Category Archives: Anthologies

TWO reasons to celebrate!

Thrilled that TWO crime fiction collections will be released this fall that include two of my short stories: “Homebodies” in the Mesdames of Mayhem’s 13 Claws. The anthology’s launch will be held Oct. 28 at Toronto’s Sleuth of Baker Street … Continue reading

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Three more gems for 13 Claws collection

The winning story and the two runners-up of the Mesdames of Mayhem’s short story contest have just been announced. The winning story is “Night Vision” by Mary M. Patterson. And the two runners-up are “Dana’s Cat” by Rosalind Place, and … Continue reading

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Included in Passport to Murder!

Beyond thrilled to learn that my short story “The Queen-size Bed” has been selected for inclusion in Passport to Murder, the Bouchercon 2017 crime fiction anthology! Bouchercon–the annual Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, named in honour of the late … Continue reading

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Opportunity for budding crime fiction writers

The Mesdames of Mayhem are planning their third collection of crime fiction stories, which will be released next fall. Titled Thirteen Claws, the anthology will showcase stories by the 15 Mesdames–I’m putting the final touches on mine right now. AND … Continue reading

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Toronto Public Library week for me!

It’s Toronto Public Library week.  Tonight, I join authors Heather Babcock,  Lisa de Nikolits, Terri Favro and John Oughton at Annette Street Library, 145 Annette Street, at 6:30 p.m. We’ll be talking writing and books, and reading from our works. … Continue reading

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nEvermore! — a Tribute to Poe

Today, I’m delighted to have award-winning authors and editors Caro Soles and Nancy Kilpatrick with me on Moving Target. They’ll be talking about nEvermore!, Tales of Murder, Mystery & the Macabre, a homage to Edgar Allan Poe. The collection of … Continue reading

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Thirteen O’Clock!

It’s story time again for the Mesdames of Mayhem. The Mesdames’ second crime fiction anthology, THIRTEEN O’CLOCK, has just come out as an ebook. It’s available on and The authors are 13 Canadian women crime writers: Catherine Astolfo, … Continue reading

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