• Roxx Hunter

    Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Multi-Genre, guitar and bass player

  • Local Boy

    Hip Hop, Electronic

  • Fredrick Lemke

    Painter – watercolour

  • Grant Douglas

    Wedding, event photography

  • Meshell Melvin

    Textile art

  • Daniel Janke

    Contemporary & jazz music, filmmaker

  • Nicole Edwards

    Jazz-blues-folk-rock singer

  • Briana Tomlin

    Wedding, family & boudoir photography

  • Marten Berkman

    Photography, multi-media, film

  • Christian Kuntz

    Portrait, headshot, fashion, glamour and commercial photography

  • Suzanne Paleczny

    Painter, Sculptor

  • Jim Robb

    Painter, historian

  • Lily Gontard

    Author, Filmmaker

  • Virginia Wilson

    Painter, acrylics and more

  • Erik Pinkerton

    Commercial, arts and performance photography

  • Stephen Gallant

    Classically trained multi-instrumentalist

  • Jennihouse

    Ambient post-mushroom-folk rock

  • Michael Gates


  • Drea Naysayer

    Folk-Rock, Rock, Singer-songwriter

  • Peter Steele

    Travel writer, biographer

  • Diyet & The Love Soldiers

    Alt-Country, Folk, Roots, Traditional

  • Gary & Brianne Bremmer

    GBP Creative: corporate, commercial, industrial, portrait photography

  • Mark Kelly

    Photographer, teacher

  • Swamp Sex Robots

    Swamp-Rock, Alt-Rock

  • Cécile Girard

    Doll maker

  • Gordie Tentrees

    Folk, Singer-Songwriter

  • Lucie D and The Immortals

    Jazz-Pop, Swing, Soul, R&B

  • Lulu Keating

    Filmmaker: fiction, animation, experimental and documentary

  • Rosemary Piper

    Painter, watercolour

  • Stephanie Ryan

    Painter, watercolour

  • Manu Keggenhoff

    Landscape to portraits, events to conceptual photography

  • Eva Holland

    Whitehorse based versatile writer

  • Anthony DeLorenzo

    Traditional silver-nitrate based photography

  • Marty O’Brien

    Production, cinematography and directing

  • Kerry Barber


  • Susanne Hausermann

    Textile art

  • Halin de Repentigny

    Painter: oil, murals

  • Remy Rodden

    Children’s Performer, Educational, Activist, Fun, Eco-Vocalist

  • Roy Ness

    Playwright, novelist

  • Lori Fox

    Writer, Journalist, Storyteller

  • Mehak Khan

    Wedding, family, brand photography

  • Lillian Nakamura Maguire

    Playwright, Storyteller

  • Gloria Andison

    Painter – acrylic, watercolour

  • Leslie Leong

    Arts with purpose: remake, reuse & recycle

  • Heidi Hehn


  • Vivian Belik

    Producer, director

  • Emma Barr

    Painter, teacher

  • Libby Dulac

    Painter – watercolour, oil, acrylic

  • Bob Hayes

    Novelist, biologist

  • Rob Dickson


Roxx Hunter

Roxx Hunter is a well-versed, exciting musician who has played in Canada, the US, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, achieving critical acclaim for his skills on the guitar, as a bassist, and as a singer/songwriter.

Roxx is also a member of Soul Migration on guitar and vocals 

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Local Boy

Jeremy Parkin & Kelvin are a Producer / MC duo from Whitehorse, YT. They began working together in 2014 for Borealis Soul: a collective that integrates dance, music, and visual effects into live performance. With musical flavours that are based in hip hop and electronic, they are keen to experiment and shape their own sound, embracing lyricism, boom-bap, trap, down tempo, and house, within their musical styles. With just three singles released, Local Boy has had great local success, as they fulfill offers to perform at festivals such as Breakout West, Forthwith, and Atlin. On top of collaborating on soundscapes for theatre productions, they are currently making their debut album. They have a unique method to creating songs: often Jeremy pitches an instrumental that Kelvin writes to and records; Jeremy then mixes the song, and Kelvin masters it. The collaborative, in-house process results in a sound incomparable to anyone else.

Fredrick Lemke

Apart from an incidental course taken in his lithographic training, Fredrick is largely self-taught. His paintings carry a sense of quiet satisfaction as he strives to depict the beauty and tranquility of the northern country, some of it still unspoiled and hardly touched by man. 

Grant Douglas

real people, real moments, real memories, real photography

Meshell Melvin

From her beginnings in southern Ontario to the Yukon home she chose, Meshell Melvin has been making art. In a professional practice that spans 28 years, her images have been drawn, printed, painted, animated, collaged, and embroidered. Hand in handle with ‘The Universal Movement Machine’, a rare industrial chain-stitch embroiderer; Meshell has been embroidering portraits of Yukon citizens. Her images reflect an interest and curiosity in the world around her: the people, the homes they live in, and the surrounding landscape.

Daniel Janke

Daniel Janke is a Canadian composer, pianist, filmmaker and media artist who lives in Whitehorse Yukon.

Daniel’s work as a composer has gradually drawn him into different roles as a musical director and filmmaker. His multi-media stage production The Grubstake Remix toured Canada, and recently presented at the Babylon Theatre in Berlin, Germany.  His short film How People Got Fire (NFB, 2009) has received numerous awards, and has screened internationally.

Nicole Edwards

With a voice equal parts grit, smoke and confection, Nicole Edwards has garnered a reputation as the Yukon’s premiere jazz-blues-folk-rock diva. Nicole Edwards is originally from South River, Ontario, but has been based in Mt. Lorne, Yukon since 1997.

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Briana Tomlin

I’m a wedding and family photographer serving Whitehorse, Yukon and surrounding areas. I’m a dog mom, step-mom, chocolate addict and a traveler at heart. 
I also love boudoir photography. Are you ready to say yes to yourself and join me in the studio for the experience of a lifetime?
An experience that will transform the way you see yourself. 

Marten Berkman

Marten is a visual artist, film maker and photographer living with his family and practicing his art in the boreal forest upstream from Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada’s subarctic. With an artistic practice inspired by the land and our relationship with it, Marten creates digital canvases of our inner and outer geographies.

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Christian Kuntz

I am a professional photographer in the Yukon specializing in portraits, headshots, fashion and commercial photography.
I was born and raised in France, but I am a real Yukoner now!
Right after graduating from the NY Institute of Photography in 2002 I got a business license and started creating Portraits of the colorful people who live here in the far North. I have been shooting full time ever since. I shoot on location and in the studio, and also have a small portable studio for quick and painless headshots on location.

Suzanne Paleczny

Suzanne lives and works in Whitehorse, Yukon. Her primary media are oil painting and sculpture using a variety of materials such as driftwood, clay, wire and paper mache.
​Her work is inspired by the human form and by the challenges of expressing the human condition. 

Jim Robb

Since the late 1950s, Jim’s true passion has been gathering, recording and promoting Yukon history. Put it on paper with words, but above all with pen, ink, colour, adding his very own touch. A real colourful 5 percenter himself now, he was awarded “The Order of Canada” in 2003 for his magnificent contribution to gathering and preserving the Yukon’s heritage.

Lily Gontard

Lily Gontard is a settler writer grateful to be living in the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in magazines such as Geist, The Puritan Magazine, and Up Here. She had a novel manuscript long-listed for the 2019 Guernica Price for Literary Fiction. Her book Beyond Mile Zero (Harbour Publishing, 2017) is a collaboration with Yukon photographer Mark Kelly that explores the vanishing Alaska Highway lodge community. 

Lily’s film and series projects in development include two documentary short films, a feature-length screenplay co-written with K. G. Green and two series co-written with Tonya Mallet.

Virginia Wilson

“I paint real places. I want my paintings to reflect moments when I have stopped and looked and been filled with pleasure at what I see.”

Erik Pinkerton

Erik Pinkerton earned the German equivalent of his Red Seal in photography in Dresden, Germany in 2015. After working for 2 years in Studios and as a freelancer, Erik and his family moved to Whitehorse, Yukon in 2017. Erik works mainly as a commercial photographer creating high-end photos for all marketing needs. His diverse body of work is based primarily around a product, interior and exterior architecture, and environmental/portrait photography which also includes live events and wedding photography. Erik is a fervent supporter of the arts and can often be found photographing concerts and archival photos for local theatre groups.

Stephen Gallant

Stephen Gallant is a classically trained, multi-instrumentalist director and performer who has held the role of Musical Director at Diamond Tooth Gerties in Dawson City, Yukon, for 7 consecutive seasons. In the winter months he teaches piano, guitar, drums, and vocal lessons at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC). Stephen is originally from Cape Breton, NS and has divided his time between Dawson City and the east coast for several years.

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Based out of Whitehorse, Jennihouse provides ambient post-mushroom-folk rock, often improvised. Scott Maynard grew up in London, UK, and as a teenager moved to Toronto, where he lived for the next 25 years. Scott moved to the Yukon full time in 2013, and ran the open mic at the Gold Rush Inn for a couple of years, which is where he met Sam. Sam Gallagher hails from rural New Brunswick and arrived in the Yukon with his family and two cats, 18 years ago. He has been playing lap steel for about the last 30 years, mostly self-taught except for a few lessons with the late great Aylie Sparks.

Michael Gates

Long time Dawsonite Michael Gates has worked in the cultural resource field in the Yukon for more than 40 years. He was the curator of collections for Parks Canada in Dawson City for 20 of them. He has written numerous technical papers on museology and cultural resource management, hundreds of articles and three books on Yukon history.

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Drea Naysayer

Drea. Drea Nasær. Drea Naysayer. The Naysayers…. you might know her music from Peterborough, Ontario where she cut her teeth in music. You may recognize her music from the Dawson City Music Festival, CBC Searchlight, or a national or EU tour. Drea pushed hard on the EU Folk circuit between 2005-2010 before coming back to Dawson City, YT in 2011. Drea brought her touring experience, prolific song writing, leave it on the stage blood, sweat, and tears performances to Yukon audiences. In this third wave of Drea’s career, two babies later, 10 records on streaming platforms, and a catalogue of powerful, catchy songs, audiences can still expect a sound authentically Drea, but evolved. Drea has always been an unforgettably honest singer songwriter, and this most recent metamorphosis is no different. As a barrier breaking musician, Drea continues to make no apologies for her no holds barred attitude or songwriting. She has been compared to everyone, and yet there is no real comparison. Drea consistently gains fans, albums, and refines her craft as a singer songwriter of nearly 20 years. She is one of Canada’s best kept singer songwriters you never heard of, but might be listening to right now.

Peter Steele

Retired doctor and mountaineer Peter Steele was born in England. He lived and travelled in Nepal, Bhutan, and the Sahara before settling in Whitehorse, Yukon with his family in 1975. He has written several books on his travels, a medical guide for backcountry adventurers, and two biographies: Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond and The Man Who Mapped the Arctic: The Intrepid life of George Back, Franklin’s Lieutenant. His latest book encapsulates 50 years of stories and was published in 2020.
Read about it here

Diyet & The Love Soldiers

Diyet & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton; this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room. Diyet was born in a tent and spent her childhood “in the bush” or rather was brought up on the ancestral lands of her people in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Coming from a family rooted in traditions but tempered with a good sense of adventurous hippie attitudes, Diyet has created a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese and Scottish heritage.

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Gary & Brianne Bremmer

Together we are GBP Creative and we specialize in creating imagery that takes the everyday, and turns it into something meaningful.

We work with organizations and industries across the country to create marketing materials that help showcase what makes them unique and sets them apart from the crowd. Whether that’s industrial companies, hospitals, not-for-profits, or Entrepreneurs, our images help showcase ‘every day heroes’ and the jobs they do.

Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly is an award winning photographer based in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. He received a Kodak Instamatic 110 camera on his 8th birthday and has not stopped clicking since. His passion for photography has led him around the world to photograph inspiring people and places.

Swamp Sex Robots

Swamp Sex Robots is a swamp-rock duo based out of Whitehorse, Yukon featuring Aiden Tentrees & Paris Pick. They could be described as a ween-esque mix of hip-hop influenced bass lines combined with gritty guitar melodies topped off with intense lead female vocals alongside soft & sometimes silly harmonies.

Cécile Girard

A multidisciplinary artist who practices her art in a wide range of mediums, Cécile has turned to Doll making with a northern twist. A look at her dolls will tell you that life up here is a call for resilience, constant adjustments and celebration. All dolls are wearing clothes made of reclaimed or used fabric, mainly felt, wool, tweed, leather and fur.  Everyone is unique, never two are the same. These dolls often represent people Cécile Girard has met over the years and they carry her joy of creating.

Gordie Tentrees

Yukon musician Gordie Tentrees has produced 6 CD’s and travels the world extensively on tour.  He often finds time to visit us at home!

His latest record “Less is More” was the 2016 Top 20 International Canadian Album (#12), and for the second year in a row the TOP 20 (#18) International Canadian Artist for radio play on the International Folk/Roots charts.

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Lucie D and The Immortals

This eclectic collective of musicians from the Yukon known as Lucie D & the Immortals transport their listener on a journey to lands far away, This band is often described by audiences as the dream team: thunderous lead vocals soaring over soulful melodies, backed by a solid rhythm section and intricately dressed by melodious harmonies woven together with tasty piano and guitar styling. Not only are they talented, but multifunctional. They offer their audiences multiple performance options: Jazz-pop originals in French, Latin Jazz standards and or a night of soulful R & B for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Lulu Keating

Lulu Keating has a diverse and prolific practice in film and video crossing genres of fiction, animation, experimental and documentary. With pan-Canadian connections, from Halifax to Vancouver to Dawson City in the Yukon, Lulu remains a vital force in the creative community of artists working with the moving image.

Rosemary Piper

“The creative process continually drives me to make images that range from the expressive spontaneity of painting, be it a tiny detailed rendition of a flower or berry, or a large vibrant landscape, to the technical renderings of graphic mediums,”

Stephanie Ryan

My inspiration comes from the pace of life; the amazing, friendly, diverse, energizing people that visit and live here; the huge inspiring landscape with the midnight sun, and the dark, restful winters; the delicious wild foods — there is always somewhere new to explore in the North.

Manu Keggenhoff

Manu is an award-winning photographer whose images have been published in a multitude of publications (including Photo Life, DigitalPhoto, New York Times, Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic, Yukon–North of Ordinary, British Columbia Magazine, UpHere, and many more). In 2016 she landed in the Top 10 “Photographer of the Year” selection, curated by the german edition of “Digital Photo Magazine”.

She feels at home in many photography genres—from landscape to portraits, from animals to events to conceptual art. Her passion is capturing the beauty of the canadian North: its land, the people, the wild. Manu’s work can also be found in the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. She lives in Atlin, BC with her husband, a pack of white shepherd dogs and two horses.

Eva Holland

Eva is a multi-faceted freelance writer based in Whitehorse – travel writing, sports writing, movie reviews, grant writing, copy writing, blogging. You can find her stories in Outside, WIRED, Pacific Standard, Bloomberg Businessweek, AFAR, Grantland, The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Hakai, Hazlitt, and many more outlets in print and online.
These days, she focuses more on narrative nonfiction in its various forms: personal essays, reported features, and all the shades in between. Her latest book Nerve: Adventure in the Science of Fair was released in Aprill 2020.
You can read about it in Rolling Stone, among many others!

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Anthony DeLorenzo

Anthony DeLorenzo is a landscape and outdoor adventure photographer who works with film and traditional darkroom printing. He lives in Whitehorse, Yukon and he is passionate about exploring the remote landscapes of Canada’s North—his own backyard. He uses a completely non-digital process from capturing images on film to making silver gelatin prints in the darkroom. His handmade prints explore the possibilities of the monochrome image through toning and alternative printing techniques. Since 2017, his work has been exhibited in Whitehorse, Carcross, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

Marty O’Brien

Marty O’Brien is an Australian filmmaker based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Marty has worked in the film industry for the past 8 years creating emotive, education and engaging documentary, scripted and commercial content. Marty’s first long form documentary the award winning film, Camera Trap was released in 2017 and has since screened at Hot Docs International Film Festival as well as over 15 international festivals.

Focusing primarily on producing, cinematography and directing, Marty has worked with a wide range of clients that include Mountain Equipment Co-op, Yukon Travel, CBC, Patagonia, CPAWS and Green Peace.

Kerry Barber

Kerry Barber is part Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation from Dawson City, Yukon Territory. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Video + Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Her film My Indian Bum and Dear Hatetts is what she is well known for. Recently, she did a short installation piece for the Dawson City Arts Society Members Show, Spruce Gum.

Dear Hatetts has won 3 awards, the President’s Media Award for Best Live Action, the Saralee James Memorial Award at Emily Carr University and the Jury Prize at the Breakthroughs Film Festival in Toronto. Barber makes documentaries that are serious in nature that end up humourous to lighten the load and to let you, the audience to breathe. She is currently writing a script for her next documentary.

Susanne Hausermann

“Yukon’s gorgeous nature is my inspiration. Colors and fabrics are my passion.”

My love for fabrics and textiles began when I was in kindergarten. By the age of twenty-four, I made my first traditional quilt. More than anything else in my life, I found that I was attracted to visual arts. Over the years I developed my quilting skills whenever I could find a little bit of time.

Halin de Repentigny

Halin de Repentigny is an acclaimed artist with paintings held in national and international collections. Originally from Montreal, Halin first made his name when he moved to Dawson City, Yukon. He became well known for his depictions of life in Canada’s Klondike, interpreting the beauty and majesty of the remote northern wilderness and capturing it on canvas.

Remy Rodden

Eco-singer Remy Rodden is a bilingual, rich-voiced teacher and biologist committed to helping children learn about nature. He’s a clever songwriter, deeply concerned about the environment, and his wholly entertaining show ignites both the young and the young at heart. Remy’s target is to inspire wonder and foster responsible action with his fun and poignant curriculum-connected songs. Remy’s many years as an adventurer, camp leader, educator and entertainer uniquely position him to delight family audiences. He draws on his experience of countless school presentations, travels and performances in all continents (yes, even Antarctica) and a wilderness life in Canada’s Yukon Territory. He has degrees in biology and environmental, outdoor, and experiential education and puts them to full use in his music! Remy’s first family album Think About The Planet (1997) has proved an enduring classic, with songs about biodiversity, invasive species, and more. The song “What’s That, Habitat?” is part of United Nations music compilation to celebrate the Earth Charter, and the title track is part of the Playlist for the Planet which includes artists like Raffi, Cockburn and Lightfoot. An adult album In The Hills was released in 2011.

Roy Ness

Writer, actor and commentator on stage, radio and film, Roy Ness lives near Whitehorse, and keeps busy growing things and riding his horses. He has written for the stage and released a novel, Rutting Season, that raises challenging questions about the balance between hunting for sport and hunting for survival.

Lori Fox

Lori Fox is a writer and journalist based in Whitehorse, although they travel frequently and would be hard pressed to tell you exactly where they plan on being tomorrow. They live off-grid a good portion of the time with their trusty bush-dog-cum-news hound, Herman.

Their essays and reporting are featured frequently in Vice Canada, but have also appeared in The Guardian, The Narwhal, Yukon News, The Walrus and The Globe and Mail. They write about Northern and environmental issues, queer rights, literature, culture and feminism. They also writes an inordinate amount about bears.

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Mehak Khan

Hi! I am Mehak, a Whitehorse, Yukon based Family and Brand Photographer! 
I love freezing your moments, your love connections, your special days of life especially if it is your wedding, your unique personalities and even of your newborns, yes you heard it right! even newborns have personalities these days.

Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Lillian Nakamura Maguire is a second-generation Japanese Canadian, new playwright living and retired in the countryside near Whitehorse, Yukon.  Her first play, Hidden Memories was accepted by Ruby Slippers Theatre “Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women” for reading at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival, in partnership with the Fringe Festival and Equity in Theatre. She received a National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund grant in 2016 to assist in the development of the play.

Throughout her career as an adult educator, facilitator and community activist she has used stories in her work in human rights education, elder abuse prevention and intercultural relations. She has written and produced short digital stories on these themes and her family history. She is a founding member of the Hidden Histories Society Yukon, a volunteer group doing research, producing displays and sponsoring educational activities mainly related to Asian and Black history of the Yukon. She also enjoys writing short stories, memoir and haiku. 

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Gloria Andison

I have been interested in art for most of my life, but taking courses while living in the northern Yukon was not an option, so I taught myself what I could with the use of art books, videos and on line courses.
I am best known for my acrylic airbrushed paintings of Northern Lights and Yukon scenes, and have recently added watercolour florals and hand painted winter scene and fireweed ornaments to my portfolio.
My hope is that people enjoy looking at my work as much as I love painting it, and that my images will tell my story.

Leslie Leong

“In my practice I employ a variety of expressive forms often using unorthodox materials, forcing me to adopt non-traditional techniques. I find this results in a more open-ended process, sending me on a journey of inquiry and exploration; to learn, to change, to be surprised, to be moved, and to feel something. This is a way for me to overcome the numbing effects of the depressive state of our world, and the apathy it produces.”

Heidi Hehn

Her style is realism but in her paintings Heidi ‘reinterprets’ colors and structures and shapes to create a world where there is beauty and harmony. As Rousseau once said it is the artists job to “perfect” upon nature. Though she was a water colorist for most of her career her preferred technique is to use fluid acrylics in a fusion of water colorist’s and oil painter’s techniques. She also uses many traditional techniques such as glazing and grisaille.

Vivian Belik

Vivian Belik is a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Masters in Documentary Media program. She got her start as a journalist, first for newspapers and magazines and then as a freelancer for CBC North. Her short thesis documentary, Tracing Lillian, was given an award of distinction and premiered at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. She is currently a participant in the DOC Institute’s Breakthrough Program for emerging documentarians and is developing a feature documentary about guaranteed income in Canada. She splits her time between Whitehorse and Toronto.

Emma Barr

Emma Barr has a main theme to all of her work – colour. All facets of the colour world are explored. Recent works include illumination with light. Trained as a mixed media major, Emma works with 2 and 3d works of art in many mediums including canvas, paint, paper, wood and now electronics.

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Libby Dulac

“The North is my home and the majesty of the Kluane region continues to be the inspiration for most of my work.” 

Libby has lived in Haines Junction since 1975. The magnificent panoramic view she enjoys from her log home and the ever changing light keep her always inspired. It is her hope that her paintings reflect her passion for the awesome scenery, from mountain and icefield grandeur to lake, forest and wildflower splendour.

Bob Hayes

Haines Juction resident Bob Hayes landed in the Yukon wilderness in 1976 and spent a career studying ducks, falcons, moose, caribou, mountain sheep and wolves.

After retiring as Yukon wolf biologist, he wrote Wolves of the Yukon that won acclaim for the easy, non-science writing style. The book was translated into German, and sold out its first printing. He is a believer in quality independent-publishing, recognizing that working with a hand-picked team of talented editors, family and friends is the most rewarding element of publishing.  

Zhòh: The Clan of the Wolf, is his first novel. The Spirit of the Wolf, is Book 2 in the series.

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Rob Dickson

Based in Whitehorse, nestled in the sprawling landscape of the Yukon, Rob Dickson is a songwriter and singer. His songs emerge from a place of discovery, of seeking solidity and forming identity. At the center of Dickson’s world is his family, and his writing is profoundly linked to the emotional expanse of these relationships. Through an autobiographical lens, Dickson reveals himself with a sound that is both raw and modest, inviting reflection, inviting us to consider the people we become as we grow up.