D. C. Shaftoe


Three days a week, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist, primarily working with children with autism. On those days, I spend a lot of time running, playing trains, and sitting in kiddie chairs. In 2010, as my children reached a new level of independence, I began to write. My first book was well received. It gave me the confidence to write more, and I’ve been writing ever since. I write what has been described as a unique blend of thriller, suspense, and romance. Many of my characters have experienced trauma (e.g. traumatic blindness, autism, widowhood) and real-life scenarios are not something I shy away from, though I value a happy ending. The books appeal to those looking for a clear Christian message as well as those seeking hope in a dark world. I hope you’ll enjoy reading Forged in the Jungles of Burma, Assassin’s Trap, Reckless Association, Enemy by Association, Imperfect (also published as Lethal Intentions), and my latest offering, Coffee, Kamloops, and Copper Mine.

Winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 2013 Word Awards, D. C. Shaftoe lives in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada with her husband and two children.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Born in India, my earliest recollections are of verdant green, monsoons, army ants and books. Just before my Kindergarten year, my family returned to Canada, settling in the Ottawa Valley, but the impact of those early years would last a lifetime. From India, came an understanding of poverty, injustice, compassion, and the need to read between the lines of culture to see the truth. So I write adventures that give readers a glimpse beyond the strictures of military juntas, a view within Autism, a peek through the blinds of conspiracy. I write about hope, passion, commitment and a love that lasts forever.
When did you first start writing?
I came to writing later in life, once I began to have the rarest of commodities a parent can own...spare time. After twenty years as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, I was serendipitously surprised by inspiration. I've been writing ever since.
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Coffee, Kamloops, and a Copper Mine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 116,000. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Christian » General
Coffee, Kamloops, and a Copper Mine is a unique blend of thriller, romance, and a story about people coping with disabilities and trauma.
Reckless Association
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,920. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Christian » General
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Ayden "Reck" Breckinridge is a street-level enforcer, known on the inner-city streets of Cincinnati as The Wrecker. His occupation is written on his skin with ink and scars and in his eyes with a look of steel. Can the power of God transform a life so filled with violence?
Enemy By Association
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Disgraced FBI agent, Ethan Lange, is no stranger to violence. When he brings Sarah Maier and her two young sons into protective custody, the terrorists pursuing him shift their deadly focus to the little family who become enemies by their mere association with Ethan. Mercenaries, grizzly bears, rattlesnakes, and the FBI threaten their lives as well as Ethan's hope of a future with Sarah.
Lethal Intentions: The Battle for Gideon
Series: Second Chance, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,330. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 28, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Marked for death by the Albanian Mafia, Zachary Marek struggles to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the Niagara Region. But before he can succeed, he is betrayed, ripped from his family and buried in a secret prison in Albania. His brothers mount a daring rescue and return him home. But trouble follows Zach and soon not only Zach's life is in danger but his wife's and son's as well.

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