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Mary Lou Dickinson

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Mary Lou Dickinson grew up in northern Quebec. After attending university in Montreal, she moved to Michigan. Then she settled in Toronto where she has lived ever since. She worked for many years as a crisis counselor. Her fiction has been published in the University of Windsor Review, Descant, Waves, Grain, Northern Journey, Impulse, Writ, The Fiddlehead, Canadian Woman Studies and broadcast on CBC Radio. Her writing was also included in the anthology, We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman. Her first book, a collection of short stories, ‘One Day It Happens,’ was published by Inanna Publications in May, 2007. Her novel, 'Ile d'Or,' was published by Inanna in May 2010. Her third book, a novel, was published by Inanna in  2014. Her fourth book, a mystery, "The White Ribbon Man," was also published by Inanna in 2018. She self published a collection of short stories on KDP in 2020, "Dance Season; A Collection of Linked Short Stories." She has written an unpublished story of the journey of a writer, "Late Bloomer" and is working on a novel, "The Adventures of Lyndsay Butt.:"

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