About the Authors


Angie Collins-Burke was a Registered Nurse at The Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada with over 25 years of experience as a bedside nurse, clinical resource nurse, intake coordinator, and nurse educator. Following her stroke, she assisted other stroke survivors as a Stroke Mentor and volunteered with Peers Fostering Hope program through the March of Dimes. She is an amateur bodybuilder and earned her elite status in 2017, receiving an invitation to compete at the World Championships. As a member of the Integrated Stroke Unit Working Group at The Ross Memorial Hospital, she provided valuable input that was used to develop policies and procedures for a brand-new unit. Angie has been a keynote speaker and featured in radio interviews, live Facebook interviews, print media, blog posts, books, magazines, and newsletters. She is well known on social media with over 20,000 video views. Married for almost 30 years, she has gained strength during recovery from her husband Bill, two grown sons, and the family dog Roscoe.



Suzanne Cronkwright is a successful technical writer and editor with over 30 years’ experience in both high tech and government in Canada. Working with Angie on “Just Pick Up the Peg” has provided a wonderful opportunity to use her writing skills to “make a difference”. Suzanne has been married for over 36 years to her high school sweetheart, has two grown children, and delights in the antics of her grandson.