Manitoba social worker pens trilogy on RCMP
AMANITOBA writer is drawing on experience in social work and counselling to create a selfpublished trilogy of novels focusing on the RCMP. Barbara Joyce-Hawryluk is already working on Vol. 2 in her Scarlet Force series, following up on the recently launched Wounded. Wounded, set in the Headingley RCMP detachment, focuses on Const. Debrah Thomas and her husband, Liam, a major-crimes investigator. Joyce-Hawryluk says her novels are inspired by her years as a social worker and her husband Garry’s experience as a psychologist specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder. A portion of the proceeds from the books will be donated to the D Division’s slain peace officer’s fund. Details on the books can be found at scarletforce.com.