Nominated for a Derringer Award!

I am thrilled that my short story, “Tethered,” has been short-listed for a Derringer Award. There are 21 finalists in four categories and the winners in each category will be announced on May 1. I’m particularly chuffed to be short-listed because this is a peer chosen award.

“Tethered” was published in the second Sisters in Crime Canada West anthology, Crime Wave: Women of a Certain Age last year. My short story, “Cold Wave,” which appeared in the first anthology, won an Award of Excellence from Crime Writers of Canada.

The full list of nominees is here.

If you’re in the Okotoks area…

…then do come to the Indie Author Book Fair, in honour of National Authors Day.

WHEN: Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Okotoks Public Library (23 Riverside Dr.)

Thirteen local authors will be reading from their books: a variety of children’s, non-fiction and fiction. And their books will be for sale–just in time for Christmas!

I’ll be reading from my latest book, Identitty Withheld. For more info: okwriters22@admin

And if you’re wondering how the launch of Crime Wave: Women of a Certain Age went, well it went swimmingly! (Never really understood that expression but it seems to fit here…) The book is now available everywhere:

And if you feel left out for missing the launch, you can see it here:

Women of a Certain Age Launch!

On October 19th at 5:30 pm Pacific, Sisters in Crime Canada West is launching our second anthology, Women of a Certain AgeAND YOU’RE ALL INVITED! The indefatigable Charlotte Morganti created a series of book trailers / invitations that I’ll be sharing here in the next couple of weeks. Here’s the first one:

The launch event is free, of course but you need to register:

Author Showcase

On November 4, I took part in a Sisters in Crime Canada West author showcase featuring readings by six SinC-CW authors: Karen Abrahamson, Cathy Ace, me, Joanna Vander Vlugt, PD Workman and Susan Wright. All of us were reading from recent releases or about-to-be released crime fiction novels.

My reading was from my brand-new release, Identity Withheld.

It was a lot of fun, especially the interview question at the end. The showcase was recorded and you can see it here:

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The video lasts about an hour.