Christian Petersen grew up in Quesnel, BC. He has lived in the Cariboo region most of his life, and currently resides in Williams Lake. He holds degrees from the University of Victoria, and the University of New Brunswick.

Let the Day Perish [see below] is collection of 12 short stories set in the Cariboo.

In his novel Outside the Line, "Peter Ellis is a rookie probation officer who has just gotten saddled with a file that goes sideways. He's not in the best headspace to start with, since his marriage broke down the previous winter. Now it's the beginning of summer, the rodeo's coming to town, and the one solid thing left in his life, his job, suddenly bucks him hard. Former NHL player Todd Nolin is Peter's new "client";. The victim is Todd's wife, Marina Faro, who has been badly beaten and feels her estranged husband is bent on killing her. Peter grapples with his need to ensure Marina's safety while keeping a rein on his own attraction to her. There's no doubt that the local hockey hero is dangerous, but Marina's something of a puzzle herself. All Peter knows is he's drifting outside the line, and what lies beyond may be death." -- Dundurn Publishing

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Probation Officer

BOOKS:

LET THE DAY PERISH, Beach Holme 1999.

OUTSIDE THE LINE, Dundurn 2009

ALL THOSE DRAWN TO ME, Caitlin Press 2010.

[BCBW 2010] "Fiction" "Cariboo"