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About SG Wong


Sandra SG Wong (she/her) writes in multiple genres, including the cross-genre Lola Starke novels and Crescent City short stories. She has been a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence (Best First Novel and Best Short Story) and longlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards (Best Crime Fiction).

Sandra has been involved with literary and genre organizations, conferences, festivals, and workshops across Canada and the United States. After serving her term as National President, she now serves as Immediate Past President of Sisters in Crime, a non-profit members organization committed to equity in the crime writing community.

Sandra SG Wong is represented by Lauren Abramo, with Dystel Goderich & Bourret.

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Bio


Sandra SG Wong (she/her) holds a B.A. (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Alberta. She speaks four languages at varying levels of proficiency and usually only curses in one of them. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Sisters in Crime—Canada West, and Sisters in Crime National, which she served as President (2020-21) and now serves as Immediate Past President.

Sandra has been a speaker and presenter at such disparate events as Comics Expos in Edmonton and Calgary, the When Words Collide all-genre readers festival, Bloody Words XIII mystery convention, Word on the Square literary readings, the Noir at the Bar series (in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver), the Pure Speculation Science Fiction Festival, where she was Guest of Honour in 2019, and Bouchercon (World Mystery Convention). She has also given workshops for the Edmonton Public School Board, LitFest (Canada’s only non-fiction literary festival), the Edmonton Public Library, and ChiSeries Winnipeg. She has spoken at events by invitation of the writers-in-residence with the Edmonton Public Library, the Vancouver Public Library, and the University of Alberta. In 2017, she inaugurated the Capital City Press initiative for the Edmonton Public Library as its first-ever Featured Writer.

Sandra’s debut novel, DIE ON YOUR FEET, was originally published under the pan name “SG Wong” in 2013 as an ebook, by Carina Press. It was a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence for Best Crime First Novel.

Having parted ways amicably with Carina Press, Sandra publishes the Lola Starke series independently. IN FOR A POUND was longlisted for a 2016 Whistler Independent Book Award. Both it and DEVIL TAKE THE HINDMOST are Library Journal SELF-e selections. Her second Crescent City short story, “Movable Type,” was a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence for Best Short Story.

Sandra has also served as a “Blue Pencil” mentor with the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta, and as a mentor with the Borderlines Writers Circle through the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, on Treaty Six land, with her family.

Sandra SG Wong is represented by Lauren Abramo, with Dystel Goderich & Bourret.


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SG Wong contributed "The Comeback Kitty" to the themed Swashbuckling Cats anthology, and was also part of its whimsical inception. Wong participated in the online launch party with this reading for Tyche Books. (Read about the behind-the-scenes writing of the story.)

 

Audio Samples


Edmonton AM CBC Radio One

Sandra joined CBC Edmonton AM host, Mark Connolly, for the Summer Book Club, and teased her latest work-in-progress plus gave glowing recommendations for three Canadian books.


Agents of SMOOCH
Agents of SMOOCH, a podcast looking for love in all the right places, delves into the romance of sweeping epics and classic romcoms. Have a listen to Sandra’s first missions in episodes 16, 17, & 30.