Author Archives: rosemarymccracken

About rosemarymccracken

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

Novel-writing workshop!

I’ll be giving a three-hour workshop on novel writing Saturday Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m., at Toronto’s Annette Street Library, 145 Annette Street. The workshop is free, but you’ll need to register by submitting the first page of your novel-in-progress. We’ll … Continue reading

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Scratching beneath the surface of 13 Claws

The Mesdames of Mayhem and their readers turned out at Sleuth of Baker Street yesterday to launch 13 Claws. And a fabulous time was had by all! Launch party planner Catherine Dunphy (shown above with Ed Piwowarczyk) had issued strict … Continue reading

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13 Claws unleashed!

It’s here! 13 Claws, the Mesdames of Mayhem’s third crime anthology, is hot off the press from Carrick Publishing. The 17 tales by acclaimed Canadian crime writers are cozies, noirs and thrillers, and each has a critter in its spotlight: … Continue reading

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Memories of Bouchercon

Bouchercon 2017 was a fabulous four-day party set in Toronto. It ended on Sunday, but the memories will linger on. The fruit of five years of planning by Toronto’s Janet Costello and Helen Nelson, the international conference at Toronto’s Sheraton … Continue reading

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Budapest, Vienna and Prague

Just back from three cities that I missed on previous visits to Europe: Budapest, Vienna and Prague. We started with Budapest, a city I’ve long wanted to see. Hungary’s capital has magnificent architecture, all the more stunning at night when … Continue reading

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Word on the Street day!

It’s Word on the Street time again. The one-day annual book extravaganza runs at Toronto’s Harbourfront today. This year’s featured artists/writers are Monia Mazigh, Emma Donoghue, David Suzuki and Ron Sexsmith. And there’s a whole lot more going on on … Continue reading

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Hot off the press: No Fury Like That

Prolific Lisa de Nikolits has done it again! A new novel, hot off Inanna Publications’ presses. Where does this author find the time for her job as a Toronto art director and her novel-a-year literary schedule? She even designed this … Continue reading

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