I was born in New Westminster, B.C. and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I have worked as a bartender, hotel maid, cashier, bank teller, bookkeeper, printing press operator, meat wrapper, gold prospector, warehouse shipper, house renovator and nursing attendant. During that time I raised my two children and helped raise three step-children. I also had travel and historical articles published in magazines. Between 1990 and 2000 I researched and wrote seven Backroads Series books about Alberta, B.C., the Yukon and Alaska that were published by Lone Pine Publishing in Edmonton, AB.
I love change so I have moved over thirty times in my life living on acreages and farm and in small towns and cities throughout Alberta and B.C. I now live on an acreage in the Port Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island with my husband, five cats and four chickens. I currently work in a group home doing one-on-one support with a mentally and physically challenged man.
I belong to the Crime Writers of Canada, the International Association of Crime Writers/North American Branch, the Vancouver International Writers Festival, the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Federation of B.C. Writers, and the Port Alberni Arts Council.
My short story A Capital Offence received Ascent Aspirations First Prize for Flash Fiction.
Published Fiction Works
The Only Shadow in the House
Sumach Press, Oct 2010
A Capital Offence
Ascent Aspirations Magazine Anthology Eight Winter 2010
Ascent Aspirations Publishing
Nanoose Bay, B.C.
Sumach Press, 2008
Where to find Joan Donaldson-Yarmey online
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