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Dave Butler

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Dave Butler is the author of the Jenny Willson mystery series (Dundurn Press). He's a forester and biologist living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. He's a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal winner, and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Full Curl won the Arthur Ellis award for Best First Crime Novel in 2018, and was short-listed for the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer award in the mystery category, also in 2018.

Dave's writing and images have appeared in many magazines and newspapers.

When he's not writing, Dave is a tourism professional, a father, grandfather and rabid fly-fisher.
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On Walking and Writing

I’ve returned from a walk with a close friend and as often happens, the walk inspired me to put words on paper. We hiked a series of trails in the forest south of the city, a light rain falling on us, my friend’s young dog crashing through the trees first to our left, then to our right. Sometimes we talked, sometimes we walked in silence. Birds chattered around us – the tiny kinglets with their as Read more of this blog post »
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