Sunday, May 18, 2008

Jean Rae Baxter

Jean Rae Baxter turned to full-time writing after a career in education. Her original intention was to write for young adults, but she quickly discovered a talent for noir. Her fiction has been widely published literary journals and anthologies and she recently won the Silver Hammer award for short fiction. Seraphim Editions published her debut short story collection, A Twist of Malice in 2005. In 2007, Ronsdale Press published her young-adult historical novel, The Way Lies North. Her latest novel in the noir vein is Looking for Cardenio. Jean holds a B.A and an M.A. in English from the University of Toronto and a B.Ed from Queen’s. The mystery of Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio has fascinated her ever since she took a course in Shakespeare’s late plays as part of her work on her Master’s degree. Jean is one of the organizers of the LiT Live Reading series. You can visit Jean at

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