Rosalyn Roy is an award-winning Canadian journalist, multi-genre author and successful entrepreneur. In 2022, she won the Bob Levin Award for Short Feature for her exclusive first-person dispatch in the National Post – Exclusive: The Heartbreaking Story on the Ground on Newfoundland’s Battered Coast, written during the height of Hurricane Fiona. Her story, Fiona’s Fury, for the Wreckhouse Weekly newspaper, published the day after the storm, claimed the gold award at the 2022 Atlantic Journalism Awards. During her first year as a community news journalist, she wrote a story on Canada’s first autism-friendly hotel that went viral, and she has subsequently written more guest pieces for the National Post.
Born in Channel-Port aux Basques, Rosalyn was raised primarily in the Eastern Townships of Québec. She returned to Newfoundland in 2012 and co-owns a successful, independent community newspaper, print shop and publishing house that serves the Southwest Coast. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering for the Montreal Canadiens, sitting around a campfire, and walking her dog, Gizmo. Her books can be found at the Butterfly Book Boutique in Port aux Basques and other stores throughout the Southwest Coast or ordered online via Wreckhouse Press and Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Rosalyn-Roy. This is her second non-fiction book.