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Left Coast Crime 2024: Seattle Shakedown

April 11-14

April 22, 2024
Left Coast Crime 2024: Seattle Shakedown

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. This year, BC-Yukon rep, Winona Kent and CWC member AJ Devlin, co-hosted a Bloody Caesar event in the hotel's bar. It was extremely well-attended by Canadian authors and reader-fans, who also invited their American friends. A respectable contingent of Canadian authors attended the event, most of whom are current CWC members. A number of CWC members were also on panels. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet some writers for the first time, and to connect and chat and catch up with old friends. It also got top marks from the members as a CWC event.


Dianne Scott nominated for Kobo Emerging Writers Award

April 22, 2024
Dianne Scott nominated for Kobo Emerging Writers Award

CWC member Dianne Scott’s first mystery Final Look has been nominated for the Kobo Emerging Writers Award in the Mystery category. This book won the CWC Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished crime manuscript. Dianne says she’s very appreciative of the CWC award and that it encouraged her to self-publish her manuscript.

Read the announcement


Marcelle Dubé nominated for 2024 Derringer Award

April 09, 2024
Marcelle Dubé nominated for 2024 Derringer Award

CWC member Marcelle Dubé has been nominated for a 2024 Derringer Award for her story, REVERSION, (Mystery Magazine, April 2023). Marcelle writes mystery and speculative fiction novels and short stories. She is the winner of the 2021 Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence for short fiction. Her short stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.


Book Launch: The Orphan by Sylvia Maultash Warsh

Sunday May 5th at 2:00 pm ET

April 07, 2024
Book Launch: The Orphan by Sylvia Maultash Warsh

You are invited to the launch of The Orphan, an historical mystery novel, by Sylvia Maultash Warsh.

THE ORPHAN

"The Orphan is...a gripping story, a vivid capturing of an historical period, with well drawn characters, and to top it off, exquisite depictions of the natural world. Highly recommended."
--Maureen Jennings, the author of the Murdoch Mysteries and the Paradise Cafe Mystery series

Please join us on Sunday May 5th, 2024, 2:00 pm
Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore 907 Millwood Road
Toronto, ON, Canada, M4G 1X2


Judy Penz Sheluk’s virtual workshop

April 10, 6:30-7:30 pm (ET)

April 04, 2024
Judy Penz Sheluk’s virtual workshop

CWC member and past Chair Judy Penz Sheluk is hosting a virtual workshop, Finding the Path to Publishing, on Wednesday, April 10 from 6:30-7:30 pm, hosted by the Barrie Public Library. Explore the ins and outs of 5 paths to publication!

For details and to register in person or online https://barrielibrary.libnet.i...


donalee Moulton Nominated for 2024 Derringer award

April 04, 2024
donalee Moulton Nominated for 2024 Derringer award

donalee Moulton, CWC representative for the Atlantic Region, has been nominated for a 2024 Derringer award and says it’s all thanks to CWC. She wrote a short story (her first mystery short story) for the CWC anthology competition. It was accepted and appeared in Cold Canadian Crime. It was also shortlisted for an Award of Excellence in 2023. The story takes place in Iqaluit, and donalee went on to write another story with the same characters in the same community. That story, "Troubled Water," has made the shortlist for the 2024 Derringers.


In Memoriam - Larry Morse

April 04, 2024
In Memoriam - Larry Morse

We’re sad to announce this news from Sheila Susini, that her husband, Larry Morse, passed away recently.

Larry began writing crime novels in the 1970s & 1980s. One of the founding members of Crime Writers of Canada, Larry was also recipient of numerous awards, including the 1981 Best Paperback Original Edgar Award for his first novel, The Old Dick, that featured an 80-year-old working detective. He also wrote a classic cozy mystery, using the pseudonym Runa Fairleigh, and later, a period thriller.

Sheila will be holding a Celebration of Life in Larry’s memory on May 11 and invites writers who might have known or worked with Larry to attend and/or share memories. She may be contacted at sheilasusini@gmail.com should they have any memories they would like to forward and/or for further details of the Celebration of Life.

His obituary can be seen at https://turnerporter.permavita.com/site/LarryMorse.html?s=40


Author Talk with Jass Aujla

Markham Public Library on Thursday, March 28th @ 7pm (EST)

March 25, 2024
Author Talk with Jass Aujla

Join Selena Mann from the Markham Public Library for a special VIRTUAL Author Talk & Reading with Jass Aujla (Canadian South-Asian author of suspense-thriller novel NEXT OF TWIN) on Thursday, March 28, 2024 (7pm to 8pm).

Please, register with your email address here:

Author Talk with Jass Aujla | Events | Markham Public Library
(bibliocommons.com).

NOTE: Registrants will receive an email with the event link 24 hours prior to the program.


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