GLORIA ANN WESLEY holds the distinction of being Nova Scotia’s first published Black poet. She is a trained teacher and has taught at all grade levels. Gloria is the author of two novels, two books of poetry, and several picture books. Chasing Freedom was nominated for the 2011 Anne Connor Brimer Book Award for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature. If This is Freedom was chosen for One Book Nova Scotia in 2017. Her latest work is Abigail’s Wish. Gloria resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.