Mercer a double winner
April 19th, 2018
“Parks have always been my passion,” says George Mercer, “and after a long career and being blessed with good health I plan to make my series a success. Eventually I hope to make my little company Write Nature “count” by helping people, especially kids, reconnect with nature. It’s never been about the money. I just want people to read my writing and hopefully get something out of it.”
E. George Mercer of North Saanich was born on May 1, 1957 at Gander, Newfoundland. For more than three decades he worked as a national park warden in Canada, including work in six national parks on both east and west coasts, the North and the Rocky Mountains. His passionate interest in parks and protected areas fuels his writing. He has a website for non-fiction writing and another for fiction. He came to B.C. in 2004.
Mercer’s first self-published novel, Dyed in the Green (2014), is part of a planned five-book series about Canadian national park wardens and their exploits with poachers, developers and bureaucrats. Initially set in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this “Dyed In The Green” series follows a main character across Canada.
The sequel, Wood Buffalo, is set in Wood Buffalo National Park (northern Alberta and the NWT), won a Gold Medal for Fiction in the Canada-West regional category of the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and his third book, Jasper Wild, won the Gold Medal for Cover Design in the Fiction category.
The third and fourth books will alternate between Jasper National Park and an African national park. He envisions his series will conclude in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands.
Dyed in the Green (2014) $19.99 978-0-9879754-0-9
Wood Buffalo, $19.99 9780987975423 / ebook $9.99 9780987975430