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High Clear Bell of Morning


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Glen, a marine biologist who studies killer whales in the Salish Sea, is desperate to understand his daughter Ruby's mental illness. He follows her through the streets catching glimpses of the horror-filled world where she now resides. Meanwhile he discovers disturbing parallels between Ruby and the mysterious death of a young killer whale found with a body full of toxic pollutants. 

Douglas & McIntyre 2014


Decomposing Maggie

If you denied your loved one's last dying wish, would you blame them for haunting you?

Maggie Cooper has lost sight of the living. Three years after her husband Peter's death, Maggie is estranged from her daughter and removed from her son. She wears Peter's one remaining item of clothing - a spattered sweatshirt - and spends more than the occasional night sleeping in her car, away from the memories of their once-shared bed.

In the Hands of Anubis

Now available as an E-book !

Replete with coyotes, dog-headed gods and broken tractors, In The Hands Of Anubis is a wonderfully playful exploration of human relationships and the unexpected guides we meet in life.

Trevor Wallace, a tractor salesman with a lost childhood and a stalled relationship, is en route to Africa on business. In the Frankfurt airport he stumbles over the bag of Constance Ebenezer, a gregarious old lady travelling the world with extraordinary contraband in her luggage.

Falling From Grace

Now available as an E-book !

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make all the difference—like chromosomes, sperm, tiny bugs or an endangered seabird that nests in an old-growth forest. But, what’s big or what’s little depends entirely on your perspective.

At three feet ten inches tall, Faye Pearson knows all about perspective. A scientist doing entomological research in the tallest trees on Vancouver Island, Faye’s struggle to function in a world not made for people her size is poignant and heartwarming.

Ann's Blog: The Ecology of Writing

Ann Eriksson - Author and BiologistWelcome to my blog about writing and ecology (or the ecology of writing). In the spring of 2011, I started producing a free email newsletter called A Novel Journey, which took subscribers along with me as I wrote my novel  High Clear Bell of Morning.  The newsletter has generated a lot of interest and I have been encouraged to direct the content to a wider online audience, hence the beginning of my blogging career. While you can read all the back issues of the newsletter here, I thought I would focus the blog on a subset of topics about writing, editing, and publishing, as well as the environmental and social issues which I often write about in my novels such as forest conservation, marine ecology, environmental toxins, mental illness and homelessness to name a few. Occasionally I might include something unrelated simply because it interests me.

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Thanks for your interest! Ann