From March to May 2017, SG Wong was the inaugural Featured Writer of Capital City Press, an initiative of the Edmonton Public Library to connect area readers with their local writing community.
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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 been a moderator and/or panelist and a public speaker 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, Word on the Square, and Noir at the Bar (in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver). She has also presented workshops for the Edmonton Public School Board (Hillcrest Junior High), LitFest, the Edmonton Public Library, and ChiSeries Winnipeg.
She has been invited to speak or to present by writers-in-residence with the Edmonton Public Library, the Vancouver Public Library, and the University of Alberta. From March to May 2017, she served the inaugural term as Featured Writer for the Edmonton Public Library’s Capital City Press initiative. In addition to creating book lists and giving light-hearted interviews, she also created and moderated a panel on Art and Activism.
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.
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, conducted by host Mark Connolly.
SG Wong has been a guest on the excellent MF Galaxy Podcast, created by the inimitable Minister Faust, numerous times. (Episodes 84, 89 & 117)
Please visit mfgalaxy.org to have a listen and to find more intriguing interviews on pop culture, writing & writers, and Afrocentricity.