Elka Ray

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Born in the UK and raised in Canada and Africa, Elka writes for children and adults. Elka divides her time between Central Vietnam and Canada's Vancouver Island - and sets her fiction in both locales.

When she's not writing, drawing or reading Elka is in the ocean.

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Eleanor Catton

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Eleanor Catton (born 1985) is a New Zealand author. Catton was born in Canada while her father, a New Zealand graduate, was completing a doctorate at the University of Western Ontario. She lived in Yorkshire until the age of 13, before her family settled in Canterbury, New Zealand. She studied English at the University of Canterbury, and completed a Master's in Creative Writing at The Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington. She wrote her first novel, The Rehearsal, as her master's thesis.Eleanor Catton holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she also held an adjunct professorship, and an MA in fiction from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. Currently she teaches creative writing at the Manukau Institute of Technology.

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Tee Tyson

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Best described as a nature lover, wordsmith, music nerd and genius, playgirl philanthropist, Tyson's dream is simple. One day, she will move into the mountains where she will perfect her hermit-like tendencies, grow a vegetable garden, bake fruit pies and own a claw foot bathtub.

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Christopher G Moore

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Christopher George Moore is a Canadian novelist who has lived in Bangkok, Thailand since 1988. He formerly taught law at the University of British Columbia. After his first book His Lordship’s Arsenal was published in New York to a critical acclaim in 1985, Moore became a full-time writer and has authored 18 novels and one collection of interlocked short stories. 

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Karen Chisholm

Another one I forgot to mention from December... Given I've been deep in the Scarlet Stiletto Winners recently thought I should have a look at a similar concept from another location.

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Andre K. Baby

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André K. Baby is a Montreal-born lawyer and author. He’s mined the wealth of his rich legal experience as a Crown prosecutor and international business lawyer to help forge the plot and characters of his thriller, “Dead Bishops Don’t Lie”. Its stand-alone sequel, “The Jewish Pope”, will be launched in 2013.

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Susan Parisi

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Susan Parisi is a dual Canadian-Australian citizen, who lives in Sydney Australia. As a teenager she moved to Australia with her family because her father was on the run from the law.  Clearly the black sheep of the family, she went on to complete postgraduate studies in psychology and get an honest job. Susan had painted and sketched from an early age but a spine-chilling nightmare provided the catalyst to put aside the paintbrush for the pen.  Her first novel, Blood of Dreams, a story of opium, obsession and murder in 18^th century Venice, is the result.

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Mary Fortune

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Mary Fortune (c. 1833-1910?) migrated from Canada to the Australian goldfields in 1855. She published her first detective stories in the Australian Journal in 1865, using the pseudonyms of 'Waif Wander' and 'W. W.'. In all, she wrote over 500 detective stories over 40 years, most featuring Detective Mark Sinclair. Her one book, The Detective's Album (1871), is the first known collection of detective fiction stories by a woman. She died an alcoholic, the date and place still unknown - somehow fitting for this pioneering woman of mystery.

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