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Moritsugu, Kim

Kim Moritsugu Moritsugu Kim

Kim Moritsugu was born and raised in Toronto. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto and worked for several years in a corporate setting before becoming a full-time fiction writer.

Kim has published three novels of comic literary fiction, one of which was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, and one of which was serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers program.

Her first work of crime fiction, The Glenwood Treasure, was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, and her new and upcoming work continues her explorations in the crime fiction genre.  

Kim conducts occasional walking tours of Toronto’s North Rosedale neighborhood for Heritage Toronto, teaches creative writing through The Humber School for Writers, and recaps TV shows online as The Hungry Novelist. She would love to visit your book club or library branch and speak about her books and the writing life.

Selected Bibliography (Mysteries/Noir/Suspense):

The Glenwood Treasure. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2003

“A Taste of Honey,” a story in Toronto Noir. New York: Akashic Books, 2008

And Everything Nice. Victoria: Raven Books, 2011 

The Showrunner. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2018.

Awards:

The Glenwood Treasure. Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award, 2004

Website:

kimmoritsugu.com

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Devlin, A.J

A.J. Devlin   Devlin A.J

A.J. Devlin grew up in Greater Vancouver before moving to Southern California for six years where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from Chapman University and a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from The American Film Institute. After working as a screenwriter in Hollywood he moved back home to Port Moody, BC, where he now lives with his wife and two children. Cobra Clutch is his first novel.

www.ajdevlin.com

 

Raab,Kelley

Kelley Raab Raab Kelley

Kelley Raab is a psychotherapist, teacher, and writer. She earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies and taught at universities in the U.S. before immigrating to Canada in 2004. One of her most popular courses was “Personal Stories of Faith and Doubt,” because students liked reading spiritual journeys from different faith traditions. Since 2005 Kelley has worked in the mental health field. She is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and provides clinical supervision to students. Kelley’s crime fiction investigates two of her interests: spiritual beliefs and practices and the nature of the human mind. She also enjoys playing music, especially harp. Kelley and her husband Yvon live in Ottawa.

Rasic, Daniel

Daniel Rasic

Daniel Rasic is the author of The Pirates of Aden and lives on the East Coast.

Poplak, Lorna

Lorna Poplak Bio Poplak Lorna

Books have always been a constant in Lorna’s life — like Mount Everest or the moon or breakfast. As a child, Lorna was an avid reader, one of those kids who use a flashlight to read under the covers until the wee small hours of the morning.

Success as a writer took a while longer. There was some early promise — that’s if poems and stories in high school yearbooks count as promise. Lorna majored in law at university in her native South Africa, but her love of the written word led her to study English literature and take an Honours degree in French. After a diploma in library science, Lorna moved to Canada and into the field of information technology. Then, as now, Lorna enjoyed exploring her new country by car, bike, and on foot.

But writing computer code is no substitute for playing with and playing on words, so Lorna escaped into that other kind of writing. She also became an editor, proofreader, and fact checker. To hone her skills and explore electronic media, she enrolled in a technical communication program.

By this time more successes were rolling in — published work included travel pieces, reviews, user-friendly web content, annual reports, and medical and science writing. But her real passion lay in children’s literature.

So it’s not entirely surprising that when Lorna started writing and workshopping Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada, she envisioned it for an audience of young readers. The surprise came in the form of a contract to publish the work as adult non-fiction. This set Lorna free to delve deeply into the topic. And the result is a darkly humorous book about crime and punishment in Canada’s first century, which examines the relevance of capital punishment today.

https://www.lornapoplak.com/

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