Maaja Wentz is an award-winning author of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and children's fiction. Recent titles include: Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer; and the Saltwater Spy School series, Marina Royale and The Hunt for Red Octopus. The short story, "Inside of a Dog," appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
When she is not diving into ocean research for her pen name, Apricot Banks, Maaja works as a teacher-librarian in Toronto.
Apricot Banks Website: https://www.apricotbanks.com/
Amazon Author Page with all books: https://www.amazon.ca/Maaja-Wentz/e/B01L23DEJW/
Universal Book Links:
Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer
Marina Royale: https://books2read.com/Marina-Royale
The Hunt for Red Octopus: https://books2read.com/RedOctopus
Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter Shane Cloutier follows 2021 album release “Lie to Me ’til It’s Over'' with new single “Your Blues.” With this new track Shane digs deep into the uncomfortable truth of toxic relationships, and introduces a new bluesy sound.
Shane’s solo career sparked after facing tragedy and he turned to music as a way to heal. He has had success with all previous releases and has collaborated with some notable artists such as multi-time Maple Blues Award winner Tom Bona, legendary guitar player Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush, and Grammy-nominated cellist Michael Olsen. His unique sound and guitar abilities have resulted in becoming the Canadian endorsee for the Ibanez acoustic range and Laney Amplification.
Shane’s strong emotional voice and his work as a guitarist, combined with his heavy metal influences creates an uncommon sound. Shane is originally from Orillia, ON but now resides near Collingwood, ON where he continues to focus on his music.
The Wye Marsh Nature Centre was opened in 1969 as a nature reserve operated by Environment Canada (EC).
In 1985, EC turned operations over to Friends of the Wye Marsh (FWM) and entered into a lease agreement between FWM and EC. FWM have operated the Wye Marsh Nature Centre since 1985 as a registered not-for-profit corporation.
FWM is committed to connecting people with nature and promoting an understanding of the vital role wetlands play within the environment. Staff and volunteers are dedicated to conserving the Wye Marsh and the natural heritage of the Wye Valley while providing low impact educational, recreational and research opportunities to benefit present and future generations.
As a non-profit organization we rely on the income generated from tourism, donations, group bookings, fundraising (grants/special events), and an active group of volunteers to fulfill the stewardship commitments of the Wye Valley and to sustain the day to day operations of the Wye Marsh.