An Air Force Brat, Donna grew up in locations all over Canada. Her primary influences came from small town Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario, the mining towns of Cape Breton, Northern Quebec and her birth province of New Brunswick.
Her interest in creative writing was established early and developed into a passion for fiction that continues to this day. She studied both Literature and Psychology at the University of Toronto and currently writes novels, short stories and poetry.
All titles are available in paperback as well as Kindle and e-reader versions. Her first collection of 5 mysterious short stories titled Sept-Iles and other places is available for e-reader. Her second anthology, titled Knowing Penelope, features brand new sexy & sassy PI Penelope Canon. Her 3rd full-length crime novel, The First Excellence, won the 2011 Indie Book Event Award for excellence in fiction!
An executive member of Crime Writers Of Canada, Donna volunteers her time as a mentor to aspiring CWC authors. She remains active in the Canadian writing scene, supporting Sisters In Crime, Word On The Street, Bloody Words and a variety of other venues for the literary arts.
An office manager, wife and mother of three, Donna divides her time between the hectic pace of Toronto and the relative peace of Ontario’s spectacular Georgian Bay. Life is never dull with husband/author Alex Carrick, their children, their beloved golden retriever Daisy and Dora The Cat.
Donna enjoys sharing her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the independent and self-publishing industry. Contact Carrick Publishing to arrange a workshop or group engagement.
A reading from The First Excellence by Donna Carrick