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NameTherese Greenwood
LocationFort McMurray, Alberta

Therese Greenwood has published dozens of short mystery stories in publications in Canada and the U.S. She has twice been short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award, Canada’s top mystery writing prize, and has co-edited two short story anthologies. She has also worked as a reporter and editor, including a stint at the Kingston Whig-Standard, and spent a decade as a weekly CBC Radio correspondent. Her feature stories and columns have appeared in publications ranging from the Globe and Mail to Queen's Quarterly to Cottage Life, and she has a Master's degree in journalism. She tweets at


Selected publications
Kill As You Go, short story collection, Coffin Hop Press (August 2018)
“A Little Bit Easy,” AB Negative, An Anthology of Alberta Writers, Coffin Hop Press (2016)
“Wrecked,” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career Crooks (2012)
"A Way with Horses," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, reprinted The Crooked Road: Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career Crooks (2011)
“Bottom of the Barrel,” Winner of CBC Flash Mystery Fiction contest (2012)
"A Christmas Bauble," The Kingston Whig-Standard, finalist for Crime Writers of Canada 2004 Arthur Ellis Award for best short story
"Fair Lady," Menopause is Murder, finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada 2000 Arthur Ellis Award for best short story
"A Jury of Her Peers," winner of the Bloody Word's 2000 short story contest

Editor, Sun Media Summer Mystery Festival, an annual national fiction series featuring Canadian mystery authors in Sun Media newspapers (2003 to 2010).
Co-editor, Mystery Ink, The Ginger Press (2007)
Co-editor, Dead in the Water, Rendezvous Crime (2006)

Journalism and Media: CBC Radio Ontario Morning (correspondent), The Globe and Mail, Queen’s Quarterly, Kingston Whig-Standard


Nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Fiction (2000 and 2004).
Winner, CBC Flash Fiction national crime writing contest (2012).
Winner, Bloody Words Short story contest (2000)


Judge, Arthur Ellis literary awards for best crime fiction in Canada (2005, 2007 and 2014).
Founder, Wolfe Island Scene of the Crime Festival. Created and oversaw the incorporated, non-profit entity and its board of directors, community volunteers and high-profile Canadian authors (2002 to 2010).
Master's Degree in Journalism, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.


Crime Writers of Canada

  • Autobiography / Biography / Memoir
  • Crime Writing
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
  • Short Stories
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