Biographies

Kent, Winona

Winona Kent Kent Winona

Winona was born in London, England and grew up in Saskatchewan, where she completed her BA in English at the University of Regina. After moving to Vancouver, she graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing. More recently, she received her diploma in Writing for Screen and TV from Vancouver Film School.

She has been a temporary secretary, a travel agent and the Managing Editor of a literary magazine. Her writing breakthrough came many years ago when she won First Prize in the Flare Magazine Fiction Contest with her short story about an all-night radio newsman, Tower of Power. Her spy novel Skywatcher was a finalist in the Seal Books First Novel Competition and was published in 1989. This was followed by a sequel, The Cilla Rose Affair, and her first mystery, Cold Play, set aboard a cruise ship in Alaska. After three time-travel romances, Winona returned to mysteries with Disturbing the Peace, a novella, in 2017.

Winona lives in New Westminster, BC.

Website: http://www.winonakent.com

Blog: https://winonakent.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winonakentwriter/

Twitter: @winonakent

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/winonakent/

Hounsell, Kayla

Kayla Hounsell  Hounsell Kayla

Kayla Hounsell is an award-winning journalist. She is the author of First Degree: From Med School to Murder: The Story Behind the Shocking Will Sandeson Trial, a true crime book based on a case she covered for nearly three years. She is now the CBC's National Reporter for Canada's Maritime provinces. Based in Halifax, and originally from Newfoundland, she has worked in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ottawa, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Liberia.

You can reach Kayla on Twitter & Facebook:
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Tymo Lin  Tymo Lin

Novelist, columnist and book critic, Lin was a finalist in The 4th Soji Shimada Mystery Awards for 2015, a mystery critic for books.com.tw, and director of the Mystery Writers of Taiwan.

Lin was born in Taipei and is currently living in Greater Vancouver. He graduated from the Vancouver Film School - 3D Animation & Visual Effects. Lin was a columnist for nine years writing for Distinctive Taste magazine (San Francisco), World Journal Weekly (New York) and The Mess-Age (Taiwan). He has frequently given lectures about mystery writing to readers in Taiwan and the USA.

He became a full-time novelist after receiving the mystery award and has published seven novels since 2015. Lin also co-translated one of the Mystery Writers of America's books, Writing Mysteries, into the Chinese language published by Marco Polo Press in 2018.

One of Lin's novels, Wake Me Up at Happyland, has been nominated by the Taiwan Cultural Bureau to be included in the Taiwan pavilion at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany.

Website: https://TymoLin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TymoLin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tymo_Lin

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tymo_lin

Weibo: https://weibo.com/lintymo

 

Pasquella, AG

A.G. Pasquella  Pasquella AG

A.G. Pasquella was born in Dallas, Texas. He is now a dual citizen (Canada/U.S.) living in Toronto, where he writes stories and makes music. His writing has appeared in various spots, including McSweeney’s, Wholphin, The Believer, Black Book, Joyland, Little Brother, and Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. He is co-editor (with Terri Favro) of Pac’n Heat: A Noir Homage to Ms. Pac-Man. A.G.’s debut thriller, Yard Dog, is Book One of the Jack Palace Series.

Website: http://www.agpbooks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agpasquella

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agpasquella

 

 

Blair, Rickie

Rickie Blair  Blaair Rickie

As a financial journalist, Rickie Blair lived in three Canadian provinces. Her current home is halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls and serves as inspiration for the fictional—and deceptively idyllic—village of Leafy Hollow. The second book in the series, “Digging Up Trouble,” was shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award in 2018. When not writing her cozy mystery series, Rickie spends her time wrestling with a half-acre garden and trying to keep the peace between an irrepressible Jack Chi and three rescue cats.

Website link: www.rickieblair.com

 

 

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