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From birder to Birder Murder

April 6 2016

Award-winning author of the Birder Murder Mystery series, Steve Burrows, will be the featured speaker at Quinte Field Naturalists’ fundraising dinner on Monday, April 25th at St. Mark’s United Church in Cannifton.

Burrows has written articles on travel and environmental issues for magazines and newspapers around the world. He is a past recipient of a “Nature Writer of the Year” award from the BBC’s Wildlife magazine and a former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Magazine, as well as a contributing field editor with Asian Geographic.

Burrows now lives in Oshawa and has turned his passion for birding into a mystery series starting with A Siege of Bitterns and A Pitying of Doves. The mysteries follow the adventures of Domenic Jejeune, a police inspector who doesn’t really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds than investigating dead bodies.

In his presentation, Burrows will look at how and why he has chosen to weave environmental themes into a crime story. He will also discuss his evolution from a career in writing non-fiction to his current direction in writing fiction and the impact he hopes the messages in his books will have on a new audience of non-birders.

The Quinte Field Naturalists is an affiliate of Ontario Nature and works locally on education and conservation issues related to our wild species and wild spaces. Tickets for this event must be purchased by April 15th. For more information, please contact Denice Wilkins at 613-478-5070 or www.facebook.com/QuinteFieldNaturalists.