Annie Daylon was born and raised in Newfoundland. She studied music at Mount Allison University and education at both the U of MB and UBC (M.Ed.). After thirty years teaching, she delved into her passion for writing.
Annie has written two novels and forty short stories. Her work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in Canada and the U. S.
Annie’s first novel, “Maggie of the Marshes,” is available on Amazon Kindle. Her second novel, “Castles in the Sand,” is available in ebook and paperback at Amazon and is the mainstream genre winner of the 2012 Houston Writers Guild novel contest.
Annie lives in the British Columbia Fraser Valley, with her husband, David, and their dog, CoCo.
CASTLES IN THE SAND by Annie Daylon
ISBN 9780986698019 McRAC Books. 2013.
Thirty-eight year old Justin Wentworth loses everything when his entitled lifestyle slams into a collapsing economy. Alcoholic, homeless, and living on Vancouver streets, he has one desire: to regain the love and trust of his wife, Sarah, and his little boy, Bobby. Help arrives when twenty-something Steve Jameson, a graduate student researching the homeless, rescues the mugged Justin from a Dumpster and offers food and shelter in return for Justin’s story.
PASSAGES: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES by Annie Daylon
ASIN B008FWKO4W Daysprings Publishing, 2012.
PASSAGES contains a collection of flash fiction, most of which was written for 24-hour contests in Canada and the United States. The stories, which range from heart-warming to horrifying, reflect not only the passage of the characters but also the passage of the author into the world of storytelling.
MAGGIE OF THE MARSHES by Annie Daylon
ASIN B0043VDUTU Amazon 2010
A traumatized young nun, Fiona O’Neill, is trying to decide if she should continue to pursue the religious life. When a mysterious old woman—Maggie O’Brien—appears at the convent door and tells Fiona to seek solutions in Heaven Cove, Fiona heeds the advice. With the guidance of the clairvoyant Maggie, and with assistance from the caring people of Heaven Cove, Fiona rebounds from trauma, learns the secret of her father’s childhood, and finds her true home.
Set in 1960’s Newfoundland and overflowing with indelible characters, MAGGIE OF THE MARSHES unfolds in an uplifting story of mystery and magic, at the core of which is Maggie O’Brien.