Author Archives: rosemarymccracken

About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based journalist and fiction writer.

Driving Miss Daisy, at 30

Our third warmup for the Oscars on Sunday was Driving Miss Daisy. The 1989 film features Morgan Freeman and the late Jessica Tandy as two stubborn old people, both facing different types of segregation in the deep American south in … Continue reading

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The French Connection

Last night was the second phase of our warmup for the upcoming Oscar awards. Ed and I watched The French Connection, the 1971 action thriller about two New York narcotics detectives in pursuit of a French heroin smuggler. It won … Continue reading

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Midnight Cowboy

As part of our warmup for the upcoming Oscar awards, Ed and I watched Midnight Cowboy tonight, 50 years after its release in 1969. Even after all these years, the film was unsettling to watch. Jon Schlesinger’s gritty, disturbing look … Continue reading

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Cakes and Killers at Rahier Patisserie

A Mystery Tea in two weeks, Feb. 20! Tickets include tea, coffee, Rahier Patisserie’s delicious desserts, and crime fiction tidbits from Madeleine Harris-Callway, Lisa de Nikolits and myself. And a few copies of our books as prizes. Not a bad … Continue reading

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Start Writing Your Novel

The first class of my new novel course, Novel Writing I: How to Start Writing Your Novel, was held last night at George Brown College. Novel Writing I is a change for me. I usually teach Novel Writing II, a … Continue reading

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A Very Merry Christmas!

“I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, ‘Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!’” — Clement Clarke Moore

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Interview on Dead to Writes today!

Interviewed by Donna Carrick of Carrick Publishing on Dead to Writes today! And Donna reads from my story “Antonia” in World Enough and Crime. Thank you, Donna! Download the podcast by following this link.

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