Margaret Cannon’s Review in The Globe and Mail

July 20 and updated August 1, 2018

“The novel features a solid female character: Soviet agent Freda Linton is tasked with getting information out of Canada’s atomic base at Chalk River, Ont. We know that Freda didn’t succeed, but she came close, and that makes this story, drenched in true Canadian history, a real page-turner. Wayne reminds us of a time when the Communist Party was legal, and when “workers of the world unite” was more than a slogan….Read it for the mystery, and learn a bit of history on the side.” 

Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail.



Review in Toronto Star

June 8 and 9, 2018

Discover Forgotten Worlds…

Online and in the Saturday paper.



Audio interview for Diaspora Dialogues
and the Toronto online magazine TOK 

May 26, 2018.

Interviewed by publisher Helen Walsh



This Week’s Top Book Reviews


That Channel, interview with Ivy Reiss

June 10, 2018

Interview with Ivy Reiss



Interview in the Canadian Jewish News

June 27, 2018

Canadian Jewish News Interview



Amazon Customer Review

Julia M.

5.0 out of 5 stars Spy novel about communists in Canada trying to get atomic secrets

July 20, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition

For someone who has lived in the U.S. through the period following WW2, the arms race with the Soviet Union, and the tragedy at Chernobyl, this was an eye-opener. Of course I knew about the Soviet spies in the U.S., but had no idea about what was going on in Canada at the time. The characters created by Ms. Wayne were so real, and it was fascinating to follow things happening in Canada at the same time as the Rosenbergs and the discovery of U.S. citizens spying for the Soviet Union. The pace of the novel was fast moving, and I didn’t want to put the book down. I love the fact that they ended up in Chernobyl, which exemplified the destruction of the Soviet Union and Communism in that country. I highly recommend this book to be read along with the three Red Sparrow books, and watching the TV show called The Americans.



Diaspora Dialogues & TOK Magazine

May 26, 2018

TOK Talks: Joyce Wayne

Author Joyce Wayne in conversation with Helen Walsh



Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books

May 17, 2018

Should You Rely On Memory?



SpyMuseum Podcast

April 17, 2018

A Conversation with Joyce Wayne.

Joyce interviewed by Museum Director Dr. Vince Houghton.



Spybrary–Spy Podcast

March 2018

Episode 38: Soviet Spies in Canada with Joyce Wayne



Oakville Beaver Interview with Joyce

March 2018

Oakville Author Pens Second Book


CIUT Radio

May 2014

An Interview With Joyce Wayne.



The Halton Insider by TV Cogeco

March 2014

An Interview With Joyce Wayne.




Jewish Tribune

May 13 2014

Literary Late Bloomer debuts novel.


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Award-winning journalist Joyce Wayne considers herself a literary late bloomer.

A former editor at Quill and Quire and editorial director at McClelland & Stewart Publishers, she had only written short stories before the recent debut of her first novel, The Cook’s Temptation.