About Tyler

Tyler Trafford Author

Writing Between The Wind and The River : 33 Years

Email Tyler at papersandcanvas@gmail.com

Judy and I built a summer cabin for our family beside the Oldman River north of Pincher Creek (photo above)  in 1988. It soon became my part-time writing studio and today it is Judy's art studio. We have a house now and I have a writing studio overlooking our horse pasture and the mountains.

I began writing as a reporter and editor in the 1970s, first with The Calgary Herald, then in Australia with The Australian and several weekly outback newspapers, and later as a financial columnist for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

My novels began with The Story Of Blue Eye (a 2004 Grant MacEwan Literary Award finalist), Alexander's Way and The Métis Girl. This trilogy focuses on the historical relationships between Native, Métis and European cultures in southern Alberta.

Almost A Great Escape won the 2014 Alberta Readers' Choice Award, the 2014 Writers Guild of Alberta's Wilfrid Eggleston Nonfiction Award, and the 2014  City of Calgary's W.O. Mitchell Book Award.

Shallow Rapids, my first novel in a series about small town possibilities, describes how unexpected people can create cultural change.

Tyler and Judy Trafford

Judy Trafford Art Galleries