It’s been a busy past few days that have driven home the importance of strong networks for writers.
On Friday, I pitched Safe Harbor and Black Water –and their heroine Pat Tierney — to librarians at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference 2014, and told them why they should stock them in their libraries.
Crime Writers of Canada organized the session, and I was one of 20 CWC members to speak at it. We all know how instrumental libraries and their wonderful librarians are in building a readership for our books .
Yesterday, I joined three of my fellow Mesdames of Mayhem signing copies of our crime fiction anthology, Thirteen, at Pickwick Books in Waterdown, Ont. It was a snowy, blowy winter day, but Madeleine Harris-Callway drove us safely to and from the bookstore.
Pictured in the group photo, from left to right, are Madeleine Harris-Callway, myself (in blue), Melodie Campbell, Pickwick Books’ Cynthia Carpenter and Joan O’Callaghan.
And earlier this past week, my cousins Joan and Gerald McCracken across the country in Alberta included Safe Harbor and Black Water in Gerald’s business networking event at Red Deer College. Gerald’s business serves financial planners — like Pat Tierney — and he thought the event would be good exposure for my mysteries. He included display copies and a colour flyer describing the books and their author at his table. Thank you, dear cousins!