About the Author

Dayle Campbell Gaetz

Dayle Campbell Gaetz grew up in Victoria and attended the University of Victoria. She has always loved books, both reading and writing them. Her writing career began on Salt Spring Island where she wrote her first 16 novels. For several years she wrote a column for the local weekly newspaper and published the occasional article in children's magazines. Dayle now lives in Campbell River, British Columbia where, in addition to her own writing, she teaches a correspondence course on Writing for Children and Teenagers. She has published 21 books for readers from ages seven to 17. Never knowing what idea will strike next, Dayle writes books that range from science fiction to history and from biography to mystery.

Thanks to a strong interest in British Columbian history, she wrote two historical novels that take place in B.C.'s early days. On the heels of those books came Mystery From History and Barkerville Gold, both with historical connections. She had meant to end there, but the three young characters refused quit at Barkerville. They have since travelled on to Alberta, (Alberta Alibi) and recently into Saskatchewan (Something Suspicious in Saskatchewan). Manitoba is calling to them next and it seems wherever they go the children trip over mystery and tumble into danger.

Dayle's other books from Orca include Sea Dog (Currents), the story of two lonely people, a seven year old boy and an old man who are brought together by their love of one dog. At the other end of childhood is No Problem (Soundings), where a 17 year old boy stands on the brink of drug abuse. In between is an Orca Currents, Spoiled Rotten, about an outdoors-loving 14 year old girl who needs to deal with a new stepsister who really is spoiled rotten.

For more information about Dayle, visit http://web.mac.com/gdgaetz.

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Alberta Alibi

Alberta Alibi

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Suddenly the air exploded. A gunshot. And it came from behind them. Ben! Sheila stumbled, half-turned.

"Keep going!" Wendell said.

The air filled with another sound. Barking. At the same moment a light flashed. On and off. Again. On and off. The signal!

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Barkerville Gold

Barkerville Gold

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Crossbow

Crossbow

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I felt light and free, like an escaped prisoner. Tonight, for the first time ever, I would sleep up here on my own. Just me and the wilderness. I wanted to bellow out in triumph, like a big old bull elk. But I had almost reached my cabin, so I loped along on silent feet. Like a creature of the wild, I approached my lair in silence. I slowed down, advanced cautiously, stayed on high alert to keep my territory safe from predators.
I raised my head, sniffed the air and knew something was wrong. Mixed with the musty odor of damp earth and the Christmas-tree scent of firs, was a trace of wood smoke. A chill spread up the back of my neck. Here in the forest, smoke could come from only one place. My cabin.

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Disappearing Act

Disappearing Act

A Leena O'Neil Mystery
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Mystery From History
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The large, high-ceilinged entrance hall was dark and lifeless. Empty. As her eyes adjusted to the half-light, Katie saw a staircase emerge from the gloom. It swept up and to the right, with wooden bannisters supported by white spindle posts. Then, slowly taking shape on the far side of the staircase, she saw pale, ghost-like figures, more and more of them.

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No Problem

No Problem

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Sea Dog

Sea Dog

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Something Suspicious in Saskatchewan

Something Suspicious in Saskatchewan

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Spoiled Rotten

Spoiled Rotten

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