Profile: Regan McDonell

Regan McDonell writes dark, literary fiction for teens. Her debut novel, Black Chuck, is a gritty, small-town drama about four outcasts facing the aftermath of a friend’s violent death, and she is currently working on a new novel about a small town, a monster, a missing girl, and her heavy metal brother who is unwittingly enlisted to find her.

Regan lives in Toronto, where she leaves love letters on subways for strangers to find.



Black Chuck: 2019 White Pine Award Honour Book
Black Chuck: 2019 Sunburst Award Shortlist

Most Recently Published Work (as of September 2019)

Psycho. Sick. Dangerous. Real Dufresne’s reputation precedes him. When the mangled body of his best friend, Shaun, turns up in a field just east of town, tough-as-hell Real blames himself. But except for the nightmares, all Re remembers is beating the living crap out of Shaun the night of his death.

Shaun’s girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Evie Hawley, keeps her feelings locked up tight. But now she’s pregnant, and the father of her baby is dead. And when Real looks to her to atone for his sins, everything goes sideways. Fast.

The tighter Evie and Real get, the faster things seem to fall apart. And falling in love might just be the card that knocks the whole house down.

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