Two new interviews and a blog post

It’s been a busy week! The lovely Erik D’Souza interviewed me for Crime Writers of Canada about being a finalist for this year’s Excellence Awards. Here’s the link to the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/pnOhvyu7YRc. While you’re there, take a look around. Erik has interviewed many, if not most, of the finalists.

My local newspaper, High River Times, also interviewed me about the Excellence Awards. Dan Marcinkowski dropped into Margins Bookstore in High River, where my sister authors, Lorrie Morales and Linda Rakos, and I did a book signing. https://www.highrivertimes.com/news/local-news/high-river-author-nominated-for-award

The winners of the CWC Excellence Awards will be announced on May 29.

And finally, I was featured on Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine blog, Trace Evidence, as my short story, “Chuck Berry is Missing,” will appear in the next issue. I write about the importance of interesting characters in keeping readers’ interest.

Finalist for the CWC Excellence Award

I’m thrilled to announce that my short story, “Reversion,” which was published in the April 2023 issue of Mystery Magazine, is on the short list for the 2024 Crime Writers of Canada Excellence Awards. The winner will be announced on May 29. The story was also a finalist for the Derringer Awards, but alas, did not win.

“Training Run” launches on November 3

Time Travel Holidays: A Holiday Anthology, which includes my short story “Training Run,” is set to go live on November 3, wherever ebooks are sold. That said, the anthology is also included as a stretch reward in WMG Publishing‘s Kickstarter for The Holiday Spectacular.

This is how it works: Every day from November 23 to January 1, backers will receive one holiday-themed short story… a kind of fictional Advent calendar. Those who back it for a bit more will receive their choice of a number of excellent anthologies, including Time Travel Holidays. Check out the Kickstarter here.

You have until November 2 to take advantage of this great deal!.

BOOK FAIR!

The Foothills Writers Group is having its annual book fair, featuring southern Alberta writers, at the Okotoks Public Library this Saturday, October 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I’ll be sharing a table with Wendy Portfors and a number of my titles will be available, including my latest short story collection, A Little Strangeness.

If you’re in the area, drop by for a visit and a chance to do some early Christmas shopping!

Books available locally… yippee!!

I’m pleased to report that my local bookstore, Margins Bookstore in High River, is carrying six of my books: The Shoeless Kid (#1 in a mystery series), Ghosts of Morocco (suspense), Identity Withheld (suspense), The A’lle Murders and The A’lle Mutation (first two in a SF/Alternate History/Mystery series) and A Little Strangeness (a collection fantasy short stories).

So, in answer to local folks who have asked, why yes, my books are available locally.