What is a Canuck from Southwestern Ontario doing writing about Texas? Blame it on my father and his love of Louis L'Amour - which he passed on to me.
I have an honors degree in history and philosophy, which has nothing to do with any regular job I've held since. A liberal arts education did prepare me to be a writer, however. I penned my first novel during lectures while pretending to take notes... then lost it in the women's washroom between classes.
I live in Guelph Ontario and write mysteries, westerns and fantasy. I am not the Alison Bruce who lives in Cambridge England and writes mysteries, or the librarian in Aberdeen, Scotland or the New Zealand actor who was the villain in Xena Warrior Princess.
In addition to writing fiction, I write and edit for business and community organizations. I manage publications for Crime Writers of Canada and the administration for the Arthur Ellis Awards. I have two wonderful kids, who are my greatest cheerleaders, and two rats, who pay no attention to me whatsoever.
Also find me at: www.alisonbruce.ca, alisonebruce.blogspot.com. and @alison.e.bruce
Under A Texas Star, Imajin Books, 2011
Disguised as a boy, Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion. Inspired in equal parts by Louis L'Amour and Georgette Heyer, Under A Texas Star is a western mystery/romance, with a touch of humor and loads of adventure.
Deadly Legacy, Imajin Books, April 2012
In 2018, rookie detective, Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can’t stand, and a legacy to live up to.