About Marcy Lane

Human behaviour, in all its bounty and diversity, is Marcy Lane’s inspiration. Her character-driven stories star ordinary women facing life’s impossible situations, and delve into thorny social issues to stay informed, open-minded, and humble. Marcy’s focus is always on Canadian settings and narratives.

Growing up as an army brat, Marcy lived in various temporary homes across Canada, the UK, and Germany, which now serve as authentic backdrops for her stories.

Marcy’s debut novel, A Mercy of Widows, published in August 2023, draws from her personal experiences, having lost two life partners to cancer within a decade. Her deep understanding of grief infuses her work, portraying the silent struggles and intimate triumphs of the bereaved, providing a candid view of pain and resilience in the face of loss.

Her guilty pleasure is art supplies—pens, crayons, paints, inks, papers—she loves them all. Her latest exploration into pour painting and alcohol ink reflects her creative and experimental spirit, which also permeates her writing.

Marcy now lives in a small cottage in southwestern Ontario with her opinionated dogs, Bug and Lucy. While teaching Bug and Lucy the command “shh,” she is busy crafting her second novel. Set on Haida Gwaii, it features estranged friends who must bridge a cultural divide to save intruders in their small world.

Marcy Lane published her debut novel, A Mercy of Widows, in September 2023.

Proud Memberships

Marcy is a proud member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) , the Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC), the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Crime Writers of Canada (CWC), and a fabulous critique group.

Marcy Lane's dogs, a border collie mix named Bug and a spoodle (part spaniel, part poodle) named Lucy
Marcy’s major distractions enjoy their quiet time: Bug (rear) and Lucy (front).
Marcy Lane Selfie @ DIA in front of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco
Selfie in front of Detroit Industry fresco by Diego Rivera at Detroit Institute of Arts
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