Took a spin out of town yesterday with fellow crime writers Sharon A. Crawford and Nate Hendley. We drove north to the city of Markham, north of Toronto, where we were the guests of The Storytellers, a group that promotes the local literary scene, at Angus Glen Library.
Unlike most author events at public libraries, this was more of writers’ talk than an evening of readings. Those who turned out were writers, both published and pre-published. We spoke about an aspect or two of our craft — Sharon and I on the craft of writing crime fiction, Nate on writing true-crime novels — followed by brief readings from our books. Sharon described it later as a “magical” evening and I agree wholeheartedly with her. Lots of sharing of insights, great camaraderie all around. Thanks to community librarian Ange Friesen for organizing it. Where would writers be without our wonderful librarians?
Today I’m on the road again….heading back from Kansas City, Missouri, where I’ve just been interviewed by author Warren Bull on Writers Who Kill. Love these virtual blog hops!