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Anne Marie Males

Anne Marie Males has more than 20 years of corporate communications experience in both the public and private sectors, particularly in the areas of government relations, crisis communications, and strategic marketing.  Considered a leader in hospital communications, she was named the Ontario Hospital Association’s “Communicator of the Year” for 2006-2007. Anne Marie is a skilled presenter and trainer in topics that include crisis communications and media relations. 

Anne Marie is also an accomplished freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Toronto Star, the National Post and The Globe and Mail. She is currently the restaurant critic for the Toronto Sun

Work on Offer:

Sins and Long Shadows

When successful antiques dealer and Toronto home decorating store owner Janet Wilson discovers a twenty-year-old diary in an old box of books, she feels an immediate affinity for the author, Jean, an old woman living out her last years in Orillia, Ontario.  Janet becomes increasingly engrossed and disturbed by the diary whose entries record Jean’s loathing of her upstairs’ tenant, Rick Scott, and her insistence that there’s something sinister going on in his apartment.  Jean writes about hearing children crying in distress and mysterious midnight digging in the garden, but when she tries to report her suspicions, no one believes her. 

Janet, however, firmly believes Jean, but—like the diary’s author—finds that the people in her life chalk everything up to an overactive imagination.  After telling the story to fellow antiques dealer and ex-cop Terry Simms (who pretends, for reasons of his own, to dismiss her suspicions), Janet decides to investigate.   In the course of her amateur sleuthing, she finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into the tragic world of missing children—and the personal life of professional investigator Trevor Martin.  When their prime suspect is murdered in his Scarborough home, the case moves from cold to hot overnight, and Janet discovers that old sins can indeed cast long shadows...

Manuscript available
Rights: World