Gail Anderson-Dargatz

National and International bestselling author

Gail Anderson-Dargatz has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages in more than fifteen territories.

Her latest book, The Almost Wife, was released in July 2021. Saturday Night magazine has said that the inclination to write about rural characters sets Anderson-Dargatz apart from many writers of her generation, who tend towards urban fiction. What does she find so fascinating about small-town and country life? “Once you step off the concrete,” she says, “life stops being abstract and starts being very real, very immediate, very fundamental, and very sensual.” On this topic, the Financial Post said, “Anyone who thinks rural characters in Canadian fiction are dull and bland should pick up one of Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s novels. … The only certainty in her world view is that anything can, and very often does, happen.”

Gail lives in the Shuswap in south-central British Columbia, the landscape found in so much of her writing, with her husband Mitch Krupp and their family. She is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada, the Federation of BC Writers, and Crime Writers of Canada.

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