About the Author

Carol McCuaig is a former weekly newspaper editor. She holds two degrees from the University of Waterloo, one in History and the other in Religious Studies.

She has written numerous magazine articles which have been published in Canada, Britain, Ireland and the United States. Subject matter includes history, genealogy, nature and religion.

She is the author of sixty three books, including historical novels, regional histories, commissioned works and books geared to helping people who are researching their Lanark and Renfrew County (Ontario) roots. In Search of the Red Dragon: The Welsh in Canada received the Ninnau award for its contribution to North American Welsh culture.

In 1997 she received an Achievement Award from the Ontario Heritage Foundation, for her body of work in recording regional history. A photo of Carol with some of her books appeared on the Foundation’s poster for that year.

She is a life member of Heritage Renfrew, and a past president of the North Lanark Historical Society.

Book titles
Historical novels, written as Jane Barrett:
Woman of Ireland (Simon & Schuster, out of print)
Daughter of the Regiment (PaperJacks, out of print)
The Bittersweet Tree (PaperJacks, out of print)

Non-fiction, written as Carol Bennett/Carol Bennett McCuaig:
In Search of Lanark (Juniper Books, with D. W. McCuaig)
In Search of the K & P (Juniper Books, with D. W. McCuaig)
Valley Irish (Juniper Books, with D. W. McCuaig)
The Admaston Heritage Book (Juniper Books, with the Balsam Hill W. I.) out of print
The Story of Renfrew (Juniper Books, with Heritage Renfrew) out of print
In Search of the Red Dragon (Juniper Books)
Peter Robinson’s Settlers (Juniper Books)
Renfrew County, People & Places (Juniper Books, with D. W. McCuaig)
Wardens of Renfrew County (Juniper Books)
Eganville, Jewel of the Bonnechere (Juniper Books)
The Lanark Society Settlers (Juniper Books)
Successful Writing: A Beginner’s Guide to Selling Your Work. (Need2Know Press.)
Founding Families of Admaston, Horton & Renfrew Village (Juniper Books with Heritage Renfrew.)
Founding Families of Grattan & Wilberforce (Juniper Books)
Founding Families of Bagot, Blythfield & Brougham (Juniper Books)
Founding Families of Bromley (Juniper Books)
Founding Families of Beckwith Township 1816-1846 (Juniper Books)
People of St Patrick’s (Juniper Books) out of print
St James the Less, Eganville (Juniper Books) out of print
Renfrew Victoria Hospital Centennial history (Juniper Books)
Invisible Women (Juniper Books)
The Kerry Chain: The Limerick Link (Juniper Books)
Leinster to Lanark (Juniper Books)
Encountering the Wild (Natural Heritage Books, a division of Dundurn Press)
The St. Gabriel’s Memory Book (The St. Gabriel’s Historical Preservation Committee.)

Writing as Catriona McCuaig:
The Daffodil Years (serialized in The People’s Friend magazine)
While the Tree Still Stands (serialized in The People’s Friend magazine)
To Love Again (30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Ice Maiden (30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Out of the Shadows ((30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Mail Order Bride (30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Romany Rose (30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Ghost Writer (30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Dark Moon (30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Bitter Harvest (30,000 word novella, the My Weekly Story Collection)
Down Lilac Lane (50,000 word novel, the People’s Friend Story Collection.)
At Seagull Bay (50,000 word novel, the People’s Friend Story Collection.)
In a Welsh Valley (50,000 word novel, the People’s Friend Story Collection)
When the Daffodils Bloom Again (The People’s Friend Story Collection.)
Cherry Stones (30,000 words, a My Weekly Pocket Novel)
Heart of Darkness (30,000 words, a My Weekly Pocket Novel)
Follow Your Heart (30,000 words, a My Weekly Pocket Novel)
A Family Affair (30,000 words, a My Weekly Pocket Novel)
Victorian Summer (30,000 words, a My Weekly Pocket Novel)
Hearts in Exile (2011) (50,000 words, a My Weekly Pocket Novel.)
Prairie Rose (50,000 words, a People’s Friend Pocket Novel)
With Love From Aunt Ruby (50,000 words, a People’s Friend Pocket Novel)
The above books are also published in library editions by Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd.

The following family sagas are part of her Cwmbran Trilogy, set in Carmarthenshire, Wales, between 1917 and 1946. Published in hardback by Robert Hale Ltd., they can be purchased via the publisher’s website http://www halebooks.com/.
Windsong released November 2007
Sand Against the Wind released April 2008
Reap the Whirlwind released October 2008.

Snares & Nets, a Tudor Mystery, Robert Hale Ltd., November 2009.

The Midwife Maudie mysteries are published in Scotland by D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd as My Weekly Pocket novels. Large print editions are produced by Ulverscroft in their Linford Mystery series.

1. The Midwife and the Murder
2. Bloodlines
3. Blood Money
4. Face From the Past
5. Unholy Ground
6. TBA
7. TBA

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