Wendy MacIntyre lives and works in Carleton Place, Ontario, in a Victorian house that was once a music hall.
Her novels are Mairi (“a Gothic romance that binds history, philosophical theory and credible characters to a gripping plot” – The Ottawa Citizen); The Applecross Spell (“a provocative novel with a strong feminist and political focus” – The Montreal Review of Books); Apart, a young adult novel in letters co-written with R.P. MacIntyre, which was awarded an Ontario Library Association “Best Bets for Young Adult Fiction”; and the dystopian Lucia’s Masks (“a remarkable novel…Its world is truly unique and terrifying, yet fascinating.” – Goodreads).
She has also published scholarly articles and short stories in journals in Canada, Britain and the United States, including in Open Letter, Maps, The University of Windsor Review and The Malahat Review.
In the fall of 2017, Thistledown Press published Wendy MacIntyre’s fifth novel, Hunting Piero, which moves between the worlds of the eccentric Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo, famed for his enigmatic portraits of animals, and the young members of a contemporary animal rights activist group gripped by an increasingly self-destructive agenda. (“… a fabulist tale that crosses the centuries with its themes of art, ethics and the natural world.” –The Toronto Star).
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