Magic is where you find it, on the water, in the garden, in a book. 

Zoë Landale’s work has been awarded first prize in poetry, CBC Literary Competition; first prize in poetry, Room of One’s Own Competition; first prize in poetry, the Canadian Church Press; second place in the Leacock International Award for poetry, as well as being shortlisted for the Leacock Award on another two occasions.

Her nonfiction has won National Magazine Gold for creative documentary; won the Event Magazine nonfiction competition, as well as being shortlisted for the CBC Nonfiction Award on three occasions.

Her fiction has won first prize in the International Stony Brook University Short Fiction Competition; been shortlisted for the prestigious International Sheffield Thursday Award; and been awarded Best Narrative, Canadian Church Press.

Landale has worked as a free-lance writer, an editor, and taught writing in small classes and at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for many years. Earlier in her life she worked as a commercial fisher and ran a gardening business. When she graduated from university teaching, she worked for three years as a volunteer Search and Rescue crew member on a high speed rescue boat. Currently she is writing up a storm on a beautiful southern Gulf Island accompanied by her canine companion.

The important thing with magic is to make it happen!