My name is Catherine Macdonald.

I’m a writer living in Winnipeg, Canada. In my former career as an archivist and historian, I was knee-deep in the history and culture of Winnipeg. When I started writing crime fiction, setting my books in Winnipeg was a natural choice.

Winnipeg has its own flavour and personality, but it needs to be located in the imagination as well as on a map. That’s what I’m trying to do when I write my books and why I’m fascinated by other writers who also create imaginary Winnipegs or bring to light real aspects of life here.

So, on portage and slain, I’ll blog about Winnipeg books in all their variety but especially crime fiction, historical fiction and other genre fiction; Winnipeg writers; the architectural and urban form of Winnipeg; and the social history of Winnipeg. And, really, anything else that I find blogworthy. I hope you enjoy it.

I welcome your comments. If you’d like to get in touch with me, go to the “Contact” tab above and send me an email.