J.E. Barnard has long had a passion for writing, and for exploring issues that face women in contemporary society. Her works explore adolescent individuation, women’s finances, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, workplace PTSD, chronic illness, disability, eating disorders, and medical assistance in dying. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in magazines and anthologies since the 1990s. Her first novella, a Maddie Hatter Adventure, came out in 2015 and garnered a Prix Aurora nomination. In 2016 her first full-length mystery novel, When the Flood Falls, won the CWC Dundurn award for best unpublished crime manuscript. Since then she’s had four further novels published, gained another Prix Aurora nomination, won Alberta Book of the Year, and appeared on numerous best-seller lists. In addition to her conference schedule, in recent years she has taken on more teaching and editing roles. She divides her writing year between Calgary with her cat and Vancouver Island with a resident owl.
Find out more about Jayne and her books on:
Facebook @FallsMystery or @MaddieHatterAdventures
Twitter @JayneBarnard1 or @J_E_Barnard