Sylvia Taylor was a director of the Federation of BC Writers for 13 years until 2012. Shortlisted for the CBC National Literary Awards in creative non-fiction, her work has appeared in anthologies and genre magazines in Canada and the US. She is also co-creator and coordinator of Surrey Stories: A Celebration of the Spoken Word, a monthly writer/speaker series in conjunction with the City of Surrey Libraries. The Fisher Queen recalls her four-month stint in 1981 as a neophyte deckhand on a 40-foot salmon troller, earning money to attend university.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand's Tales of the BC Coast



26 Feet to the Charlottes: Exploring the Land of the Haida

Never Shoot a Stampede Queen: A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo

A Deckhand's Tales of the BC Coast (Heritage, 2012) $17.95 978-1-927051-53-5

[BCBW, 2012] "Memoir"