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A Conversation with Brenda Chapman

November 9, 2022
Cold Canadian Crime
A Conversation with Brenda Chapman

A Conversation with Brenda Chapman about her story, THE FINAL HIT, which appears in COLD CANADIAN CRIME.

Brenda Chapman is a Canadian crime fiction author with over twenty published novels. In addition to short stories and standalones, she has written the lauded Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series, the Anna Sweet mystery novellas, and the Jennifer Bannon mysteries for middle grade. Her work has been shortlisted for several awards including four Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence.

Learn more about Cold Canadian Crime at https://www.crimewriterscanada...

visit Brenda at https://brendachapman.ca/

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Episode 5: Smashing Syereotypes

November 3, 2022
The Western Wing
Episode 5: Smashing Syereotypes

Crime Writers Canada's Erik D'Souza, chats with fellow authors Jayne Barnard, Tara Moss and Alan R. Warren.

Video descriptor: We see a Zoom screen split into four panels. The first shows Erik D'Souza. He wears a collared white shirt and glasses, and has dark hair. He is wearing ear buds.

The second panel shows Tara Moss. Tara is a tall white woman with long dark salt and pepper hair. She is using her wheelchair, Nyx, and is wearing a grey top and dark red lipstick.

The third shows Alan R Warren, a white man with grey beard and a baseball cap, with shelves of books behind him.

The fourth panel shows Jayne Barnard. Jayne describes herself as a short white-haired woman with red glasses and a straight-necked burgundy sweater.

One resource to get people started on understanding and avoiding stereotypes in their work

https://geekfeminism.fandom.co......

One targeting disability representation in particular:

https://www.npr.org/.../how-to.......

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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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