Ian Mccallum

Ian McCallum

Ian McCallum recently retired from the St. Thomas Times-Journal after a 20-year career at the publication, initially hired as a sports reporter he moved on to the city hall beat and then to city editor. He was also responsible for their social media presence, including website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. He also authored the popular weekly column, City Scope, which has now been expanded and can be found at ianscityscope.com. Prior to his arrival at the Times-Journal, Ian was program director at BX-93 radio in London. A position held for eight years. The station was transformed from a sleepy, under-performing country station to a southwestern Ontario leader in new country music through an aggressive programming and marketing strategy that rolled out new features such as East Coast Calling, Renegade Country, the Saturday Morning Oldies show with Chet Martin and the Sunday Morning Gospel Show. He is a graduate of York University with a degree in urban planning and worked for a year at the Regional Municipality of York before embarking on a long career in media. From May to September, Ian can usually be found on a soccer pitch somewhere in the St. Thomas area as a soccer referee, supervising games involving youngsters all the way up to adult leagues.

Shelley Fleming

Shelley Fleming

Shelley Fleming is a graduate of the University of Guelph. She and her husband live on a farm near Rodney in West Elgin. In 1986, she began her library career as an assistant at the Rodney Branch of the Elgin County Library. She continued on to become Supervisor of the Rodney Branch, the West Lorne Branch and the John Kenneth Galbraith Reference Library Dutton Branch. Shelley has been a life long reader and is looking forward to reading the submissions for the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award.

code workun

Code Workun

'Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Code Workun is a Publishing Consultant with FriesenPress Publishing Services. During his career in the publishing industry, he has successfully led the production of over 150 titles across virtually every genre imaginable. A far better critic than an actual writer, he is thrilled to be a part of this year's JKG Literary Award.'