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A Second Conversation with Elizabeth Elwood

October 31, 2022
Cold Canadian Crime
A Second Conversation with Elizabeth Elwood

A Conversation with Elizabeth Elwood about her story, THE SPLINTER OF ICE, which appears in the Cold Canadian Crime.

Elizabeth Elwood's story, NUMBER 10 MARLBOROUGH PLACE won the 2022 Crime Writers of Canada Best Crime Short Story sponsored by Mystery Magazine.

Here is a link to our first conversation about the Awards of Excellence: https://fb.watch/gxh_wxZzaQ/

For information about Cold Canadian Crime, please visit: https://www.crimewriterscanada...

And visit Elizabeth's website at: https://elihuentertainment.com...

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4. Alvin Esau

October 24, 2022
Going Pro
4. Alvin Esau

Going Pro ep 4. A conversation with Alvin A. J. Esau. We talk about his new book, THE GORILLA MAN STRANGLER CASE, the serial killer Earle Nelson. We discuss Alvin's research into the subject and the chilling role of Canada’s so-called official hangman, Arthur Ellis. About the Author Alvin grew up in Coaldale, Alberta, and went on to study at the University of Alberta and at Harvard Law School. He taught law for more than 30 years at the University of Manitoba. At various times he was the Head of the University of Manitoba Legal Research Institute, Director of Graduate Legal Studies, Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Keewatin. He has also been a visiting professor at U.B.C Law School, St. John’s College, and the University of Victoria. In the field of legal history, his main passion is famous trials, especially true crime. His book THE GORILLA MAN STRANGLER CASE: Serial Killer Earle Nelson, has recently been published, and he is working on a follow up book which chronicles the probable murders of Earle Nelson in the United States. He is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada. learn more at: www.alvinesau.com

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Episode 2: Strong Female Characters

October 21, 2022
The Western Wing
Episode 2: Strong Female Characters

What makes a strong female character strong? Authors Tara Moss, Joanna Vander Vlugt, and Ardelle Holden discuss this issue with host Erik D’Souza. All three authors have written novels with compelling female protagonists but have also created secondary female characters that enrich their narratives. Crime literature has come a long way from female characters being slotted into stories as victims or femme fetales. Or has it?

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S2, Ep 2:  Winona Kent

October 12, 2022
Meet the Board
S2, Ep 2:  Winona Kent

A Conversation with WINONA KENT

Meet the Board is a series of interviews with the Crime Writers of Canada’s Board Members. In episode 2 we talk to Winona Kent, the vice-chair of the CWC and BC/Yukon representative.

Author Bio

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 is the author of the Jason Davey mystery series featuring professional musician/amateur sleuth Jason (Davey) Figgis. Her latest release, Ticket to Ride, is the fourth book in the series.

learn more at http://www.winonakent.com/

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S2.Ep1: Hyacinthe Miller

October 4, 2022
Meet the Board
S2.Ep1: Hyacinthe Miller

Meet the Board is a series of interviews with the Crime Writers of Canada’s Board Members. Season 2, Episode 1 starts at the top with our new Chair, Hyacinthe Miller. We talk about her writing and about the future of the CWC.

Author Bio

Hyacinthe is an award-winning author of short stories, magazine and newspaper articles, contemporary women’s fiction and non-fiction. She is the founder and President of the Writers’ Community of York Region and an organizational development consultant. Her fiction has been published in Herotica 7, Whispered Words, and Allucinor, The Elements of Romance.

Her debut novel, KENORA REINVENTED, features strong female and male protagonists. Each of them has baggage and is skittish about romantic entanglements, but they long to kindle a mature love that lasts.

Kenora Reinvented propels readers into a binge-worthy whodunit that will keep them engaged until the last page.

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Conversation with Lisa de Nikolits

September 28, 2022
Cold Canadian Crime
Conversation with Lisa de Nikolits

An interview with Lisa de Nikolits, whose story Somewhere Near Sudbury appears in the Cold Canadian Crime Anthology published by Crime Writers of Canada.

About Lisa de Nikolits

Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits is the award winning author of eleven published novels. She has appeared on recommended reading lists for Open Book Toronto, 49th Shelf, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Hello! Canada, the Quill & Quire, and most recently, the CBC’s 65 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in fall 2022. The Occult Persuasion and The Anarchist’s Solution was longlisted for a Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of The Fantastic and The Rage Room was a finalist in the International Book Awards, 2021. Everything You Dream is Real is a sequel to The Rage Room or read it as a standalone.

Learn more about Cold Canadian Crime at crimewriterscanada.com

Visit Lisa's website at lisawriter.com

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A Conversattion with Renee Lehnen

September 12, 2022
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversattion with Renee Lehnen

Renee Lehnen discusses her novel, ELMINGTON, the winner of the Best Unpublished Manuscript for Crime Writers Canada's 2022 Awards of Excellence.

About the Author

Renee Lehnen works as a registered nurse in a long-term care home in Stratford, Ontario. Writing is her favourite stress reliever, but she also enjoys outdoor sports, painting, and torturing an old piano.

A latecomer to the world of writing, she took up the craft as an empty nester and what she lacks in experience, she makes up in enthusiasm.

Her short stories have been published in several anthologies and webzines. More information about her novels can be found at lehnen.ca.

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Conversation with C.S. O’Cinneide

June 19, 2022
Cold Canadian Crime
Conversation with C.S. O’Cinneide

An interview with C.S. O'Cinneide, whose story COOL CUSTOMER appears in the Cold Canadian Crime Anthology published by Crime Writers of Canada.

About the Author

Carole Kennedy is an Edgar nominated author and writes under her Irish name, C.S. O’Cinneide (oh-kin-ay-da). Her debut novel, Petra’s Ghost, a dark thriller set on the Camino de Santiago, was a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019. She is also the author of a tongue-in-cheek noir crime series featuring hard-living hitwoman, Candace Starr. Starr Sign, the second novel in that series has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s coveted Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original.

On her blog at She Kills Lit, she seeks to spotlight and celebrate women writers of thriller and noir. See here for her manifesto as to why.

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