Annie Daylon (B. Mus.,M.Ed.)
I’m a native of Newfoundland and now live in the British Columbia Fraser Valley with my husband David and our dog CoCo. The best thing about my coast-to-coast life, in this, Canada’s 150th anniversary year, is that I get to write stories set either on Canada’s Pacific coast (modern-day suspense) or the Canada’s Atlantic coast (historical suspense.) I am a member of both the Federation of British Columbia Writers and the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador. I love to get up at 3:30 or 4:00 in the morning and go to my computer where I spend numerous hours crafting characters who tell me their stories.Among the writers who have influenced me are: Louisa May Alcott, Wayne Johnston, Anne Marie MacDonald, Kate Morgan, Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen Leacock, and Maeve Binchy.
Second on my list of the things I enjoy most in life is reading. Among the best books I have read lately are: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, The Crimson Petal and The WHITE by Michel Faber, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. To catch a glimpse of other authors who inspire me, click to see My Personal Literary Canon.
Among my other many interests are: nature, tai chi, line dancing, walking, dogs, Mozart, and all things Newfoundland and Labrador… not necessarily in that order.Oh, I also enjoy watching television. Not something that everyone admits to, I have discovered. In fact, it amazes me that the multi-billion dollar television industry can survive, supported only by our middle class income! :~)