The Haweaters brings to life the violent, real-life double-murder of Charles and William Bryan by two members of the Amer family on Manitoulin Island in 1877. Well known in its day, but unknown to us now, this murder pitted a wealthy landowner against his impoverished neighbour. It's a tale of treachery, gossip, drunkenness, arson and the merciless deaths of two not-so-innocent victims.
Born and raised in southern Ontario, Vanessa Farnsworth is a writer and journalist who makes her home in a log cabin in the interior of British Columbia. She received her education from York University, the Humber School for Writers, and the print journalism program at Sheridan College where she picked up the TJ Allen Memorial Award for journalism. Her numerous articles on nature, the environment and agriculture have appeared in magazines across Canada and her fiction has been published in Canadian and American literary journals. One of her short stories was nominated for the Journey Prize. Vanessa is the author of two previous books: Rain on a Distant Roof: A Personal Journey Through Lyme Disease in Canada (Signature Editions, 2013) and The Things She?ll Be Leaving Behind (Thistledown Press, 2018).