Sunday, April 20, 2014

Two Fun Upcoming Events for Writers and Readers

Our hard-working, energetic vice-president of the BC Chapter of Crime Writers of Canada, Cathy Ace, wants everyone to know that the annual Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlist night will be held on Thursday, April 24th in the Peter Kaye room (lower level) at Vancouver’s main public library, 350 West Georgia. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Shortlist night was created to celebrate the best in crime writing and announce the top five nominees in several categories. The winners will be announced at the Bloody Words conference which takes place in Toronto, June 6 to 8th. Cathy, myself, Eric Brown, Robin Spano, and Dietrich Kalteis will be answering deviously designed questions created by moderator, Don Hauka, who also happens to be a terrific crime writer. If you’re a fan of crime fiction who lives in the Lower Mainland, or close enough to travel to the library, please join us. You can learn more from the Facebook page Cathy created at

Similar events will also be hosted the same night in Toronto, Calgary, and elsewhere. You can learn more by visiting the Crime Writers of Canada website at

As a former resident of New Westminster, BC, I can tell you that this terrific city has a vibrant artistic community. To that end, the city will be hosting its annual literary festival on April 25th and 26th. There will be presentations, workshops, performances, and exhibitions.

I will be exhibiting books on Saturday, April 26th at Douglas College from 9 until 4, and I tell you I’m looking forward to it. It’s always great fun to step away from the day job and reconnect with fellow authors, listen to speakers, and talk to people about books. If you’re interested in attending you can find more information at

Hope to see you there!


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