Pam Barnsley is a former newspaper reporter and snowboard instructor whose work has appeared in magazines, ad copy, and on CBC television and radio. Harbour Publishing published her non-fiction book Hiking Trails of the Sunshine Coast. Her crime novel The River Cage is set in Whistler in the world of Paralympic athletes, whitewater kayakers, and mountain bikers. An earlier version of this novel was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Best Unpublished Novel.


Pam lives with her multi-generational family in Whistler and Comox, BC. When she’s not working on the next in the detective Swift series, Bed of Lies, Pam enjoys kiteboarding, snowboarding and growing whatever the garden leprechauns allow.


Selected crime bibliography:
“Next Time Will Be Different” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2002
“Venom” in Storyteller Magazine, Winter 2004
“Don’t Tell Mom” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September 2004
“There Really is A Santa, Pops” in Storyteller Magazine Fall 2006
“El Sombre” in Storyteller Magazine Summer 2008.