Delighted to have my story “In From the Cold” included in Crime Writers of Canada’s Cold Canadian Crime collection along with 20 other authors from across the country. The anthology celebrates CWC’s 40th anniversary. “What a wonderful banquet of delights. Different styles, different moods, all excellent,” queen of Canadian crime writing Maureen Jennings said in her endorsement.
Now that I finally have the book in hand, I can read all the fabulous stories!
GREAT to be out meeting readers in person after more than two years without any contact. Spent all Saturday and Sunday at Toronto’s Word on the Street, at the Mesdames of Mayhem’s table hosted by the fabulous Caro Soles. Met dozens and dozens of readers and sold a bumper crop of books. AND managed to dodge the rain and thunder that had been forecast for Sunday.
The previous Sunday, June 5, spent the day in Crime Writers of Canada’s tent at the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Meeting more readers, chatting with CWC authors and reading on stage from my story in Cold Canadian Crime.
Exhilarating but exhausting after lying low for so long!
The Mesdames of Mayhem will release their fifth short crime fiction collection this fall, titled In the Spirit of 13. The stories feature a crime…and an element of the supernatural. Last week, I sat down with publisher Donna Carrick to discuss my story, “The Fur Coat Conundrum.” It’s set in the newspaper world, circa 1978, and was sparked by my own adventures as a young newspaper reporter at that time.
It’s Day Two of the much-anticipated Maple Leaf Mystery Conference, with four days of online panel discussions and author interviews to come. I’ll be talking about short fiction on The Big Short panel, Friday at 3:15 p.m.
Check out the schedule of events below. And if you haven’t yet registered, do so by clicking here. Only $25!