When Words Collide is an annual festival that unites authors and fans of both literary and speculative fiction in a series of readings, panels and events. The 2013 festival runs August 9 - 11 at the Best Western Village Park Inn in Motel Village, 16th Ave N.E., Calgary, Alberta. For more information, visit the When Words Collide website: http://www.whenwordscollide.org/
Stay tuned for more details on Janice MacDonald's appearances at When Words Collide.
Janice MacDonald is the author of nine books, including novels, non-fiction titles, a children’s book and a university textbook. Janice’s stories and essays have been widely anthologized, and her popular Randy Craig novels were the first mystery series set in Edmonton. She has taught English literature, communications and creative writing at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College. A lifelong lover of history, Janice has previously written a book about the fur trade in western Canada, as well as music and lyrics for touring musical plays about the Canadian railroad and the Lac La Biche Mission in northern Alberta. She was delighted to see both of her daughters work at Fort Edmonton and Rutherford House during their university years. Her latest Randy Craig mystery, Condemned to Repeat, is set in the historic Rutherford House.
Condemned to Repeat: For anyone other than Randy Craig, a contract to do archival research and web development for Alberta’s famed Rutherford House should have been a quiet gig. But when she discovers an unsolved mystery linked to Rutherford House in the Alberta Archives and the bodies begin to pile up, Randy can’t help but wonder if her modern-day troubles are linked to the intrigues of the past.