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First Name L D (Dyan)
Last Name Cross
Member Since September 22, 1993
Company WriteRightCanada
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Branch Affiliation National Capital Region
Website http://www.koalaus.com
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Bio L. D. Cross is an Ottawa writer of business and lifestyle articles and books that have appeared in Canada and the United States. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as WeddingBells, Home Business Report, Legion Magazine, Profit Magazine, enRoute, AmericanStyle, Fifty-Five Plus, Health Naturally, Antiques!, Airborn,This Country Canada and The Hill Times as well as The Globe and Mail newspaper. Her creative non-fiction has won awards of excellence for features and editorial writing as well as writing for seniors and books on Canadian history.
Publications Ottawa Titans – fortune and fame in the early days of Canada’s capital. Calgary, AB, Altitude Publishing, 2004. Inside Outside – in conversation with a doctor and a clothing designer. Ottawa, ON, Creative Bound Inc., 2004. Spies in Our Midst: The incredible story of Igor Gouzenko, Cold War spy. Calgary, AB, Altitude Publishing, 2005. Marriage is a Business. Ottawa, ON, Baico Publishing, 2008 The Quest for the Northwest Passage: exploring the elusive route through Canada's Arctic waters. Toronto, ON, James Lorimer & Company, 2009 The Underground Railroad: the long journey to freedom in Canada. Toronto, ON, James Lorimer & Company, 2010 Treasure Under the Tundra: Canada's Arctic diamonds. Victoria, BC, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd., 2011 Code Name Habbakuk: a secret ship made of ice. Victoria, BC, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd., 2012 Flying on Instinct: Canada's bush pilot pioneers. Victoria, BC, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd., 2012 High Peaks Engineering: Rocky Mountain Marvels. Victoria, BC, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd., 2014 The Luck of the Karluk:Shipwrecked in the Arctic. Victoria, BC, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd., 2015
Other Memberships Ottawa Independent Writers Professional Writers Association of Canada The Writers Union of Canada
Awards U.S. National Mature Media awards in 2002 and 2004 for magazine articles about seniors. IABC International Association of Business Communicators EXCEL 2002 and 2010 awards for communication excellence in features and editorial writing. Ontario Historical Society (OHS) 2010 Huguenot Society of Canada Award honouring "the best book published in Ontario in the past three years which has brought public awareness to the principles of freedom of conscience and freedom of thought" for The Underground Railroad: the long journey to freedom in Canada.
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Genres Academic, Biography & Memoir, Childrens Books, e-Book, Educational, Freelance, Health, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Science, Self Help, Travel, Young Adult
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Copywriting, Corporate Writing, Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting, Promotional Copy, Research