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"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

Background Information

Deborah Cannon was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. An archaeologist and scientific illustrator, her work took her from the West Coast to England, then to Toronto, and eventually to Tonga and Fiji. Her stories are based on her work as an archaeologist. Much of it is inspired by aboriginal myths and cultures. Her short fiction appears in Canadian anthologies and at Her short story Petroglyphs hit number 2 on's science fiction Best Seller list after its release. Her three anthropological thrillers The Raven's Pool , White Raven and Ravenstone were published through Trafford Publishing, acquiring critical acclaim from archaeologists. Most recently she received an official endorsement from Edgar Award-winning suspense author T.J. MacGregor who had this to say about it: "Intrigue, romance, duplicities, an ancient mystery: Ravenstone is captivating." Her latest instalment to the Raven Chronicles series is called Raven's Blood and is in all major online bookstores now.

She began her writing career with an illustrated manual published by SFU archaeology Press and from there contributed articles to the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, the Canadian Writer's Guide and The web site "Writing Bestsellers" which she created for featured author interviews and articles about the craft and business of writing. She has also written a pirate adventure featuring techno-savvy teen Elizabeth Latimer in The Pirate Vortex.

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"Meshes archaeology, mythology, native spirituality, and adventure into a very entertaining package. Loved the premise." - Tami Brady, TCM Reviews 

"Captivating..."-- T.J. MacGregor, Running Time

"A wild that readers will thrill to" -- Barbara Kyle, The Queen's Lady

"Cannon wields information and the reader's attention like (Hollywood director) M. Night Shyamalan" -- Celina Cuadro,

"Stay up to midnight reading tension..." -- Carolyn Niethammer,  Keeping the Rope Straight

"A true storyteller..."

Strongly recommended..." Allbooks Reviews

"Weaves myth and archeological fact..." Times Colonist (Victoria)

"A refreshing change..." The Midden (Vancouver)

"Archaeologists have become the heritage police..." -- Cornelius Holtorf, Archaeology is a Brand)

"Deborah Cannon is a writer to watch..." TCM Reviews (Calgary)

"This novel is simply wonderful..." Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

"A memorable book. Not surprising coming from Deborah Cannon." Universal Book Reviews 


She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, and a master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She completed writing programs from the Humber School for Writers, McMaster University, the Longridge Writers Group and the Institute of Children's Literature.

She belongs to the Canadian Authors Association

Additional Information

Selected works: Fiction: RAVEN'S BLOOD. A supernatural archaeological thriller. Ghostly sightings and murderous cult activity are some of the clues that lead to a Raven-worshipping goddess cult in the subterranean Mithraic temples of Rome. The fourth book in the Raven Chronicles series. Ravenstone: a novel, Trafford Publishing, Victoria BC, 2008 The third book in the Raven Chronicles. White Raven: a novel, Trafford Publishing, Victoria BC, 2006 Set against breathtaking Pacific Scenery, White Raven, the sequel to The Raven's Pool, brims with adventure, archaeology, ancient myth, and a bitter feud between environmentalists and loggers. Gone Tomorrow, Stumbling Through Darkness, Wingate Press, 2006 The Necropolis, Tales from the Manchester Arms, Canadian Authors Association, 2005 The Raven's Pool: a novel, Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC 2004 The lure of eco-tourism is all that's needed for a powerful developer to attempt murder, kidnapping and rape– because of a crime committed in the ancient past. Devilfish, Clocktower Books, San Diego CA, 2004 A 5 million dollar prize, in the race to prove the origins of early man in N. America, leads to murder and the resurrection of a mythical sea monster. Petroglyphs, Clocktower Books, San Diego CA 2003 A 7,600-year-old murder leads an archaeologist to follow her dead husband into the unknown. Non-fiction: Writing Bestsellers (e-book), Suite101, 2004 Titles DO Matter, Absolutewrite, 2004 Editing and Selling ‘the Scientist as Hero' Novel, Canadian Writer's Guide 13th ed. 2003

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RAVEN'S BLOOD: A Supernatural Archaeological Thriller
My most recent novel: When a colleague of Jake Lalonde and Angeline Lisbon is found dead amidst ghostly sightings and murderous cult activity, the clues lead to a Raven-worshipping goddess cult in the subterranean Mithraic temples of Rome.

Contemporary Hamilton Authors
My author page at the Hamilton Public Library in Ontario Canada.

My official website for The Raven Chronicles, a cycle of paranormal suspense mysteries featuring Jake Lalonde, a half-Haida archaeologist, the descendent of a 10,000-year-old shaman, whose quest takes him all over the world searching for the origin and meaning of the Raven crest.

My official website for my YA series that appeals to all ages. Award-winning author T.J. MacGregor calls it "A delightful romp through time and history." Teen fencing champ, Elizabeth Latimer, is a girl of her times. Armed with the latest palm computer, she leaps into an oceanic vortex in pursuit of Daniel, an oh-so-awesome pirate. He knows the whereabouts of her missing marine archaeologist mom, but instead of reuniting them, he leads her into an impossible mission—to help the pirate Calico Jack Rackham rescue his girlfriend Anne Bonny. Anne is being held captive by the Governor of the Bahamas. Elizabeth is identical in looks to Anne, and when she emerges from the vortex onto Rackham’s boat and tells him she’s his descendant from the 21st century, he roars “witch!” In a world where men solve their problems by running a foot of steel into their enemies’ guts, Elizabeth has only two weapons at her disposal—her fencing skill and her palm-sized computer with which she stays in touch with her sister Lulu. But the Universe has its rules—and she is tied by two of them. Number one, she can’t reveal modern technology to the pirates. Number two, she can’t kill anyone. If she breaks either of these rules, she’ll change history and alter the future. Worst case scenario? Liz and her family will cease to exist! JOIN Elizabeth's fans on Facebook:

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