The eleventh author to be featured in Mythology from the Rock will be local journalist, activist, and all around legend Ainsley Hawthorn!
Ainsley Hawthorn, Ph.D., (she/her) is a cultural historian, author, and multidisciplinary artist. Raised in Steady Brook, Newfoundland & Labrador, and now based in St. John’s, she earned her doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University.
Hawthorn is passionate about using her academic knowledge to bring new ideas about culture, history, and religion to a general audience.
As a public scholar, she blogs for Psychology Today, writes for CBC (follow link for a full list of her articles, offsite), and has contributed to various other publications, including The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Newfoundland Quarterly.
She edited the anthology Land of Many Shores: Stories from a Diverse Newfoundland and Labrador, coming in 2021 from Breakwater Books, and is currently completing her first solo-authored non-fiction book, The Other Five Senses.
She brings with her her story, 'The Patchwork Skin.'
Hawthorn joins Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Amanda Evans, Melissa Bishop, KA Mielke, Ali House, Peter J Foote, Yasmine Dalloul, Hannah Jenkins, and AJ Ryan on the list of announced authors.
There are seventeen authors yet to be revealed, including award-winning short fiction authors, popular novelists, and mainstays of the From the Rock series! Stay tuned to Engen Books for more revelations!