Author Michael Nowlan was born a Miramichier in Chatham, New Brunswick in 1937. He is an author of over ten books, including The Other Side, a collection of his poetry, and The Last Bell: Stories of New Brunswick Christmas, and he I the editor of numerous anthologies.
Nowlan, who spent thirty-three years in public education, retired in 1994. He lives in Omorocto New Brunswick with his wife Gertrude. The have five children and three grandchildren.