Guest Interview: Crime Writer, Emily Donoho

Scarborough Mysteries


This week I’m excited to be featuring an interview with crime writer, Emily Donoho, whose novel, In the Canyons of Shadow and Light, was published earlier this year.

Tell me a bit about your writing journey.
I had a vivid imagination as a kid and for my own edification, wrote elaborate stories, novels even, about dragons and horses. I read a lot as well and usually above my grade, ie reading Les Miserables at age 12. At university, between writing research papers and assignments, I played about with writing Lord of the Rings fan fiction (should one admit to that?) I don’t know that any of it was very good — it probably wasn’t — but at least it was practice at fiction. I also wrote a very primitive, nascent outline for what would be Canyons, reflecting my interest in criminal justice and psychiatry (I was a psych major…

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