Dee Van Dyk’s publishing resume over the years includes Canadian Living, Homemakers, Alberta Venture, Up!, Profit, Fresh Juice, and Avenue. Her publishing diversity reflects her life and interests, ranging from extreme weather to a well-told piece of fiction.
She is currently working on transferring out-of-print non-fiction books into electronic format, and on a Young Adult novel called Sin Eater.
Describe your desk
Cluttered. A tidy desk is the mark of a messy mind. Or so I tell myself.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in small town southern Alberta in a Mennonite community. I firmly believe everything about me is either an affirmation or a rejection of the values I learned as a child. Hopefully, I kept the best bits and discarded the rest.
Seventeen year old Sara Shaughnessy has spent most of her life on the fringes of society, the sister of a convicted serial killer. Bullied or ignored, at least her life has an element of predictability to it.
But when her father’s death thrusts her into the care of her strange Irish grandmother, the danger to Sara is no longer child’s play.
Who killed JFK? Was Jack the Ripper a member of the Freemasons? Is Skull and Bones a secret society placed to form a sinister shadow government, or is it a gathering of wealthy kids performing bizarre adolescent rituals? Are we alone in the universe?
Van Dyk’s Conspiracy Theories takes a look at some of the most provocative stories of our time, and the conspiracies that shroud them.