Ivanka Fear is a Slovenian born writer residing in Wellington County. She writes poetry, short fiction, and crime fiction novels. Ivanka earned her B.A. and B.Ed. in English and French at Western University. Prior to pursuing writing full time, she enjoyed a long career in education. Her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous publications in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including Spadina Literary Review, October Hill Magazine, Understorey, The South Shore Review, Blank Spaces, Montreal Writes, Orchards Poetry, and Mystery Tribune. Her debut novel, The Dead Lie, published by Level Best Books, is the first of five in the Blue Water Mysteries series. The first of three books in the Jake and Mallory series, Where is My Husband?, is scheduled for release by Level Best in October. Ivanka is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. She resides in Moorefield with her family and the stray cats that wandered in. When not reading and writing, Ivanka enjoys watching mystery series and romance movies, gardening, going for walks, and watching the waves roll in at the lake.