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Elvie Simons

Elvie Simons is a fiction writer based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her work has appeared in journals, magazines and newspapers in both Canada and the USA. Her medical mystery novelette, published in the July/August 2021 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence.


Born and raised in Montréal, Elvie spent her 20s sailing tall ships, building wooden boats and working as a theatre technician. Since settling down on the West Coast of Canada, she has studied writing at the University of Victoria and directed numerous theatrical productions. She's currently shopping a middle-grade Selkie novel and developing a new musical for Catador Theatre.

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