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A Conversation with Sheilla Jones and James Burns

Manitoba/NU
May 24, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Sheilla Jones and James Burns

Sheilla Jones and James Burns' story, Murder on Richmond Road: An Enquiry Bureau Mystery, is nominated for The Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

Sheila Jones is an award-winning journalist and best-selling science author. James Burns is an award-winning author and an editor of Prairie History and curator Emeritus of paleontology at the Royal Alberta Museum.

Website: http://www.sheillajones.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheilla.jones.7/

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A Conversation with M.H. Callway (2024)

Ontario - Southwest/North/GTA
May 22, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with M.H. Callway (2024)

M.H. Callway’s story, Wisteria Cottage, Published in Malice Domestic is nominated for Best Crime Short Story.

M. H. Callway’s crime fiction has won or been short-listed for several leading awards including the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, the Debut Dagger, and the Derringer. Her thriller, Windigo Fire (Seraphim Editions), was a finalist for the CWC Best First Novel Award. In 2013, she and Donna Carrick of Carrick Publishing co-founded the Mesdames and Messieurs of Mayhem, a collective of established Canadian crime writers. They are the subject of the critically acclaimed CBC documentary, The Mesdames of Mayhem, which you may view on CBC GEM or YouTube.

https://mhcallway.com/

Previous interview with M.H. Callway: https://youtu.be/kmZGXdpsYmE

CBC feature on Mesdames of Mayhem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4dxvaLCVBE


Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

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A Conversation with Charlotte Morganti (2024)

BC/Yukon
May 21, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Charlotte Morganti (2024)

Charlotte is a retired lawyer and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. Now she focuses on writing mysteries. She writes novels and short stories, ranging from gritty investigations to lighter capers. Her short stories have appeared in Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Weekly, and several anthologies.

Two years ago I interviewed her when she was nominated by the CWC for best short story. For her story, ALL MY DARLINGS published in the Die Laughing: An Anthology of Humorous Mysteries.

Links to previous interviews:

Podcast about The End Game: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2232876/13642633
Interview about All my Darlings: https://youtu.be/obDEMGK1fDg


Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

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A Conversation with donalee Moulton (2024)

Atlantic Provinces
May 17, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with donalee Moulton (2024)

donalee Moulton’s story, Troubled Water, has been nominated for an Award of Excellence in The Best Crime Short Story category.

Donalee has been writing professionally for over 25 years. She has been published in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, and The National Post. Her short story, “Swan Song,” is in the CWC anthology Cold Canadian Crime and was also nominated for an Award of Excellence.

Her first mystery book, Hung Out to Die, was published in 2023, and her second novel, Conflagration, was published in 2024.

Donalee is the Atlantic Provinces Regional Rep for the CWC.

Previous interviews with donalee:

Cold Canadian Crime: https://youtu.be/nKvb6cYTcN8

2023 Awards of Excellence: https://youtu.be/C27PiyqYpYs

CWC podcast discussing Conflagration: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2232876/14823840

Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com
Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

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A Conversation with Iona Whishaw

BC/Yukon
May 16, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Iona Whishaw

Iona Whishaw’s novel, TO TRACK A TRAITOR, has been nominated for The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery sponsored by Jane Doe.

Iona Whishaw has been a youth worker, social worker, teacher and an award winning High School Principal, who continued with her writing throughout her working life. Receiving her Masters in Creative writing from UBC, Iona has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation and one children’s book, Henry and the Cow Problem.

Iona is best known for Lane Winslow Mystery series. Debuting with the novel, A Killer in King’s Cove, readers are introduced to Lane Winslow, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer, who in 1946 leaves London to look for a fresh start. Ten novels later, Iona is trying to find her estranged sister Diana caught up in stressful and mysterious circumstances. As Lane follows the thread leading from South Africa to Aberdeen to the War Office in London it becomes apparent that her sister is on the run, and that keeping secrets seems to be a Winslow family trait.


Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

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A Conversation with Robyn Harding

BC/Yukon
May 15, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Robyn Harding

Robyn Harding’s novel, THE DROWNING WOMAN, (Grand Central Publishing) is nominated for The Peter Robinson Award for Best Crime Novel sponsored by Rakuten Kobo.

Robyn is a Vancouver crime writer known for her bestselling novels including The Perfect Family, The Arrangement, Her Pretty Face, and The Party. She was nominated for the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for best crime novel for The Party. Before becoming a novelist, she worked as an advertising executive and a screenplay writer.

Learn more about Crime Writers of Canada at: crimewriterscanada.com
Find past video interviews at: youtube.com/@crimewritersofcanada1279

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A Conversation with Vicki Delany (2024)

Ontario - Southwest/North/GTA
May 13, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Vicki Delany (2024)

Vicki Delany has been nominated twice in The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery sponsored by Jane Doe category. Steeped in Malice (published by Kensington Books) and The Game is a Footnote (published by Crooked Lane Books) are both on the shortlist.

Vicki is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than fifty books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. She is currently writing four cozy mystery series: the Year Round Christmas books for Crooked Lane, the Tea by the Sea mysteries for Kensington, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series for Crooked Lane Books, and the Lighthouse Library series (as Eva Gates) for Crooked Lane.

Vicki is a past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and several Awards of Excellence.

Vicki is the recipient of the 2019 Derrick Murdoch Award for contributions to Canadian crime writing. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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A Conversation with Craig H. Bowlsby (2024)

BC/Yukon
May 13, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
A Conversation with Craig H. Bowlsby (2024)

Craig H. Bowlsby’s story, REQUIEM FOR A LOTUS is nominated for The Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript

Born and raised in Vancouver, Craig has a BFA in creative writing from UBC and has studied extensively with the brilliant and celebrated author William Deverell.

Last year, he won the Award of Excellence for the Best Crime Short Story, sponsored by Mystery Magazine, for his story, THE GIRL WHO WAS ONLY THREE QUARTERS DEAD. In 2014, he won the Brian McFarlane Award from the Society for International Hockey Research. Craig has also written articles for the Vancouver Province, the Seattle Times, The Hockey News, and the Vancouver Courier.

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A Conversation with Steve Urszenyi

Ontario - Southwest/North/GTA
May 9, 2024
Author Interviews
A Conversation with Steve Urszenyi

Steve Urszenyi’s debut international thriller, Perfect Shot, is nominated for Best Crime First Novel sponsored by Melodie Campbell

Steve served for many years as a paramedic and a police tactical medic. He is an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) incident response. When not writing, Steve loves international travel and touring on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his wife, Lynne.

https://steveurszenyi.com/


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An interview with Gail Bowen

Saskatechewan
May 6, 2024
CWC Annual Awards
An interview with Gail Bowen

Gail Bowen is nominated for The Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery sponsored by Jane Doe.

THE LEGACY is 22 book in her long running Joanne Kilbourn series, several of which were either nominated for or received awards, including the then named Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel in 1994, for A COLDER KIND OF DEATH. She has also written four Rapid Reads novellas, the Charlie D and several plays. She is well established in Canada, highly respected in the writing community and much sought after by readers. She is frequently a guest at literary events. Several of her Joanne Kilbourn books were turned into a TV series.

https://www.gailbowen.com/

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