M. H. Callway had successful careers in science and business before returning to her childhood dream to write. Windigo Fire is her debut novel. Under different titles, it was a finalist for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger award and the Crime Writers of Canada Unhanged Arthur award.
Madeleine used her experience as an endurance runner and cyclist to create the outdoor survival scenes in Windigo Fire. She has ridden in the 200 km Toronto Ride to Conquer Cancer every year since its inception.
M. H. Callway's award-winning short stories have been published in several crime fiction anthologies and magazines. In 2013, she founded the Mesdames of Mayhem, a collective of leading Canadian women crime writers. Their debut anthology, Thirteen, was short-listed for both Arthur and Derringer awards.