About Bruce

Bruce Madole is a writer with a wry, humorous (and occasionally noir-ish) approach to story-telling. He loves strong characters with strong voices and definite flaws, and he has a long-standing love of the crime and mystery genres. 

Recent News: it's been a busy year...

  • Interviewed on the Canadian Authors Association's Words With Writers Podcast, "Episode #18 - Characters and Story Development, with hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner"
  • Long-listed for the 2022 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Unpublished Manuscript (novel) for "The Assassin's Guide to Water Colour"
  • Participant in the inaugural MOTIVE Toronto International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront (Crime) in "Pitch Perfect"
  • Long-listed for "The 2022 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest" at The New Quarterly for "Snug Harbour", and
  • currently working on his 6th novel-length manuscript


Bruce Madole is also an award-winning Canadian songwriter, author, and a songwriting workshop leader, as well as the co-founder, producer and performing host of The Source of the Song Songwriter's concert series (ongoing since 2003, currently in hiatus.) 

He served for over ten years as a volunteer workshop coordinator in the Toronto area for the Nashville Songwriters' Association International (NSAI), co-founding NSAI Toronto's Tin Pan North Songwriters Festival. 

Bruce is a lover of stories. He loves to craft stories, to build characters and give them a voice, and he is a great believer that songs, too, are a form of story.   Hence his chosen Twitter handle:  @SongsAreStories.   

Bruce is a member of SOCAN, and BMI. He continues to describe himself as a student of the craft.  He occasionally writes articles on the subject, and is the author of a workbook (with one-day workshop) called Finding Your Inner Songwriter.