Mary W. Walters has published four novels and a collection of short stories. Her first novel, The Woman Upstairs (NeWest Press, 1987), which won The Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Excellence in Writing, is now available on Amazon in paperback and as an ebook. Her second novel, Bitters (NeWest, 1999), as well as a collection of short stories (Cool, River Books, 2000), will also soon be re-released.
Her latest novels are: a western based on Don Quixote, described as a “bold and sexy chase” and entitled The Adventures of Don Valiente and the Apache Canyon Kid (co-authored with John A. Aragon of Santa Fe, NM), and a novel that explores food addiction with sympathy and humour — Rita Just Wants to Be Thin (2014).
In addition to writing fiction, Mary works with academics and other researchers as an editor and consultant on grant applications, articles, monographs and books. Her first non-fiction book, Write an Effective Funding Application: A Guide for Researchers and Scholars was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. She also currently serves as an Advocate on the National Council of The Writers’ Union of Canada.
Mary has won a Writers Guild of Alberta Award for Excellence in Writing and an Alberta Achievement Award, and she is listed in Who’s Who in Canada. Her short fiction has been short-listed for such prizes as the CBC/Saturday Night Fiction Competition and the Journey Prize, and has been published in more than a dozen literary journals and magazines.
Mary is a former editor in chief at Lone Pine Publishing, and has worked as awards facilitator at the University of Saskatchewan.
Visit her website at marywwalters.com