My name is Catherine Macdonald.

I am a writer living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As an archivist and historian, I have been knee deep in the history and culture of Winnipeg for most of my life.

Portage and Slain is a blog about Winnipeg books, particularly fiction that evokes the past of this prairie city, and particularly crime and other genre fiction. It will also be about fun aspects of the Winnipeg past, especially details that appear in my first crime novel, Put on the Armour of Light. And who knows? I may occasionally venture outside the perimeter highway, too.