Regan McDonell has spent her life moving back and forth between BC and Ontario, and currently calls Toronto home. She studied poetry and print making at the University of Victoria, and has spent the last twenty years designing textiles, apparel graphics, album covers, tour shirts and luxury carpets, while also writing literary fiction for teens.

Her 2019 White Pine Award Honour Book Black Chuck (Orca Book Publishers), is a dark, gritty, small-town suspense about a group of misfit teens forced to figure out who they are to each other after their charismatic leader’s violent death.

She is currently working on a new YA novel about a small town, a monster, a missing girl, and her heavy metal brother who is unwittingly enlisted to find her.

When she’s not travelling, Regan lives in Toronto with her partner, Guy, where she leaves love letters on subways for strangers to find.

Regan is represented by Amy Tompkins.