Marjorie Kendall (1930- ) of New Brunswick lived for many years in the Eastern and Western Arctic, part spent as editor of the "Eastern Arctic Star" weekly in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit). She even ran for a seat in territorial politics. Her children's books, including "Inuk," "Yookie," and "Aka'k" (all 1979, Borealis), have northern themes. She also worked as a legal secretary and high school creative writing teacher in Courtenay, British Columbia. She has since returned to New Brunswick.