Janet Trull

JANET TRULL is a freelance writer with a regular column in the Haliburton County Echo. Her personal essays, professional writing in the education field, and short stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living Magazine, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and subTerrain Magazine, among others. She won the CBC Canada Writes challenge, Close Encounters with Science, in 2013 and was nominated for a Western Magazine Award in the short fiction category in 2014. Her first collection of short fiction titled, Hot Town and Other Stories, was released (2016) by At Bay Press to unanimous critical acclaim.

Photo: Merron Vermeer

  • Something’s Burning

    These stories represent the spectrum of joy, loss, and the author’s enduring love for those who can find a balance between them.


  • Once A Storm

    Spare, crisp writing that digs deep into the heart. 


  • Secrets and Lies

    Captures the power that secrets and lies have in both the creation and destruction of the lives we build.


  • Hot Town and Other Stories

    The small town is a haven in an unruly world.