The authors

Peter Blendell

Peter Blendell

Peter Blendell is the author of Jonagold (a novel), Moonlight (a story for spoken word), and has made two short films. He’s written about film and visual art for various publications and blogs, including Canadian Art, Wildflowers magazine, and Cinefest Picton. A second novel, Glenora Crossing, is scheduled for publication in 2016. He lives in Milford, Ontario.

Peter Blendell work


J.D. Carpenter

J.D. Carpenter

J.D. Carpenter is the author of four books of poetry – Nightfall, Ferryland Head (Missing Link Press, 1976); Swimming at Twelve Mile (Penumbra Press, 1979); Lakeview (Black Moss Press, 1990); Compassionate Travel (Black Moss Press, 1994) and five novels – The Devil in Me (McClelland & Stewart, 2001); Bright’s Kill (Dundurn Press, 2005); 74 Miles Away (Dundurn Press, 2007); Twelve Trees (Dundurn Press, 2008); The County Murders (Cressy Lakeside, 2016). His interests include music, art, baseball, hockey, horse racing, and his six granddaughters. He and his wife, Karen Ralley, live in Prince Edward County.

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S.M. Hurley

S.M. Hurley has been a resident of the County since the late 80’s and is still working at her day job. Her early novels can be found in her sock drawer. Her most recent mystery, Hiding, in the late editing phase, features Prince Edward County Crown Attorney Augie de Graaf, an intelligent, tenacious thorn in the side of a hostile supervisor, careless police, and a killer who knows Augie is getting too close. 

S.M. Hurley work