Jean Rae Baxter

Jean Rae Baxter After a career in education, Jean Rae Baxter started writing seriously in the year 2000. Since that time her short stories have appeared in Canadian and American anthologies, literary journals and magazines. Her debut collection of short stories, A Twist of Malice, was published by Seraphim Editions in 2005, winning considerable critical acclaim. In her stories, the conflicts, obsessions and concerns of ordinary—and sometimes not-so-ordinary—people are limned with irony and penetrating insight.

She is also the author of three novels. The first was a young adult historical novel, The Way Lies North (Ronsdale Press, 2007). It was followed by Looking for Cardenio (Seraphim Editions, 2008), which investigates what may have happened to Shakespeare’s lost play. Her third, Broken Trail, a sequel to The Way Lies North, was published by Ronsdale Press in 2011.

Jean lives in Hamilton, where she is one of the organizers of the LiT LiVe Reading Series and serves as co-chair of Arts Hamilton’s Literary Advisory Committee.

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