Alice Bienia is the author of the Jorja Knight Mystery Series. Her debut novel, Knight Blind, was an Arthur Ellis Award finalist for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (2016). In addition to her Jorja Knight mystery series, her short stories have been published in The Dame Was Trouble, Crime Wave, and Last Shot anthologies. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in geology, Alice spent her early career conducting field exploration programs in remote regions of Canada, where she honed her passion for reading, storytelling, coffee, and adventure. After riding the energy industry rollercoaster for thirty years, Alice has finally found a way to put her inherent introversion to use and now writes full time.
When not plotting a murder, Alice amuses herself watching foreign flicks and exploring Calgary’s urban parks and pathways.