Although no longer residing in Kawartha Lakes, Gabrielle Wills based the fictional town in her novel, A Place to Call Home, on Lindsay.
Lindsay native turned stagecoach robber, Pearl Hart, was also a poet and published an article in a magazine.
During his teen years, author Linwood Barclay lived at Green Acres Trailer Park in Bobcaygeon. He writes about the experience in his memoir, Last Resort.
Far From True
No Time for Goodbye
Fear the Worst
Trust Your Eyes
Never Look Away
Too Close to Home
Never Saw It Coming
No Safe House
Lindsay resident Dave J. Ford is a cartoonist.
It Only Hurts When I Laugh is available for purchase from the artist’s website.
Author website: cartoonsbydave.com
Ronald Douglas Lawrence (1921-2003) lived in many places and tried many things. Among his accomplishments he and his wife Joan bought a 350-acre farm, North Star Farm, near Uphill (Dalton township), Kawartha Lakes (then Victoria County) where they rescued wildlife. He chronicled the humorous account of those time in the book, The Zoo That Never Was.
Dennis T. Patrick Sears (1925-1976) at one time resided in Carden Township, Kawartha Lakes. He is the author of three novels, two set in Kawartha Lakes (formerly Victoria County.)
Sears is credited with the often misquoted remark about Lindsay having “the reputation for having the widest main street and the narrowest minds of any town north of the Rio Grande.”
Lindsay resident Donald Jack (1951-2003) was a playwright, author, and three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock award for Humour.
Three Cheers For Me (1963 Leacock winner)
That’s Me In The Middle (1974 Leacock winner)
Me Bandy, You Cissie (1980 Leacock winner)
Journalist and author Walter Stewart (1931-2004) lived in the Fenelon Falls area. His books, “Right Church, Wrong Pew” and “Hole in One” are published by HarperCollins, small town murder mysteries set in Kawartha Lakes.
Right Church, Wrong Pew
Hole in One
The Life and Political Times of Tommy Douglas
Too Big to Fail: Olympia & York: The story behind the headlines
Connie Neil is a Bobcaygeon author who writes about her experiences with being forced into electroconvulsive therapy, a procedure that left her with brain damage.
Author website: conneil39.wordpress.com