Chisholm SaltaireStrangler

Benni Chisholm, Saltaire Strangler, Black Opal Books

...she walked slowly into the living-room. Looking at the paint-chipped walls, she shivered.

Fox AnAleForTwoCities

Sarah Fox, An Ale of Two Cities (A Literary Pub Mystery #2), Kensington

A winter carnival becomes a recipe for disaster when a Shady Creek celebrity gets iced.

Warren HannibaltheCannibal

Alan R Warren, Hannibal the Cannibal, RJ Parker Publishing

Robert Maudsley casually walked into the cell of another inmate, who was sleeping on his bunk facedown. A savage rage quickly took over, and Maudsley started stabbing the back of the man’s head.

Crook HazardsinHampshire

Marion Crook as Emma Dakin, Hazards in Hampshire, Camel Press

Claire expected her hostess to be boring, not dead. A body in the pavilion is too much reality for tour guide Claire Barclay.

Pasquella CarvetheHeart

A.G. Pasquella, Carve The Heart, Dundurn Press

Ex-con Jack Palace returns in a world of violence, heartbreak, and revenge.

McCarthy LegacyofFear

A.J. McCarthy, Legacy of Fear, Black Rose Writing

An attack shatters a woman’s peaceful life on Vancouver Island and incites her to investigate a crime from 60 years earlier.

Albertyn UnderCard

David Albertyn, Undercard, House of Anansi Press

24 pulse-pounding hours in Las Vegas: boxing, casinos, corrupt cops, old friends thrust back together, and revenge.

Miller KenoraReinvented

Hyacinthe M. Miller, Kenora Reinvented, Write in Plain Sight Press

Can a middle-aged former library manager overcome her fears, take risks, learn to follow the rules and succeed as a P.I.?

Hewlett AileyofSkye

Wendy Hewlett, Ailey of Skye, Wendy Hewlett

Recovering addict, Aileen MacEwan, travels to the Isle of Skye in Scotland and finds much more than she bargained for.

Johnston SavageDeeps

Timothy S. Johnston, The Savage Deeps, ChiZine Publications

All hell is about to break loose … at six kilometers down.

Kelln TellMeMore

Brad Kelln, The Russian, Insomniac Press

Dr Waiter reluctantly helps after the Halifax Ferry is hijacked and so begins a roller coaster of events and revelations!

Nesbitt Baggerman Ghost

Nesbitt-Baggerman, Lauren, A Ghost Among Thieves, Volumes

Trapped between police and the real murderer, Investigator Matthew Traverse battles to clear his name in the violent death of his girlfriend.

White InTheDark

Loreth Anne White, In the Dark, Montlake

A secluded mountain lodge. The perfect getaway. So remote no one will ever find you.

Driscoll NoMansLand

Jen J. Danna writing as Sara Driscoll, No Man's Land, Kensington Publishing

An FBI K-9 team takes on a killer hellbent on abducting the elderly and abandoning them to die helplessly alone in the dark.

Everts EvidenceofUncertainOrigin

Nikki Everts, Evidence of Uncertain Origin, Arboretum Press

Amidst FLQ letter bombs, two sisters find the answer to their grandfather's untimely death lies in the mystery of his life.

Martin KillingsAtLittleRose

Finley Martin, Killings at Little Rose, Acorn Press

Near this coastal PEI village what’s been buried doesn’t stay buried, and what’s lost at sea doesn’t stay lost.

Grosse DimeBox

Karen Grose, The Dime Box, Notebook Publishing

Buried secrets lie closest to the heart.

Campbell, Melodie

campbell-author-400Melodie Campbell

Billed as Canada's "Queen of Comedy" (Jan. 5 2014) Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Journal compared her to Janet Evanovich.

Winner of ten awards, including the 2014 Derringer for the mob comedy The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books,) Melodie has over 200 publications, including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and seven novels.

Melodie got her start writing stand-up. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference.

Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Star Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, ComputorEdge (San Diego), and many more. Additional publishing credits include Canadian Living Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Hamilton Spectator. 

Melodie teaches Crafting a Novel 1 and 2 at Sheridan College in Oakville.   She is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

 

Awards:

  • The 2014 DERRINGER (2014), for The Goddaughter's Revenge
  • Winner, 2014 Arthur Ellis Award, for The Goddaughter's Revenge
  • First Prize, 2014 YMM National Short Story Contest, "Hook, Line and Sinker"
  • Finalist for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award, "Life Without George"
  • Finalist for the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award, "The Perfect Mark"
  • Finalist for the 2012 Derringer Award, "The Perfect Mark"
  • 2nd Prize,  2012 Arts Hamilton award for short fiction, "Life Without George"
  • First Prize, 2011 Holiday Short Story Contest competition (EU) "Blue Satin and Love"
  • First Prize, Scribe's Digest short fiction competiition, "Blue Satin and Love"
  • Third Prize, 2011 Bony Pete short story contest, "The Perfect Mark"
  • Finalist for the 2009 Arts Hamilton award for short fiction,  "Santa Baby"
  • Third Prize, 2006 Bony Pete short story contest, "School for Burglars"
  • First Prize - Murder Mayhem and the Macabre Short Story Contest, City of Mississauga, 1991
  • Third Prize, 1989 Canadian Living Magazine Romance Story Contest

 

Website & Blog: www.melodiecampbell.com

Contact:

Speakers Bureau: Melodie is available to speak to your writing group or to lead writing workshops. Her specialties are short stories, dialogue, plot problems and humour.

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