Author Archives: rosemarymccracken

About rosemarymccracken

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

Kingston on my mind! Kingston, Ontario, will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a year at teachers’ college at Queen’s University after finishing my bachelor’s degree in Montreal. The move to Kingston meant I had finally … Continue reading

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An Arthur Ellis for 13 Claws!

Last night, Catherine Astolfo’s “The Outlier” was named the winner of Crime Writers of Canada’s 2018 Arthur Ellis award for best short story. “The Outlier” appeared in the Mesdames of Mayhem’s crime fiction anthology 13 Claws, published by Carrick Publishing … Continue reading

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Limestone Genre Expo!

  Huge book event! Workshops, panels, readings and … books, books, books! This weekend! Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27. Holiday Inn Waterfront, Kingston, Ontario. Check out the schedule here.  

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The Mesdames love a good chat!

This weekend, four Mesdames of Mayhem — M.H. Callway, Melodie Campbell, Lisa de Nikolits and myself — got together with Vanessa Westermann to talk about our writing, and why and how we do it. It was great fun to revisit … Continue reading

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Ed makes his Noir debut

Hubby Ed Piwowarczyk made his debut at Noir at the Bar last night, joining Rick Blechta, David Chilton, J. Kent Messum, Jeffrey Round and Jessica L. Webb in the spotlight at Toronto’s Wallace Gastropub. Here’s the excerpt he read from … Continue reading

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Carrick Publishing hits the big leagues!

Last night’s Arthur Ellis Award Shortlist Event proved that Carrick Publishing has come into its own. No less than four works in Carrick’s most recent Mesdames of Mayhem anthology, 13 Claws, are finalists for Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis … Continue reading

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Spring means…hibernation has officially ended

Spring is here, hibernation season is over, and the month of April is chock full of sales, contests, workshops and reading. Imajin book sale, April 1-15. April kicks off with Imajin Books’ annual spring sale that opens on April 1 … Continue reading

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