Phyllis Smallman

Phyllis Smallman’s love of books led to various library jobs after which she became a production potter who dreamed of being a writer. Her debut mystery, Margarita Nights (McArthur & Company), was shortlisted for the British Debut Dagger Award for the Best First Novel, and won Canada’s Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished Crime Novel. Lindor Reynolds recently gave it a glowing review in the Winnipeg Free Press, commenting on “the snappy dialogue, rapid pacing and characters you’d hope to meet in a beach bar.” Depending on the time of year, Smallman can be found on Salt Spring Island BC, Hamilton ON, or on a beach in Southwest Florida.

Around the City (Sept 27), Rural Tour