Dene Rossouw photo
Dene Rossouw photo

I regularly give talks on everything from the secrets behind Vancouver’s heritage houses to unsolved murders, and I love sharing a room with people who are as passionate about unconventional history and the writing process as I am. Please get in touch if you a looking for a speaker for your next event.


The Unsolved Murder of Jennie Eldon Conroy. Vancouver Police Museum Speaker’s Series, Wednesday April 26, 2017

UBC Bookstore, Authors for Indies, Saturday April 29, 2017

Author presentation at North Vancouver District Library, Capilano Branch, Wednesday June 14, 7:30 p.m.

Blood, Sweat and Fear: the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s first forensic investigator. Vancouver Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 23, 2018

Speaking engagements include:

  • Vancouver’s Greatest Mysteries; November 3, 2016 Book Warehouse Main Street, with Caroline Adderson and Aaron Chapman
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library: Sensational Vancouver: an illustrated presentation about the famous and the infamous, the ordinary and the extraordinary, filtered through the house in which they lived, Sept 2016
  • Vancouver Historical Society: Sensational Vancouver: a romp through the city’s dark side, May 2016
  • Lynn Valley Library: Vancouver’s first triple murder,  May 2016
  • Vancouver Public Library with Caroline Adderson and Michael Kluckner,  April 14, 2016
  • Burnaby Public Library: Unsavoury Vancouver,  April 6th, 2016
  • Vancouver Police Museum – Cold Case Vancouver at the morgue, Friday November 27, 2015
  • Book Launch for Cold Case Vancouver, November 12, 2015 Pat’s Pub at the Patricia Hotel, 403 East Hastings Street
  • Secrets, Booze & Rebellion, Lynn Valley Library, with Aaron Chapman and Daniel Francis, April 2015
  • Lynn Valley Library, Heritage Week, Sensational Vancouver, February 11, 2015
  • The People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Monday December 8, 2014
  • North Vancouver City Library, Local Author Series, Wednesday, November 26, 2014
  • The Royal Hotel, Chilliwack – an evening of spooky stories and a tour of the historic hotel, October 30, 2014
  • Word Vancouver, September 28, 2014, Sensational Vancouver
  • Book Launch, Vancouver Police Museum, August 12, 2014, Sensational Vancouver
  • The Canadian Author’s Association: June, 2014
  • Vancouver Police Museum, April, 2014: “The Pauls Murder—did Vancouver have a serial killer?”
  • Galiano Literary Festival, February 2014
  • Britannia Shipyards, September 2013
  • Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria, May 2013
  • Vancouver Historical Society, March 2013, “The amazing life of Alvo von Alvensleben”
  • North Vancouver Museum and Archives, February 2013; Co-presented workshop on researching your home’s history


School Visits:

  • Vancouver Tech, grade 12 law class for Vancouver Writers Festival School Outreach Program, May 2016
  • Argyle Secondary, grade 12 law class, February 2016
  • Visiting author to elementary schools as part of the BC Federation of Writers Off the Page program in 2009, 2010 and 2011.


Dene Rossouw photo, 2014


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