Meet the Faces Behind NFOTA: Shane Joseph

Cobourg author Shane Joseph is NFOTA’s Chair of Communications. Who are you? I am a writer and a publisher, living in Cobourg, Northumberland County. As a writer, I have 6 novels and 3 collections of short stories published to date, and countless articles, essays, book reviews, and stories published globally. My press, Blue Denim Press,…

The Dog as Muse by Susan Statham

Born July 24, 2019, Artie, (AKA Arthur Conan Doyle) became my constant companion in early October. I’d met his dog mother, Bella, a year earlier during one of the ever-increasing vet visits for my fifteen-year-old French Bulldog, Janie (AKA Miss Jane Marple). “Ah you have a Frenchie too,” I said, acknowledging something of which I’m…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Rosie Riviera-Lopez

“The most challenging thing about painting is knowing when to stop,” says Rosie Riviera-Lopez, in an interview with NFOTA’s Cynthia Reyes. Rosie, an artist and educator, moved to Port Hope in 2020. Why Port Hope? My husband Francois and I are empty-nesters from Durham and we were looking for a quaint small town to retire to. We have relatives…