Edeana Malcolm


Edeana Malcolm has published 6 short stories, two of which have won awards. Her historical fiction novel, A Garden in the Wilderness, is available through Borealis Press in Ottawa.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
When I read this quote from the Eisan family Bible-- "Michael Eisan married his third wife at the age of 101 and died of his excesses at the age of 103," I just knew I had to write his life story. And what a story it is! He was a Loyalist during the American Revolution. But how he managed to get there from the Palatine region of what is now Germany is a remarkable story in itself. I had a wonderful time researching this book and following in the footsteps of my other great-great-great-great-grandfather.
What are you working on next?
I'm writing a novella from the point of view of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. It starts when she learns that her son has been beheaded, and continues until her death about three years later. It sounds like it might be a downer, but I assure you it's not. Elizabeth is a real person with a passion for justice. In the end she becomes not just a follower of Jesus, but a leader who learns to speak her own mind.
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Where to buy in print


The Compleat Gardener
The Serpentine Garden Path
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until Dec. 26!)
The Gardener's Wife
Price: $4.99 USD.
Letters from the Gardener
Price: $4.99 USD.


The Loyalist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Michael is a very old man in Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia when he meets young Sarah Lawrence. Their relationship opens long-repressed memories of his Loyalist past during the American Revolution in South Carolina. Then the memories take him even further back to the Old Country and the dark secret of a tragedy he has never confided to anyone.
Letters from the Gardener
Series: The Compleat Gardener, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
In John Dean’s letters to his friends in Scotland he tells about the turmoil that is taking place in Belfast during the time of the French Revolution. He neglects to mention that his wife Susan is falling in love with the leader of the revolutionary, Henry Joy McCracken. Even more dangerous, she falls under the spell of McCracken's sister's feminist ideas. Will John win back his wife's love?
The Gardener's Wife
Series: The Compleat Gardener, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00 from 1 review)
John Dean cannot find work in England to support his growing family, so he moves to Scotland. At Ellon Castle, John discovers that his employer is not the Earl of Aberdeen, but the Earl’s mistress. Against her husband’s wishes, Susan becomes friends with the mistress. Their friendship threatens to destroy Susan’s marriage in an unexpected manner, and she agrees they must leave Scotland at once.
The Serpentine Garden Path
Series: The Compleat Gardener, Book 1. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until Dec. 26!) Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In 18th C. England, Susan Kirke falls in love with the gardener on her father’s estate. Her parents dismiss John Dean. On a trip to London, Susan attends a masquerade at Vauxhall Gardens. Disguised as a boy, she escapes to find the man she loves. Dean elopes with her to Scotland, where more adventures ensue. The Serpentine Path is loosely based on the story of my ancestors.