Tag Archives: Crime Writers of Canada

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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Busy spreading the word!

It’s been a busy past few days that have driven home the importance of strong networks for writers. On Friday, I pitched Safe Harbor and Black Water –and their heroine Pat Tierney — to librarians at the Ontario Library Association’s … Continue reading

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Rubbing elbows with the stars

Two weeks from now, I’ll be reading from Safe Harbor at Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Shortlist Event. I’m tickled pink that I was asked to participate in the Toronto event because I’ll be sharing the stage some of … Continue reading

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As the plot thickens

Some writers swear by approaching a novel with a detailed plot in place. They have it all worked out, all the twist and turns, the setbacks, the climax, the denouement, right down to the book’s final sentence. If that works … Continue reading

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Communities of writers: it’s who you know

I was talking to an up-and-coming memoir writer a few days ago when it struck me how fortunate I am to have a community of crime writers in Canada. Many of its members are right in Toronto where I live. … Continue reading

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