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Featured Authors, Poets, Story Tellers and Special Guests

Word On The Street Halifax is one of many festivals that contribute significantly to the economic wealth of Nova Scotia.  We do more than place writers on stage. We proudly host some of the finest talent in Canadian literature, with a strong focus on Atlantic Canada. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary.  Save the date and join in the celebrations!

Julianne Maclean – A Fire Sparkling

Julianne MacLean is a *USA Today* bestselling author who has sold more than 2 million books in North America alone. Her novels have been translated into Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Italian, Turkish, Russian, and Dutch. She has written twenty historical romance novels, including the bestselling *Highlander Trilogy* with MacMillan/St. Martin’s Press and her popular *Pembroke Palace Series* with Avon/Harper Collins. The first novel in her contemporary fiction series, THE COLOR OF HEAVEN, was a *USA Today* bestseller, and she has written and independently published 13 books in that series. Julianne is a four-time RITA finalist with Romance Writers of America, and has won numerous awards. Her most recent release A FIRE SPARKLING debuted at #3 in the Kindle bestseller list in the US, and was an Amazon Charts bestseller and a Washington Post bestseller. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of King’s College in Halifax and a degree in Business Administration from Acadia University in Wolfville. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada. She is represented by Creative Media Agency in New York.

Room 301, 3rd Floor 2 pm – 3 pm – Romance Writers Panel Discussion



“A young woman’s quest to find the truth about her grandmother’s past reveals World War II intrigue, mistaken identity, and a labyrinth of romance, doubt, and lies. A Fire Sparkling is a satisfying and heartfelt page-turner that keeps readers guessing until the very last page. This book combines so many of my favourite things – long-held family secrets, surprising characters, and resilient women who fight for love.” – Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Wartime Sisters and The Two-Family House