Gayleen Froese

The multi-talented Gayleen Froese is a novelist, musician, and communications professional. Having lived in Saskatoon, Toronto, and Prince Albert, she now resides in Edmonton's historic Alberta Avenue district. She has also worked as a radio writer and talk show host, an advertising creative director, and a communications officer.

Froese was featured on Canadian Learning Television's A Total Write Off, and was the overall winner of BookTelevision's 3-Day Novel Contest, filmed over three days in 2007 at an Edmonton Chapters bookstore. She was also shortlisted in the overall 2007 International Three-Day Novel Contest. Her non-fiction and humour writing has appeared in publications including SEE Magazine, The Rat Creek Press, and The Session.

As a musician, Froese has released three albums and played showcases across Canada, including Toronto’s NXNE. Her debut CD, Obituary, won an Undiscovered Artist Award from CBC Radio.

Gayleen Froese's first novel, Touchis part of the NeWest Nunatak First Fiction Series. The book’s sequel, Grayling Cross, was released by NeWest in March 2011.