From now until mid-May 2017, SG Wong is the inaugural Featured Writer of Capital City Press, an initiative of the Edmonton Public Library to connect area readers with their local writing community.
Find out more: sign up to the Readers Group below or visit the EPL/Capital City Press site now.
SG Wong holds a B.A. (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Alberta. She speaks four languages—at varying degrees of proficiency—and usually only curses in one of them. She is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Crime Writers of Canada, and Sisters in Crime (National). She is currently President of the Sisters in Crime—Canada West chapter.
From 2012-2016, SG Wong was Vice President of the Get Publishing Communications Society. From 2014-2015, she served as Conference Co-Chair and Programming Chair for the Words in 3D 2015: Intersections literary conference, held in May 2015.
She has been Head Writer for the environmental social enterprise, Verdigo, since 2012.
SG Wong has moderated panels, been a panelist, and has presented at such diverse events as the Calgary Comics and Entertainment Expo, the Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo, the PureSpec Science Fiction Festival, the When Words Collide readers festival, the Bloody Words XIII mystery convention, the Words in 3D 2015 literary conference, and Word on the Square (as part of LitFest, Canada’s only non-fiction literary festival). She has been on various Edmonton Public Library panels, hosted by different writers-in-residence, since 2014. As a member of the Young Alberta Book Society, SG has led a 2-day writing/editing workshop for grade 7 students. More recently, she co-designed and co-presented a self-publishing workshop as part of LitFest 2016, and presented as part of the inaugural Indie Author Day 2016.
SG Wong’s debut novel, DIE ON YOUR FEET, was originally published in 2013 as an ebook, by Carina Press. It was a finalist for a 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing for Best Crime First Novel.
SG Wong has since parted ways amicably with Carina Press and now publishes the Lola Starke series as an indie author. The second Lola Starke novel, IN FOR A POUND, was nominated for a 2016 Whistler Independent Book Award. Her short story, “The Fix,” is published in Sleuth Magazine, while “Movable Type” is included in the anthology, AB NEGATIVE (Coffin Hop Press, 2015). “Movable Type” was a finalist for a 2016 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story.
SG Wong has also published in Avenue Edmonton magazine and has been a “Blue Pencil” mentor for the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. In 2015/16, she was a mentor with the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Borderlines Writers Circle, working with Nepali-born writer, Anamol Mani.
She lives in Edmonton with her family. There are also LEGO. And light sabres. And cookies.
Acclaimed author Natasha Deen poses two questions to the published writers she meets. The authors are taped for Natasha’s “In Author Words” series of unscripted micro-interviews.
Here’s SG Wong on the hot seat.
SG Wong and Janice MacDonald kicked off the Edmonton launch of the Alberta crime fiction anthology, AB NEGATIVE (Coffin Hop Press, 2015) with an interview on CBC Edmonton AM. Have a listen to their early morning banter with host Mark Connolly.
SG Wong has had the fun fortune to be interviewed by Minister Faust for the MF Galaxy Podcast. (Episodes 084 & 089) Please visit mfgalaxy.org to listen to these podcasts and to find more of Minister’s inimitable style and varying interviews on pop culture, writing & writers, and Afrocentricity. It’s a fascinating stew of intelligent discourse.