October 12-15 BOUCHERCON 2017 at Toronto. Moderating a most exciting panel, "Northern Crime" with writers from all places cold and forbidding: Antti Tuomainen, Kelley Armstrong, Caro Ramsay, Ragnar Jonasson, and Alex Gray... http://bouchercon2017.com/





3 June - Book signing at BOOK EXPO AMERICA at the Javits Center in New York





25 May - Arthur Ellis Awards at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto. See scrapbook for pix!  




3 May 7pm - NOIR IN THE BAR at the Shebeen Whiskey Bar in Gastown with Dietrich Kalteis and other writers from the darkside, reading clips from our latest works, slinging back the whiskey and generally having a good time. 




20 April - the Arthur Ellis Shortlist Announcements ... COLD GIRL SHORTLISTED! ... for Best First Novel published in 2016.  Learn about the Arthur Ellis and Crime Writers of Canada by clicking link to the right.




29 April - AUTHORS FOR INDIES ... hanging out with Sean McGinnis and Roz Nay at Otter Books on Baker Street in Nelson, taking part in the ongoing discussion on independent bookstore life and vitality. 



10 April - STRAND MAGAZINE Blog In "A Study in Noir" I muse about what is noir? And am I noir enough to read at Noirs in Bars? Dietrich Kalteis, Sam Wiebe, and Harley Mazuk weigh in with their perspectives. Here's the link:  https://strandmag.com/a-study-in-noir/  




1 April -   OFF-THE-CUFF blogspot with Dietrich Kalteis, where he and S.G. Wong and I talk about ... character! Check it out: http://dietrichkalteis.blogspot.ca  




26 March - UNDERTOW BOOK LAUNCH COMING  7:00 pm at Booksmyth Underground - 338 Baker Street, Nelson, B.C. 

Followed by the SPEAKEASY, with readings by writers as Booksmyth launches a new tradition.  Refreshments will be served!


25 March - UNDERTOW BOOK SIGNING at Otter Books @ 398 Baker Street on SATURDAY 25 March 2-4 pm




COOL INSTAGRAM UNDERTOW TEASER posted on Instagram ... RCMP Constable Dion is on the Greyhound back to the bright lights of the city, a homecoming he dreads, but can't resist ...    



ARC COPY OF UNDERTOW arrives. Exciting time for me, and even more so for the guys, Leith and Dion, their lives rebooting in the Big City. To their shock, they're working together again! Oh what a mess is in store for them...





creative inkMay 6-8 CREATIVE INK - A brand new writers festival held at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. A lively and informative three days. Hugo and Nebula Award Winner Robert J. Sawyer was the keynote speaker at the Saturday night banquet.  



2016-02-07 CWC thumb25 APRIL - ARTHUR ELLIS SHORTLIST EVENT... Every year Canadian crime writers are shortlisted -- an exciting, edge-of-the-seat time for all involved -- I can attest to that! This year I and others who have been through the gauntlet talk about our work, answer questions, and cross our fingers. Held at the Metrotown Branch of the Burnaby Public Library, and on the panel are myself, Cathy Ace, Allan J. Emerson, Don Huaka, Owen Laukkanen, and Debra Purdy Kong.  http://www.crimewriterscanada.com



31 March - COLD GIRL BOOK LAUNCH for launch thumbnail b&w- 7:00 pm at the Nelson Public Library.  http://nelson.bc.libraries.coop/ 

March 11-13 CUFFED VANCOUVER INTERNATION CRIME FICTION FESTIVAL.  CUFFED has been warmly endorsed by the fabulous Ian Rankin!
http://www.cuffedfestival.com/ Granville Island, March 11-13. All sorts of Canadian greats ... Barclay, Bowen, Deverell ... to name just a few. For my panel, Robin Spano moderates and with me are Ausma Zehanat Khan from Denver, Claudine Dumant from Quebec, and Kristi Charish from Vancouver.





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