Books by Therese

What You Take With You

Wildfire, Family and the Road Home

Cover of the book, Kill As You Go

An eye-witness account of the largest wildfire in Canadian history, the evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and what insurance companies call a “total loss” event. It’s also about the physical and emotional artifacts we carry with us in times of crisis and the meaning they attain, bringing past and present together to reintegrate our sense of self. It is also a rumination on marriage and the shared commitment to face what the future brings.

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Kill As You Go

Cover of the book, Kill As You Go

These are tales of Prohibition-era crime, small-town murder, and family betrayal. This is a Canada populated by backwoods kingpins, delusional dreamers, quirky neighbours, devilish delinquents, and unlikely villains. In lakeside villages, prairie farm communities, and oil-rich boomtowns of the Great White North, these stories echo through time from the 1800s to the new millennia, with a distinct Canadian flavour and delicate touches of darkness that hearken back to the great pulp writers.

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Crossover story wins Western Writers of America award for Fort McMurray author Therese Greenwood

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. / March 3, 2019 — Author Therese Greenwood has won a 2019 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for her crossover mystery story about a B-movie cowboy at the Calgary Stampede. Greenwood received Best Western Short Fiction recognition for “Buck’s Last Ride,” one of 14 stories in her 2018 collection …

Short Story Collection Features Kingston Christmas Stories

KINGSTON, Ont. / Dec. 5, 2018 – The latest book by Kingston native Therese Greenwood includes several locally set stories for the Christmas season, including one nominated for Canada’s top mystery-writing honour. “A Christmas Bauble,” set in Prohibition-era Kingston, was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story after its initial appearance in …

Short Story Collection Explores Theme of Life Interrupted

Calgary-based Coffin Hop Press has just released the short story collection Kill As You Go from two-time Arthur Ellis Award nominee Therese Greenwood. Called “a master storyteller” and “a pure Canadian voice” for her short crime fiction, Greenwood is publishing for the first time since losing her family home in the Fort McMurray wildfire of …