Barbara loves many different types of books and is particularly partial to crime fiction set in Britain and in her own country. Below are some of her favourite Canadian writers who are making their mark.
R J Harlick: Author of the Meg Harris series. The Quebec wilderness setting is a powerful character in itself.
Vicki Delany: Versatile and prolific author of numerous mystery series and standalones.
Mary Jane Maffini: Also a versatile and prolific author of four different series, and Canada's queen of comedy.
Erika Chase: Author of the gentle, Ashton Corners Book Club series set in Alabama. In her other life, Erika is Linda Wiken, Canada's Mystery Maven extraordinaire.
Linda Wiken: (AKA Erika Chase). Under her own name, Linda writes the gentle, cosy Dinner Club Mysteries.
Violette Malan: Fantasy author of the Dhulyn and Parno adventure series, among others.
Dave Butler: British Columbia author of vivid, compelling adventure thrillers with a social message.
Maureen Jennings: Versatile and prolific author of the renowned Detective Murdoch series, as well as others.
Rick Blechta: Toronto author who blends his dual passions for writing and music in his novels.
Jayne Barnard: Versatile Calgary author who captures the beauty and challenge of the Canadian west.
Brenda Chapman: Versatile author of Young Adult and Rapid Reads mysteries as well as adult thrillers.