Sally Ireland writes vivid novels, short stories, poems and plays; topics include Russia, World War II, spiritual quests, adoption, abuse.

Biography of Sally Ireland

Self Portrait 1: Author's Inner Chicken - drawn by Sally Ireland
Self Portrait 2: Author's Brainstem - drawn by Sally Ireland

Self Portrait 1:
Author's Inner Chicken

Self Portrait 2:
Author's Brainstem

Sally Ireland has written two novels. Her first, Fox's Nose, which was published by Cormorant Books, was inspired by a trip to St. Petersburg in Russia, while her second novel, Eye of Malachite, evolved from an interest in Anglo-Saxon England and the practice of Kundalini Yoga. She's had poetry and prose published in various literary magazines such as Grain, Event, GEIST, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and NeWest Review. She's also written theatre pieces and performed them at Mayne Island's hundred year old Agricultural Hall. One of her passions is giving readings, which she has done in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Mayne Island, another is talking to book clubs about the process of writing novels. Most recently she's taken up drawing with marker pens. Her wee book, The Third Doll, was part of a large exhibition of books and zines held at Open Space Gallery in Victoria, BC. Accolades include being nominated for The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and winning first prize in NeWest Review's annual writing contest.

Sally lives on Mayne Island in BC with her partner and fellow writer Robert Harlow and her English Springer Spaniel MEGA. She volunteers at the recycling depot and participates in the annual Christmas Bird Count. She has also been active in community theatre. Sally is a member of The Federation of BC Writers and The Writers' Union of Canada



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