Safe Harbor, Rosemary’s first Pat Tierney mystery, was shortlisted for Britain’s Debut Dagger award in 2010. It was published by Imajin Books in 2012. Its sequel, Black Water, was released in 2013, followed by Raven Lake in 2016.
Jack Batten, the Toronto Star‘s crime fiction reviewer, calls Pat Tierney “a hugely attractive sleuth figure.”
Rosemary has had several short stories published: “Putting Mother in Her Place” in Room of One’s Own, vol. 19:4, winter 1996; “Crazy” in Kaleidoscope Books’ 2003 anthology, Mother Margaret and the Rhinoceros Café; “Crossing Over” in The Whole She-Bang, 2012; “The Pre-Paid Funeral” in Nefarious North, 2013; “The Sweetheart Scamster” in Thirteen, which was a finalist for the 2014 Derringer Award; “Antonia” in Carrick Publishing’s World Enough and Crime in 2014; “Nick of Time” in 13 O’Clock in 2015; “Plastic Paddies” in Darkhouse Books’ Destination: Mystery!, 2015; “Homebodies” in 13 Claws, 2017; “Crazy,” reprinted by Darkhouse Books in Black Coffee in 2016; and “The Queen-Size Bed” in Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017.
Rosemary has a master’s degree in English literature, and she has earned her living through her writing all her adult life. As a journalist, she worked as a reporter, editor and editorial writer on newspapers across Canada for 25 years. She has written about and reviewed the arts at the Calgary Herald, and she has reported on business news in Toronto. She is currently a Toronto-based freelance journalist, specializing in personal finance, and she teaches novel writing at George Brown College.
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