Joan Yarmey BIO PICI was born in New Westminster, B.C., Canada, and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. While raising my own family, I also worked as a bartender, hotel maid, cashier, bank teller, bookkeeper, printing press operator, meat wrapper, gold prospector, warehouse shipper, house renovator and nursing attendant. I also began my writing career. But I don’t write in just one genre. Sometimes I have a story idea, write the manuscript and then decide what genre it fits.

My past writing has consisted of historical and travel articles, seven travel books, four mystery novels, and two science fiction novels.

I was taught in school that Canada doesn’t really have an exciting history. Right now I am trying to dispel that myth by writing Canadian historical for young adults/adults, the first two of which are: West to the Bay and West to Grande Portage.

My mystery novels are Illegally Dead, The Only Shadow In The House, and Whistler’s Murder all in The Travelling Detective Series (boxed set), and the stand alone novel Gold Fever. My science fiction novels are The Criminal Streak and Betrayed in my Cry of the Guilty-Silence of the Innocent series.

I love change so I have moved over thirty times in my life, living in various places throughout Alberta and B.C. I now reside on an acreage on Vancouver Island with my husband and three cats.

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