Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

Murdering Mr. Edwards February 8, 2018

Honoured to be nominated for a 2019 Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award: The Lou Allin Memorial Best Crime Novella prize!  

One obnoxious English teacher.  Twelve tales of his death.  


Released April 10th, 2018 from Coffin Hop Press.

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Praise for Murdering Mr. Edwards:

“If you’ve ever taught in a high school, attended a high school, or even driven past a high school, you will enjoy Murdering Mr. Edwards.”

Chris McMahen, teacher-librarian, author of Box of Shocks, Tabloidology, & Klutzhood

“A clever, funny and totally  engaging noir-vella! Loved it!”

Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander

 “If you have never, ever considered murdering someone, then you have never worked in a high school.”

Scott Anderson, Shawn’s former principal

    Some pictures from the BC Launch May 13, 2018

Thanks to Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival for hosting my launch Sunday morning!


Book launch shoes: Ros by Fluevog Awesome sugar skull tights from (photo by Joanell Clarke)

launch-Chris & I read

Reading The Phys Ed Teacher’s Tale, the part of Hans Wiener read by the incomparable actor/author C. C. Humphreys! (Photo by Desiree Marshall-Peer)

launch line up

Signing (Photo by D M-P)


2 Responses to “Murdering Mr. Edwards”

  1. charlypriest Says:

    For me that a great writer like you reads my crazy and not very well written is an honour.
    Thank you.

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