J.E. (Jayne) Barnard

J.E. (Jayne) Barnard's latest novel is 'Why the Rock Falls', a novel of women's wilderness suspensefrom Dundurn Press. 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 In 2016 her first full-length mystery novel, When the Flood Falls, won the CWC Dundurn award for best unpublished crime manuscript.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 and won Alberta Book of the Year. Her short fiction and non-fiction shows up in magazines, anthologies, and online.

Jayne 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.

Jayne divides her writing year between Calgary with her cat and Vancouver Island with a resident owl.

Find out more on:
Facebook @FallsMystery


or @MaddieHatterAdventures







Instagram @je_barnard