Author Archives: rosemarymccracken

About rosemarymccracken

Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto-based fiction writer.

Hunkering down with Pat Tierney

Returning from Cuba on February 14 as we did, Ed and I didn’t have to self-isolate for two weeks in case we were carrying the coronavirus. But given that the venues of most of our favourite Toronto activities–fitness centres, public … Continue reading

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A post on The First Two Pages!

I am thrilled to to have an essay on Art Taylor’s blog, The First Two Pages, today! One of America’s leading crime fiction writers, Art Taylor has reaped a host of awards: an Edgar in 2019; an Anthony in 2015, … Continue reading

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Getting in the mood for St. Paddy’s Day: Weekend in Lisdoonvarna

“Weekend in Lisdoonvarna” is in Kings River Life Magazine today. My story is set in the real town of Lisdoonvarna in western Ireland, where a matchmaking festival is held throughout the month of September every year. The festival started 160 … Continue reading

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Shakin’ it in Cuba!

Back from sunny Cuba to freezing Toronto, 10 days’ worth of laundry and our photo memories. Above, Ed shakes it up with Legendarios del Guajirito star Hilda de la Hoz. Hilda looks pretty amazed by her dance partner! Returning from … Continue reading

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Klaus Schwamborn crafts crime in cyber-space

Cyber-thriller writer Klaus Schwamborn joins me today on Moving Target. Klaus was born in Cologne, Germany, and has worked as a software engineer on several continents. He and his wife now live outside Toronto. His debut novel, Emily, was released … Continue reading

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Black Christmas: slashing through the seasonal fluff

Black Christmas 2019, now playing in movie houses, may be an antidote to Christmas cinema fluff. But it’s also worth taking a look at the original 1974 Black Christmas, a slasher film about a group of sorority girls who are … Continue reading

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Remembering their courage: The Great Escape

Celebrated Remembrance Day early last night by watching The Great Escape. Loosely based on a mass breakout by Allied prisoners in a Nazi detention camp during the Second World War, John Sturges’ 1963 film is my favourite war movie, and … Continue reading

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