills in the kitchen and finding inspiration in the works of Lahiri, Chabon and Murakami.

Dale Jarvis
dale_jarvis Photo DALE JARVIS has the unique occupation of being a professional storyteller in St. John's, Newfoundland. Dale also spends summer evenings conducting tours of the "haunted St. John's." By day, Dale is a researcher with the Heritage Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador.