Rayanne Haines is an award-winning, multi-published Poet and Urban Fantasy Romance author of four books, and the co-host of the poetry podcast, Let’s Get Lit. From 2012 to May 2019 she led the Edmonton Poetry Festival as executive director. In 2018, she was a feature artist for Capital City Press with Edmonton Public Library. In January 2019, she was the Writer in Residence at Audreys Books in Alberta.
She’s had work published in Canada, the USA and the UK. An engaging reader, Rayanne has showcased from coast to coast but lives on the Canadian prairies with the man of her dreams, two young men, and an obsessive compulsive english bulldog named Bella.
She grew up on a small horse ranch and spent most of her youth re-enacting scenes from Anne of Green Gables to attentive audiences that included pygmy goats and roan stallions. The horses were thrilled. Her father could never figure out why it took her three hours to clean the barn.
A city girl now, things haven’t changed much. She still has a fondness for mountains and rivers and all the creatures that live within them. And she still believes in Magic. Rayanne loves to write about beautiful and terrible things.
Her debut poetry collection, Stained with the Colours of Sunday Morning, is a creative threading of perspectives and memories about the fictional life of Isabella Caro, by three women who are fictional and yet remarkably real.