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Award-winning Author, Steve Burrows Shares His Birding and Publishing Journey

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Muskoka Authors Association is excited to welcome award-winning author and birder, Steve Burrows back to Muskoka for the third time on Thursday, January 12. Burrows will present a lighthearted slide show tracking his journey through the realms of birding, publishing and research as he moved from writing travel and environmental articles to becoming the author of the award-winning Birder Murder mystery series. The presentation is suitable for all ages and does not require any particular knowledge of birding.

Steve Burrows first began exploring nature in the urban parks of his childhood home in Birmingham, UK. After his family relocated to Canada, Steve earned degrees from York University and Dalhousie before moving to Hong Kong with his wife, Resa, where he became a freelance travel writer and contributing field editor with Asian Geographic. Steve’s work has appeared in publications all around the world, including BBC Wildlife magazine in the UK, from whom he received a Nature Writer of the Year award. After returning to Canada, Steve turned his hand to fiction. His first novel, A Siege of Bitterns, won the Crime Writers of Canada award for Best First Novel, and was selected as one of the Globe & Mail’s top 100 books of the year. The seventh Birder Murder mystery, A Foreboding of Petrels, was published last fall. Steve and Resa now live in Oshawa.

In addition to birding, Steve’s interests include soccer, guitar, poker, and single-malt whisky. He is currently learning to juggle and play the banjo, (though he accepts it is unlikely he will ever be able to do both at the same time). After travelling the world together, Steve and his wife, Resa, currently live in Oshawa, Canada.

Steve’s first work of fiction, A Siege of Bitterns, won the Crime Writers of Canada award for Best First Novel, and was selected as one of the Globe & Mail’s top 100 books of the year. The Birder Murder mystery series currently features seven titles (see the Books page on this web site), and there are more to come!

Location: Bracebridge Centre for Active Living, 54 Dominion Street, Bracebridge, lower level.

Fee: MAA Members: Free, Non-Members: $20

For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite or visit and click on UPCOMING EVENTS or call David Bruce Patterson at 705-801-8074.


Bracebridge Centre for Active Living
54 Dominion Street
Bracebridge, ON P1L 2A5 Canada
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