Wes Smiderle bio

Wes Smiderle is a writer. Some of his articles and short stories have been published in newspapers and magazines.

He’s a member of SF Canada, but has written in a variety of genres. His short story “Maisie’s Safehouse” was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing, while his story “Alouette” was nominated for an Aurora Award, Canada’s award for national science fiction and fantasy literature.

His short story “Shriek Season,” published in the 2015 Spring edition of On Spec, is set in a world where families resort to living in hovering ‘mag-rez’ houses to avoid catastrophic weather. Tangent Online called it “a fascinating read.”

A former reporter and editor, Smiderle has written for daily and weekly newspapers. His three-part feature on youth mental health earned an Ontario Community Newspaper Award.

He is currently working on a novelization of “Shriek Season.”

He lives and writes in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife, Amanda, and their three children, Gwendolyn, Samuel and Griffin.