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Donna E. Williams

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 21, 2014
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Donna E. Williams

Donna E. Williams is an author and freelance editor. Following a 30-year career in trade book and magazine publishing, she returned to the University of Toronto and completed an M.A. in history. Hardscrabble is based on her master’s thesis. She lives in Toronto.

J. Patrick Boyer

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 21, 2014
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J. Patrick Boyer

J. Patrick Boyer studied law at the International Court of Justice in The Netherlands, served as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary for External Affairs, and works for democratic development overseas. The author of twenty-three books on Canadian history, law, politics, and governance, Patrick lives with wife, Elise, in Muskoka and Toronto.