Category Archives: Contests

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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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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Spring fever!

Spring has finally arrived. Neighbours are outside raking their lawns this weekend. My tulips and crocuses are emerging from the earth. And the book scene is heating up. Starting today and running through next Saturday April 23, Imajin Books is … Continue reading

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Arthur Ellis shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the Arthur Ellis Awards, Canada’s crime fiction and non-fiction awards, was announced in three Canadian cities last night. I was at the Toronto unveiling at the Bloor-Bay Indigo store, and an exciting evening it was rubbing elbows … Continue reading

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Summer Sizzles 2014

Great things come in threes at Imajin Books this July! Starting Saturday July 12 and running until July 20, the Share the Imajin Books Buzz contest. Share our events on Twitter and Facebook, and share your photos of our books … Continue reading

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Still pinching myself…

Late last night, the finalists for the 2014 Derringer Awards were announced. I didn’t find out about the announcement until this afternoon and I was gobsmacked to learn that my story, “The Sweetheart Scamster” is a finalist in the best … Continue reading

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A real-life mystery

Seven years ago, in 2007, Crime Writers of Canada held its first Arthur Ellis contest for Canada’s Best Unpublished First Crime Novel (The Unhanged Arthur). The five authors on that year’s shortlist were: Jennifer Hemstock, Murder in a Cold Climate Meika … Continue reading

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