Finally. My novel, Jilimar, is at last available as a paperback. It’s been around for a few years as an e-book but It’s only just now come out as a print book. Now all my babies are in print. You can find Jilimar here: https://books2read.com/u/boWxzZ. The print version is here: https://www.amazon.ca/Jilimar-Marcelle-Dub%C3%A9/dp/0993666817/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=marcelle+dube&qid=1682522040&sr=8-6


When her husband Owen goes missing, Leah goes looking. To her shock, she finds herself on Jilimar, a world with no technology, flying monsters and a husband who is a stranger. But Leah won’t let anything keep her from getting Owen back home: not her growing fondness for this new world, not Owen’s new-found responsibilities, and not the kidnappers who take her hostage.

Then she learns that the madness overtaking Jilimar may soon descend on her own world.

Backli’s Ford: a review

Backli’s Ford, the first in my A’lle Chronicles mystery series, received a wonderful review from Amazing Stories columnist R. Graeme Cameron (who was recently inducted into the Canadian SF Hall of Fame). The review is quite thorough, touching on French/English relations in Lower Canada, not to mention the role the Catholic clergy played in the early days of the colony. The reviewer wraps it up in a lovely conclusion:

Backli’s Ford is an excellent and satisfying crime mystery with SF elements, as well as an intriguing commentary on English/French relations in Canada historically and metaphorically. If you enjoy both historical novels and mysteries that take the time to set up in-depth characters and passionately describe settings, you will enjoy this novel. I certainly did.”

This is especially pleasing to me as Backli’s Ford holds a special place in my heart.

Read the full review here. And don’t forget to visit the amazing Amazing Stories.

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PLAGUE YEAR: An A’lle Chronicles Mystery


It’s done. Finished. Wrapped up.

Well, okay, only the first draft, but still, it has THE END actually written down.

Plague Year is the second in my A’lle Chronicles Mystery series and it’s been five years in the writing. Not that it actually took five years to write, you understand. I started it five years ago. In between then and now, I wrote four novels (The Untethered Woman, The Forsaken Man, Shelter, Ghosts of Morocco) and ten short stories. So I’ve been busy. But still… five years is a long time to have characters waiting impatiently for you to get back to them.

To the left is  the draft cover for Plague Year, though it may change before publication. I’ll announce here when Plague Year is available for pre-order. And, in case you’re curious, here’s the cover for the first in the series, Backli’s Ford. Here’s the write up for Backli’s Ford:

In the early 18th century, an A’lle generation ship crashed in the woods of Lower Canada. Survivors stumbled out of the wreckage to find French settlers working the land. While many of the colonists sheltered the injured A’lle, some reacted with fear and loathing. Two centuries later, nothing much has changed.

This is the world Constance A’lle, first A’lle investigator for Lower Canada, must deal with when she investigates the beating death of an A’lle boy in the small village of Backli’s Ford.

Set in 1911, Backli’s Ford follows Constance as she survives an ambush that would have killed a human, fights prejudice in the constabulary, and discovers a terrible secret that risks destroying the delicate balance that has endured for two centuries between A’lle and humans.

Now to get going on revisions…

Backli’s Ford links:


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ISf6ah

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2xlYmTi


The Verdant Gene

Falcon Ridge Publishing has recently reprinted my short story, The Verdant Gene. It was originally published in February 2014 by WMG Publishing in Moonscapes, part of their Fiction River anthology series. Verdant was also briefly available as an audio story, read by the wonderful Jane Kennedy, to promote the anthology.


Marcelle Dubé

Verdant Gene

We landed on Verdant one hundred and three years ago, in what turned out to be Year Three of the thirty-year Cycle.

In a stroke of cosmic bad luck, the probes that explored Verdant and mapped its solar system did so at apogee, when Castor and Pollux, the twin moons, were stable in the sky at the farthest they would be from Verdant, and each other. How were we to know that this stability would only last a year?

It took the original colonists a few years to realize that Verdant’s moons were slowly drawing closer to each other and to the planet. The attendant tides and wild weather soon made the colonists relocate the settlement to higher, more protected ground, but it was only at Year Fifteen of the Cycle, at perigee, that the colonists understood the full impact of the moons’ strange dance.

There have only been three Perigee Years since we landed on Verdant. With each one, we were better prepared to survive the physical onslaughts of storm and surge. But with each one, we lost more and more people to the Cycle madness.

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