Biographies

Scott, Dianne

Dianne Scott  Scott Dianne

Dianne Scott is a Toronto teacher and writer. By day, she teaches literacy skills to struggling readers, and by night she writes creative fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her current project, DEVASTATION, is a finalist for the Unhanged Arthur Award and was longlisted for Mslexia’s First Novel Award. Dianne’s writing has appeared in literary journals, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and on CBC radio. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers and Diaspora Dialogues’ mentorship program. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime and Pen International.

When she’s not writing or teaching, Dianne is chauffeuring her teenagers to their sporting games, attending Zumba classes, or curled up with a good book.

Selected Publications:

“The Right to the Right,” The Globe and Mail, April 18, 2018

“Gibraltar Point,” novel excerpt from DEVASTATION upcoming in Taddle Creek , December 2018

Contact Information:

Email:

Twitter: DianneEScott

Website: diannescott.ca

 

Preston, Sydney

Sydney Preston Preston Sydney

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Sydney Preston has lived and/or studied in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Rome, London and Sendai, Japan. She has been a flight attendant, advertising copywriter, TV production assistant, ESL teacher and copy editor/webmaster. A lifetime singer, she lives in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. Her debut novel, “Too Late for Redemption” is now in digital format on Kobo Writing Life, and the softcover will be available the second week of April 2018.

Kent, Michael

Michael Kent  Kent Michael

Michael Kent is a retired international management consultant. Contrary to his technical writing, his fiction always has a tinge of humor and a special twist to the tale.

A native of Montreal, he is bilingual, sometimes speaking French and English in the same sentence.

Years as a private pilot, avid reading, and extensive travelling, have built up a storehouse of plots and stories to be shared with the world.

Markman, Alex

Alex Markman   Markman Alex

Alex Markman graduated university, economic faculty, and worked many years as an analyst in various big corporations. The work gave him an opportunity to study intricacies of corporate politics and idiosyncrasy of top echelon managers. His true callings though are adventure travels, a study of history, and fiction writing. Every event in his life, small or large, adds to his understanding of life and gives him ideas for his entertaining stories.

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Hayward, Don

Don Hayward Hayward Don
 
Don Hayward is the author of the non-mystery novels, After the Last Day and The Seventh Path. He grew up at a hydro-electric generating site on the Spanish River, surrounded by the natural world of the Canadian Shield hard rock country. Don was six years old when he took his first train trip from Turbine to Espanola Ontario behind a steam locomotive much like the “Pacific” in Murder On the Goderich Local. His love of trains came as a little boy riding with the local delivery man to meet the milk and mail train, all in the steam era. He has crossed both Canada and Australia by train, ridden the old narrow gauge “Ghan” to Alice Springs in Australia and the “Polar Bear Express” in northern Ontario Canada. Don and his wife Diane have five children and fourteen grandchildren. They now live in Goderich Ontario on Lake Huron. Aside from Murder on the Goderich Local, Don has published the novels below.
 
 
Please read my newly published novel: The Seventh Path and my first novel  After the Last Day.
 
The e-book versions can be ordered at Smashwords via the link below.