Katie Bickell

Award-winning Short Story Writer

Katie Bickell is author of Always Brave, Sometimes Kind, a novel-told-in-short-stories which has earned several awards, including the Regional Indie Author Award for Alberta, Alberta Literary Award’s Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Emerging Writer Award. The book was also shortlisted for the national 2021 ReLit Award for Novel. Katie lives with her husband and daughters in Sherwood Park, Alberta, where she teaches creative writing classes online, provides manuscript consultation services, and is currently working on her second novel, Alskling.

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