A ruthless New York developer torments the lives of two archaeologists. A bold, tense thriller set in the San Juan Islands.
Archaeologist and museologist Deborah Cannon was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her love of the Pacific landscape and of the Northwest Coast Native myths inspired much of her fiction. She writes articles on "Writing Bestsellers" for Suite101.com and is published by Simon Fraser Univerity's Archaeology Press, the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, and the Canadian Writer's Guide. Her fiction has appeared in Farsector SFFH in conjunction with Fictionwise.com. The Raven's Pool is her first novel. The sequel, White Raven will be released shortly. She lives in Hamilton Ontario with her archaeologist husband and two Shihpoos, Ming and Tang. In Memorium: The Raven's Pool began as a student project at the Humber School for Writers. In January 1998, I contacted Joanne Kellock, a literary agent in Edmonton, Alberta. The novel, she said, needed work and if I did the work, she would read it again. She read it and helped revise the manuscript a total of 6 times over a period of five years. In October 2002, she offered me representation in a 3 year contract. She submitted the novel to HarperCollins and New American Library; both declined. She died of cancer in November, 2003 before the novel was sold. I have published it with Trafford in her memory.