P. A. Wilson


Perry Wilson is a Canadian author based in Vancouver, BC who has big ideas and an itch to tell stories. Having spent some time on university, a career, and life in general, she returned to writing three years ago and hasn't looked back since (well, maybe a little, but only while parallel parking).

She also writes the Charity Deacon mystery thrillers, and the Madeline Journeys, a high fantasy series.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I wrote a few stories as a kid, but I started trying to write a whole book - a daunting enterprise - in my mid thirties. I managed to write the entire story, but it wasn't great. Then I put writing aside while I created my career, got a degree, and became a professional project manager. 2008 was the year everything changed. I found National Novel Writing Month and found a novel in the process. After that I wrote seriously and managed to get 13 books out and I'm still going.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I just finished the first draft of the final story in both series. The most interesting story, to me, is the final book in The Madeline Journeys. The first book in the series, Off Track, was really a standalone story. When a reader asked me when she could expect the next book in Madeline's story, I was flummoxed. Then I reread it. In that book I'd planted the seeds for a four book series.
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Where to find P. A. Wilson online


Cabin Fever Craving
Series: The Riverton Romances. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,730. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Private investigator Alicia Morrison was mad. Thinking about Max had distracted her, and now her target was on the run and it was all her fault. Sheriff Max Bryant knew that Johnny Rae DuKane was trouble. Alicia would have to wait until he figured out what kind of trouble. Will a fleeing criminal and a hired killer destroy their love before they leave the mountain?
End Of The Tunnel
Series: The Madeline Journeys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,680. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Pregnant and without her magic, Madeline is running out of time to save the world. The circle of stones leading to the gate between worlds doesn’t give her the answers she needs. Evil emanates from the well even before the dust, wind, and the seductive voice come through. Will Madeline find the answers before the next invasion? Will she find unlikely allies in old enemies?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,030. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A prophecy, a dark secret, and a missing apprentice. Quinn only wants a quiet life, but fate is conspiring against him. Now the prophecy is coming whether they are ready or not. Lionel is still trapped, and an arrogant stranger holds the answers. Quinn can see again, but he is as much in the dark as before. Can he save the world without destroying everything?
Series: The Charity Deacon Investigations, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,850. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charity is enjoying watching good-looking people act, when the first dead body shows up. Val is arrested for murder, that’s not quite what she’s hoped for a reunion with the teenager who’d run off a year ago. Can she save Val from prison by finding the killer before they strike again? Clearing a friend’s name of murder is hard enough, doing it as the deaths pile up may be impossible.
Write The Book Inside You
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,800. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free, Michelangelo. You’ll discover how to see the angel in your flow of ideas, and then find the piece of marble in your first draft, and then carve him free through revision.
The Alice Street Inn
Series: The Riverton Romances, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,800. Language: American English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For Niki Winston, losing her job in a legal firm was like losing her whole world. Set adrift in Portland, Oregon, she takes a chance on a lifeline from a friend, and leaves the city behind for the small town of Riverton. Alex Thompson needed a manager for his inn, and a way to leave it, and rural life, behind for good. Niki should have been the perfect choice – if they can ever agree on anything.
The Dragon at The Edge of The Map
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When her neighbor is brutally murdered, Monique feels the past creeping back into her life. The police don’t see the killing as a priority, but when strangers enter the crime scene, Monique is driven to solve the case. Dogged by mysterious criminals, threatened, and finally pushed to the edge, Monique must face her personal dragons.
Obsession, book 3 of The Quinn Larson Quests
Series: The Quinn Larson Quests, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,680. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Sightless and defiant, Quinn walks a narrow, dangerous path through the hidden, magical world of Vancouver. The shadow of Cate's death still haunts him, while the future has never looked so bleak. His old nemesis, Fionuir, stirs in her prison. A grim prophecy threatens to doom them all. Even blind, Quinn must find a way through the coming darkness.
A Twist of Power, Book 3 of the Madeline Journeys
Series: The Madeline Journeys, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,750. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Madeline's home is threatened by a magical assault from the faraway City, intent on destroying the heir to the Summer Lands. There she must go, if she is to finally put the past to rest. Help is easily offered by newfound friends - Regis, a human mage, and Springheart, an elf wanderer. But who can she really trust in a City where trust is bought and sold, and even her magic begins to fail her?
Imperative, Book 1 of The Quinn Larson Quests
Series: The Quinn Larson Quests, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,890. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Quinn Larson is a wizard. His life in the shadow world of the Vancouver Real Folk is a quiet one, and he'd prefer if it stayed that way. But one dead human is a problem, and three is something he can't ignore. The Sidhe and the fairies are involved, and they'll expose all the Real Folk if they're not stopped. It falls to Quinn to keep them hidden and prevent another genocide – but at what cost?
Greed, Book 2 of the Charity Deacon Investigations
Series: The Charity Deacon Investigations, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,530. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A trip to rural France turns sour when Charity Deacon and her best friend Lu have to trace a missing woman. Audrey Wylie may have fallen into the hands of some very dangerous individuals, and only Matthieu Durand of the local gendarmerie is interested in helping to find her. It's only a matter of time before Audrey's body turns up - unless Charity can crack the case.
Breaking The Bonds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,290. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Twenty five years of subjugation under the alien Meta have left the human colonists of Free Faith fearful and wary. But their cruel, brutal, and violent ways have pushed them too far, and the whispers of rebellion are in the air. Three young colonists, Serena, Michal and Oisin, become unlikely liberators when the people of Free Faith turn on their oppressors and rise up in defense of their home.
Closing The Circle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,160. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In the dark places of San Francisco, a serial killer has chosen to ignore the words of the Wiccan Rede. Each death is connected to Felicity Armstrong, a believer in Wicca horrified at the perversion of her religion. Only Sam Barton of the FBI stands between her and her stalker. With the festival of Mabon approaching, he must protect Felicity and stop the murderer before everyone around her dies.
Compulsion, book 2 of the Quinn Larson Quests
Series: The Quinn Larson Quests, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,830. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Quinn Larson kept the Real Folk hidden, but the cost was more than any man should bear. Now, he has to contend with losing his sight and gaining an apprentice, while the Sidhe still weave their twisted schemes. Someone is stealing the fairies' babies and treasure. Once again, it falls to Quinn to find a solution and prevent a meltdown among the magical races - even if he has to do it while blind.
The New Normal Book 2 of The Madeline Journeys
Series: The Madeline Journeys, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Madeline left her old life behind when she chose to stay in the magical world of Cartref, but it seems that life hasn't quite let her go. By chance, her old nemesis has been summoned from Earth, and she's destined to be a sacrifice in a brutal blood ritual. Lee Marshall will die unless someone can rescue her – but what will happen if Madeline has to take her place?
Off Track, A Madeline Journey
Series: The Madeline Journeys, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,740. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Madeline's always had a purpose. Lately, it's been to make partner at her high-powered law firm, but a single misstep shunts her and her assistant sideways into the magical world of Cartref and a quest to save the Summer Lands from a blood feud. The prophecy that will save them rests on her decisions, but can Madeline accept her new purpose in a place so far beyond everything she's ever known?
Hubris, A Charity Deacon Investigation
Series: The Charity Deacon Investigations, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
For Charity Deacon, a private investigator with a nose for trouble, curiosity is just a way of life. She witnesses a car crash that hides a brutal murder. Her latest client is a young streetwalker with a missing sister. Both are connected to the underworld of Vancouver, and the Chinese gangs that kill anyone who gets too curious about them. All Charity knows is this could be her biggest case yet.

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  • River's Bend on Aug. 18, 2012

    an interesting mystery. I found myself trying to guess not only who did the main mystery, but also who the main characters were. A complex and well written story.
  • Olive Park on Aug. 18, 2012

    Wow, a well paced story, great characters and high tension ending. I was drawn in from the first chapter and given a whole bunch of mysteries to figure out.