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  • Feature: Spencer, Oliver Dean

    Spencer RunnawayOrangutan

    Oliver Dean Spencer, The Case of the Runaway Orangutan, Original Press

    The Case of the Runaway Orangutan reads like a runaway freight train on the verge of derailing at every turn.

  • Feature: Fradkin, Barbara

    Fradkin AncientDead

    Barbara Fradkin, The Ancient Dead, Dundurn Press

    Amanda searches desperately for the connection between her long-missing uncle and bones uncovered in a remote Alberta coulee.


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Patricia C. Lee Lee PatriciaC

Pat is a playwright and award-winning author who has had a love affair with the written word since childhood, many times immersing herself in the stories of Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene. An active imagination gave inspiration to short stories and her first play as a teen.

Her full-length play, The Truth About Lies, was staged at a regional theatrical competition in 2006. She was selected as "One of 50 Authors You Should be Reading" in 2012. One of her novels achieved a finalist slot in the 2013 International Book Award Contest - fantasy category. And her Daughters of the Crescent Moon Trilogy garnered second place in the 2016 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers Choice for Best Series. She is also the winner of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Short Story contest for A Holy Night.

Although still in pursuit of a place truly called home, Pat shares her life with her husband and three cats, all of which claim rule over the house at one point or another. Besides dreaming up the next novel, she enjoys traveling, baking, camping, wine, and of course reading – not necessarily in that order.

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Margot Trevelyan   Trevelyan Margot

Margot Trevelyan has lived in London England, Nigeria and California but was born and raised in Toronto where she now resides. She spent over 20 years as a senior policy official in the Ontario provincial government and has been a long-time member of the Toronto Arts and Letters Club for which she has written and performed in numerous skits. Prior to her work in government, Margot worked with the CBC and the Canadian Union of Public Employees where she directed films and wrote original music. She recently co-authored a management leadership book entitled “A Tale of Two School Principals and the Superintendent Who Wanted to Lead Them.” She has an undergraduate degree in English literature and a graduate degree in French. She is currently Chair of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and is working on her first novel, a murder-mystery set in Toronto.

Catherine Astolfo Astolfo Catherine

A two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Short Story, a Derrick Murdoch award winner and past President of Crime Writers of Canada, Catherine is the author of five novels, two novellas, and numerous short stories, as well as screenplays. Similar to having been between spouses in the past, Catherine is between publishers at this writing. Watch for announcements and read her writing here:



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