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Alumni Authors

Some of your fellow alumni have become prolific authors. Here is a just a selection of the books written by Ryersonians. We want to see this list grow, so if you know of any that are not listed here, please contact us.

Are you a published author? Fill out this form to get added to this list. Print copies can be mailed to Ryerson University, Alumni Relations, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, M5B 2E7.



My Fluffy Bunny

Carli Yim

RTA ’12

Love Is the Punch Line

Kathleen Jones-Lepidas

Publishing '97

Brown Girl in the Room

Priya Ramsingh

Business Communication '13

The Better Monsters

Puneet Dutt

Masters in Literatures of Modernity '14

The Circumstantial Enemy

John Bell

Business ’68

Glass Houses

Louise Penny

RTA '79

One Way Ticket

Jay Forman

RTA '83

Quantum Night 

Robert J. Sawyer 

RTA '82

When Dinosaurs go Dancing 

Judy Cook 

Theatre '75

The Search for Angel

Tish Cohen

Business Management,1988

Gabby: Drama Queen

Joyce Grant

Journalism '85

Attila & The Battle Cruiser

Peter Chestnut

Photographic Arts, 1959

Town House

Tish Cohen

Business Management,1988

Creek Water

Rob Starr


The Apple Lady

Rob Starr


My Life and Other Lies

Stephen Pitt

Radio & Television Arts,1976

Faster Than Wind

Stephen Pitt

Radio & Television Arts,1976


The Low Cholesterol Book for Two: 100 Perfectly Portioned Recipes for Better Heart Health

Andy De Santis, Nutrition and Food ’12

The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life

Meghan Telpner, Fashion Communications ’03

Lick Your Plate: A Lip-Smackin’ Book for Every Home Cook

Julie Albert, Journalism ’97

The Mindful Glow Cookbook: Radiant Recipes for Being the Healthiest, Happiest You

Abbey Sharp, Food and Nutrition ’11

Evolving Vegan: Deliciously Diverse Recipes from North America's Best Plant-Based Eateries

Mena Massoud, Theatre Performance ’14

The Indispensable Survival Guide to Ontario’s Long-Term Care System

Karen Cumming, RTA ’84 and Patricia Milne

Before the Lights Go Out: A Season Inside a Game on the Brink

Sean Fitz-Gerald, Journalism ’00

Had It Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo?

Robyn Doolittle, Journalism ’06

A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse

Cathy Crowe, Nursing ’85

Memories, Miracles & Meaning — Insights of a Holocaust Survivor

Fanny Krasner Lebovits with Selwyn Isakow and Sid Shapira, Journalism ’79

Healing Cannabis Edibles

Pat Crocker, Food, Nutrition, Consumer, and Family Studies ’75

the art of home

Brian Gluckstein, Interior Design ’83

Long Ride Home: Guts, Guns and Grizzlies

Filipe Masetti Leite, Journalism ’11

The Accidental Farmer
Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur

Patti Pokorchak, Business Management ’74 & ’76

The Regular Effect: How to Release Yourself from the Comfort of Being Normal

Shiv Rad, Business Management '13

Walter Beauchamp: A Tailored History of Toronto

Pedro Mendes and Terry Beauchamp, Business '72
Forward: Gordon Lightfoot

Outraged: The Murder of Shoeshine Boy Emanuel Jaques

Robert Hoshowsky, Journalism '89

Financial Self Defence for Canadian Women

Joanne Shaw, Chemistry & Biology '78

Super You: How Technology is Revolutionizing What It Means to Be Human

Andy Walker, Journalism '90

Quality by Experimental Design, Fourth Edition

Andrew Milivojevich and Thomas B. Barker

Mechanical Engineering '87

Story Money Impact: Funding Media for Social Change

Tracey Friesen

Radio and Television Arts '90


Special: A Mother’s Faith Journey in the Face of Loss

Laura Leavens

Journalism '80

Danny Dog – A rescue dog finds his forever home

Sid Shapira

Journalism '79
2015 winner of the "Family Choice Award"

Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World

John R. Bell

Business Administration '69


Jay Onrait

Radio and Television Arts ‘98

Crazy Town

Robyn Doolittle

Journalism ‘06

The Dogs Must Be Eating Them Now

Graeme Smith

Journalism ‘10

The Flavour Principle

Co-written by Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol, Lucy Waverman

Journalism ‘62

Canada & the Nobel Prize & Canadian Scientists & Inventors

Harry Black

Architectural Science,1957


Susan Hutton-Siderovski

Environmental Health,1997

Off Our Rockers and Into Trouble

Anne Moon


Country Music's Most Wanted: The Top 10 book of cheating hearts, honkey-tonk tragedies, and music-city oddities

Francesca Peppiatt

Radio & Television Arts,1978

Dreamwork Uncovered: How dreams can create inner harmony, peace and joy

Marina Quattrocchi


To Stand & Fight Together

Stephen Pitt

Radio & Television Arts,1976

Day of the Flying Fox

Stephen Pitt

Radio & Television Arts 1976


Maggie Siggins

Journalism 1965

No Canadian Experience, Eh? : A Career Survival Guide For New Immigrants

Daisy Wright

Public Administration, 1999