Sandy Frances Duncan

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Sandy Frances Duncan
Born1942 (age 76–77)
Other names
  • Sandy Frances Mary Duncan
Education
OccupationWriter
Organization
Awards

Sandy Frances Duncan is a Canadian writer of novels, mysteries, and short stories.[1] Her novel Gold Rush Orphan was among the finalists for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize in 2005.[2] She has contributed short fiction to anthologies, including Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told and Celebrating Canadian Women,[3] and to magazines including Makara, Northern Journey, and Canadian Fiction.[1]

Duncan, born in Vancouver in 1942, holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of British Columbia. She worked as a psychologist at Woodlands School, New Westminster, British Columbia; Burnaby Mental Health Center in Burnaby, and for the Metropolitan Health Department in Vancouver before turning to writing full-time in 1973.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Cariboo Runaway (1976)
  • Kap-Sung Ferris (1977)
  • The Toothpaste Genie (1981)
  • Dragonhunt (1981)
  • Finding Home (1982)
  • Pattern Makers (1989)
  • Listen to Me, Grace Kelly (1990)
  • British Columbia: Its Land, Mineral and Water Resources (1996)
  • Gold Rush Orphan (2004)[1]

Mysteries[edit]

Four novels, co-authored with George Szanto, comprise the Islands Investigations International Mysteries, as follows:

  • Never Sleep with a Suspect on Gabriola Island (2009)[4]
  • Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island (2010)[5]
  • Never Hug a Mugger on Quadra Island (2011)[6]
  • Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island (2013)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Contemporary Authors Online: Sandy Frances Mary Duncan". Biography In Context. Gale. June 14, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "BC Book Prizes: Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize". BC Book Prizes. 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Sandy Frances Duncan". Ronsdale Press. 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Never Sleep with a Suspect on Gabriola Island". WorldCat. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Always Kiss the Corpse on Whidbey Island". WorldCat. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "Never Hug a Mugger on Quadra Island". WorldCat. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island". WorldCat. Retrieved May 1, 2019.