Biographies

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

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

 

Greenwood, Therese

Therese Greenwood Greenwood Therese

Therese Greenwood’s short fiction has appeared across Canada and in the U.S. in such publications as the Crime Writers of Canada’s Over The Edge anthology and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. She has twice been short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award, Canada’s top mystery writing prize, and has co-edited two short crime fiction anthologies. She grew up on Wolfe Island, Ontario, the largest of the Thousand Islands, and the region forms the backdrop for much of her fiction. She also writes about Fort McMurray, Alberta, where she now lives with her husband.

Visit her online at www.therese.ca and @WolfeIslander on Facebook and Twitter.

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

 

 

Levison, Deborah

Deborah Levison Levison Deborah

Debbie’s life has two parts: the first in Canada, where she grew up, and the second in the United States, where she’s lived for twenty years. In Toronto, she attended the Royal Conservatory of Music as part of her parents’ plan to make her a concert pianist. (That didn’t work out.) She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in psychology. (Didn’t pursue that either.) She landed instead in public relations, which gave her a chance to write creatively every day.

Since relocating to the States, she’s been published in local, regional and national media – newspapers, magazines, websites, and poetry journals. A feature she wrote on survivors of the M.S. St. Louis, a German ocean liner carrying scores of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, earned an Award of Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Now, she is thrilled to share her first book, a true crime, with the world. THE CRATE: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice is the story of a gruesome discovery: in 2010, her family found a wooden crate, nailed tightly shut and almost hidden from view, on their property in Muskoka, Ontario. They were not prepared for the horrific contents of the crate… or how they would be forced to confront evil.

Debbie lives in Connecticut with her husband, three children, and an Aussiedoodle named Moose. You can find her in Muskoka every summer, watching the sunset from her rowboat.

Visit her at www.debbielevison.com

 

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