Joylene Nowell Butler
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Joylene Nowell Butler

Joylene Nowell Butler is the award-winning author of suspense novels Dead Witness, Maski: Broken But Not Dead, Break Time, and Matowak: Woman Who Cries. She won the IPPY Silver Medal for Broken But Not Dead in 2012. Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, (April 25, 1953) she is the youngest of three children of Charles (Charlie) Murray Nowell, veteran, farmer and truck driver, and Gabrielle Frances, (nee Desjardins), a member of the wartime singing trio The Desjardins Sisters. When her father was discharged from the Navy, he moved his family from Victoria to Haney, (Maple Ridge) BC.. Joylene grew up with horses, cows, pigs and chickens. A regular tomboy. Joylene, Metis/Canadian, is a graduate of Simon Fraser University where she majored in English and Philosophy. In 1979, she and her husband Ralph Butler moved their five sons to Prince George, BC.. Thirteen years later, they moved an hour west of the city and built a log/stick house on quiet Cluculz Lake, 36 kms east of Vanderhoof. Twenty-five years later, they sold their home and today spend six months in Bucerias, Nayarat, and six months dividing their time between BC’s interior and Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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