Category Archives: The writing life

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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Juggling two worlds

When journalist Olivia Glauberzon asked to interview me for a Toronto Star article on people coping with two jobs, I agreed readily. I had plenty to say on the subject. I’ve earned my living as a journalist since I was … Continue reading

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Augtober…means getting back to work

Summer, my favourite season, is drawing to a close. This past weekend was unseasonably cool in my part of the world—Augtober, one pundit called it. But the cooler weather has propelled me into fall mode. Today, I opened my week-long … Continue reading

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Thinking like a triathlete

Yesterday, I put on my journalist’s hat and interviewed Mark Hudon for a newspaper article. Mark is a three-time Ironman triathlete. One of the world’s most difficult one-day races, the Ironman Triathlon consists of a 3.86-km swim, a 180.25-km bike … Continue reading

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Memories of Bouchercon 2013

Just landed home from a glorious four-day crime-fiction immersion at Bouchercon 2013. Dozens of Canadian crime writer friends turned out in Albany, N.Y.: Linda Cahill, Karen Blake-Hall, Dorothy McIntosh, Sean Chercover, Mel Bradshaw, Helen Nelson, Janet Costello, Cathy Astolfo, Catherine … Continue reading

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The cover story!

Just saw the cover of NEFARIOUS NORTH. I have a short story, “The Pre-Paid Funeral” in this exciting new crime fiction anthology. Isn’t its cover fabulous? Click on the image to see a LARGER version. The anthology will be released … Continue reading

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Pat Tierney’s headed for Black Water.

Finally! My second Pat Tierney mystery has a title: Black Water. Imajin Books’ copy editor Todd Barselow has just completed the edit of the manuscript, and two wonderful endorsements have already come in from authors Rosemary Aubert and Gail Bowen, … Continue reading

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