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Peter Kingsmill

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Montreal, Canada



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Peter Kingsmill was born and raised near Montréal but soon after high school chose to move west, first to British Columbia then eventually settling in Saskatchewan. He has worked at an eclectic mix of tasks - reporter and editor, logger, trucker, cattle farmer, and riverboat captain.

Peter and his wife Valerie live at Hafford, Saskatchewan, near Redberry Lake where his work resulted in his being presented with the Governor General of Canada's Conservation Award in 1991. Peter is past-chair and founding director of the Redberry Lake (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve, He currently serves as publications editor with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and works as a consultant on regional development projects when he is not writing a novel

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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,…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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Sunset at 20:47

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It is difficult to define the impact of immigration to Canada without starting at the (apparent) beginning, when a handful of explorers and opportunists from Britain and France began what became a ceaseless invasion of this country. Doubtless our indigenous inhabitants were curious (and probably amused) and welcoming to these strange new people with strange … Continue reading "Do we need immigr... Read more of this blog post »
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"Great storyline and a great mystery read. I have never visited Canada but this book is how I imagine it to be. First of the author I've read and will definitely be looking f
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Really good read! At first I felt a bit swamped by the characterizations of both the protagonist and the antagonist, but once underway it all made sense and was a fascinating look at wildlife and endangered species management through the lens of a po ...more
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