About Alison etc

Alison Bruce writes history, mystery and paranormal suspense.  Her books combine mystery, well-researched backgrounds, a touch of romance and lots of coffee. Her protagonists are marked by their strength of character, sense of humor and the ability to adapt (sooner or later) to new situations. Four of her novels (and one short story) have been finalists for genre awards. (See below.)

Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher and web designer. Currently she is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

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Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. It's mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.


Take two traditionally published authors with book rights that have reverted to them. They want to keep the books out there, available to new readers.

The result is an author's cooperative publishing and promotion venture.


The Deadly Dames is a group of five traditionally published crime fiction authors:
  • Catherine Astolfo
  • Janet Bolin
  • Alison Bruce
  • Melodie Campbell
  • Joan O'Callaghan
And designated reader:
Nancy O'Neill

Other Awards


RAWHIDE 'N' ROSES ("Gold Mountain")