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Peter Kingsmill

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Peter Kingsmill is the author of the Awan Lake mystery series. Peter is a recipient of the Governor General’s Conservation Award (Canada) and the founder of the Redberry Lake (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve in Saskatchewan. When he is not writing novels, he serves as a contract writer and as a consultant on regional development projects. Peter joined Crime Writers of Canada as a Professional Author Member in 2018.
Peter has been a frequent writer and editor since leaving high-school in Montreal and college in Vermont. He recently retired from many years as a riverboat captain and owner of a small-waters marine services business, and has worked at an eclectic mix of tasks which include logger, trucker and cattle farmer. He is passionate about Cana
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Peter Kingsmill I am currently doing some polishing on "Nobody Drowned", which is in pre-order status at Kobo, Amazon and Kindle. Release date is April 1... I am cont…moreI am currently doing some polishing on "Nobody Drowned", which is in pre-order status at Kobo, Amazon and Kindle. Release date is April 1... I am contemplating moving that forward to March 20 but I'm not certain yet.
And of course, I am scheming about the third book in the Awan Lake Series of Frank Anderson novels... (less)
Peter Kingsmill Now that I have started to concentrate on writing novels, the day-by-day inspiration to sit down at the keyboard and "just do it" comes easily. But, t…moreNow that I have started to concentrate on writing novels, the day-by-day inspiration to sit down at the keyboard and "just do it" comes easily. But, there has been a long road between my parents and teachers and even a professor telling me "you should be a writer" and actually becoming a fiction writer. My first job offer after high school was to write operation and maintenance manuals for railway locomotives, a job I probably shouldn't have turned down - but did! A second offer was from a small community weekly newspaper, which I did accept and shortly became editor (all eight pages of it, twelve on a good week!)
After a year or so of that, a year of college got in the way. It was almost two decades later that I spent a few years as a full-time singer/songwriter, and became convinced that writing country songs was a perfect fit for my attention span: two verses, one chorus, repeat... and done!
Later, I took on some good editing gigs for business and professional magazines and even (with a lot of encouragement and help from my spouse) started a relatively successful community weekly newspaper of our own.
Of course I have been doing a number of things over the years to earn a living, including farm worker, logger, trucker and riverboat captain, but it took until just over a year ago to arrive at the conclusion that I actually wanted to do what I probably should have done many many years before: write my first novel. And, here it is: Sunset at 20:47 !(less)
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It wasn’t supposed to be this way…

First published in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix ePaper March 12, 2021. In a March 7, 2021 article in the New York Times, Lisa W. Foderaro writes that, after authorities in Thailand banned international flights because of the Covid-19 pandemic, “…leatherback turtles laid their eggs on the usually mobbed Phuket Beach… the first time nests were … Continue reading "It wasn’t supposed to be this way…" Read more of this blog post »
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I know some of this author's non-fiction work, which is always meticulously researched and beautifully written, so when I learned she had a new novel, I made the time to buy it (Kobo) and read it. I am really glad I did!
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I am blessed by having a daughter who supplies me with marvellous Christmas (and sometimes birthday) reads. She steps away outside her own reading genre of choice (raunchy romance?) and her father's writing genre (Canadian Cozy Mystery?) when she sel ...more
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If you are at all interested in the mixed machinations of business, finance and political philosophy, you will find Bill Browder’s "Red Notice" a timely and fascinating read. It is a memoir: the author was front and centre in planning and running sch ...more
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