J D Carpenter

David Carpenter grew up in Toronto, earned degrees at York University and Queen’s University, taught high school English for 25 years at Leaside High School in Toronto, and ran the Special Education program for 14 of those years. He publishes under the name J D Carpenter and began his writing career as a poet, but later turned to fiction, primarily murder mysteries: The Devil in Me (McClelland & Stewart, 2001); Bright’s Kill (Dundurn Press, 2005); 74 Miles Away (Dundurn Press, 2006); Twelve Trees (Dundurn Press, 2008) and The County Murders (Cressy Lakeside Books, 2016). A second Joe Horn mystery, The Lake Pirates was published by Cressy Lakeside Books in 2020. But David has now returned to writing poetry and has just published a collection, launching October 23rd, at Books and Company in Picton, titled A ROAD THROUGH THE CORN, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY POEMS 1982-2022, as well as continuing work on a major revision to a Campbell Young mystery which he put aside several years ago. So though he told us that his biography hadn’t altered except in that he had grown several years older since he was last our guest, it seems there’s plenty to add to it

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