Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lamb Stew with Guinness!

Ed Piwowarczyk, my Polish-Canadian husband, is wearing a green shirt today and making Lamb Stew with Guinness. Ed loves the Irish, was in his element on our trip to Ireland nine years ago. Says the Polish and the Irish have … Continue reading

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Pretty as a picture

The wonderful people behind the Derringer Awards sent me a certificate today proclaiming that I’m a finalist for the 2014 Derringer Award, best short story category, for “The Sweetheart Scamster, ” published in Thirteen. Now, isn’t that just as pretty … Continue reading

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SAFE HARBOR’s 2nd anniversary

Two years ago today, Safe Harbor, my debut mystery novel, was published by Imajin Books. It seems like yesterday, but a lot has happened in the past 24 months. My first Pat Tierney mystery sold well and continues to do … Continue reading

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Still pinching myself…

Late last night, the finalists for the 2014 Derringer Awards were announced. I didn’t find out about the announcement until this afternoon and I was gobsmacked to learn that my story, “The Sweetheart Scamster” is a finalist in the best … Continue reading

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Why THIRTEEN, an anthology of crime fiction?

My guest on Moving Target today is crime fiction writer Madeleine Harris-Callway. Madeleine and I have been members of a Toronto writers’ critique group for many years, and I’ve long been aware of her talents. She is an amazing writer … Continue reading

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