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Celebrating Black Water season

It’s officially spring, and early spring can be a deadly season on Canadian lakes as the ice recedes and black water appears. Those who depend on boats and snowmobiles to reach their homes will find this a tricky time of … Continue reading

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St. Paddy’s Day, Polish-style

My Polish-Canadian hubby Ed Piwowarczyk loves St. Paddy’s Day. He’s wearing a green shirt today and whipping up his favourite lamb stew with Guinness. I’m making my Irish-Canadian mother’s traditional March 17 dessert, lime Jello. When we were in Dublin … Continue reading

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‘Sensitivity’ editing

Another editor to hire: sensitivity readers to scan for racism, sexism, transgender issues, depiction of chronic pain, depiction of a terminal illness, and no doubt much more. This article says the publishing industry recognizes that “offensive content” is a real … Continue reading

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R&R (rum and rumba) in Cuba

Sure didn’t feel like winter on Cayo Santa Maria with daytime highs around 29 C. And our timing was pitch perfect–missed a lot of snow in Toronto while we were hoisting mojitos. The highlight of the week was the Legendarios … Continue reading

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Two minutes with librarians

Joined 18 other crime writers at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this afternoon pitching our books at the Ontario Library Association’s annual Super Conference. Each writer had two minutes to tell librarians about his or her most recently published book … Continue reading

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Time to load up your Kindle!

Today is the first day of Imajin Books’ annual Christmas e-book sale. A range of wonderful titles — mystery, thriller, fantasy, horror, historical, chick lit, young adult, romance, sci fi and Western — are priced at $1.00 for a limited … Continue reading

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Pat Tierney chats with Karen Blake-Hall

Today author Karen Blake-Hall interviews Pat Tierney, the protagonist of Safe Harbor, Black Water and Raven Lake, and of several short stories. Karen is a prolific romantic-suspense novelist, and she has determined that under Pat’s stoic exterior, this character is … Continue reading

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