Dee Willson grew up in St.Catharines, Ontario, where she was most often found with her nose in a book and skates on her feet. She felt the writer’s call at fifteen when she penned her first novel (about unicorns, of course) and received her first rejection letter (Berkley Publishing, nice people) to go with it. 

Dreaming of a gig in advertising led her to a marketing and advertising degree. It also led to a private meeting with a creative writing professor and school counsellor, who both thought her term paper was a cry for help. It wasn’t, but she was pleased nonetheless.

Over twenty years later, with two successful businesses under her belt (both working with Canada’s largest book retailer, Indigo Books), Dee Willson rekindled her passion for novels. She joined a hard-core book club, published short stories and interviews, contributed to blogs (Writer Unboxed!), and wrote the novel A Keeper’s Truth, followed by GOT (Gift of Travel). Dee is presently working on the second instalment in the Keeper’s series, and Meant 2 B, a crazy ghost story riddled with fate.

Dee and her husband currently reside in Burlington, Ontario. They are building their dream home on the shore of Lake Ontario, where they expect to watch their daughters frolic in the lake, and possibly grow four heads. Visit her online at or on Twitter @denisewillson

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