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Dave Wickenden

Photo: Chris Kemp 2018

Dave Wickenden has spent time in the Canadian Armed Forces before the Fire Service, so is as comfortable with a rocket launcher as a fire hose. He has brought six people back from the dead utilizing CPR and a defibrillator and has assisted in rescuing people in crisis. He has learned to lead men and women in extreme environments. He loves to cook, read and draw. Dave ran his own home based custom art business creating highly detailed wood and paper burnings called pyrography. One of his pictures of former Prime Minister Jean Chretien graces the walls of Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

At home in Sudbury, Dave and his wife Gina are parents to three boys and three grandsons. His two youngest boys are busy with minor hockey and fishing, so you can guess where you'll find Dave when he's not writing.

After 31 years in the Fire Service and attaining the rank of Deputy Fire Chief, Dave retired to write thriller novels full time. He has been a member of the Sudbury Writer’s Guild since 2014 and the Canadian Union of Writers. His first novel, IN DEFENSE OF INNOCENCE was released in the April of 2018 and his second, HOMEGROWN released on the June 2018, both by Crave Press. He also has a couple shirt stories published. He is currently working on his fifth thriller novel. As of January 2018, Dave has been working with Filles Verte Publishing as an Editorial Intern.

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In Defence of Innocence. Crave Press, 2018
Homegrown. Crave Press, 2018


Dave Wickenden
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I can speak to my writing journey and discuss the the publishing process with students. There is a lot to learn and writingthe story is just one step. I can help fill those gaps. This presentation can be suited to teacher or student needs.

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