Capital City Press Featured Writer

Rayanne Haines

Rayanne Haines grew up on a small horse farm just outside of Edmonton. She spent most of her youth re-enacting scenes from Anne of Green Gables to attentive audiences that included pygmy goats and Arabian stallions. The horses were thrilled. Her father could never figure out why it took her three hours to clean the barn. Stories have always been in her blood. Her ancestors were Gypsies and Pirates­. It makes sense she’s always felt more at home in a storybook than in the real world.

For a while she entertained the idea of becoming an actress, then she worked in the music industry for five years. Finally, she realized it was the words behind the music, the story behind the movie star, that ultimately filled her with passion.

In 2011 Rayanne devoted herself to the written word. She excepted a position as the executive director with the Edmonton Poetry Festival and focused on language. Finally, her teenage-angst-poet-heart found a safe place to land. Since that time, she’s been published in anthologies, magazines and online as well as publishing two collections of poetry. A chapbook (The Stories in my Skin, 2013) and a full-length Novel-in-Verse, (Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning, 2018). Rayanne has also produced two video poems that are available on her YouTube Channel.

In 2017 Rayanne signed a four-book deal with a New York publisher for a series that blurs the lines between Adult Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. With two books already published (Fire Born and Magic Born) she’s having great fun writing the last two in the series. Rayanne writes kick-ass heroines and gritty alpha males.

Her books have been on a couple of best-seller lists and her poetry has been translated into a UK talking newspaper for the blind and used as the text for the National Youth Choir of Canada. Her work has been published in Canada, the USA and the UK. Wherever her writing journey takes her she wants to continue supporting other writers and artists in any way she can.

Rayanne is married to the hero of her dreams and is a mother to two fine men (and a bulldog that tends to show up in her books). You can find out more about her (and her bulldog) at www.rayannehaines.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram.

Checkout the list of Rayanne's titles that are available at EPL.

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