M. A. Demers is a freelance writer, editor, and fine art photographer based near Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to publishing her first novel,
Baby Jane, Demers wrote almost exclusively for the film industry, including the ghostwriting of production notes for over 30 major motion pictures. She is a screenwriter with, to date, six spec and four commissioned scripts, one optioned documentary project, and was the unaccredited story editor on the award-winning MOW
A Cooler Climate, starring Sally Field and Judy Davis. Demers has many published editorials and articles in print or online, and is a featured essayist in
Writing About Literature: A Guide for the Student Critic.
In October 2011 she published The Global Indie Author: How anyone can self-publish in the U.S. and worldwide market, called "best of breed" by an Amazon reviewer. In response to reader requests Demers then wrote a derivative work, To Kindle in Ten Steps: The Easy Way to Format, Create and Self-Publish an eBook on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. She is now working on the 2nd edition of The Global Indie Author and her second novel.
On the photography side, Demers began her career in the late 1980s in Edmonton where she exhibited in several solo and group shows including at the Fringe Festival, The Works art festival, and with Celebration of Women in the Arts; she also took on small commercial assignments and acted as a creative consultant on other artistsâ projects. In 1992 she moved to London, England, where out of necessity she abandoned her photography career though she remained attached to the industry. In 1995 she returned to Canada and in 2007 turned her attention again to fine art photography but without forsaking her writing. You can see her fine art at www.mademers.com/fine_art_photography.html.