Liz Crocker’s career has included teaching, broadcasting, writing,
and running several businesses. She currently owns Canada’s oldest
children’s bookstore, which she cofounded in 1978, and holds
leadership positions with a number of health care and cultural
organizations. Liz is the author of two children’s books and hundreds
of chapters and articles in books, magazines, and newspapers.
With Bev Johnson, Liz coauthored Privileged Presence:
Personal Stories of Connections in Health Care, published in 2006
with a second edition in 2014. She also edited The Healing
Circle: Integrating Science, Wisdom, and Compassion in Reclaiming
Wholeness on the Cancer Journey, published in 2010.
Polly Bennell has worked in publishing, advertising, and education;
has been an independent filmmaker; practiced psychotherapy;
and taught writing and film at the university level. She
currently maintains a life-coaching practice for writers, among
others, and also practices writing herself.
Holly Book’s path has taken her on an amazing journey of motherhood,
owning businesses, and being the editor of a children’s
magazine. Holly eventually attended seminary and became a
hospice chaplain. For the last ten years, she and her husband
have been ministering to the homeless and those struggling with
addiction on the streets of Atlanta.