Joylene Nowell Butler - Suspense Author

I am Canadian/Métis, the author of suspense novels Dead Witness, Maski: Broken But Not Dead, Break Time, and Matowak.  I won the IPPY Silver Medal for Broken But Not Dead in 2012. Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, (April 25, 1953) I am 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 my father was discharged from the Navy, he moved us from Victoria to Haney, (Maple Ridge) BC.. I grew up with horses, cows, pigs and chickens. A die-hard tomboy. I received a Bachelor Degree in English and Philosophy from Douglas College and attended Simon Fraser University.

In 1979, my husband Ralph and I moved our five sons to Prince George, BC.. In 1992 we moved an hour west of the city and built a log/stick house on Cluculz Lake, 36 kms east of Vanderhoof. Twenty-five years later, we sold our home and today spend six months in Bucerias, Nayarat, and six months exploring Canada.

The publication of my first novel gave me the confidence to admit aloud that I was a writer. Does that mean the day before Dead Witness was released, I wasn't? If you're enamoured with writing but unpublished, you're simply an unpublished writer. It's about gaining confidence and exploring your passion. I hope this blog entices you to do both. Contact me anytime. I love hearing from you, reader or writer alike. Email: joylene_dot_butler_at_gmail_dot_com or via social media.

Upcoming Events

La Cruz Writers Group presents



La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit

with author Joylene Nowell Butler

Saturday, 18th January 10am to 3pm