Author Appearances

Summer 2018:

Saskatchewan Festival of Words Appearances:

All entry fees $10 or free with full Festival pass.

July 20, 2018 – 14:40 to 15:30 – Reading Room, Moose Jaw Public Library, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6

Fifty minutes of readings and conversation between JE Barnard and Governor-General Award-winner Cherie Dimaline in the elegantly restored 1913 Moose Jaw Public Library. One of fifty fabulous literary events at Saskatchewan Festival of Words.

July 21, 2018 – 10:10 to 11:00 a.m. Taylor Room, Moose Jaw Public Library, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6

Conversation and readings with JE (Jayne) Barnard and Governor-General Award-winning poet Katherena Vermette.

July 21, 2018 – 14:40 to 15:30 -  South Room, Moose Jaw Public Library, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6

On mystery with Michael Redhill and JE Barnard

Bookstore Signing:
4 - 8 p.m. Friday, July 27th, 2018 
Indigo Signal Hill, 
5570 Signal Hill Centre SW, 
Calgary, AB

When Words Collide: A Calgary ReaderCon
August 10-12, 2018

Delta Marriott Calgary South

135 Southland Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 5X5

Friday 1 – 2 p.m.  Canmore Room: Young Adult Speculative Fiction
Jayne Barnard, Naomi Davis, Stacey Kondla, Fonda Lee

Authors, agents, & editors in a discussion of today’s spec fic for teens & new adults

Friday 4 – 5 p.m. Parkland Room: Creative History in Mystery

Tasha Alexander, JE Barnard, EC Bell, SG Wong

Where does historical accuracy begin and end? What is the writer’s responsibility to history? Boundaries, best practices, the rabbit holes of research.

Saturday 1-2 pm. Canmore Room:  Young Adult Mystery

Jayne Barnard, Stacey Kondla, Mahrie G. Reid, Shawn Bird

What makes a mystery suitable for teen and new adult readers?

Saturday 4 – 5 p.m. Fireside Room: Tyche Books Presents

Margaret Curelas, Jayne Barnard, EC Bell, Simon Rose, Axel Howerton

Peeks & previews of recent & upcoming releases, with author readings.

Saturday 8 p.m. Parkland Room: Autograph Session

Sunday 1-2 p.m.Parkland Room: Crimes in the Wilds
JE Barnard, Dave Butler, Rick Overwater

Using wilderness settings to up the tension and bring a whole new world of danger to detectives, victims, and villains.


Sunday 2 -3 p.m. Waterton Room: Murder Before Forensics

Dwayne Clayden, JE Barnard, Mahrie G. Reid

The Perennial Detectives take on solving a pre-forensics killing crafted by the audience.

Bookstore Signings:

5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Chapters Dalhousie Station
5005 Dalhousie Dr NW
Calgary, AB

5-8 p.m. Friday August 24th , 2018
Chapters Shawnessey 
16061 Macleod Trail S.E
Calgary, Alberta
Falls Mysteries & Friends
      An evening of readings and conversation
7-9 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018
Owls Nest Books   815a 49 Ave SW,   Calgary, AB