Meet Jon Tattrie

Jon is the author of six published nonfiction books, two published novels, and the past editor of Atlantic Books Today. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King's College and has taught writing at King's, at Dalhousie University, and privately.

Jon regularly works with debut authors and the 40+ Atlantic Canadian publishers who publish their work. He knows what publishers are looking for and how to turn your manuscript into a publishable book.


Jon has edited books professionally, including working as a developmental editor for Senator Don Oliver's A Matter of Equality.

Best Selling Author

Jon's most recent book, Peace by Chocolate, tells the extraordinary true story of how the Hadhad family lost everything in the Syrian war and rebuilt in Canada. In the video below, Tareq and Jon discuss how it came about.

Jon's other titles include Daniel Paul: Mi'kmaw Elder, Redemption Songs, The Hermit of Africville, Daytrips from Halifax, Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax, Black Snow, and Limerence.

Peace by Chocolate
Daniel Paul: Mi'kmaw Elder
Redemption Songs: How Bob Marley's Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism
Limerence: a novel
Day Trips from Halifax
Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax
The Hermit of Africville
Black Snow: a novel of the Halifax Explosion