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David W. Barber:  Author. Journalist. Editor. Composer. Musician

January 24, 2024
David W. Barber:  Author. Journalist. Editor. Composer. Musician

David W. Barber is a journalist and musician and the author of more than a dozen books of music (including Accidentals on Purpose; Bach, Beethoven and the Boys; When the Fat Lady Sings; and Getting a Handel on Messiah) and literature (including Quotable Sherlock, Quotable Alice and Atonement and other stories). Formerly a writer and entertainment editor of The Kingston Whig-Standard, editor of Broadcast Week magazine at the Toronto Globe and Mail and the assistant editor of arts and life for Postmedia newspapers, he is currently a freelance writer, editor, musician and composer. As a composer, his works include two symphonies, a jazz mass based on the music of Dave Brubeck, a Requiem, several short choral and chamber works and various vocaljazz songs and arrangements. He sings with the Toronto Chamber Choir and various other choirs on occasion. In a varied career, among his more interesting jobs have been short stints as a roadie for Pope John Paul II, a publicist for Prince Rainier of Monaco and a backup singer for Avril Lavigne.

Learn about his other books at IndentPublishing.com
See his author website at DavidWBarber.com 

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M.M. DeLuca Takes us to The Night Side

January 17, 2024
M.M. DeLuca Takes us to The Night Side

M.M. (Marjorie) DeLuca spent her childhood in Durham City, England. After studying at the University of London, Goldsmiths College, she moved to Winnipeg, Canada, where she worked as a teacher, then a freelance writer. She studied Advanced Creative Writing with Pulitzer Prizewinner Dr. Carol Shields and is the author of four other gripping suspense novels as well as a Young Adult sci-fi trilogy, an historical saga a Young Adult suspense and a collection of short fiction. She is currently represented by Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Associates (https://www.tridentmediagroup.com).

Her newest novel, THE NIGHT SIDE, was published  by Severn House, a division of Canongate Books.

Her author website is at: https://www.marjoriedeluca.com

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H & A Christensen and The Ultimate Identity Theft

January 10, 2024
H & A Christensen and The Ultimate Identity Theft

Alie and Hejsa Christensen are a mother-daughter writing duo based in Ontario, Canada. They discovered their affinity for working together when they were in-house writers for a film production company. They have now made the leap from silver screen to printed page. Stealing John Hancock, is their first novel.

Learn more about Alie and Hejsa Christensen at hachristensen.com

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Vicki Delany Offers us all a Deadly Little Christmas

December 13, 2023
Vicki Delany Offers us all a Deadly Little Christmas

Vicki Delany is an international bestselling author of nine mystery series, including the Year-Round Christmas Mysteries. She is member of Crime Writers of Canada and was onceserved as our board chair. She is a frequent panelist at mystery conferences such as Bouchercon and Malice Domestic in the United States and Bloody Words National Mystery Conference and When Words Collide in Canada. 

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The Two Sides of Hannah Mary McKinnon

December 6, 2023
The Two Sides of Hannah Mary McKinnon

Hannah Mary Mckinnon was born in the UK grew up in Switzerland, and moved to Canada in 2010. Her first novel, TIME AFTER TIME, a light-hearted romantic read, was published in 2016, after which she moved to the dark side. Her internationally bestselling thrillers include: NEVER COMING HOME  and THE REVENGE LIST.

She’s recently returned to her romantic comedy roots with THE CHRISTMAS WAGER , written under the pseudonym Holly Cassidy.

Her next thriller, ONLY ONE SURVIVES, will be published in July 2024, followed by a second Holly Cassidy holiday rom-com later that year.

To find out more please visit: www.HannahMaryMcKinnon.com

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Mike Martin and All That Glitters

November 29, 2023
Mike Martin and All That Glitters

Mike Martin was born in St. John’s, NL on the east coast of Canada and now lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a long-time freelance writer and his articles and essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online across Canada as well as in the United States and New Zealand.

He is the author of the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series set in beautiful Grand Bank. There are now 13 books in this light mystery series with the publication of All  That Glitters. A Tangled Web was shortlisted in 2017 for the best light mystery of the year, and Darkest Before the Dawn won the 2019 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award. Mike has also published Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries, a Sgt. Windflower Book of Christmas past and present.

Mike is Past Chair of the Board of Crime Writers of Canada, a national organization promoting Canadian crime and mystery writers and a member of the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild and Ottawa Independent Writers and Capital Crime Writers.

You can follow the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkerOnTheCapeReviewsAndMore/



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Judy Penz Sheluk Provides an Insider’s Insight into the World of Publishing

November 23, 2023
Judy Penz Sheluk Provides an Insider’s Insight into the World of Publishing

A former journalist and magazine editor, Judy Penz Sheluk is the bestselling author of two mystery series: The Glass Dolphin Mysteries and Marketville Mysteries, both of which have been published in multiple languages. With a passion for understanding the ins and outs of all aspects of publishing, Judy is also the founder and owner of Superior Shores Press. She has recently published 2 non-fiction books, Finding Your Path to Publication: A Step-by-Step Guide, provides an insider’s insight into the world of publishing. And Self-publishing: The Ins & Outs of Going Indie.

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Alice Bienia and Her Gutsy Heroine, Jorja Knight

November 15, 2023
Alice Bienia and Her Gutsy Heroine, Jorja Knight

Alice Bienia is a Canadian Crime Writer and author of the Jorja Knight mystery series. She’s been nominated three times for a Awards of Excelence, and recently her book, Knight In The Museum, was chosen as the province wide winner of this year’s Alberta Author Project contest. 

With a Bachelor of Science degree in geology, Alice spent her early career conducting field exploration programs in remote regions of Canada, where she honed her passion for reading, storytelling, coffee, and adventure. After riding the energy industry rollercoaster for thirty years, Alice has finally found a way to put her inherent introversion to use and now writes full time.

Join Alice’s Readers Bulletin and get a FREE copy of the Jorja Knight prequel novella, Knight Shift. Go to www.alicebienia.com

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Winona Kent and The 10 Stories That Worried Her Mother

November 8, 2023
Winona Kent and The 10 Stories That Worried Her Mother

Winona Kent is an award-winning author who was born in London, England and grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she completed her BA in English at the University of Regina. After moving to Vancouver, she graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing. More recently, she received her diploma in Writing for Screen and TV from Vancouver Film School.

Winona’s debut novel, Skywatcher, was a finalist in the Seal Books First Novel Award and was published by Bantam Books in 1989. Her first mystery, Cold Play, set aboard a cruise ship in Alaska and featured Jason Davey, a professional musician / amateur sleuth.

Earlier this year she published Ten Stories That worried my Mother. A collection of 10 short stories from 1982 until now, including four prize-winners, three mysteries, and two previously unpublished works. Included in athology is Her Jason Davey story “Salty Dog Blues”  which was  a finalist in the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada's Awards of Excellence for Best Crime Novella.

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Jack Batten, The 2023 Recipient of the Derrick Murdoch Award

October 31, 2023
Jack Batten, The 2023 Recipient of the Derrick Murdoch Award

The Derrick Murdoch Award is a special achievement award for contributions to the crime genre. It is awarded at the discretion of the Board Chair of Crime Writers of Canada. 

Jack Batten, after a brief and unhappy career as a lawyer, has been a very happy freelance writer for many years. The author of thirty-five books, Batten wrote the weekly Whodunnit column in the Toronto Star for twenty-four years.

We discuss his career as a journalist and author, what he plans to do in retirement, and his most recent book, Ross Mackay, The Saga of a Brilliant Criminal Lawyer: And his big losses and bigger wins in court and in life.

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