Photo Credit:
Photo credit
Claire Mercer
George Mercer
BIO
Biography

For more than three decades George worked as a national park warden in Canada, including work in six national parks on both east and west coasts, the North and the Rocky Mountains.  Since retiring in 2012 George's passion for parks and protected areas formed the backdrop for much of his fiction and non-fiction writing, including Dyed In The Green, the first fiction series about Canada's national parks. The title book was released in November 2014 and since then George has released Wood Buffalo (2016), Jasper Wild (2017) and Fat Cats (2018). George plans two more books in the series but has recently pivoted his writing to release Harking (2020), his first work of YA fiction. Originally from Newfoundland, George now lives with his wife and family in North Saanich, British Columbia.

ADDRESS
City: North Saanich, Province/Territory:
EMAIL
GENRE
National Park Fiction
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
AWARDS
Awards
Name
Gold Medal - Best Regional Fiction - Canada West - Independent Publisher Book Awards
Publication
Wood Buffalo
Year
2018
Name
Gold Medal - Best Regional Fiction - Canada West - Independent Publisher Book Awards
Publication
Fat Cats
Year
2019
Name
Gold Medal - Cover Design - Fiction - Independent Publisher Book Awards
Publication
Jasper Wild
Year
2018
Name
Silver Medal - Fiction Series - Independent Publisher Book Awards
Publication
Dyed In The Green Series
Year
2019
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
No minimum or maximum
Presentation Length
Variable to suit audience, venue and time available
Presentation Description
Presentation description

An overview of the Dyed In The Green fiction series about Canada’s national parks with reference to how my career as a national park warden influenced my writing.

Presentation Fee(s)
Reimbursement of travel related costs only.
School presentation details
Audience Size
No maximum or minimum
Intended Audience
High school - Grades 9+
Presentation Length
Variable to suit audience/venue/time available
Presentation Description
Presentation description

An overview of the Dyed In The Green fiction series about Canada’s national parks with reference to how my career as a national park warden has influenced my writing.

Presentation Fee(s)
Reimbursement of travel related costs only.
Programs & Interests
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