Jayne Barnard’s YA Steampunk Adventure, MADDIE HATTER AND THE DEADLY DIAMOND (Tyche Books, 2015) is a Prix Aurora and BPAA finalist, and winner of a 2016 eFestival of Words Award. Her mystery, WHEN THE FLOOD FALLS, won the 2016 Dundurn Unhanged Arthur. Her mystery manuscript, WHEN THE BOW BREAKS, was shortlisted for both the Unhanged Arthur in Canada and the Debut Dagger in the UK. Awards for short fiction range from the 1990 Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for PRINCESS ALEX AND THE DRAGON DEAL to the 2011 Bony Pete for EACH CANADIAN SON.
New publications include stories in ENIGMA FRONT: BURNT (Analemma Press) and THE WHOLE SHE-BANG 3 (Sisters in Crime Toronto), and a second YA Steampunk Adventure, MADDIE HATTER AND THE GILDED GAUGE (Tyche Books, April 2017).
Jayne served the Crime Writers of Canada as Prairie Region Vice-President and is a founding member of Crime Writers of Calgary. She leads vocal and other craft workshops for writers and is a regular panelist at When Words Collide.