Biographies

Dowdall, Anna

Anna Dowdall

Dowdall Anna2

Anna was born in Montreal and now lives in Toronto, where she has too many cats. She’s been a reporter, a college lecturer, and a horticultural advisor, as well as other things she’s forgotten. She was a semi-finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult Literature, as well as for Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award (Unhanged Arthur category). She reads obscure fiction in English and French, and doesn’t know why Quebec isn’t more often a mise en scène for romantic suspense. After the Winter is her first published novel.

 

Michaud, Michael Paul

Michaud MichaelMichael Paul Michaud

An American-Canadian citizen, Michael holds a B.A. in English, Honors B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude), and a J.D. in Law. He is employed as a Crown Prosecutor in the Greater Toronto Area. THE INTROVERT (2016 - Black Opal Books) is his second release.

His debut novel - BILLY TABBS (& THE GLORIOUS DARROW) - was published in 2014 from Bitingduckpress.

FB.COM/MICHAELPAULMICHAUD

 

Wild, Elle

Wild ElleElle Wild

Elle Wild grew up in a dark, rambling farmhouse in the wilds of Canada where there was nothing to do but read Edgar Allan Poe and watch PBS mysteries. She is an award-winning short filmmaker and the former writer/host of the radio program Wide Awake on CBC Radio One. Her short fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Magazine and her articles have appeared in The Toronto Star, Georgia Straight, and Westender. Wild’s debut novel, Strange Things Done, won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel, and was shortlisted in multiple contests internationally. Recently returned from the U.K., Wild currently resides on an island in the Salish Sea named after the bones of dead whales.

Web site: www.ellewild.com

Twitter: @ElleWild_writer
and    
Jo Silver @TheDawsonDaily (*Jo Silver is the main character in Strange Things Done)

Awards for Strange Things Done, 2016, Dundurn/Thomas Allen

  • 2015 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel — Winner
  • 2014 Telegraph/Harvill Secker Crime Competition — Shortlisted
  • 2014 Southwest Writers Annual Novel Writing Contest — Silver Winner
  • 2014 Criminal Lines crime-writing contest by A.M. Heath Literary Agents – Shortlisted
  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Longlisted

Cain, Shelby

Cain ShelbyShelby Cain

Shelby Cain was raised in Cranbrook, British Columbia. After completing a degree in biology at the university of Alberta, she spent years travelling and working in the medical industry. When she had her first child and began her maternity leave she found an opportunity to explore the unexamined in herself. She began to write, and discovered her passion.

Shelby now lives an hour away from her home town, residing in Fernie with her husband and two young daughters. She has won multiple awards for her short stories in both fiction and non-fiction. Her work can be seen regularly in Fernie Fix magazine and the international publication Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine. Mountain Girl is her first novel.

 

 

 

Sawyer, Mary H.

Sawyer MaryHMary H. Sawyer

Mary H. Sawyer lives on the banks of the beautiful Saint John river in New Brunswick. Her career as a public school teacher and administrator serves as her inspiration for the Stella Page series. She loves setting her mysteries in ordinary circumstances that most people would be familiar with until the crime is uncovered. Then it becomes  a question for the reader: What would I do if that were me?

Her blog can be found at http://rewireforfun.blogspot.ca. where she writes about issues she finds funny or interesting. You might find the odd short story there as well.

 

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