Linwood Barclay

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.

Last Resort

Other works:

Parting Shot
The Twenty-Three
Far From True
No Time for Goodbye
Broken Promise
Fear the Worst
Trust Your Eyes
Final Assignment
Never Look Away
Too Close to Home
Never Saw It Coming
The Accident
Bad Move
No Safe House

Dennis T. Patrick Sears

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 (then known as Victoria County), The Lark in the Clear Air and Aunty High Over the Barley Mow.

Often misquoted as “Lindsay has the widest main street and narrowest minds”, Sears is credited with making the full remark about Lindsay having “the reputation for having the widest main street and the narrowest minds of any town north of the Rio Grande”, stated in an interview with The Last Post (“Victoria Co. before the city folk came”, volume 6, page 47) in 1977.


Fair Days Along the Talbert
Aunty High Over the Barley Mow
The Lark in the Clear Air

Articles: Interview with McLean’s magazine, 1977

Page at New Canadian Library

Stewart, Walter

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

Wikipedia page


Jules Sobrian

Jules Sobrian (born January 22, 1935 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago), is a medical doctor, competitive marksman and author, who immigrated to Canada at the age of 21 and resides in Omemee, Ontario. (from Wikipedia)

About the Book:
It is 1856 and Dr. Forsyth’s ambition is to save lives on the Canadian frontier. Fresh from medical school, and accompanied by Kitty, his beautiful bride and nurse, he sets up practice in a scenic village not far from an Indian nation. There he finds himself in competition with the reeve, who not only invents and sells cures for all known human and animal diseases, but exercises some mysterious control over the village council.

Much to his dismay, the public views the doctor’s every success as failure. One by one he inadvertently makes enemies among the local gentry.
When the reeve’s terrible secret is revealed Dr. Forsyth’s dream becomes his worst nightmare.
Kitty is betrayed by the law. Salvation comes from unexpected places, and she discovers that frontier justice is best served by Samuel Colt’s new invention.

White Lily