Member Profile

N. J. Lindquist

N. J. Lindquist is an award-winning-author, a motivational speaker, and an empowering teacher who loves helping people live joyful and meaningful lives.

Her published work includes the new adult novel My Brother's Keeper, the 4-book Circle of Friends coming-of-age novels, the Hot Apple Cider anthologies, and numerous short stories, columns, and articles.

As J. A. Menzies, she writes the Manziuk and Ryan mysteries.

In 1999, N. J. and her husband Les created That's Life! Communications, an indie publishing company.

After years of church leadership, N. J. co-founded The Word Guild and served in a leadership capacity for eleven years.

Originally from the prairies, N. J. and Les have lived in Markham, Ontario, since 1986.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Shaded Light: A Manziuk and Ryan Mystery (as J. A. Menzies). MurderWillOut Mysteries, 2014
My Brother's Keeper. Markham, ON: That's Life! Communications, 2015
Glitter of Diamonds: A Manziuk and Ryan Mystery (as J. A. Menzies) . MurderWillOut Mysteries, 2007
Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul. That's Life! Communications, 2008
A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. That's Life! Communications, 2011
A Taste of Hot Apple CIder. That's Life! Communications, 2014
Shadow of a Butterfly: A Manziuk and Ryan Mystery (as J. A. Menzies). MurderWillOutMysteries, 2015

Awards

Judges' Choice, Toronto Star short story contest, 1989.
Teacher of the Year, Roblin Collegiate Institute, 1972.
Silver medal in English from Brandon University, 1969.
Gwynfred J. Griffith Memorial Scholarship in English, Brandon University, 1967.
Canadian Church Press Award of Merit - Feature Article for Faith Today magazine, 2003
The Word Guild Best Young Adult Book for More Than Friends, 2005
The Word Guild Best Suspense/Mystery Novel for Shaded Light, 2005
The Word Guild Best Best Regular Column for "The Inside Story" in ChristianWeek, 2005
Award for Excellence in Communications and Media for Leading Women, 2006
Deeds Speak Award from the York Region Police for InTime of Trouble, 2006
Read for Life Award for InTime of Trouble, 2006
Finalist, The Word Guild Best Suspense/Mystery Novel for Glitter of Diamonds, 2008
Award of Merit, The Word Guild Inspirational/Devotional Article for "My Letter to the Editor" in Hot Apple Cider, 2009
The Word Guild Best Inspirational/Devotional Article for "The Diamond Ring" in Hot Apple Cider, 2009
The Word Guild Best General Readership Article for "The Diamond Ring" in Hot Apple Cider, 2009
The Word Guild Award for a Blog Series for "The movement to re-engineer writers:" & "Listening with your heart & your mind", 2010
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Presentation Length:
45-60 min
Genre:
mystery, teen fiction, fantasy, journalism
Audience size:
negotiable
Workshop Description:

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$200
Two sessions:
$300
Three sessions:
$500
Four sessions:
$600
GST:
GST not applicable