Frances Peck

Frances Peck wrote fiction and poetry until her early twenties, when the realities of adulthood and rent steered her toward a career as a freelance ghostwriter, editor, and teacher. Best known for her workshops and presentations on the finer points of language, she’s the author of Peck’s English Pointers, a collection of lively essays. She is a co-author of the HyperGrammar website, and an essayist and blogger whose work has appeared in The Editors’ Weekly, West Coast Editor, Language Update, and Geist.

Frances has been steadily making her way across Canada. She grew up in Cape Breton, NS; spent nearly two decades in Ottawa, ON; and now lives in North Vancouver, BC. In her off-time she has been a campus radio deejay, a taekwon-do practitioner, a bass player, and a backcountry hiker. She is a long-time member and volunteer with Editors Canada and spent five years on the board of the BC and Yukon Book Prizes.

Now Frances has returned to her first love, fiction. The Broken Places, her debut novel, is part of the Nunatak First Fiction Series.