Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Hour in the Lives of Canada's Great Detectives

The call went out and was answered by thirteen authors from Crime Writers of Canada. (That’s ominous all by itself.) They will be allowing us to glimpse an hour in the lives of their detectives – professional, amateur and accidental.

Participating authors include (in alphabetical not chronological order):
  • Lou Allin
  • Catherine Astolfo
  • Anthony Bidulka
  • Joan Boswell
  • Alison Bruce
  • Melodie Campbell
  • Barbara Fradkin 
  • R.J. Harlick
  • Janet Kellough
  • D.J. McIntosh
  • Sue Pike
  • Eileen Shuh
  • Kay Stewart
  • Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Starting at 00:00 of May 1, 2010, Cheryl  will wake up her detective in the middle of the night. She will be followed by...  but you’ll have to come back to find out.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

May is National Crime Writing Month

 Every year, Crime Writers of Canada hosts literary/writing events across Canada to promote Canadian Crime writers, their books, and to encourage mystery writing in general. That's easy in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Calgary, Montreal, Picton (ask me about that one day). Not so easy for the more far flung members of the organization.

Truth be known, my home town of Guelph could probably rival Picton  -- we have more than our share of authors in the area -- but it's a bit late for this year. So, I thought, how about a virtual, month-long event?

Okay, NaNoWriMo this ain't. So, what is it? Come back May 1 and find out.