Patricia McConkey

Patricia McConkey has blended her colorful imagination and expertise in recycling and the environment to write this fast-paced, action-packed enviro thriller. Her business, Wastaway Services Canada, promotes technology that converts municipal waste into a clean fuel, reducing the need for fossil fuels and preventing many of the harmful effects of landfills. McConkey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University in Kingston. She applies her creativity and passion to many areas, including cooking, fitness, and the environment. McConkey has two children, a son and daughter, and hopes to make their future a little brighter by getting the message out that if we all make small changes, we can keep our environment beautiful for generations to come.

An Enviro Thriller
Patricia McConkey


A HAIR-RAISING, page-turning thriller … Between Darkness and Light is a dire warning about our ecological present and a warm, human story of hope for our ecological future.

Will Connor, a much-decorated former fireman and now the Fire Chief of CanPetroleum, has been tasked with investigating a mysterious chain of explosions. The more he probes, the more he fears there is no solution to the chaos that is growing across his city of Edmonton — and perhaps the world.

With fossil fuels becoming increasingly unstable, police and emergency personnel can no longer use their vehicles. Civilized society comes to a crashing halt in the face of lawlessness, violence, starvation, and environmental ruin.

Now Will’s primary concern is more personal. Will the Connor family starve and freeze to death in the cold Alberta weather? Desperate for a way out, Will teams up with a terrorist for one last chance at survival for his family and a few lost souls.

A portion of the sales of this book will be donated to a Rotary Club project the author is involved in to educate girls in Uganda and give them a brighter future.

$19.95 CAD / $19.95 USD / £12.95 GBP

282 pages

ISBN 978-1-926645-92-6

Available now from: (U.S.) (Canada) (UK)