Raye Anderson is a Scots Canadian who spent many years directing theatre schools and delivering community art programs in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Calgary, most notably at the Prairie Theatre Exchange where she was Education Director for fifteen years. Raye also taught Theatre and Arts Education at the University of Manitoba.
Her work has taken her across Canada, as far north as Yellowknife and south to the West Indies. She has created many scripts with her students, cowritten TYA plays and developed historical plays for Parks Canada.
Raye currently lives in the Manitoba Interlake as part of a thriving arts community. She has two daughters, one granddaughter and a cocker spaniel. And We Shall Have Snow, her first crime novel, featuring the RCMP’s Roxanne Calloway, was released in August, 2020. Her second in the series, And Then Is Heard No More, will have a virtual launch in the spring of 2021.
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Linda Keith lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an indie author and graphic designer with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alberta, as well as a diploma in Design Studies from MacEwan University. Her debut novel, Black Iris, is the first book in the Black Iris Trilogy.
Susan Jane Wright
Susan Jane Wright is a former lawyer who has worked in Canada, the US, Great Britain, Europe and Asia. She enjoys travel; her favourite vacation was a trip on the Orient Express. Her nonfiction has appeared in Alberta Views, CBC The Road Ahead, the Edmonton Journal and other online news publications. She’s appeared on CBC Radio, CTV Primetime and Wordfest where she had the honour of interviewing the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin. She’s a community activist and received the PIA Public Interest Award for Southern Alberta in 2016.
She is working on her second legal thriller.
D.E. Ring grew up in small Canadian towns, where characters tell stories. Writing for a local paper demanded discipline and understanding the reader. Becoming a successful professional playwright brought rhythm to the words and a way with deft characterization. Business writing demanded research, brevity, and exciting copy for a global market. Always curious, still surprised by life, D.E. Ring is a creator of intriguing worlds to visit.
D.E. has had five mystery/crime stage adaptations professionally produced. These include theatrical version of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear, The Speckled Band, and The Musgrave Ritual. D.E. also wrote a dramatic (non-musical) version of Gaston Leroux' great work of detective fiction, The Phantom of the Opera. D.E. and fellow playwright Michael Pollard have recently completed The Haunted Man, a chilling theatre piece about how easily anger spreads -- and the consequences.
The first of D.E. Ring's Inspector Urquhart mysteries, Death of the Limping Man, will be published later this year. D.E. is working on the second book in the series, set in the 1940s on what seems the edge of the world.
D.E. Ring is a full member of Playwrights Guild of Canada and Canadian Actors Equity Association.
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Vander Vlugt, Joanna
Joanna Vander Vlugt
Joanna Vander Vlugt is an author and illustrator. As a teenager, she drew charcoal portraits and wrote mysteries. Joanna has always been intrigued by fashion illustrations. Instead of charcoal pencils, she switched mediums and now creates fashion and motorcycle illustrations using Copic markers. Joanna creates interior and exterior book design. She has been commissioned to create motorcycle and car illustrations. Her art is collected by private collectors world-wide.
Joanna has published her legal thriller The Unravelling which was a Canadian Book Club Awards finalist. Her previous publications under her pseudonym Joanna Szasz and J.C. Szasz include her short essay No Beatles Reunion for the Dropped Threads 3 anthology, Beyond the Small Circle; Egyptian Queen for the Dead in the Water CWC mystery anthology and The Parrot and Wild Mushroom Stuffing for the CWC Blood on the Holly mystery anthology. Joanna has just launched her podcast JCVArtstudio - Sophisticated Creatives which celebrates and discusses writing, art and the artist's journey.
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