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, three books of poetry, and several picture books. Her latest work is Abigail's Wish. Gloria resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Chasing Freedom was nominated for the 2011 Anne Connor Brimer Book Award for Atlantic Canadian Children's Literature. Chasing Freedomwas shortlisted for the 2012 Ann Connor Brimer Award for Young Adult Fiction. If This is Freedom was chosen for One Book Nova Scotia in 2017.
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Author details, The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has announced the shortlist for the 2014 East Coast Literary