Spring has finally arrived. Neighbours are outside raking their lawns this weekend. My tulips and crocuses are emerging from the earth. And the book scene is heating up.
Starting today and running through next Saturday April 23, Imajin Books is holding a Spring Showers e-book sale. All single titles—including, of course, SAFE HARBOR and BLACK WATER—will be on sale for 99¢, and trilogy bundles will be $1.99. A great opportunity to shower your Kindle with e-books for summer reading! Check it out here.
Novel Writing II – How to Develop Your Novel is now up and running at George Brown College on Tuesday evenings. I have seven keen students in my class, and we’ll be looking at some promising manuscripts in the weeks ahead.
The warmer weather and longer days have set crime writers in motion. This past Wednesday, author Madeleine Harris-Callway and I travelled to Holland Landing, Ontario, where we joined Rick Blechta, Carol Newhouse, Judy Penz-Sheluck and Cynthia St-Pierre in a panel discussion at the local library. We drew a enthusiastic group of crime fiction readers.
And there are more book events on the horizon. Next up is Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist Event, where the finalists for the CWC’s annual awards will be announced. It will be held this coming Thursday, April 21, in four cities across Canada: Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. I’ll be at the Toronto event at the Bay-Bloor Indigo store, reading from my soon-to-be-released mystery, RAVEN LAKE, and cheering on the finalists. The shortlists will be posted on the CWC website. The award winners will be announced on May 26 at Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club.
RAVEN LAKE, my third Pat Tierney mystery, is now in the final editing stage. And I’ve just had a glimpse of the cover that Ryan Doan is creating. Love Ryan’s work!