Michael 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.
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.
Mary 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.
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 Wild’s debut novel, Strange Things Done, won the Arthur Ellis Award 2015 for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel, and was shortlisted in multiple contests internationally.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_writerand Jo Silver @TheDawsonDaily (*Jo Silver is the main character in Strange Things Done)
Awards for Strange Things Done, 2016, Dundurn/Thomas Allen
Born 1929, London UK. Died 2016, Canada.
If there ever was a crime writer whom the Canadian crime-writing community needs to thank it is Eric Wright.
Eric Wright wrote eighteen crime novels, in four different series, as well as novels, a novella, and a memoir. Eric’s first novel, The Night the Gods Smiled (1983), won the first Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel, the John Creasey Award from the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), and the City of Toronto Book Award. The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn (2000) won an Arthur and was nominated for an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).
His writing career spanned over forty years and his contribution to Canadian crime writing was, without question, immense. This was recognized in 1998 when Eric received the Derrick Murdoch Award for lifetime contribution to Canadian crime writing.
Eric Wright passed away in October, 2015, shortly after being notified that he had been selected for the Grand Master Award. Eric continued writing until shortly before his death, and in May 2016, Cormorant Books released The Land Mine, a historical novel loosely based on Eric’s own childhood in World War II London.
"With his detective Charlie Salter, novelist Eric Wright created one of the country’s most popular literary heroes. Much like Salter doggedly working a case, Mr. Wright was known for meticulously crafting the plots of his crime novels, which were always readable and quintessentially Canadian."
Globe and Mail
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